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I wonder, does steam spew out of your ears and nose whenever Lorne releases a new score?Is there any word or time frame on the second release?.So, not expecting anything great with Dune. Just as long as it's not Balfe, the most banal, ad-man, jingle-happy nobody from HZ's works. The guy is a fucking advertisement agency. Bad Jingles. Superficial shit.Hans is apparently composing Villeneuve's Dune. Let's hope he makes some effort for that one. The guy is getting old and complacent, and soon his time will fall. Luckily, when Hans falls any respect for twat-os like Balfe, no talent coffee boys, will disappear. <br><br>Jablonsky and Powell, real people with talent, will be further engaged.Jenny of Oldstones was an old song in Westeros about a common woman named Jenny of Oldstones, a strange woman who a Targaryen prince rejected his claim to the throne to be with. Before a big battle, a character sings this song and a montage of the various characters plays as they prepare for battle. So that is the melody. The lyrics go like this:<br><br>High in the halls of the kings who are gone,<br>Jenny would dance with her ghosts; <br>The ones she had lost and the ones she had found<br>The ones who had loved her the most;<br>the ones who've been gone for so very long, she couldn't remember their names<br>they spun her around on the damp old stone<br>Spun away all her sorrow and pain.<br>And she never wanted to leave, never wanted to leave, never wanted to leave, never wanted to leave.<br><br>They danced through the day and into the night<br>Through the snow that swept through the hall<br>From winter to summer and winter again<br>Till the walls did crumble and fall<br>And she never wanted to leave, never wanted to leave, never wanted to leave, never wanted to leave.<br>
Hybrid, please update this list. Is it possible that you could include the alternate/album version of Main On Ends (AKA Taking A Stand)?COMPLETE SCORES ARE AWESOMECareful, talking about complete scores or recording sessions can get your comment removed now.No more superhero film score for me, he said .... :DThe complete score is so amazing!! I saw on YouTube too.
CD RELEASE????PosiblyA surprise reference to be sure, but a welcome one.The same thing happened to me George@Michael Baker - I can’t be the only one who read that as Han Solo right?
Yeah... Wait till CD 2 and I'm sure we'll get a much stronger idea of what's solo Hans in here.@Edmund<br>I wonder if this is one of those situations where the material in film is derived heavily from the suites, with everyone either arranging it or adding elements onto it. Just guessing of course, I’m sure we’ll get a clear picture once the bonus stuff gets released.<br><br>And apparently there is about 16 hours of music “lying around”, going off of what Hans mentioned in the Vi-Control forums."heavily influenced" indeed :D <br>I really love Amity and I love how the theme appears in several other cues:<br>Reckless which features an epic/action rendition <br>Insertion = a short quote at the beginning <br>Coda = another call back to the theme<br><br>Been listening to the score since I saw the film. Love it. Eagerly waiting for CD2. I wonder if it includes an extended version of the last 2 minutes of Insertion - INCREDIBLE.I guess I should know better at this point but I'm still a little disappointed that there are no solo Hans cues. Although I suppose there could be some hidden inside the longer album tracks.Because it's heavily influenced by Henry Purcell, that's what Hans said :<br><br>"Dark Phoenix is all Henry Purcell... I felt the last few bars of “Dido’s Lament” with the endlessly descending line and the “Remember Me” perfect for the characters... less the tune, more the harmonic movement"
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How To Train Your Dragon - The Hidden World
Label: Back Lot Music / 5 Cat Studios
Length: 82'25 (Score: 79'08)
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  1. Raiders Return To Busy, Busy Berk (5:27)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  2. Dinner Talk - Grimmel's Introduction (3:53)
    John Powell, Batu Sener
  3. Legend Has It - Cliffside Playtime (4:21)
    John Powell, Batu Sener
  4. Toothless: Smitten (3:16)
    John Powell, Batu Sener
  5. Worst Pep Talk Ever (2:40)
    John Powell
  6. Night Fury Killer (3:36)
    John Powell, Batu Sener, Paul Mounsey
  7. Exodus! (4:38)
    John Powell, Anthony Willis
  8. Third Date (6:49)
    John Powell
  9. New "New Tail" (1:28)
    John Powell, Anthony Willis
  10. Furies In Love (3:03)
    John Powell
  11. Killer Dragons (5:05)
    John Powell, Batu Sener
  12. With Love Comes A Great Waterfall (2:08)
    John Powell
  13. The Hidden World (5:16)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey, Jónsi
  14. Armada Battle (8:40)
    John Powell, Batu Sener, Anthony Willis
  15. As Long As He's Safe (6:29)
    John Powell
  16. Once There Were Dragons (5:45)
    John Powell
  17. Together From Afar - Jonsi (3:17)
  18. The Hidden World Suite (Digital Bonus Track) (6:40)
    John Powell
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superultramegaa reply Replies: 3 || 2019-06-13 23:27:06
Additionally, for anyone interested, I've managed to come up with a final list of themes from the series that I believe to be mostly accurate.

HTTYD 1: Hiccup & Toothless, The Friendship ostinato, Viking Theme, Viking "B" Theme, Dragons, Berk, The Dragon Tamer (Hiccup's unique qualities), Vikings & Dragons, Astrid

HTTYD 2: Loss, Exploration/Hiccup's Maturance, Drago, Hiccup & Valka, The Alpha, Stoick & Valka, The Chief

HTTYD 3: The Furies ostinato, Love, The Dragon Liberators, Moving On, The Hidden World, Toothless & The Light Fury, Grimmel, Dragon Trappers

A list more impressive than Star Wars, and with almost every new theme returning for the next film, while keeping most of the base themes. A masterful achievement by John Powell and his crew, as others have said!


Edmund Meinerts2019-06-14 00:36:31
There's so, so many great themes in the HTTYD scores. And he almost never lets a moment go by where he isn't stating or restating or developing one or more of them (although honestly that's true of a ton of Powell's scores and not an exclusive feature of HTTYD). You can never get bored listening to these, there's always something interesting around the next corner.


Ian Brown McCarthy2019-06-14 01:54:11
Yeah, Jesus. This is a prime example of why I'm tempted to think John Powell is more talented than even Williams (yes, I went there).


Mephariel2019-06-14 06:40:37
Love John Powell. But he is not even close to Williams. Williams made his mark on every genre of film scoring. He freaking turn a holocaust movie score into a masterpiece for the ages.

Today, that score would have been some generic sound design.

Powell is an incredibly gifted orchestral composer. But he doesn't have the dimensions of someone like Williams.


Morgan Joylighter reply Replies: 1 || 2019-06-12 12:37:05
The longer 2019 goes on, the more I think Hidden World might end up being my favorite score of the year. It just keeps growing on me. And unless Lion King or Star Wars 9 are the best possible versions of themselves, I don't see anything else on the schedule that is likely to eclipse it.

HTTYD is, amazingly, almost up there with Star Wars and Lord of the Rings in terms of the greatest thematic development in a multi-film series.

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superultramegaa2019-06-12 20:02:12
Got to agree. The score for this series is polished, precise, emotional, technically proficient, and thematically rich. Not much else this year has been anywhere close to the level of quality in The Hidden World.

Sadly though, I don't see either Lion King or Star Wars 9 beating this score. From the look of the trailer, Lion King's music is probably just going to be on repeat with a few additional original tracks here and there, and the new Star Wars trilogy is plagued with temp tracks, and uninteresting progression.

superultramegaa reply Replies: 0 || 2019-03-08 02:01:19
So I haven't watched this film so I can't speak to what the themes mean here, but I need a little bit of help with the themes of the first 2.

This is the list of themes as I know them:
Hiccup's Theme (Flying) - HTTYD 1
Berk Theme - HTTYD 1
Viking Theme - HTTYD 1
Evil Dragon Theme - HTTYD 1
Friendship Ostinato - HTTYD 1
Astrid - HTTYD 1
Secondary Viking Theme/Viking Teens - HTTYD 1
Toothless/Good Alpha - HTTYD 2
Drago - HTTYD 2
Evil Alpha - HTTYD 2
Exploration - HTTYD 2
The Chief - HTTYD 2
Valka & Stoick Love / Stoick's Theme - HTTYD 2

However, on this website people have discussed that there might be even more than that, like "Dragon Vigilante" or "Valka", but I have no idea what these themes are if they exist. For most scenes involving Valka, it's either Toothless' theme or Stoick's love theme that plays.

