More Oscar-Worthy Music of the Past and (Very Near) Future, This Week on Soundtrack!

March 27, 2021, 8:55 am

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Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips explores Terence Blanchard’s hard-hitting score for one of this year’s nominees, Da 5 Bloods.

Soundtrack producer Greg Broderick shares lush pianism from Final Fantasy IX.

And Maggie revisits the 2016 biopic Jackie, with Oscar-nominated score by Mica Levi, a nod to the music that took the award instead, and a look back at John Williams’s nominated score from 2002, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.


Terence Blanchard: Da 5 Bloods/ Paul and Norman, from the original motion picture soundtrack.

Nobuo Uematsu: a piano suite from Final Fantasy IX performed by Louis Leerink.

Mica Levi: a suite from the 2016 biopic Jackie, taken from the original motion picture soundtrack.

Justin Hurwitz: La La Land/Epilogue (2016) from the original motion picture soundtrack.

John Williams: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone (2002), James Fitzpatrick leading the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.