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How many instrumental songs can you recollect in under 30 seconds when I tell you to name your Top 10? Sure, there’ll be the “Pink Panther Theme” or “The Godfather Theme”, but undoubtedly, the Number 1 song will be “Schindler’s List Instrumental”, right? Well, at least it hits Number 1 on my Top 10 Instrumentals list. The bow used to play the violin pierces through your heart (No pun intended!). Just visualizing the aftermath of the unfortunate and ruthless Jew assassination, coupled with this instrumental masterpiece is enough to send chills down my spine. *Note*: “Schindler’s List” is the only movie wherein I have ever cried. No wonder I always cry at the ending scenes! There’s no doubting it – Schindler’s List is THE best movie ever made! Hat’s off to you, Steven Spielberg! There are actually two main reasons I love this movie – The entire movie, and the ending music. John Williams and Itzhak Perlman have absolutely nailed this one straight onto the wall of fame! The rift, the emotion – It’s just too much to handle sometimes. I know it might sound crazy, but sometimes when I’m alone in the house, all I ever want to do is play this song on the home theater and lie down on the floor, visualizing what those poor Jews must have gone through. This song is like a key to the next dimension. Everything this song possesses is just perfect! Let’s begin then, shall we?

John Williams & Itzhak Perlman

[L-R]: Itzhak Perlman, John Williams

History:Schindler’s List (Soundtrack)” was released along with Steven Spielberg‘s best production till today, “Schindler’s List“. The song was composed totally by John Williams, and Itzhak Perlman gave the violin cover. The soundtrack (The entire album, in fact) won the BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Original Score, and also bagged the Grammy Award for “Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television”. It was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award. The soundtrack has a running time of 4 Minutes and 12 Seconds. [Source : Wikipedia]

Review: The song has a quite sober opening, but starts to rip open your heart from 00:14. when it starts that loop which made it so famous. It brings tears to many a people I know. The violin play throughout the song.. SIMPLY EXCEPTIONAL! Itzhak Perlman completely steals the show! The song slows down for a bit, but then starts again with that loop at 01:05. The high tones of the violin really make it through your heart. I get the goosebumps when I listen to this instrumental masterpiece. The tone changes completely  from 02:02; Going off the looping, but never off the track. The interlude blends in with the loop at 02:35, and it does it ever so beautifully. There’s a hint of bass noticeable all throughout the song. The song continues with the occasional eye-blinding loop; and it’s the violin which steals the show with it’s solo performance from 03:20. All throughout the song, you feel as if the loop is trying to convey the sorrow of 6 million unfortunate Jewish souls to you. Trust me; sometimes – it’s just too much to handle. I break down many a times when I listen to this piece. And coupled with the movie, I’ll just have to order a water tank to contain my tears (Especially the ending part of the song wherein the people pay their condolences to the poor souls).The song fades off from your ears, but NEVER from your heart. The ending is soft, and the grand total of the song – FANTASTIC!

Rating: It’s the best instrumental movie track ever! It just doesn’t deserve anything less than a 10! Hat’s off to the exceptional violin cover to Itzhak Perlman, and to John Williams as well – For his undoubtedly best composition! We salute you! A perfect 10/10! For those who haven’t watched Schindler’s List – GO WATCH IT NOW! For those who haven’t heard the movie’s theme song – GO LISTEN TO IT RIGHT AWAY!  The download link is right below!

Complete Score for “Schindler’s List (Soundtrack)” (Right click on link, click “Save Link/Target As”)

Download link for “Schindler’s List (Soundtrack)” (Right Click on link, click “Save Target/Link As”)


Schindler's List (Movie)

“Schindler’s List (Soundtrack) is a movie from Steven Spielberg’s movie titled “Schindler’s List”


  1. I haven’t seen this movie and can’t recall the music. I’ll wait until I have better reception and then listen to it 🙂

    • You HAVE to listen to this one Dianne! It’s a hundred times better than The Godfather theme song!!

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