Iamtommie reply Replies: 0 || 2019-02-05 22:06:32
Just saw HTTYD: The Hidden World!! For me, a perfect way to complete a trilogy!! Absolutely loved it. All 3 movies are great and get better each time.

Them the score: I don't know how Powell does it. With these 3 scores he's definitely (re)defined writing thematic music again. It's orchestral. He uses themes from the first 2 movies and adds a few new themes that are just as memorable. I think there is about 20 minutes if score missing. So hoping to a good FYC. But just like with the other 2 scores. A great album representation!!

Loved every bit of the this trilogy and very sad it's over.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 2 || 2019-02-05 13:17:40
Composer credits !


Knight2019-02-05 13:39:54
Thanks!


Knight2019-02-05 13:40:36
A lot less solo Powell cues than I expected

Mike reply Replies: 2 || 2019-02-02 20:56:03
Still need to listen through this one....Is it more like the first score or the second? The first was more tuneful and energetic and crowd-pleasing, while the second really upped the complexity/theme development side of things.


Aaron2019-02-03 05:40:49
The way you described them, it's more like the second score. That said, it's surprisingly distinct.


NM2019-02-03 22:46:19
It's very different to both of the other ones and definitely the best of the three. I found this one managed to improve the orchestration over the (already impressive) second one, while also having accessible, memorable themes and motifs that didn't take as long to "click" as the usual Powell stuff.

Jean-Luc reply Replies: 0 || 2019-02-02 18:06:18
Is that true about John Powell and additional score by Kay-S is Brian Tyler Team's new composer will score Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Movie. If it's true, then it's a great news. I bet John Powell's music might sound like Bourne music or new styles of spy or action music like that.

Toothless reply Replies: 0 || 2019-02-01 09:57:11
I m very happy for sound

Ro reply Replies: 0 || 2019-02-01 07:43:47
Solid work. Its ought to satisfy anyone who's been yearning for a solid symphonic score.

For the most part it seems to me that with this one Powell aimed more for technical mastery and complexity than going for that tangible sense of innocence, intrigue and fun that made the very first film and its score special. I am not saying this third score lacks those elements, but they are certainly not in full display like they were in the very first score.

In a broader sense, it appears that just about everyone is taking everything way too seriously these days. As much as I miss solid symphonic scores myself, I miss the "fun" side of film scores more.

Iamtommie reply Replies: 0 || 2019-02-01 00:31:28
I recommend to everybody How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World by John Powell!!!
It's an amazing orchestral score with new AND continuing themes from previous 2 movies. The choral work is amazing!
My favorite cues are:
- Legend Has It / Cliffside Platytime (one of the most beautiful tracks Powell has ever written!)
- Exodus!
- Third Date (So much fun!!!!!)
- Furies In Love (Equal to Flying With Mother & See You Tomorrow
- The Hidden World (Beautiful choral Work)
- Armada Battle (Captures all themes from all 3 movies!!!)
- As Long As He's Safe
- Once There Were Dragons (Beautiful ending!!!)
- The Hidden World Suite


Seriously, check it out it's really good!!!!

QX reply Replies: 0 || 2019-01-31 23:27:34
Hmmm... the new theme that appears in "Legend Has It", "Exodus" and "As Long as He's Safe" is heartbreaking and and among the highlights of the franchise. The love theme is wonderful too. And some of the orchestration is top class: a mastery of the orchestra which rivals the best composers.

But I don't know, did anyone else find this a bit disjointed in places? The "Armada Battle" is just exhausting and even though I recognised all the themes and motifs it wasn't fun to listen to - clipping from one thing to the next every few seconds with no transition. I thought it'd be the highlight of the score but it's probably the worst track on the album. It probably works great in the film, I imagine.

