The Tree of Life Soundtrack (

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Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

El árbol de la vida

Title in Italiano:

The Tree of Life

Title in Português:

A Árvore da Vida


The life of middle-aged Jack O'Brien has been shaped largely by his formative growing-up period in suburban Waco, Texas in the 1950's with his parents, and his two younger brothers, R.L. and Steve.

It is primarily the dichotomy between his parents that is causing an emotional conflict within him, now specifically with his father. Although both his parents loved him and his siblings, they demonstrated that love in different ways which was often at odds with each other.

His mother was overly caring and nurturing, and tried to provide a sense of wonderment about the world to her children. His father was unbending, and did not tolerate disobedience as he wanted to prepare his children practically for a difficult world.

Mr. O'Brien's actions were also shaped by his own internal conflicts about what he did and what he wanted to do in life. Middle-aged Jack's current thoughts also reflect back on the death of his brother R.L., who was killed in military duty at age nineteen.

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The Tree of Life
Funeral Canticle
Cosmic Beam Take 5
Symphony No. 1
Faunophonia Balkanica
Morning Prayers
Wind Pipes
Ta Há 1
Snapshot from the Island
Troops Advance in Grass
Ascending and Descending
Lacrimosa 2
Domine Jesu Christe [Requiem Op. 5 (Grande Messe des Morts)]
Siciliana Da Antiche Danze Ed Arie Suite III
Resurrection in Hades
Allegro energico e passionato - Più Allegro
My Country - Vltava (The Moldau)
Hymn to Dionysus
Pièces de clavecin, Book II 6e Ordre No. 5: Les Barricades Mistérieuses
Fugue [Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565]
Symphony No. 3, Op. 36
Hymn 87: Welcome Happy Morning
The Well-Tempered Clavier
Allegro affettuoso [Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54]
Klangschalen 2
Pictures at an Exhibition - Promenade - The Tuileries - Bydio (Piano Version)
Harold in Italy
After the Rain: Antiphon
Agnus Dei [Requiem, Op. 5 (Grande Messe des Morts)]
Eternal Pulse
Piano Sonata No.16 in C Major K. 545
Sound Testament of Mount Athos
Ma Maison
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 IV. Allegro energico e passionato - Più Allegro
Johannes Brahms: Performer
Piano concerto in A minor, Op. 54 I. Allegro affettuoso
Robert Schumann: Performer
Piano Sonata No.15 in F major K. 533 II. Andante

User reviews

Charles Allen

I found the musical choices in The Tree of Life to be repetitive and lacking in originality. The same themes and motifs seemed to be reused throughout the film, diminishing the impact of the music on the overall viewing experience. It felt like a missed opportunity to enhance the storytelling with a more varied and innovative soundtrack.

Joseph Green

The soundtrack for The Tree of Life felt disjointed and disconnected from the emotional depth of the story. The music did not effectively capture the complex feelings and conflicts experienced by the characters, making it difficult for me to fully immerse myself in the film's narrative.

Dorothy Nelson

The use of classical music pieces intertwined with original compositions creates a rich and immersive listening experience that enhances the storytelling.

George Hall

The haunting and ethereal quality of the soundtrack perfectly captures the emotional depth and complexity of the film's themes.

Susan Davis

The way the music mirrors the inner turmoil and conflict of the characters adds layers of depth to the narrative, making it a truly immersive experience.

Emily Rodriguez

Overall, the soundtrack of The Tree of Life stands out as a masterful complement to the visual storytelling, creating a deeply moving and unforgettable cinematic experience.

David Brown

Another positive aspect of the soundtrack is its ability to evoke a sense of nostalgia and introspection. The music transports the listener back to the 1950s suburban Texas setting, allowing them to connect with the characters and their struggles on a more personal level.

Laura Harris

The soundtrack's ability to convey a range of emotions, from joy to sorrow, reflects the intricate emotional journey of the characters in the film.

Elizabeth Adams

The first positive opinion I have about the soundtrack of The Tree of Life is that it effectively captures the emotional complexity and depth of the film's narrative. The music enhances the storytelling by creating a rich atmosphere that resonates with the audience on a profound level.

Timothy Evans

The subtle nuances in the instrumentation and arrangements showcase a level of craftsmanship that elevates the overall impact of the soundtrack.

Deborah Martinez

The delicate use of strings and piano in the soundtrack creates a sense of nostalgia and longing, transporting the audience back to the 1950s suburban Texas setting and immersing them in the O'Brien family's poignant story. The music effectively conveys the tender moments of love and connection between family members, as well as the profound grief and loss experienced by middle-aged Jack after the death of his brother R.L.

Margaret Perez

The emotional resonance of the music evokes a sense of nostalgia and melancholy that lingers long after the film has ended.

Amanda Parker

The hauntingly beautiful and emotionally evocative score of The Tree of Life perfectly captures the complexity of the O'Brien family dynamics, enhancing the viewer's understanding of their inner conflicts and emotional struggles.