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Latest Film Sheet Music Books - updated 2014

There are some suberb film scores and sheet music collections represented in recent releases of film scores and soundtracks. The versions listed here are generally the standard version for piano (occasionally including lyrics and/or guitar chords):

Music From The Hitchcock Films - sheet music book cover Frozen: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack - sheet music book cover John Williams - The Book Thief: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack - sheet music book cover George Fenton - Frozen Planet, The Blue Planet, Planet Earth: The Piano Album - sheet music book cover Michael Giacchino - Star Trek: Into Darkness (Piano Solo) - sheet music book cover
Randy Newman: The Monsters Collection - sheet music book cover Eric Coates: 100th Anniversary - sheet music book cover Sherlock (Themes) - sheet music book cover Music Minus One: Great Movie Concerti - Warsaw Concerto And More - sheet music book cover Jane Austen: The Music - sheet music book cover
Alberto Iglesias: Selections from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Piano Solo) - sheet music book cover Tim Minchin: Roald Dahl's Matilda (The Musical) - sheet music book cover River Flows In You And Other Eloquent Songs For Solo Piano - sheet music book cover Bollywood Piano Favourites - sheet music book cover It's Easy To Play New Film Themes - sheet music book cover

New Film Score Sheet Music Books - available 2013

New sheet music for recent films includes several award winning films: "Lincoln" by John Williams, and "The Life of Pi" by Mychael Danna, and some superb collections:

Ludovico Einaudi: In A Time Lapse - sheet music book cover Mychael Danna: The Life Of Pi - sheet music book cover Film Themes for solo piano (music from over 50 major films) - sheet music book cover Danny Elfman: Oz The Great And Powerful - sheet music book cover John Williams: Lincoln - sheet music book cover

New Sheet Music from Films & TV - 2013

This is our first update on Film Sheet Music for 2013, though it includes some items which we have previously missed. Skyfall is represented by Thomas Newman's score and by Adele's title song. There is also a new James Bond sheet music book called "The Ultimate collection" with music from all 23 films so far including Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall:

Les Miserables (film version) - sheet music book cover Thomas Newman: Skyfall (film score) - sheet music book cover Adele: Skyfall (song) - sheet music cover James Bond: The ultimate Collection - sheet music book cover Les Choristes - Sheet Music book cover
Howard Shore - The Hobbit: An Incredible Journey - sheet music book cover Henry Jackman: Puss in Boots - sheet music book cover The Muppets - sheet music book cover Ludovico Einaudi: Islands - sheet music book cover Ennio Morricone: Gabriel's Oboe (for oboe and piano) - sheet music

Sheet Music from Films & TV - new releases in 2012

Here's a final update to our recommended sheet music from films and TV shows released this year. Please note that Skyfall is due for release but is not yet available - hopefully we will see this in 2013. One of the notable items from 2012 was the award-winning "The Artist" by Ludovic Bource which pays homage in a fun way to the musical styles of silent movies and the early talkies.

Patrick Doyle: Brave - sheet music book cover James Newton Howard: The Hunger Games - sheet music book cover John Lunn: Downton Abbey - sheet music book cover James Horner: The Amazing Spider-Man - sheet music book cover Movie Classics for Piano by Various Composers: Sheet Music book cover
Ludovic Bource: The Artist - sheet music book cover John Williams: War Horse - sheet music book cover Howard Shore: Hugo - sheet music book cover Alan Silvestri: The Avengers - sheet music book cover Harry Potter: Sheet Music from the COmplete Film Series - book cover

Sheet Music for Films and Television shows - new releases for 2011

2011 has already seen some great sheet music releases from films and television shows, including the long-awaited "Battlestar Gallactica" music by Bear McCreary. The following books are for piano solo, and also check out the sheet music for Black Swan:

Bear McCreary: Battlestar Gallactica - sheet music book cover Alexandre Desplat: The King's Speech - sheet music book cover The Dimitri Tiomkin Anthology - sheet music book cover Marcelo Zarvos:  Remember Me - sheet music book cover Music from the Movies: Big Screen Collection - sheet music book cover

A round-up of Film Sheet Music - the perfect Christmas present

As we approach Christmas 2010, here is a selection from some of the latest sheet music books we have come across. They are mainly film-related but we are happy to include some music for television and stage musicals:

Hans Zimmer - Inception piano sheet music cover Danny Elfman - Alice in Wonderland piano sheet music cover Howard Shore - Eclipse (the Twilight Saga) piano sheet music cover Andrew Lloyd Webber - Love Never Dies piano sheet music cover Big Screen Themes by various composers - piano sheet music cover
Classica Period Dramas by various composers - piano sheet music cover John Powell - Bolt piano sheet music cover Ludovico Einaudi - Le Onde piano sheet music cover Gabriel Yared - the Piano Collection sheet music cover Zbigniew Preisner - the Piano Collection sheet music cover

Latest Sheet Music of Music from the Movies

The latest film sheet music available includes the oscar-winning music for the animated feature "Up" as well as oscar-nominated and other popular movies:

Michael Giacchino - Up piano sheet musicJames Horner - Avatar piano sheet musicRandy Newman - The Princess and the Frog piano sheet musicMichael Giacchino - Star Trek piano sheet musicNicholas hooper - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince piano sheet music
Carter Burwell - Twilight piano sheet musicAlexandre Desplat - Twilight New Moon piano sheet musicAlexandre Desplat - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button piano sheet musicHoward Shore - The Howard Shore Collection piano sheet musicAlberto Iglesias - The Film Music of Alberto Iglesias piano sheet music
Abba - Mama Mia piano sheet musicMarc Shaiman - Hairspray piano sheet musicA. R. Rahman - Slumdog Millionaire piano sheet musicStephen Sondheim - Sweeney Todd (The Domon Barber of Fleet Street) piano sheet musicMichael Jackson - This Is It piano sheet music
Hans Zimmer - Angels and Demons piano sheet music James Newton Howard - Defiance piano sheet musicHans Zimmer and James Newton Howard - The Dark Knight piano sheet music

New Film Sheet Music in 2008 (Music Room and Sheet Music Plus)

The Adventure Collection - piano sheet musicThe Animation Collection - piano sheet musicEssential Film Themes 3 - piano sheet musicEssential Film Themes 4 - piano sheet musicEssential Film Themes 5 - piano sheet music
Essential Film Themes 6 - piano sheet musicThe Costume Drama Collection - piano sheet musicCorpse Bride - piano sheet musicRataouille - piano sheet musicThe Simpson's Movie - piano sheet music
Rocky Balboa: The Best of Rocky - piano sheet musicShakespeare: The Music - piano sheet musicIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - piano sheet musicAtonement: Dario Marianelli - piano sheet musicStar Wars: A Musical Journey - piano sheet music
The Producers: Movie Musical - piano sheet musicBrokeback Mountain: Songs and Music - piano sheet musicThe Polar Express: Songs and Music - piano sheet musicThe Film Noir Collection - piano sheet music

While downloads of Digital Sheet Music are on the increase, many people still like to get their favourite sheet music in tangible book form. There has never been a wider choice and selection of Film Sheet Music, and many new books are released as soon as the films themselves hit the cinemas. Here are some great new titles to check out:

Latest Sheet Music Releases (from The Music Room):

The Action Collection - piano sheet musicJohn Powell - X3: The Last Stand sheet musicHigh School Music - piano/vocal sheet musicThe Best of Vangelis - piano sheet music2005-2006 Greatest Movie Hits - piano sheet music

Some excellent examples of both rare and new sheet music for piano, and they have been released just in time for Christmas!

Recent Sheet Music Releases (The Music Room or Sheet Music Plus):

Great Piano Solos (Purple) sheet musicGreat Piano Solos (Black) sheet musicDario Marianelli- Pride and Prejudice sheet musicJohn Williams - Memoirs of a Geisha sheet music

See our King Kong review for Sheet Music of seven tracks from this film composed by James Newton Howard.

