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:
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.
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.
I think the piece you’re looking for is J.S. Bach, Cello Suite n. 1 (Prelude). Enjoy!
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
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.
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
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
Does anyone know the name of the last piece, a piano solo, during the credits?
It is Sweet Jazz Music written by Joesph Ferdinand Morton – very very catchy piece of jazz
Who was the trumpet player on the Bach piece? His ornamenting is incredible!
alison balsom trumpet Bach’s Concerto In C Minor
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.
The piece you want to know is Bach’s Concerto in D minor BWV 974 – Adagio.