Memoirs of a Geisha (soundtrack)


Memoirs of a Geisha (soundtrack)
Memoirs of a Geisha
Soundtrack album by John Williams
Released November 22, 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre Classical
Label Sony Classical
John Williams chronology
War of the Worlds
(2005)
Memoirs of a Geisha
(2005)
Munich
(2005)

Memoirs of a Geisha is the original soundtrack, on the Sony Classical label, of the 2005 Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning film Memoirs of a Geisha starring Zhang Ziyi, Ken Watanabe, Kôji Yakusho and Gong Li. The original score and songs were composed and conducted by John Williams.

The album won the Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award and the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score but lost to the original score of the film Brokeback Mountain.

Track listing

  • 1. Sayuri's Theme 1:31
  • 2. The Journey to the Hanamachi 4:06
  • 3. Going to School 2:42
  • 4. Brush on Silk 2:31
  • 5. Chiyo's Prayer 3:36
  • 6. Becoming a Geisha 4:52
  • 7. Finding Satsu 3:44
  • 8. The Chairman's Waltz 2:39
  • 9. The Rooftops of the Hanamachi 3:49
  • 10. The Garden Meeting 2:44
  • 11. Dr. Crab's Prize 2:18
  • 12. Destiny's Path 3:20
  • 13. A New Name... A New Life 3:33
  • 14. The Fire Scene and the Coming of War 6:48
  • 15. As the Water... 2:01
  • 16. Confluence 3:42
  • 17. A Dream Discarded 2:00
  • 18. Sayuri's Theme and End Credits 5:06
  • Total Time: 61:02
Awards
Preceded by
The Aviator
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
2005
Succeeded by
The Painted Veil
Preceded by
Diarios de motocicleta
(The Motorcycle Diaries)
BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
2005
Succeeded by
Babel
Preceded by
Ray
Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album
2005
Succeeded by
Ratatouille
Big Three Film Music Awards (2005)
Academy Award
Brokeback Mountain
Golden Globe
Memoirs of a Geisha
BAFTA Award
Memoirs of a Geisha

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