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Beginners

Here’s the track list of the soundtrack of Beginners, the upcoming drama movie directed by Mike Mills and starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Melanie Laurent:

Beginners Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various artists

1. Stardust – Hoagy Camichael
2. Everything’s Made For Love – Gene Austin
3. Bach Suite – David Palmer, Roger Neill, Brian Reitzell
4. 1955 – David Palmer, Roger Neill, Brian Reitzell
5. Sweet Jazz Music – Jelly Roll Morton
6. That Da Da Strain – Mamie Smith
7. Mamanita – Jelly Roll Morton
8. Moon Waltz – David Palmer, Roger Neill, Brian Reitzell
9. Veronica’s Blues – David Palmer, Roger Neill, Brian Reitzell
10. Breezin’ Along with the Breeze – Josephine Baker
11. Beginners Theme Suite – David Palmer, Roger Neill, Brian Reitzell
12. Buddy Bertrand’s Blues – Jelly Roll Morton
Beginners Song - Beginners Music - Beginners Soundtrack

The original score work, “Beginner’s Suite”, was a true collaboration, mostly between Dave Palmer and Roger Niell, with Brian Reitzel. I remember trying to get something with the romanticism and dreaminess of a George Delarues score, but building it with the more simple notes and harmonies of Jelly Roll Morton’s “Buddy Bertrand’s Blues”. I don’t know if this really made any sense to Dave and Roger, but it’s a great experience watching them try things, taking turns on the piano, each suggesting this note not that one, a real transformative blend of Dave’s deep knowledge of blues piano and Roger’s classical ear, with Brian’s great instincts as all around band leader and producer — all recorded on a beautiful old Bluezner stand up piano that was a favorite of Henry Mancini’s.
Director Mike Mills

Listen to the songs of the soundtrack of Beginners below:

The movie soundtrack of Beginners will be released on May 31, 2011.
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12 Responses sur “Beginners”

  1. Stemerdink

    I really enjoyed the movie and intend to buy the soundtrack-cd?
    But could you please tell me the name of the piece of violin music played in the Movie Beginners. It doesn’t seem to be included on the cd. I thought it was strinquartet 2 from Beethoven, but I can’t find it.

  2. Tzitzix

    Dear Stemerdink,
    I think the piece you’re looking for is J.S. Bach, Cello Suite n. 1 (Prelude). Enjoy!

  3. maria

    hi i’m looking for a piece of music near the end of the credit,where he talk of cooking for his man,and it sound it like the blues.Thanks

  4. Moien

    It was a version of Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 2 in G major, op. 18-2, II. Adagio cantabile

  5. BORREWATER

    Hi,

    Can someone tell me where it is possible to find/buy the score of “Beginner theme suite” ?

    Thanks in advance.

  6. Juels

    Hello! I was wondering what the name of the Trumpet (French Horn?) song that was played. I have heard it before, and I can’t find it anywhere! It’s driving me insane! If anyone happens to know the name of this song, that would be wonderful! Thank you!! :D :D :D

  7. Juels

    Ok nvm! I apologize. I had assumed that the Bach Suite was referring to the Cello prelude! Sorry that I just glanced over it without listening to it!! :P

  8. Hadas

    Does anyone know the name of the last piece, a piano solo, during the credits?

  9. Johan

    It is Sweet Jazz Music written by Joesph Ferdinand Morton – very very catchy piece of jazz

  10. Bee Barmann

    Who was the trumpet player on the Bach piece? His ornamenting is incredible!

  11. Madison C

    alison balsom trumpet Bach’s Concerto In C Minor

  12. Nate T

    Who is the musician playing the solo piano piece when it flashed back to him as a kid and he is slowing te record down with his finger? Good jazz music. Would like to have the record.

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