The Shawshank Redemption: Original Motion Picture Score was composed by Thomas Newman and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1994, which was his first Oscar nomination.

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The majority of the score consists of dark piano music, which plays along the main character's role at Shawshank. The main theme ("End Titles" on the soundtrack album) is perhaps best known to modern audiences as the inspirational sounding music from many movie trailers dealing with inspirational, dramatic, or romantic films in much the same way that James Horner's driving music from the end of Aliens is used in many movie trailers for action films. A central scene in the film features the "Letter Duet" ("Canzonetta sull'aria") from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.

Track Listing[edit | edit source]

  1. May (0:33)
  2. Shawshank Prison (Stoic Theme) (1:53)
  3. New Fish (1:50)
  4. Rock Hammer (1:51)
  5. An Inch of His Life (2:48)
  6. If I Didn't Care by The Ink Spots (3:03)
  7. Brooks was Here (5:06)
  8. His Judgement Cometh (2:00)
  9. Suds on the Roof (1:36)
  10. Workfield (1:10)
  11. Shawshank Redemption (4:26)
  12. Lovesick Blues by Hank Williams (2:42)
  13. Elmo Blatch (1:08)
  14. Sisters (1:18)
  15. Zihuatanejo (4:43)
  16. The Marriage of Figaro: Duettino - Sull'aria, performed by Edith Mathis, Gundula Janowitz, Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Karl Böhm (dir.) (3:32)
  17. Lovely Raquel (1:55)
  18. And That Right Soon (1:08)
  19. Compass and Guns (3:53)
  20. So was Red (2:44)
  21. End Title (4:05)
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