The Notebook

The Notebook

by Aaron Zigman
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The Notebook

The Notebook -- which was based on Nicholas Sparks' novel about an unusual love story spanning the '40s to the present day -- has a soundtrack that features Aaron Zigman's score and jazz and pop from '40s greats such as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman. Zigman's orchestral score ranges from the serviceable ("Main Title," "Allie Returns") to the sappy ("Overture"), and, on tracks like "Noah's Journey," nods to the instrumentation of big band music without trying to recapture the feeling of it. However, the original '40s cuts are the real stars of the soundtrack; tracks such as Holiday's "I'll Be Seeing You," Ellington's "Alabamy Home," and Goodman's "Always and Always" give the album -- and the film -- more character than the score does. Songs by Glenn Miller, Rex Stewart, the Ellingtonians, and Jimmy Durante also contribute to the soundtrack's atmosphere.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/08/2004
Label: Watertower Music
UPC: 0794043903120
catalogNumber: 39031

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aaron Zigman   Primary Artist,Piano
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Rex Stewart   Track Performer
Ellingtonians   Group
Sue Raney   Bass
Jim Walker   Flute
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Jimmy Durante   Vocals
Richard Todd   French Horn
Bob Adcock   Cello
Richard Altenbach   Violin
Phil Ayling   Oboe
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Billie Holiday   Vocals
Jacqueline Brand   Violin
Jodi Burnett   Cello
Darius Campo   Violin
Carole Castillo   Viola
Larry Corbett   Cello
Brian Dembow   Viola
Duke Ellington   Track Performer
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Mike Fisher   Percussion
Gary Grant   Trumpet,Soloist
Daniel Greco   Percussion
Susan Greenberg   Flute
Alan Grunfeld   Violin
Jerry Hey   Conductor
Dan Higgins   Clarinet,Soloist
Paula Hochhalter   Cello
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Roland Kato   Viola
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
Janet Lakatos   Viola
Charles Loper   Trombone,Soloist
Warren Luening   Trumpet,Soloist
Edward Meares   Bass
Glenn Miller   Conductor
Bruce Morgenthaler   Bass
Robin Olson   Violin
Bruce Otto   Trombone
Claudia Parducci   Violin
Dean Parks   Guitar,Soloist
Katia Popov   Violin
Barbara Porter   Violin
Harry Shirinian   Viola
Haim Shtrum   Violin
Tina Soule   Cello
Cecilia Tsan   Cello
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Brad Warnaar   French Horn
Ken Wild   Bass
Roger Wilkie   Violin
Ken Yerke   Violin
John Scanlon   Viola
Jimmie Wood   Harmonica,Soloist
David Ewart   Violin
Drew Dembowski   Bass
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Glenn Miller Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Christian Kollgaard   Bass
Leslie Reed   Oboe
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Shawn Mann   Viola
Dana Kelley   French Horn
Hershberger   Violin
Gil Romero   Violin
Emily Bernstein   Clarinet
Eun Mee Ahn   Violin
Rose Corrigan   Bassoon
Horia Moroaica   Violin
Fred W. Greene   Tuba
Liane Mautner   Violin
Pat Johnson   Violin
Ralph Williams   Clarinet
Phillip Yao   French Horn
Shanti Randall   Viola
Hollywood Studio Symphony   Performing Ensemble
Larry Hall   Trumpet
Henry Gronnier   Violin
Bob Zimmitti   Percussion,Soloist
Thomas Diener   Viola
Steven Holtman   Trombone
Victoria Miskolczy   Viola
Michael Nowak   Viola
Phillip Levy   Violin
Chris Ermacoff   Cello
Franklyn D'Antonio   Violin
Marc Sazer   Violin
Karen Jones   Violin
Tamara Hatwan   Violin
Jo Ann Turovsky   Timpani
Mario de León   Violin
Razdan Kuyumjian   Violin
Matthew Funes   Viola
Ralph Morrison   Violin
Sarah Parkins   Violin
Brian O'Connor   French Horn

