La vie en rose – Best movie music with sheet music
Out of Africa – music by John Barry (piano solo arrangement) with sheet music.
Somewhere in Time – Music by John Barry (Piano solo arrangement) with sheet music
Over the Rainbow with shet music
“Over the Rainbow” is a ballad composed by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Yip Harburg. It was written for the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and was sung by actress Judy Garland in her starring role as Dorothy Gale. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and became Garland’s signature song.
About five minutes into the film, Dorothy sings the song after failing to get Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, and the farmhands to listen to her story of an unpleasant incident involving her dog, Toto, and the town spinster, Miss Gulch (Margaret Hamilton). Aunt Em tells her to “find yourself a place where you won’t get into any trouble”. This prompts her to walk off by herself, musing to Toto, “Some place where there isn’t any trouble. Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? There must be. It’s not a place you can get to by a boat, or a train. It’s far, far away. Behind the moon, beyond the rain…”, at which point she begins singing.
The “Over the Rainbow” and Kansas scenes were directed by the uncredited King Vidor, because the film’s main director, Victor Fleming, was called in by David O. Selznick and MGM to direct Gone with the Wind. Fleming would later return to oversee the editing and post-production on The Wizard of Oz. The song was initially deleted from the film after a preview in San Luis Obispo, California, because MGM chief executive Louis B. Mayer thought it “slowed down the picture,” was being far over the heads over its targeted children audience, and sounded “like something for Jeanette MacDonald, not for a little girl singing in a barnyard”. Fleming, producer Mervyn LeRoy, associate producer Arthur Freed, and Roger Edens, who was Judy Garland’s vocal coach and mentor, fought together to have the song reinserted back into the film and they eventually won.
At the start of the film, part of the song is played by the MGM orchestra over the opening credits. A reprise of the song was deleted after being filmed. The reprise was to be sung by Dorothy while she was locked in the Wicked Witch’s castle, helplessly awaiting death as the hourglass is running out. Although the visual portion of that reprise is presumably lost, the soundtrack still exists and was included in the 2-CD Deluxe Edition of the film’s soundtrack released by Rhino Entertainment in 1995. In that intense rendition, Dorothy cries her way through it, unable to finish, concluding with, “I’m frightened, Auntie Em, I’m frightened!” This phrase was retained in the film and is followed immediately by Aunt Em’s brief appearance in the crystal ball, where she is soon replaced by the visage of the Wicked Witch, (Margaret Hamilton), mocking and taunting Dorothy before turning the camera toward her cackle. Another instrumental version is played in the underscore in the final scene and over the closing credits.
Oscar Peterson Satin Doll (with sheet music transcription)
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Deborah’s Theme (Once Upon a Time in America)—Ennio Morricone
The music of Once Upon a Time in America was composed by Sergio Leone’s long-time collaborator, Ennio Morricone. Due to the film’s unusually long production, Morricone had finished composing most of the soundtrack before many scenes had even been filmed. Some of Morricone’s pieces were actually played on set as filming took place (a technique that Leone had used for Once Upon a Time in the West). “Deborah’s Theme” was in fact originally written for another film in the 1970s but rejected; Morricone presented the piece to Leone, who was initially reluctant, considering it too similar to Morricone’s main title for Once Upon a Time in the West.
As Time Goes By – with shet music
“As Time Goes By” is a song written by Herman Hupfeld in 1931. The sheet music can be found in our Library.
It became famous when it was featured in the 1942 Warner Bros. film Casablanca performed by Dooley Wilson as Sam. The song was voted No. 2 on the AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs special, commemorating the best songs in film (only surpassed by “Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland). The song has since become the signature tune of Warner Bros. and used as such in the production logos at the beginning of many Warner Bros. films since 1999, as well as the closing logos to most Warner Bros. Television shows since 2003. It was also the title and theme song of the 1990s British romantic comedy series As Time Goes By.The AFI listed it among its “top 100” movie songs. National Public Radio included it in its “NPR 100”, a 1999 list of the most important American musical works of the 20th century as compiled by NPR’s music editors.
