Soundtrack For "Gone With the Wind"

Soundtrack For "Gone With the Wind"

One of the greatest movies ever created and considered to be a classic is the movie “Gone With The Wind”. Compared to movies made these days, it was produced with an enormous budget and its undertaking left some people wondering if it would ever be a success. Not only are the scenes and lines within the movie memorable, but so is this movie’s music.

The soundtrack for “Gone With The Wind” has some of the best musicians and composers that were available at that time. Musicians such as Henry Tucker and Nelson Kneass and these musicians were used to tell the story of Rhett Butler and his love for Scarlett O’Hara.

Some of the most notable songs include “Lou’siana Belle” and “Sweet and Low”. “Lou’siana Belle” was written by Stephen Foster and is played during some of the various scenes at Twelve Oakes. Composer Stephen Foster contributed other songs on this soundtrack. He is also responsible for writing “Dolly Day” in 1850, which is also music from this movie.


Other musicians who contributed to the “Gone With The Wind” soundtrack are Joseph Barnaby and Danie Decatur Emmett. Unlike Stephen Foster, Barnaby has only one song within the movie called, “Sweet and Low”.  Danie Decatur Emmett wrote the 1860 song, “I Wish I Was In Dixie’s Land”.

Other songs played during the movie include favorites such as “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Weeping, Sad and Lonely,” and “Under the Willows She’s Sleeping”. The latter is also a song written by Stephen Foster.