Technical Credits

Count Basie   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Jerry Hey   Composer,Writer,Orchestration
Dan Higgins   Composer,Writer,Orchestration
Irving Kahal   Composer
Dean Parks   Composer,Writer,Orchestration
Dennis Sands   Engineer,Engineering
Brad Warnaar   Orchestration
Aaron Zigman   Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Jerry Gray & His Orchestra   Composer
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Writer
Bob Wright   Composer
Patricia Weber   Stage Engineer
Dave Ringle   Composer
Chet Forrest   Composer
Lori Silfen   Music Business Affairs
Mitch Rotter   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Adam Michalak   Engineering
Rich Wheeler   Stage Crew
Erin Scully   Music Executive
Bryan Clements   Stage Crew
Matthew Zeek Harris   Art Direction
John F.X. Walsh   Music Business Affairs
Edward Ward   Composer
Pat Weber   Stage Engineer
Rick Wheeler   Stage Crew

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The Notebook 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
just listening to the soundtrack makes me want to cry! well done well done!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the movie ,"The Notebook" its my favorite movie.I saw it at my friends house and i cried almost the rest of the night.After that I went home and watched it 11 times in a row.You cant get enough of the movie and the soundtrack. They didnt agree on much, in fact they rarely agreed on anything. They fought all the time, and they challenged each other everyday. But despite their differences, they had one important thing in common- they were crazy about each other ~the notebook
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my most favorite movie. My friend told me about it and I rented it and I loved it so much I bought it. This movie was the best love story of the year. And all those actors were given great talents and were perfect together. This movie will be forever remembered by people everywhere.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I do not like movies like this, but I honestly cried the whole time and loved it so much. This story was fantastic and I loved it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie was excellent and heartwarming.. the soundtrack was also the same.. if you luv the movie, you will also enjoy the soundtrack :D
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie twice in the theater. I now own it, and continue to watch the movie. The movie captures the book perfectly.If you love romance, and want to have a good cry, read the book and see the movie. You won't be dissapointed
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie 5 times in theaters and had a countdown until when it came out on DVD! This is the best movie perhaps ever made. I have just recently come to discover the soundtrack which is also very good! If you like the movie i very much recommend the book... its just as touching as the movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Notebook is the best love story ever written. It shows what love really should be...Passionate, full of life, and soulful. I loved this movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved all the musics!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie was absolutely incredible and listening to this soundtrack makes you feel like you're living in the movie. The music made my cry as much as the movie did. I just can't stop thinking about 'The Notebook!'
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this soundtrack! i fell in love with the movie, and left the theater in tears. i have seen it twice and love the music, especially the main theme and overture. when i saw the movie, the first thing i thought when i heard the opening music was "I've got to buy that cd!" it is heartwarming and gives new meaning to true and everlasting love :D
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't even begin to describe how wonderful "The Notebook" is.It's the most outstanding performance ever.Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling did an excellent job in this movie.The passion was breath taking!I love this movie so much that I have a shelf in my room which has three things on it: 1.The Notebook DVD, 2.A picture of the soundtrack and 3.The novel by Nicholas Sparks.This movie was AWESOME!!!!!!!Honestly,My mom thinks I'm obsessed with it because I've seen it exactly 36 times and it still has not got old.I plan to keep watching it till the day I die.Props to everyone who worked on the cast of "The Notebook"and also to Nicholas Sparks.Magnificant Movie!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What more can one say after seeing this movie. It was the most touching movie ever. Yes, it makes me cry very hard at the end no matter how many times I have seen it, but I totally understood how they felt. It was simple, they just wanted to be together forever no matter what...eternal love. It was beautiful...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that the movie was phenomenal. It makes you laugh and cry. I can't stop thinking about it. I want to see it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie and it's soundtrack is phenominal. It brings me back to the 40's! The music gives me tingles, and helps me remember what innocent love was like. Amazing.
trojan____girl18 More than 1 year ago
Great soundtrack and the music is so wonderful, especially Billie Holiday's "I'll Be Seeing You." Definitely recommend buying it and I had great shipping and handling too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago