Movie soundtrack

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Movie soundtrack

Post by fernandoaguera » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:21 pm

Dear All,

I was wondering if there are many guitar pieces used as movie soundtracks. Apart from the Cavatina by Stanley Myers in "The Deer Hunter", do you know other pieces for guitar? What movies?

Look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,

Fernando Aguera

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Re: Movie soundtrack

Post by Don Quichotte » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:50 pm

Un día de noviembre (Humberto Solás, 1972) music written by Leo Brouwer.

Forbidden Games ( René Clément,1952) with the evergreen "Romance" played by Narciso Yepes.
Other compositions in this movie are:
• Sarabande & Bourrée (Robert de Visée)
• Menuet (Philippe Rameau )
• Chanson populaire anonyme ( arrangement of El testament d'Amelia ; also a transcription of Miguel Llobet )
• Pequeño estudio (Napoléon Coste)


Re: Movie soundtrack

Post by fernandoaguera » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:14 am

Thank you Don Quichotte.

The Brouwer's piece is very beautiful. I didn't know that it was in a film as well. Thank you for your help.

Would you think are there any more pieces?

Fernando Aguera

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Re: Movie soundtrack

Post by Jeff Kross » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:56 pm

I recall watching the credits roll at the end of "The Killing Fields" and being driven crazy by the music playing; it seemed so familiar, yet was being played by a completely unfamiliar combination of Cambodian-sounding instruments (flute & percussion, if memory serves), so I just couldn't place it. It wasn't until later than night that I finally realized it was "Recuerdos de la Alhambra."

More recently, Woody Allen used a miserable version of Albeniz's "Granada," played live by a flamenco guitarist, in "Vicky Christina Barcelona."

And in the HBO TV series "Weeds" (yes, I know it's not a film), the big narcotraficante boss uses a recording of "Julia Florida," which he describes as the most romantic piece of music ever composed, to seduce the female protagonist.


Re: Movie soundtrack

Post by fernandoaguera » Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:48 pm

It is getting exciting.

Thank you very much Jeff.
I would be also interested in series or tv programmes or anything else. Thank you again.


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Re: Movie soundtrack

Post by nader » Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:44 pm

Vicky Cristina Barcelona I have seen this movie.The soundtruck included a lot of music of classical guitar:
Asturias,La Ley Del Retiro, Granada, El Noi De La Mare, Entre Dos Aguas, Gorrion, Barcelona....and more..
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Re: Movie soundtrack

Post by amrouche » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:01 pm


Stalion of the Cameron..although the music is not classical but it's really good ..escpecially track 13" The Long Road Back (Instrumental) :( (really touching)"
and the other songs on the cd are not by Brain Adams.


Re: Movie soundtrack

Post by atza » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:19 am

Speaking of movie tracks:
[mod edit: this music is copyrighted. No direct link please.]
Watch you tube: search Godftaher theme on classical guitar


Re: Movie soundtrack

Post by frcnomurillo » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:16 pm

I believe hat John Williams uses a classical guitar for Avner's theme in Munich


Re: Movie soundtrack

Post by fernandoaguera » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:01 pm

Hello everyone,

Thank you very much everybody.

I have just discovered that in the film The Departed (Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson and Matt Damon), Sharon Isbin is featured on the soundtrack.

See you,
Fernando Aguera

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Re: Movie soundtrack

Post by Tom Phillips » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:05 am

There's this French movie from the 50s called Forbidden Games that has Romanza (Spanish Romance) as its main theme. I think it's played by Yepes.


Re: Movie soundtrack

Post by galantina » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:13 pm

Das Leben Der Anderen (The Life of Others) - German Oscar winning film contains some solo classical guitar. I think it was written for the film.

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Re: Movie soundtrack

Post by Wesjr1 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:52 pm

The movie "Black Orpheus", with music by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfa.
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Re: Movie soundtrack

Post by jalvarezo » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:21 pm

One piece that I enjoy a lot playing is Harry Murrell´s cover for Concerning Hobbits from "The Lord of the Rings". It is available on youtube.

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