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Did you just copied and paste the tracklist above? lmaoThe reprise of "Batman on Fire" from Begins (1:59-2:30 in the Transfiguration suite) is good stuff! I wonder why Hans decided to reuse that particular idea.When are we going to see you in Chicago?Indeed, this score reminds me — in a good way — of The Rock.Track 11, Onwards, here is my most favorite cue from the CoH franchise. It has that old school "power anthem" thing going on about it with full force. I truly wish this style is brought back to life again soon.
Are there any more tour dates planned?Lord of the Rings - Shore<br>Battlestar Galactica - McCreary<br><br>Both are up there as my two favorite collection of works. GOT doesn't even compare to BSG. <br><br>For solo albums, my candidates are:<br><br>Titanic<br>The Lion King<br>Interstellar<br>Memoirs of a Geisha<br>Jurassic Park<br><br><br> <br><br>@superultramega<br>Honestly I feel like most of the issues with AUJ (and the other two hobbit films) were stemming from Peter Jackson editing the hell out of the music after the fact. It could be why they ended up dumping some themes in the following films.<br><br>Still, I don’t understand some of the criticism that the Hobbit trilogy scores received. DoS has some of the best action material imo, and the interpolations of Smaug’s theme(s) throughout the films are personally some of my favorite music from any LoTR project.<br><br>And this might be controversial, but I would put PoTC (the first three at least) on the level of Lord of the Rings in terms of the sheer amount of themes and development they receive. Maybe not quite as complex but they shouldn’t be overlooked.The Lion King and The Last Samurai are good choices, but I'm not as much of a fan as Zimmer's aesthetic or thematic work nearly as much as Howard Shore, or even Jablonskly at times. Game of Thrones I still can't comment on as I've never watched the show, or payed attention to Djawadi in general.<br><br>I would say Shore's heart wasn't in Desolation and Five Armies, but to say that about Unexpected Journey doesn't really feel right to me. Even themes like Gondor Restored and Nazgul's uses have some logic to them. <br><br>Gondor Restored was also used when the Ring is destroyed, meaning it also has a secondary meaning of victory against evil, (yes I know it affected Gondor too, but Gondor it isn't as direct). Which also applies in The Hobbit, as Bilbo saving Thorin was not only important for their relationship but also the future of Middle Earth as Thorin is vital to the battle against the orcs in Five Armies. <br><br>The Nazgul theme also makes sense as its first appearance is in Fellowship's opening, playing over Sauron's army of orcs, then Sauron himself. So it's linked both to Sauron himself and his servants, which includes Azog. Plus the version that plays in the film is the exact same variant (and lyrics) that plays in the Fellowship prologue. It serves almost as a precursor to the Nazgul. Plus I don't see why themes can't have several meanings anyway.  <br><br>Plus I love most of the new themes of AUJ (before they were abandoned in later films).Not really a fair comparison, Hybrid, since videogames as a medium are much younger than films, and their scores weren't using real orchestras right until... mid 90's, would be my guess (feel free to correct me, guys).<br><br>The all time best film score for me would be a battle between The Last Samurai and Lion King. If "movie" includes TV shows, then it's Game of Thrones without a doubt, but I'm not gonna have this argument again ;)<br><br>Btw. I wouldn't mention Hobbit in the same sentence with LotR, even music-wise. A couple of great cues cannot hide the fact that Shore's heart wasn't in it.
IS * lion kingBest film score of all time in lion king. Without any doubt. ;-)Can I just add, the album presentation for MW2 is really lame? It's a big, dare I say "epic" score in the 1990s Media Ventures mold. I think it's really solid. There are lots of different ideas from the first mission to the last, and a lot of them are written in the power anthem style that Hans ans co. don't really use much these days. Even Opening Titles is a throwback for Hans himself. <br><br>Unfortunately, almost none of the music as heard through the game is here. Instead, we got a bunch of shortened theme suites. :P<br><br>But the Gulag mission, the oil rig stuff, The Enemy of My Enemy, and lots of other missions all have pretty engaging and powerful music. I wish the RCP guys would do scores like this one more.Lord of the Rings (and even The Hobbit), are the only film scores that I'm buying an entire book for, just to fully understand the themes and motifs.Every time I revisit this score the first cue I automatically go back to is “This Isn’t Right”. Something about RGW’s string writing always stuck with me, even if he isn’t the most memorable when it comes to themes.<br><br>As for this score itself, I feel like it might have become a classic had it not been paired with such a shitty film. It’s funny, the score sounds less like Hans’ style to me and more like James Horner’s. Granted he only wrote one cue apparently...
But the best film score of all time is Lord of the Rings... :>Guys... Video Game music didn't start in 2008... lol<br><br><br>Your little game is actually impossible... It's pretty much like trying find "what is the best film score of all time"...I agree with Araujo and Knorr wholeheartedly. Cannot say the same for Soule; I always found his music lackluster and unfocused, sans the main theme of course. I'd like to mention my first runner-up, which is Destiny: Rise of Iron alongside Destiny 2. I was never a huge fan of the first two scores (original game + the first expansion), but the moment a guy named Rotem Moav got on Salvatori's team, the music became incredible (even though I have no evidence that those two events are related). Nevertheless, since it's stylistically so different from old-school and symphonic LAIR, I'd probably name it my No.1 alongside it.<br><br>If you guys are looking for recommendations, be sure to check these out:<br>The Witcher 3 (Marcin Przyby³owicz, Mikolai Stroinski, and a band called Percival), LotRO: Riders of Rohan (Chance Thomas), Assassin's Creed IV (Brian Tyler), Alone In The Dark (Olivier Deriviére), Eagle Flight (Inon Zur), Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius (Noriyasu Agematsu), Ni No Kuni I/II (Joe Hisaishi), and of course Medal of Honor and Gears of War IV by Ramin ;)Gonna have to chip in for Skyrim as well, although I'm biased because I used to put hundreds of hours into that game :p<br><br>Oscar Araujo's music for the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow games is pretty good, as well as Geoff Knorr and his team's work on the last few Civ games.Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, Returns and Tropical Freeze.
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Philip Cunningham reply Replies: 3 || 2017-12-15 19:41:06
One of the most beautiful choral pieces of the 21st C. Mr. Zimmer please make this original London recording available in a cd (320kbps) or a lostless version to be able to enjoy its full beauty. The version on YouTube is just muddy cruddy. And the version on the Prague cd is not a chorus of this caliber. Plz plz plz! Gratefully, Philip


Cyberpunk882017-12-18 00:22:32
I tried recreating the version he plays live, hopefully the quality is better even though it's youtube..

/watch?v=1l-tYuYtqvA


Anonymous2017-12-18 19:09:44
Wow beautiful work, Cyberpunk88! Wish there was a lossless version available to download. It sounded awesome!


Cyberpunk882017-12-20 03:47:17
Thanks, I do have the lossless file (although not completely lossless since Aurora was lossy). But i'm not sure if i'm allowed to put a download link here..

Amy reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-23 21:19:23
Re: Music Permissions in Educational Setting

Dear Sir:

I am a senior majoring in Dance, and am creating an original choreographic work for presentation in our Fall, 2017 Senior Project Concert.

I understand that you are the owner of the copyright for the musical composition Aurora and I would like to use the song in my work. I would like to use a section of the song as an accompaniment to a section of my choreographed work.

The Senior Project Concert will be performed at Montclair State University’s Studio Theater, a 100-seat house, in December 2017. The proceeds from all ticket sales to this event go directly towards the Dance Department’s budget for paying musicians to accompany dance classes throughout the school year. Neither myself nor any other participant in this concert receives any compensation for our work in the show.

Additionally, as a student choreographer I have an extremely limited budget for the creation and production of my work. I hope that you will allow me to use this music at no charge. If this is not possible, please let me know the fee required for this type of use.

Your signature below, under “confirmed by,” or electronic approval response will indicate that you agree to permit this use without payment of a fee. Please let me know if you have any questions concerning this license. Also, could you please let me know as soon as possible if this song cannot be licensed for this use, so that I may change my plans for my work accordingly. You can reach me at the contact information listed below.

I appreciate your help in this matter, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

Amy


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Ilheranson reply Replies: 0 || 2017-08-31 19:59:55
This is a beautiful piece that is Tragically unobtainable!
I don't like piracy, but that's the only option left.
Please put it back up on iTunes!

TreC reply Replies: 0 || 2017-06-29 00:56:19
Why can't I buy this anywhere?
Want to download it to ITunes so I can play it without the need to connect to the internet but can't. Please put back on ITunes or have a "Buy song" and Download option on your website.

Have tried everywhere for months now.

Samuel reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-21 17:45:26
Wow this is an absolute magical peice! Just jaw dropping!

MOUGENEL Yannick reply Replies: 0 || 2016-11-24 15:04:21
qu'elle magnifique musique quel sérénité un grand merci pour cette beauté...

MacArthur reply Replies: 3 || 2013-08-08 20:33:31
Where can you get this song. it was on iTunes now its not


MacArthur2013-09-02 19:46:31
Where can you get this song. it was on iTunes now its not


al bundy2013-09-02 21:00:01
Google it


Anonymous2014-11-05 22:27:07
It was taken off Itunes

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 13 || 2012-07-27 19:44:16
Beautiful gesture by HZ & great track, choral reprise of TDKR themes.


tobi2012-07-27 19:50:04
hybrid where can we find this choral piece, and i just saw tdkr and what a great story and music alike.


Hybrid Soldier2012-07-27 19:51:51
Just click on "See details..." on this page and you'll know !


tobi2012-07-27 19:55:53
thanks


Mr. Charles2012-07-27 20:02:27
See, this is one of the reasons why HZ is my favorite composer. You don't see John Williams doing stuff like this.


Anonymous2012-07-27 20:32:22
itunes? :/


Uga22012-07-27 21:10:59
What Mr Charles said^


tobi2012-07-27 22:14:13
@Mr. Charles

I hope the day never comes when john williams has to do something like because that would mean that allot of innocent people have to day.

+ why do you have downgrade another composer like this using this situation

I am great admirer of zimmers music and not that big of fan of williams but to say this is why you like zimmer is just plainly FUCKED UP. Sorry mods for the language


Hybrid Soldier2012-07-27 22:41:36
Yeah I agree with tobi here, no reason to be harsh. Plus, what do you know about what other composers do or do not in their private life ? Maybe they are doing things we don't even know about.

But the point here is that what HZ was über cool ! :)


Mr. Charles2012-07-28 00:02:35
Whoa, whoa, whoa. You guys are totally misinterpreting what I mean. Don't get me wrong, I love John Williams. But I see and hear people trash talk HZ all too often. What I'm saying is it's nice to see him doing this. Very humble and generous.

I never said that I'm glad this horrible event happened, I wish to God it hadn't. I said "this is ONE OF THE REASONS that HZ is my favorite composer". It goes to show what kind of a man he is. In no way does that mean I'm glad this happened or that it would ever happen. I don't understand where you guys are getting that from...

And Hybrid, you're right - I have no idea what other composers are doing in their private lives. Why you mentioned a composer's private life is beyond me, because this is not HZ's private life here. He is publicly making this music available to everyone, and I think it's great that 100% of the proceeds go to all the victims of Aurora.

Again, I did not say this is why I like HZ. It's just one more thing to add to the lost of why he's my favorite. No reason to get angry or upright, people. I'm just a beloved fan expressing how I feel


ToddL2012-07-30 04:41:57
This is a profound achievement aimed at honoring the victims and all affected by a tragedy that shocked a nation. Hans has once again poured out his sensibilities, this time not into fiction, yet over factual and shocking circumstances. Anyone that overlooks the straightforward and heartfelt sorrow and gratitude of this beautiful effort is simply stupid....sorry. I appreciate him and his spirit more as a human being and artist than ever before.


ananymous2012-07-30 11:38:29
@ Mr. Charles

for example: Elegy for Cello and Orchestra


Lambegue2012-08-05 16:25:48
Well, I was rather unhappy with TDKR score (even if I haven't listened yet to the suites and to the digital exclusive material), but THIS is impressive...And yes, it's another proof that, beyond the composer, Zimmer is a great man.
It does not change anything to the quality of the music, but still...Nice to know.


Anonymous2014-11-05 22:26:42
It is sad. You can't find it on Itunes anymore

Athena reply Replies: 4 || 2013-12-20 13:25:47
Are there any other songs that sound like this?


Macejko2013-12-20 15:20:19
This is probably the best question I have ever read. Aren't you related to MacArthur, by any chance?


MacArthur2013-12-20 16:23:47
No that is not me. you'd know ;)


Rob2014-10-24 22:56:36
Look up "Lux Aeterna" by György Ligeti


Zimson 2014-10-31 23:39:50
Yeah, various songs by various artists. Look it up.

Daniel reply Replies: 0 || 2014-10-31 17:36:11
Beautiful sound. I hear there soundtrack from Dark knight rises name THE END i love.

