The Truman Show: Music from the Motion Picture

The Truman Show: Music from the Motion Picture is a soundtrack to the 1998 film of the same name and was composed by Burkhard Dallwitz. Dallwitz was hired after Peter Weir received a tape of his work while in Australia for the post-production.[2] Some parts of the soundtrack were composed by Philip Glass, including four pieces which appeared in his previous works (Powaqqatsi, Anima Mundi and Mishima, the opening movement from the latter of which appears over the end credits in The Truman Show). Glass also appears very briefly in the film as one of the in-studio composer / performers. Glass and Dallwitz won a Golden Globe for Best Original Score.

Music from the Motion Picture
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedJune 2, 1998
LabelMilan Records
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Also featured in the film are Frédéric Chopin's "Romance-Larghetto" from his first piano concerto, performed by Arthur Rubinstein, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Rondo Alla Turca" from his Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, performed by Wilhelm Kempff, Wojciech Kilar's "Father Kolbe's Preaching" performed by the Orchestra Philharmonique National de Pologne and "20th Century Boy" performed by rockabilly band The Big Six. Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 1 and "Love Is Just Around The Corner" by Jackie Davis were also featured in the film.

Track listingEdit

The Truman Show: Music from the Motion Picture
2."Don't Go (Digging Your Own Grave)"Williams2:22
4."Dreaming of Fiji"Glass1:54
6."Anthem - Part 2"Glass3:50
7."The Beginning"Glass4:06
8."Romance-Larghetto" (Performed by Arthur Rubinstein)Frédéric Chopin10:42
11."Do Something!"Dallwitz0:44
12."Living Waters"Glass3:48
14."Truman Sleeps"Glass1:51
15."Truman Sets Sail"Dallwitz1:55
17."Raising the Sail"Glass2:13
18."Father Kolbe's Preaching"Wojciech Kilar2:26
20."A New Life"Dallwitz1:58
21."20th Century Boy" (Performed by The Big Six)Marc Bolan3:07


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rob Walker (1999). "Burkhard Dallwitz". Archived from the original on 1999-10-07. Retrieved 2008-04-09.

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