Music To Stir The Soul

I remember the first time – the only time in fact – that I watched the movie Schindler’s List. It was one of the very few occasions in my movie going that at the end of the movie, no one moved until the credits were over, and then they moved in silence.

Such was the power of that movie.

Even more powerful is the sound track that was written for the movie by John Williams, particularly the main theme, entitled Theme from Schindler’s List, which always penetrates whatever happens to be going on in my life, reaches down inside, and grasps my soul.

The version below, which I found tonight while unwinding from a long day is especially poignant, not only for where it was performed, but for the way in which the cinematographers capture the pathos of the music as it sweeps across the assembled audience.