August Rush

August Rush

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August Rush tells the story of an orphan who uses his remarkable musical talent to find the parents from whom he was separated at birth. The soundtrack features contributions by John Legend, Paula Cole, Chris Botti, and film co-star Jonathan Rhys Meyers.  See more details below


August Rush tells the story of an orphan who uses his remarkable musical talent to find the parents from whom he was separated at birth. The soundtrack features contributions by John Legend, Paula Cole, Chris Botti, and film co-star Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

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All Music Guide - Eric Schneider
For the soundtrack to the 2007 drama August Rush, the filmmakers enlisted an impressive array of talent to enhance the story of a musical prodigy and his long-lost parents. Highlights of the collection include the gentle, folk-tinged "This Time," one of a few tracks performed by actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and "Ritual Dance," a deft six-string number by Kaki King, who served as a guitar-playing double for actor Freddie Highmore.

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  1. Main Title  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  2. Break  -  Jonathan Rhys Meyers
  3. Moondance  -  Jonathan Rhys Meyers
  4. This Time  -  Jonathan Rhys Meyers
  5. Bari Improv  - Kaki King
  6. Ritual Dance  - Kaki King
  7. Raise It Up  -  IMPACT Repertory Theatre
  8. Dueling Guitars  - Heitor Teixeira Pereira
  9. Something Inside  -  Jonathan Rhys Meyers
  10. August's Rhapsody  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  11. Someday  - John Legend
  12. King of the Earth  - John Ondrasik
  13. God Bless the Child  - Chris Botti
  14. Bamba  - Leon Thomas
  15. [Untitled]

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brian Bromberg   Bass
Gil Goldstein   Conductor
Steve Kujala   Flute
Bruce Dukov   Musician
Richard Todd   Musician
John Fumo   Trumpet
Paula Cole   Vocals
Richard Altenbach   Musician
Phil Ayling   Musician
Elena Barere   Violin,Concert Master
Marissa Benedict   Musician
Charlie Bisharat   Musician
William Booth   Musician
Chris Botti   Trumpet
Jacqueline Brand   Musician
Robbie Buchanan   Bass,Drums,Keyboards
Richard Bullock   Bass Trombone
Gloria Cheng   Musician
Paul Cohen   Musician
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Larry Corbett   Musician
Brian Dembow   Musician
George Doering   Guitar,Soloist
Stephen Erdody   Cello,Soloist,Musician
Michael Fisher   Musician
Armen Garabedian   Musician
Rick Gerding   Musician
Pamela Goldsmith   Musician
Scott Gordon   Harmonica,Soloist
Don Harper   Conductor
James Harrah   Guitar
Greg Huckins   Musician
Alan Kaplan   Musician
Dennis Karmazyn   Musician
Roland Kato   Musician
Zev Katz   Bass
Miran Kojian   Musician
Armen Ksadjikian   Musician
Janet Lakatos   Musician
Victor Lawrence   Musician
Jeanne LeBlanc   Cello
Roger Lebow   Musician
Dimitrie Leivici   Musician
Dane Little   Musician
Richard Locker   Cello
Charles Loper   Musician
Mark Mancina   Guitar,Soloist
Don Markese   Clarinet
Michael Markman   Musician
Edward Meares   Musician
Bruce Morgenthaler   Musician
Yvonne S. Moriarty   Musician
Helen Nightengale   Musician
Barbara Northcutt   Musician
Robin Olson   Musician
Bruce Otto   Trombone
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Weldon Dean Parks   Musician
Shawn Pelton   Drums
Kazi Pitelka   Musician
Vladimir Polimatidi   Musician
Anatoly Rosinsky   Musician
Geri Rotella   Musician
Kim Scholes   Musician
Jim Self   Musician
David Shostac   Musician
George Thatcher   Musician
Doug Tornquist   Musician
Cecilia Tsan   Musician
Randy Waldman   Piano
Roger Wilkie   Musician
Ken Yerke   Musician
Ann Atkinson   Musician
David Riddles   Musician
Sebastian Toettcher   Musician
John Walz   Musician
Joey Waronker   Drums
Tom Boyd   Musician
Susan Ranney   Musician
Peter Doubrovsky   Musician
John Ondrasik   Piano
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Musician
Wayne Bergeron   Musician
Natalie Leggett   Musician
Mike Casteel   Musician
Christian Kollgaard   Musician
Rafael Rishik   Musician
Carol Webb-Sortomme   Violin
Jennie Hansen   Musician
Charles Mack   Piano
Nico Abondolo   Musician
Shawn Mann   Musician
Darrin McCann   Musician
Sara Parkins   Musician
Armen Anassian   Musician
Agnes Gottschewski   Musician
Hershberger   Musician
Curt Schneider   Bass
David Washburn   Musician
David Parmeter   Musician
Susan Rishik   Musician
Paul Klintworth   Musician
Julian Hallmark   Musician
Keith Greene   Musician
Robert Berg   Musician
Neil Garber   Musician
Irina Voloshina   Musician
Frances Wu   Musician
Michael Valerio   Musician
Robert Rinehart   Viola
Trevor Handy   Musician
Liane Mautner   Musician
Rick Mitchell   Flute
Galina Golovin   Musician
William Gallison   Harmonica
Ralph Williams   Musician
David Levita   Guitar
Lisa M. Sutton   Musician
Ishani Bhoola   Musician
Aimee Kreston   Musician
Doug Smith   Guitar,Soloist
Eric J. Hosler   Musician
Gregory Goodall   Musician
Dave Walther   Musician
Ana Landauer   Musician
Sungil Lee   Musician
Marina Manukian   Musician
Cassandra Richburg   Musician
Andrew Malloy   Musician
Andrew Duckles   Musician
Becky Bunnell   Musician
Kristy Morrell   Musician
Songa Lee   Musician
Henry Gronnier   Musician
Desiree Elsevier   Viola
Andrew Radford   Bassoon
Armen Movsessian   Musician
Luke Reynolds   Musician
Michele Richards   Musician
Malcolm McNab   Musician
Radu Pieptea   Musician
James "Jim Daddy" Walker   Musician
Daniel Lewin   Musician
Chang Qu   Musician
Robert Brophy   Musician
Tiffany Yi Hu   Musician
Heitor Teixeira Pereira   Guitar,Soloist
Phillip Teele   Musician
Victoria Miskolczy   Musician
Michael Nowak   Conductor
James Thatcher   Musician
Phillip Levy   Musician
Kenneth Munday   Musician
Steven Edelman   Musician
Marc Sazer   Musician
Tamara Hatwan   Musician
Mario de León   Musician
Matthew Funes   Musician
Timothy Eckert   Musician

