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Memoirs of a Geisha: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the film score to the 2005 film of the same name, composed and conducted by John Williams. The original score and songs were composed and conducted by Williams and features Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman as cellist and violinist, respectively.[1] The soundtrack album was released by Sony Classical Records on November 22, 2005.

Memoirs of a Geisha: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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Film score by
ReleasedNovember 22, 2005
StudioSony Pictures Studios
LabelSony Classical
ProducerJohn Williams
John Williams chronology
War of the Worlds
Memoirs of a Geisha: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Professional ratings
Review scores
ScoreNotes9/10 stars
SoundtrackNet4/5 stars

The score won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, BAFTA Award for Best Film Music and the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for 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 listingEdit

  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



  1. ^ "John Williams – Memoirs Of A Geisha (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Retrieved 2014-04-09.