Have you ever noticed how much color music adds to movies? Have you ever considered how the story in the movie would feel without the music? For me music in movies, as well as in life, is like spices in food; it gives every event it's flavor, whether it is energizing, soothing, or inspiring. What I love in film scores is the drama, which the music carries with it, and the fact that it is designed to manipulate the emotions of the viewer and listener to the story of the movie for maximum psychological impact and emotional catharsis. Some film scores follow me long after the movie is over and inspire me in my everyday life. Here are some film scores that still move me.
The concert (2009)
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 by Tchaikovsky
I know it is not an original film score, but the piece gets so much meaning since the whole story evolves around this violin concerto. The concert in Paris by the end of the movie is the climax of the story.
Winged Migration (2001)
Music by Bruno Coulais.
Nick Cave wrote the lyrics of the song "To Be By Your Side".
Lisa Gerrard wrote and performed the song "Now We are Free".
Music by James Horner
Schindler's List (1993)
Theme by John Williams.
Violin - Itzhak Perlman