The song is a popular reflection of nostalgia and often used in films and series reflecting this feeling.The original song in the film as sung and played by “Sam” was recorded in D-flat major, but it has since been played in several keys, commonly C major, but also B-flat major, as in Frank Sinatra’s recording, and other keys including A major and E-flat major, the key in which the song was originally published.
Sheet Music Lyrics:
You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss
A sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes byAnd when two lovers woo
They still say “I love you”
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As time goes byMoonlight and love songs
Never out of date
Hearts full of passion
Jealousy and hate
Woman needs man, and man must have his mate
That no one can denyIt’s still the same old story
A fight for love and glory
A case of do or die
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes byMoonlight and love songs
Never out of…
The song “As Time Goes By” and the film Casablanca are inextricably intertwined; it is nearly impossible to think of one without the other. That wasn’t always so. “As Time Goes By” was written in 1931, eleven years before Casablanca debuted. That year the song appeared in a modestly successful Broadway play, Everybody’s Welcome, and crooner Rudy Vallee’s recording reached fifteenth place on the pop charts. After that, the song was virtually forgotten and its composer, Herman Hupfeld, moved on to other musicals.
Joe Hisaishi : Studio Ghibli Experience, Part 1 with sheet music.
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Mamoru Fujisawa (藤澤 守, Fujisawa Mamoru, born December 6, 1950), known professionally as Joe Hisaishi (久石 譲, Hisaishi Jō), is a Japanese composer and musical director known for over 100 film scores and solo albums dating back to 1981. Hisaishi is also known for his piano scores. Hisaishi’s sheet music can be found in our Library.
While possessing a stylistically distinct sound, Hisaishi’s music has been known to explore and incorporate different genres, including minimalist, experimental electronic, European classical, and Japanese classical. Lesser known are the other musical roles he plays; he is also a typesetter, author, arranger, and conductor.
He has been associated with animator Hayao Miyazaki since 1984, having composed scores for all but one of his films. He is also recognized for the soundtracks he has provided for filmmaker ‘Beat’ Takeshi Kitano, including A Scene at the Sea (1991), Sonatine (1993), Kids Return (1996), Hana-bi (1997), Kikujiro (1999), and Dolls (2002), as well for the video game series Ni no Kuni. He was a student of anime composer Takeo Watanabe.
Studio Ghibli Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社スタジオジブリ, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Sutajio Jiburi) is a Japanese animation film studio headquartered in Koganei, Tokyo. The studio is best known for its animated feature films, and has also produced several short films, television commercials, and one television film. It was founded on 15 June 1985 by directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and producer Toshio Suzuki, after the success of Topcraft‘s anime film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984). Studio Ghibli has also collaborated with video game studios on the visual development of several video games.
Six of Studio Ghibli’s films are among the 10 highest-grossing anime films made in Japan, with Spirited Away (2001) being the second highest, grossing over US$360 million worldwide. Many of their works have won the Animage Anime Grand Prix award, and four have won the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. Five of Studio Ghibli’s films have received Academy Award nominations. Spirited Away won the Golden Bear in 2002 and the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film in 2003. Totoro, a character from My Neighbor Totoro, is the studio’s mascot.
On 3 August 2014, Studio Ghibli temporarily halted production following the retirement of Miyazaki. In February 2017, Toshio Suzuki announced that Miyazaki had come out of retirement again to direct a new feature film, How Do You Live?, with Studio Ghibli.
1985年6月15日 – 株式会社スタジオジブリ（初代）設立。最初の場所は吉祥寺駅近くの第2井野ビル。
1991年 – 宮崎駿の新スタジオ建設案で経営方針の対立が勃発。原徹が常務を辞任し退社。後任に鈴木敏夫が就任。
2004年 – 株式会社徳間書店 スタジオジブリ事業本部を有限会社スタジオジブリに分割。
2010年8月 – 西ジブリを閉鎖。
2014年8月 – 制作部門の休止が発表。社内では年内をもって制作部門の社員全員の退職が発表される。
5月19日 – 宮崎の新作長編アニメーション映画の本格的な始動に伴う、制作部門の活動再開、及び新人スタッフの募集開始を発表。