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.

13 Responses - “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



    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.

  13. Beatriz

    The piece you want to know is Bach’s Concerto in D minor BWV 974 – Adagio.

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