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MCA MCAD-10969

Original Motion
Picture Soundtrack

A Film by STEVEN SPIELBERG
Schindler's List
Music Composed and Conducted by John Williams
Violin Solos by Itzhak Perlman





With dignity and compassion, John Williams has composed original and stunningly classical music for SCHINDLER'S LIST in a collection of themes and orchestral remembrances that will haunt you. The antihuman events beginning with Kristallnacht (1938) to the liberation of Auschwitz- Birkenau (1944) posed a deliberate challenge to both John and me: how to make the unimaginable factual, and how to create not so much a motion picture but a document of those intolerable times.

The choice John Williams made was gentle simplicity. Most of our films together have required an almost operatic accompaniment, which is fitting for INDIANA JONES, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, or JAWS. Each of us ahd to depart from our characteristic styles and begin again. This is certainly an album to be atended with clsed eyes and unsequestered hearts.

Joining John in honoring the memory of the Shoah is the world renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman. His and John's contribution to the musical literature of this project is significant. I want to thank them both for making SCHINDLER'S LIST the most deeply moving filmmaking experience of my life.

Steven Spielberg

1. Theme From Schindler's List*4:14
2. Jewish Town (Krakow Ghetto - Winter '41)*4:38
3. Immolation (With Our Lives, We Give Life)4:43
4. Remembrances4:19
5. Schindler's Workforce10:36
6. OYF'N Pripetshok*** and Nacht Aktion**3:51
7. I Could Have Done More*5:52
8. Auschwitz-Birkenau*3:41
9. Stolen Memories4:17
10. Making The List*5:06
11. Give Me Your Names4:56
12. Yeroushalaim Chel Zahav
(Jerusalem of Gold)2:14
Written by Naomi Shemer
Performed by The Ramat Gan Chamber Coir
Tel Aviv, Israel. Conducted by Hana Tzur
13. Remembrances (with Itzhak Perlman)5:16
14. Theme From Schindler's List (Reprise)3:57
 
Total Time:64:38
Music Composed and Conducted by John Williams
Violin Solos by Itzhak Perlman
Album Produced by John Williams


*Violin solos by Itzhak Perlman accompanied by members of The Boston Symphony Orchestra

**Clarinet solos performed by Giora Feidman

***OYF'N Pripetshok, composed by Mark Warschafsky Performed by The Li-Ron Herzeliya Children's Choir Tel-Aviv, Israel. Conducted by Ronit Shapira.


Music Editor: Ken Wannberg
Music Scoring Mixer: Shawn Murphy
Assistant Engineers: Andrew Bass and Greg Denon
Recorded at Sony Scoring Stage, Culver City, CA, and Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Mastered by Dave Collins at A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA

Universal Pictures Executive: Burt Berman
MCA Records Executive: Kathy Nelson
Music Contractor: Sandy De Crescent
Music Preparation: JoAnne Kane Music Service