Zolt reply Replies: 0 || 2014-03-21 04:09:45
Anyone know where this song can be purchased? It doesn't appear to be on iTunes anymore, and the moontoast site isn't working. thanks in advance!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2014-01-07 23:56:00
So if Zimmer did this by himself and the first half is the "Slow Knife" cue from TDKR in choral form, does that mean he did the slow knife cue on his own? I doubt he would use it here if it were someone else's arrangement. Beautiful piece and beautiful gesture, as an aside, though I'm sorry it ever had to be written... :/

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2012-12-08 09:39:51
The vocal rendition of "A Dark Knight" is really beautiful.

Andrew LaMorte reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-29 21:56:33
To Mr. Zimmer-
Is the score available for performance of this piece by a local choir (Musicians of St. Clare) in Colorado?
Please - someone, tell me how to direct this question to the composer. We'd like to perform the piece at our Fall, 2012, concert in memory of the victims and for the community. Thank you!

Andrew LaMorte reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-29 21:56:18
To Mr. Zimmer-
Is the score available for performance of this piece by a local choir (Musicians of St. Clare) in Colorado?
Please - someone, tell me how to direct this question to the composer. We'd like to perform the piece at our Fall, 2012, concert in memory of the victims and for the community. Thank you!

john reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-29 21:49:21
Hans Zimmer this is just a lovelly piece of music words cant describe the emotion and feelings which have gone into this so much sadness and loss of life happened on this day and you have composed what i would say as a heart touching track breathtaking

john reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-29 21:48:45
Hans Zimmer this is just a lovelly piece of music words cant describe the emotion and feelings which have gone into this so much sadness and loss of life happened on this day and you have composed what i would say as a heart touching track breathtaking

Jimmer reply Replies: 9 || 2012-07-28 01:25:30
Whoa, this track is simply amazing. I loved every second of this 8-minute cue. Simply stunning and incredible arrangement and what power when you think of what this track was written for and commemorates. Thank you HZ for this awesome gesture of generosity and kindness.


JordiVcecilia2012-07-28 02:20:37
it's so appropiate...and it's simply breathtaking piece of music.


NUts2012-07-28 05:52:48
Umm...No offense but...This track is the Bane theme and the Dark Knight theme in choral form...We already have this on the OST "RISE" and to be honest, although I appreciate more Batman-related music, I don't see why this composition has to be related to the movie, and why it's not some original piece that has no relation to ANY film....

Nice piece, but I just found that a bit off, considering the circumstances...


Mr. Charles2012-07-28 06:19:51
It has TDKR themes in it because the incident that happened was directly related to TDKR. It would be kind of random if HZ just out of the blue composed a piece dedicated to all of these people. Actually, it would be random if any composer did that. But that is beyond the point. The point is that HZ generously and humbly made this piece specifically for the victims of the Aurora shootings.


ananymous2012-07-28 10:04:42
The man knows no limits ...


Nuts2012-07-28 15:39:35
Sorry but i still disagree. Nice piece of music, but it doesn't HAVE to be the music from the movie. Zimmer writing a piece with its own signifcant identity (apart from the movie) is more appropriate because the shooting is about the PEOPLE DYING, NOT THE MOVIE.

When I listen to this piece it reminds me of Talia/Bane (their theme is used) and the Dark Knight ending....This doesn't remind me of the Aurora incident at all.

I understand where he was going with this, but really, I don't need the shooting to be directly related to the Batman movie. That was the killer's choice - who says we should give him that title designation? Im sure that's what he wants. This is why you see many news stations calling it the Aurora Movie Massacre and taking away the Batman element. Because its NOT about the movie. It's about going to the movies itself.

Like I said my opinion...Its just somber Batman music, to me. I donated. I thank Zimmer for it, just as I thank him for "RISE" and "THE END" off the OST...


Anonymous2012-07-28 19:23:25
"This doesn't remind me of the Aurora incident at all."

Yes because we all want to be reminded of it, lmao. What a dumb thing to say.


nuts2012-07-29 03:09:49
Actually Anon what you just said was pretty stupid.

I dont need music for Batman serving to remind me of the tragedy.

Something else - a different piece of music - defintely.


This is about a guy shooting innocent people in a movie theater. It's not about the Batman movie.

This guy probably WANTS that connection to be cemented in the public, but I refuse that.


nuts2012-07-29 05:25:24
Like it or not, the incident is forever linked with the tragedy.


NUts2012-07-29 19:38:27
Its only linked to Batman if you WANT it to be linked...i refuse to let this guy Holmes make himself remembered through this movie.

alexander reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-29 15:51:03
simply just bone chilling total respect to Hans Zimmer and BRAVO TO HIM for doing this it totally Honors him may the victims R.I.P

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