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City of Stars piano sheet music

City of Stars piano sheet music
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City of stars


“City of Stars” is a piano composition from the hit movie La La Land. In the film, the piece is performed by the actors Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. The lyrics for the song were written by Benji Pasek and Justin Paul, one of the most influential contemporary songwriting pairs, while the music was composed by Justin Hurwitz.

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We first hear the theme from “City of Stars” while Gosling’s character, Sebastian, is alone on the Hermosa Beach pier in Los Angeles. The theme returns during a montage scene when Sebastian is off to tour with the character Keith’s band and Emma Stones’ character is about to open her own one-woman play.

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ArtistJustin Hurwitz, Benji Pasek, Justin Paul
ComposerJustin Hurwitz, Benji Pasek, Justin Paul
Release Year2016
Difficulty levelIntermediate
Instrument Piano
Key(s)G minor
Meter Common time
Techniques Left-hand chord outlining


Interesting fact

The composer of “City of Stars”, Justin Hurwitz, was initially surprised at the success of the song. He considered the composition to be one of the simplest and most straightforward tunes in the score!

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