FORZA reply Replies: 0 || 2019-01-23 20:04:28
John Powell himself announced that he will be scoring the upcoming 2019 film, Call of the Wild, directed by Chris Sanders!

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 6 || 2019-01-12 00:01:42
I feel like “The Hidden World” cue is going to steal the show here. Combining Jonsi’s vocals with the choir and orchestra was a genius move, it sounds almost hypnotic. And of course “Furies in Love”...


BerkianWarrior2019-01-15 05:11:02
For sure!! Omg I honestly can't wait for this one, we where gonna get 2 songs for httyd 2 featuring Jonsi, but they stuck with "Flying with Mother" instead. I really would have liked to see Jonsi put lyrics to "romantic flight" for a hiccup and astrid wedding scene. Make it peaceful and sad :'(
Love these movies so much. I feel like watching them and listening to their scores brings back the 11 year old in me, obsessed with orchestra and dragons. A total nerd. I miss those days where everything was filled with magic, and John Powell's scores were at the center of it all <3


mpolonest123 2019-01-19 23:10:42
So having seen the film I can say that this is tonally the most mature score of the series. The old themes all get their moment to shine, but surprisingly are used far less than the previous 2. There also seem to be some temped moments, with one scene using portions of “Battle of the Bewilderbeast” and so on. It will be interesting to see what is missing from the album.

In terms of new stuff, both “The Hidden World” cue and the “Fury Love Theme” are obviously the standouts. Especially in the way they develop throughout. And without spoiling anything, there are some beautiful choral moments in the last 15 minutes. As for the villain material, there wasn’t really anything distinctive that I picked up, which might change with a few listens.


ThePhantasm2019-01-20 09:14:21
I don't know if it's just me but the music doesn't sound as amazing to me like it did for HTTYD 1 & 2, granted i've only listened to the previews but i did the same for 1 & 2 and it got me hyped. I hope I'm wrong


Ds2019-01-20 15:32:16
I have to say I'm a little bit disappointed, movie wise and score wise. Although it's a very good score, it seems like all the highlights are when old themes come back. I'll definitely have to check it on album to see if this impression holds up, maybe it's only because I'm overly familiar with those themes, and new ones still have to grow on me (like with litterally every Powell release).

As for the movie, it felt like the charm and beautiful story of #1 have partly been replaced by poor jokes and loads of explosive action. There are moving moments here and there, but overall it left me quite cold.


mpolonest123 2019-01-20 19:20:27
I was never extremely gung ho about any of the films, but I do agree that there feels like a bit of charm was missing from this one. Especially in the tidy way everything wrapped up. I also found the villain to be extremely forgettable, basically a lesser version of Drago. But hey, at least the visuals were great.

And I do partially agree on the score, although I think it is hard to give a fair opinion until the music has actually been released. But while HTTYD1 has all of the best highlights and HTTYD2 (my personal favorite) has the best narrative development, I feel like this one works as a solid score on it’s own. The weakest of the three but still a pretty good score, if that makes sense.


Ds2019-01-20 21:51:00
That makes perfect sense and I fully agree with you :p

FORZA reply Replies: 5 || 2019-01-04 16:45:22
Available on February 1st!


Anonymous2019-01-05 02:23:11
Yeah maybe in not-america. The film opens in the states in march


Anonymous2019-01-05 07:17:52
Those last three titles are major plot spoilers to my eyes.


rockhound2019-01-10 18:33:25
the soundclips on itunes sound amazing.


iamtommie2019-01-10 21:16:22
Where did you listen to the soundclips on Itunes. I can't find it anywhere?


Kalman2019-01-11 16:28:38
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/how-to-train-your-dragon-h idden-world-original-motion/1448549183

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2019-01-07 16:31:50
New "New Tail"....Hmmm....That should be fun!

JBSO99 reply Replies: 0 || 2018-12-12 07:54:41
This is my most anticipated score of 2019. The two previous ones were great and I hope this one is even better.

Cannot wait!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 1 || 2018-12-11 16:51:21
Coming soon !


FORZA2018-12-11 18:32:50
Can't freaking wait for this. The series ends with a bang!

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