New Sheet Music Releases:

Patrick Doyle - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire sheet musicHarry Gregson-Williams - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe sheet musicMichael Nyman - The Piano Collection sheet music

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (by Patrick Doyle) - from The Music Room
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (by Harry Gregson-Williams) - from
  • The Piano Collection (by Michael Nyman) - from The Music Room

Sheet Music for Musicals:

There is a lot of great sheet music for musicals both old and new. Here are some of our favourites:

Mel Brooks - The Producers sheet musicEric Idle - Monty Python's Spamalot sheet musicAndrew Lloyd Webber - The Phantom of the Opera sheet musicDanny Elfman - The Nightmare before Christmas sheet musicAlan Menken - Little Shop of Horrors sheet music

New Releases in Film Sheet Music:

sheet music - Ladies in Lavendar theme by Nigel Hess John Debney - The Passion of the Christ sheet music cover Among recent sheet music for film themes and songs, the Music Room now stock for piano solo the theme from Nigel Hess' Ladies in Lavendar, and also the pieces from Craig Armstrong's Piano Works. A collection of piano sheet music form John Debney's music to The Passion of the Christ is now available. The tracks included are "Bearing the Cross", "Peter Denies Jesus", "Flagellation", "Disciples", "Mary Goes to Jesus", "Crucifixion", "It is Done", "Jesus is Carried Down" and "Resurrection". You should be able to find this at a number of music stores including this location online: The Music Room.

sheet music - King Arthur by Hans Zimmer sheet music - Essential Film Themes 2 cover This is the cover of the piano sheet music collection of themes and songs from Hans Zimmer's music to "King Arthur". The tracks included are "All of Them!", "Another Brick in Hadrian's Wall", "Budget Meeting", "Do You Think I'm Saxon?", "Hold the Ice", "Tell Me Now" and "Woad to Ruin". You will notice a few examples of excrutiating word play in some of these track titles, but don't let that put you off! The Book is available now at the following link from The Music Room. The 2nd volume of "Essential Film Themes" is now out for solo piano. Essential Film Themes 2 has tracks from About a Boy, About Schmidt, Amelie, Big Fish, Calendar Girls, Catch me if you Can, Chicago, Cold Mountain, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Donnie Darko, Far from Heaven, Frida, The Hours, Intoleraqble Cruelty, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Lost in Translation, Love Actually, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Quiet American, Road to Perdition, Sea Biscuit, Spirited Away and Talk to Her (Habla con Ella). Since many of the 23 films are represented with more than one track, there are 36 pieces in total! You can find Essential Film Themes 2 at The Music Room.

sheet music - The Best of Ennio Morricone cover sheet music - The Best of Nino Rota cover Among other new releases are two interesting ones from the "Original Soundtrack Collection" series for piano solo. Not only do these have rare pieces from the featured composers, but they also include a CD with orchestral versions of most of the sheet music works. So you can play along with your CD! The two composers currently available in the series are two of the greatest Italian film composers. There is Nino Rota (at The Music Room or Sheet Music Plus) and Ennio Morricone (at The Music Room or Sheet Music Plus). A fantastic bargain for any pianist who is also a film fan.

Film Sheet Music, and where to find it:

At mfiles we know that film sheet music can be hard to find sometimes, so we have done the searching to save you time. The following site sections are a good place to start browsing for film sheet music:

Particular Film Music Recommendations:

Unless otherwise stated these are for piano, though in some cases a vocal part and/or guitar chords are included. Here are a number of film music collections. You may find some overlap between the selections but they all contain great examples of film music arranged for piano.

And here are some single composer or single film collections:

Other Recommendations to check out:

More Sheet Music recommendations of Film and Television themes and songs:

Film-related music on mfiles:

Here is a reminder of some film related music which is available here on mfiles for free download: