Soundtrack: August Rush

Each song is provided with a scene description and timestamp, as well as a full-length audio playback.

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Note: Below is a complete playlist of all 22 songs that can be heard in the movie “August Rush”. Some of these commercial songs are not included on the official soundtrack album but are used in the movie.


All 22 songs featured in “August Rush”:

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"Main Title" by Mark Mancina
Timestamp: 0:04 | Scene: Opening credits. Evan narrates about his parents and the music he hears.
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"Prelude from Partita No. 3" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Timestamp: 0:06 | Scene: Eleven years earlier. Lyla plays her cello with the orchestra.
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"Break" by Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Timestamp: 0:07 | Scene: Louis performs on stage with his band. Shots of Lyla playing. The 2 songs become intertwined.
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"Moondance" by Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Timestamp: 0:11 | Scene: Louis sings on the roof as a bloke plays the guitar and harmonica below. Original song by Van Morrison.
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"This Time" by Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Timestamp: 0:21 | Scene: Louis performs live with his band. Louis tells Marshall he's quitting the band. Lyla storms out from dinner with her dad and is hit by a car.
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"La Bamba Live" by Leon G. Thomas III
Timestamp: 0:29 | Scene: Arthur busks in the street with his guitar and sings at some passing girls. Evan approaches him. Original song by Los Lobos.
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"Father's Song" by Leon G. Thomas III
Timestamp: 0:29 | Scene: After Evan pays him, Arthur plays this song with his guitar.
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"Magic Time" by Van Morrison
Timestamp: 0:32 | Scene: Plays in the car as Nick drives Louis.
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"Fur Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Timestamp: 0:33 | Scene: Lyla hums the tune to one of her students for you to guess.
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"Bari Improv" by Kaki King
Timestamp: 0:42 | Scene: Evan plugs in the guitar and plays it for the first time by banging the strings. He wakes Wizard and the other boys up with the playing.
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"This Time" by Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Timestamp: 0:45 | Scene: The song plays as it's projected onto the wall at the party. Louis gets punched by his brother as he goes mad. Jennifer leaves and he follows.
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"Ritual Dance" by Kaki King
Timestamp: 0:50 | Scene: August plays the guitar on the street and a small crowd gathers.
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"Harlem Streetz" Charles Mack and Jamal Joseph
Timestamp: 1:02 | Scene: August stands on the street as a car drives past and rap music plays.
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"Raise It Up" by Jamia Simone Nash and Impact Repertory Theatre
Timestamp: 1:03 | Scene: August hears the singing coming from the church and goes inside.
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"Something Inside" by Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Timestamp: 1:06 | Scene: Louis explains to police what he's doing outside Lyla's flat. A lady tells him she's gone on her honeymoon.
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"Dueling Guitars" by Heitor Pereira and Doug Smith
Timestamp: 1:27 | Scene: Louis and August swap guitars and play with each other in the park.
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"Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85, Adagio - Moderato" by Edward Elgar
Timestamp: 1:33 | Scene: Lyla and the orchestra perform at the concert in the park.
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"Something Inside" by Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Timestamp: 1:34 | Scene: Louis and his band play live. The songs intertwine again. August tells Wizard he has to go and he runs away through the train station.
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"August's Rhapsody" by August Rush
Timestamp: 1:40 | Scene: August conducts the orchestra at the concert in the park and they play his rhapsody.
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"Someday" by John Legend
Timestamp: 1:46 | Scene: 1st song in end credits.
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"King of the Earth" by John Ondrasik
Timestamp: 1:49 | Scene: 2nd song in end credits.
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"La Bamba" by Leon G. Thomas III
Timestamp: 1:52 | Scene: 3rd song in end credits. Original song by Los Lobos.
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What’s the movie about?
An orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift to try to find his birth parents.

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