Technical Credits

Edward Elgar   Composer
Gil Goldstein   Arranger
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Bill Bottrell   Producer
Robbie Buchanan   Arranger,Producer
Bobby Colomby   Producer
Frank Filipetti   Engineer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Mark Mancina   Composer,Producer
Rob Mathes   Arranger
Van Morrison   Composer
Phil Ramone   Producer
John Ondrasik   Composer,Producer
Steve Kempster   Engineer
Chris Trapper   Composer
Dave Metzger   Arranger,Orchestration,String Arrangements
Chris Latham   Engineer
Charles Mack   Producer
B.J. Ramone   Digital Editing
Curt Schneider   Producer
Gabe Moffett   Engineer
Kaki King   Composer
John Legend   Producer
Debi Streeter   Music Administrator
Luke Reynolds   Composer
Jamal Joseph   Producer
Heitor Teixeira Pereira   Composer

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August Rush 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
August Rush is the best movie for musicians to see. The story is touching and gives you a good feeling inside when you leave the theater. The music in the movie is the phenomenal. I hope you go and see this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After seeing the movie I knew I had to have the soundtrack. Both are outstanding!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Leave reality at the theater door and this movie with it's amazing music will let you soar. An absolute must-have soundtrack for the music lover in us all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes, "August Rush" stands out for its music. But the true stars are somewhat hidden within the story. Kaki King is the guitarist who doubles for "August", Freddie Highmore's character. She is TRULY worth listening to more. Additionally, the Impact Repertory Theater is featured briefly. They are a very talented group of teens from NYC. The "professional" at their heart in the brief appearance in the film is Jamia Simone Nash. She's an amazing singer, and VERY CUTE in the film. A scene stealer! If you appreciate music, you will certainly enjoy the magic of Kirsten Sheridan's "August Rush".
Guest More than 1 year ago
"August Rush" moved me in many ways. The first, I'm adopted. Second, I'm a musician and supposedly, so is my biological mother. Being almost 30, it made me feel like a teenager again wondering about my biological parents... but understanding more about August than my best friend who went with me to the movie. The music was amazing and so moving, I couldn't help but close my eyes during the sneak preview just wrapped within each note. Absolutely breath taking...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never felt so overpowered with emotion. It was an amazing ride. Your heart starts to beat fast and it soars with the cresendos. This soundtrack is brilliant.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After watching this movie, I knew I had to have the soundtrack. I love the music from this movie and I love the way it blends rock with classical.
Guest More than 1 year ago
That is all I can say! It made my heart sing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Music has a way of creating feelings of relaxation, anxiousness, excitement, and tranquility. The music from August Rush creates all of those feelings in an absolutely phenomenal way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What great music. I never heard anything that sounded so honest in my entire life. This music has opened a world that is so full of grace and love that I never thought existed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd was suthing and held peace with me. it was a new type of music to listen to. extremly exciting
Guest More than 1 year ago
i just have two things to say about this... the movie is wonderful. and the soundtrack is a music lover's dream come true. this soundtrack is totally on my list of music to buy/ask for.
abbyactress55 More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie a while ago and loved it so much I saw it twice. The movie is wonderful but the soundtrack is even better!!!!!!! YOU MUST GET THIS CD!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of The Best Movies I've ever seen. Love the originality and well performed story. The cast have an outstanting performance. It's awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoyed the movie you will love the CD. It is easy listening and I recommend it highly.
LaurelC More than 1 year ago
Just as I expected, having recently seen the movie - glorious sounds. See the movie, listen to the music.
pineconie More than 1 year ago
it really brings you back to the film and the story. we listen to it often and used part of it as our wedding music
Letisha-Michelle More than 1 year ago
Excellent scores in this soundtrack! The songs trade off between being whimsical, soothing, soulful, moving/emotional, and stimulating! Perhaps it helps that I've seen the movie too, but I think my imagination could easily take off while listening to these songs even if I hadn't seen the movie. I am extremely impressed with Mark Mancina's compositions in this soundtrack! Definitely recommend for people who like a variety! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first 8 tracks of this CD is incredible! The intermingling of the types of music is very creative and intriguing. The last 3 tracks of this CD are remakes and I skip through them as it does not match the rest of the CD at all! But I would recommend this CD to all who like creativity and great sounds!
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