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Soundtrack: The Big Year Score

Updated on March 1, 2013

Music by Theodore Shapiro The Big Year O.S.T.

18 songs are featured on The Big Year Soundtrack with songs by Theodore Shapiro. Music by The Devil Wears Prada composer, Theodore Shapiro, weaves seamlessly with the movie's stunning visuals of the Pacific Northwest filled with beautiful imagery of mountains, woodland and of course, birds.

For the most part, Shapiro's been handed the relatively simple task of writing an orchestral score for the birds which naturally lends itself to music with soaring musical crescendos.

His ultimate challenge was twofold: to find just the right tone for the playful, comedic scenes that accompany the competitive scenes between Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson without it seeming too slapstick or hammy while striking a balance for the emotional scenes for the movie's can-do message to resonate.

Other instrumental songs featured in the movie include Brad Mehladau's beautiful jazzy piano cover of the Beatles "Blackbird" along with Minor Swing performed by Stéphane Grappelli & Django Reinhardt and a classical piece from Vivaldi, on the often used "The Doge's Decree".

The Soundtrack to the Big Year by Theodore Shapiro is not available on but is available exclusively on iTunes. The Big Year starring Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Jim Parsons, Rashida Jones, Rosamund Pike, Kevin Pollak, Angelica Huston, Dianne Wiest, Joel McHale and Brian Dennehy opened October 14, 2011.

Big Year Soundtrack

Source: iTunes

The Big Year Soundtrack List - Individual Song Downloads on

Haven't yet seen an official Big Year O.S.T. released with the additional music in the movie, just the album with the score by Theodore Shapiro but most of the songs are available as individual downloads. Click on the CDs below to preview.

The Big Year Movie Trailers - Starring Jack Black, Steve Martin, Owen Wilson

The Big Year Movie Release Date

October 15, 2011

Source: BoxOfficeMojo

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The Big Year Movie Trailers and Clips
The Big Year Movie Trailers and Clips

18 songs are included on The Big Year Soundtrack score by Theodore Shapiro available exclusively on iTunes. What do you think of the music and songs?

The Big Year Soundtrack Score - Composer Theodore Shapiro

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love Shapiro's scores, but The Big Year is only on iTunes and ONLY per track purchasing. In other words to get the whole album, it costs $19 (plus tax = $21). That would be outrageous for CD pricing, but it's literally insane download pricing.