Did you watch the Academy Awards? This year’s nominated films ranged from popular movies like AVATAR to CRAZYHEART, a movie starring Jeff Bridges about a country singer-songwriter named “Bad Blake.”
Our selection of movie sheet music highlights a few films that were nominated for the music-related categories, but we do have a few other songs we’d like to point out from other films. First, we’d like to highlight that we have the theme song from INVICTUS, starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. Morgan Freeman’s portrayal of Nelson Mandela earned him his fifth nomination for “Best Actor.”
We also have two songs from CRAZY HEART. The first is the signature song from the film entitled The Weary Kind which was composed by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett. This song won an Oscar for “Best Original Song.” The second is the song Fallin’ and Flyin’ which was performed by Jeff Bridges in the movie about “Bad Blake.”
Two Disney movies were also nominated for a music-related Academy award as well. Besides winning in the category of “Animated Feature Film,” UP won an award in the category of “Best Musical Score.” The music was composed by Michael Giacchino, whose work stretches from television shows like LOST to action-adventure movies like STAR TREK and everything in between. Giacchino has written several scores for animated features, including RATATOUILLE and THE INCREDIBLES! This particular soundtrack already won a few Grammys and even a Golden Globe.
In addition to UP, the animated feature film THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG was also nominated for several awards, including “Animated Feature Film.” Two of the songs from this movie, which was set in and around New Orleans, were nominated for “Best Song.” Almost There and Down In New Orleans, which were both composed by Randy Newman, were both nominated in that category.
On the heels of winning a Golden Globe for Best Picture and a Golden Globe for Best Director, the movie AVATAR was considered for several Oscars, too, including an award for Best Original Score. James Horner, like Giacchino, is a veteran composer with several credits to his name including both the movie score and the love song from TITANIC, My Heart Will Go On, as well as music for THE GRINCH, AN AMERICAN TALE, THE MASK OF ZORRO, BRAVEHEART and several others.
We are pleased to announce that we have the piano solos for the entire score, which was composed by James Horner, available for you to download. If you love AVATAR, you’ll be happy to know that we also have sheet music for I See You, which was performed by Leona Lewis and composed by James Horner. You can watch her performance in the video below.
Hope you had fun watching the Academy Awards! Be sure to get a recap on the official website http://oscar.go.com/.