Heartbreaking movie scores!by Movieholique | created - 29 Apr 2011 | updated - 09 Aug 2014 | Public
A list of emotional/impressive movie OST's.. I'll gladly take recommendations of your favourites!
Composer | The King's Speech
Alexandre Desplat was born on August 23, 1961 in Paris, Île-de-France, France as Alexandre Michel Gerard Desplat. He is known for his work on The King's Speech (2010), Argo (2012) and The Queen (2006).
(Twilight - New Moon)
.... the Meadow
.... Almost a Kiss
.... Edward leaves
(the King's Speech) .... the King's Speech
(The Painted Veil) .... the Lovers .... Kitty's Theme .... Morning Tears
(Lust, Caution) .... Wong Chia Chi's theme
2. Howard Shore
Music_department | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Howard Shore is a Canadian composer, born in Toronto. He was born in a Jewish family. He started studying music when 8-years-old, and played as a member of bands by the time he was 13-years-old. He was interested in a professional career in music as a teenager. He studied music at the Berklee ...
(Twilight - Eclipse)
.... Jack Black
(the Lord of the Rings - the Return of the King) .... the House of Healing feat. Liv Tyler
Composer | King Kong
James Newton Howard attended the University of Southern California's music school, but dropped out to tour with Elton John, and eventually compose music for film and television. He started with Head Office (1985) in 1985. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. He currently is a songwriter, ...
.... Gravel Road
(I Am Legend) .... I'm Sorry
Music_department | Skyfall
Thomas Newman is an American film score composer. He was born in Los Angeles. His father was notable film score composer Alfred Newman (1900-1970). The Newman family is of Russian-Jewish descent, and includes several other well-known musicians. Thomas' mother Martha Louis Montgomery (1920-2005) ...
.... American Beauty
(Revolutionary Road) .... End title
(Brothers) .... Main theme
(Road to Perdition) .... Main theme
5. Hans Zimmer
Composer | Gladiator
German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents. He featured in the music video for The Buggles' single "Video Killed the Radio Star", which became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to ...
(the Lion King)
.... This Land
(the Pacific) .... Honor (theme) also Geoff Zanelli and Blake Neely
(the Gladiator) .... Honor Him .... Now We Are Free .... Elysium also Walt Fowler
(Inception) .... Time
(Last Samurai) .... Taken .... Safe Passage
Composer | El laberinto del fauno
(Pan's Labyrinth) .... Long, Long Time Ago
Composer | Atonement
Dario Marianelli was born in Pisa and studied piano and composition in Florence and London. After a year as a postgraduate composer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he spent 3 years at the National Film and Television School, from which he graduated in 1997. Dario's film scores include '...
(Atonement) .... Elegy for Dunkirk .... Farewell
8. James Horner
Music_department | Titanic
James Horner began studying piano at the age of five, and trained at the Royal College of Music in London, England, before moving to California in the 1970s. After receiving a bachelor's degree in music at USC, he would go on to earn his master's degree at UCLA and teach music theory there. He ...
.... My Heart Will Go On - Céline Dion
.... the Portrait (instrumental)
.... Hymn to the Sea
.... Come Josephine in My Flying Machine
(Braveheart) .... For the Love of a Princess .... Main theme
(a Beautiful Mind) .... First Drop-off, first kiss
Composer | Black Swan
(the Fountain) .... the Last Man .... Together We Will Live Forever .... First Snow .... Stay With Me
10. John Williams
Music_department | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
As one of the best known, awarded, and financially successful composers in US history, John Williams is as easy to recall as John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland or Leonard Bernstein, illustrating why he is "America's composer" time and again. With a massive list of awards that includes over 41 Oscar ...
.... main theme
(Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) .... a Window to the Past
(Memoirs of Geisha) .... Sayuri's theme
11. Alan Silvestri
Composer | The Polar Express
In over thirty years as a film composer, Alan Silvestri has blazed an innovative trail with his exciting and melodic scores, winning the applause of Hollywood and movie audiences the world over.
Born in Manhattan in 1950, Alan was first drawn to music at an early age. Beginning as a drummer, his ...
.... end credits
(Forrest Gump) .... main theme
Composer | A Single Man
Born on the 18th of July, 1972, in Cracow, Poland. In 1996 graduated the instrumental studies (specialization: cello), and then in 2000 graduated with merit from the composition class of Krzysztof Penderecki at the Music Academy in Cracow. At the same Academy, in the years 1999-2000, he was an ...
(Single Man) .... And just like that .... George's Waltz
13. Rachel Portman
Composer | Never Let Me Go
Rachel Portman was born on December 11, 1960 in Haslemere, Surrey, England as Rachel Mary Berkeley Portman. She is known for her work on Never Let Me Go (2010), Chocolat (2000) and Emma (1996). She has been married to Uberto Pasolini since 1995. They have three children.
(Never Let Me Go) .... Main theme .... We All Complete
Composer | Yi dai zong shi
(House of Flying Daggers)
.... Lovers - Flower Garden
(Curse of the Golden Flower) .... Theme of the Empress
15. Danny Elfman
Music_department | The Nightmare Before Christmas
As Danny Elfman was growing up in the Los Angeles area, he was largely unaware of his talent for composing. It wasn't until the early 1970s that Danny and his older brother Richard Elfman started a musical troupe while in Paris; the group "Mystic Knights of Oingo-Boingo" was created for Richard's ...
(Edward Scissorhands) .... main theme .... the Grand finale
16. Max Richter
Soundtrack | Shutter Island
.... A Lovers Complaint
(Sarah's Key) .... the Tree, the Beach, the Sea
(Shutter Island) .... On the Nature of Daylight
Composer | Star Trek
Michael Giacchino is an American composer of music for films, television and video games.
Giacchino composed the scores to the television series Lost, Alias and Fringe, the video game series Medal of Honor and Call of Duty and many films such as The Incredibles (2004), Star Trek (2009), Up (2009), ...
(Lost) .... Life & Death
18. Patrick Doyle
Composer | Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Patrick Doyle is a classically trained composer.
His first film score, the acclaimed adaptation of "Henry V" with Kenneth Branagh for Renaissance films was scored in 1989. He has subsequently worked with Kenneth Branagh, a long time collaborator on numerous pictures including "Dead Again", "Much Ado...
(Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) .... Death of Cedric
19. Arcade Fire
Soundtrack | Her
(Her) .... Song on the beach