The Aviator (soundtrack)

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The Aviator: Music from the Motion Picture
The Aviator Soundtrack.jpg
Soundtrack album by Howard Shore
Released 2005
Genre Soundtrack
Length 47:00
Label Columbia
Howard Shore chronology
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
(2003)The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003
The Aviator
(2004)
A History of VIolence
(2005)A History of VIolence2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
ScoreNotes7.5/10 stars

The Aviator: Music from the Motion Picture the original soundtrack album of the 2004 film The Aviator starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett and Alan Alda. The original score and songs were composed and conducted by Howard Shore and performed by Brussels Philharmonic (former Flemish Radio Orchestra).

The album won the Golden Globe Award for "Best Original Score" and was nominated for a Grammy Award: "Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media". There is also use of orchestral works, such as Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor and Symphony No. 6 (Tchaikovsky). It also uses Artie Shaw's composition "Nightmare" when Hughes is dealing with Faith, Ava and Katherine throughout the film. This was a piece personally chosen by Scorsese himself.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Icarus" – 3:58
  2. "There Is No Great Genius Without Some Form of Madness" – 2:50
  3. "Muirfield" – 2:22
  4. "H-1 Racer Plane" – 3:20
  5. "Quarantine" – 3:52
  6. "Hollywood 1927" – 2:59
  7. "The Mighty Hercules" – 3:32
  8. "Howard Robard Hughes, Jr." – 3:57
  9. "America's Aviation Hero" – 2:05
  10. "7000 Romaine" – 2:22
  11. "The Germ Free Zone" – 2:49
  12. "Screening Room" – 5:27
  13. "Long Beach Harbour 1947" – 3:49
  14. "The Way of the Future" – 4:01