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Black Widow has been moved to Nov. 6th, so we'll het Balfe's sckre at the end of the year.<br><br>Mulan has been moved to July 24th.Beautiful score! Matches well with The Lion King and WhispersBooklet credits:<br><br>"Wedding"<br>Lyrics: Joanna Wallfisch<br>Elenor Bowers-Jolley: Vocals<br><br>"Siren's Lullaby"<br>Lyrics: Joanna Wallfisch<br>Sarah Lee, Elenor Bowers-Jolley: Vocals<br><br>Yuja Wang: Piano<br>Jack Liebeck: Violin<br>Raphael Wallfisch: Cello<br><br>The Chamber Orchestra of London<br>Janice Graham: Leader<br><br>Music Composed and Conducted by Benjamin Wallfisch<br><br>Score Recorded at Air Studios, London, September 2012<br>Piano Recorded at Avatar Studios, New York, September 2012<br>Music Mixed at Squadron Sound<br>Music Producer: Benjamin Wallfisch<br>Additional Orchestration: Ben Foskett<br>Orchestra Contractor: Gareth Griffiths<br>Score Recorded and Mixed by Jake Jackson<br>Scoring Co-Producer: Alexander van Ingen<br>Assistant Engineer: Chris Barrett<br>Mix Assistant: Adam Miller<br>Music Preparation: Global Music Services, Ltd<br>Publisher: Du Vinage Publishing Ltd<br>Executive Producer DG: Christian Badzura<br>Project Coordinator DG: Burkhard Bartsch<br><br>Booklet Editor: Jens Schünemeyer<br>Photos: Summer in February Films<br>Cover Design: The Creative Partnership<br>Package Design: Mareike Walter<br>Art Direction: Merle KerstenBooklet credits:<br><br>Music Composed by Benjamin Wallfisch<br><br>Music Orchestrated and Produced by Benjamin Wallfisch<br>Executive Producer: Robert Townson <br>Vocal Improvisations by Sussan Deyhim (tracks 2 & 7)<br>Additional vocals: Joanna Wallfisch (tracks 1 & 8) <br>Guitars: Owen Gurry<br>Score Performed by Macedonian Radio Symphony Orchestra<br>Conductor: Oleg Kondratenko<br>Orchestra Leader: Ana Kondratenko<br>Orchestra Contractor: Laurent Koppitz<br>Score Recorded by Giorgi Hristovski<br>Assistant Engineer: Boban Apostolov<br>Score Mixed by Benjamin Wallfisch<br>Orchestra Recorded at MRTV, Macedonia<br>Music Mixed at Fifth Street Music, Santa Monica<br>Music Programming: Benjamin Wallfisch<br>Mastered by Patricia Sullivan<br><br>Special Thanks from the composer to: Afshin Ghaffarian, Richard Raymond, Pippa Cross, Akram Khan, Bob Bowen, Sussan Deyhim, Andrew Shulman, Owen Gurry, Joanna Wallfisch, Robert Townson, Laurent Koppitz and Darrell AlexanderHmmm, according to Batu's website he worked on the first half of L3 & Millennium Falcon
Lovely score with beautiful themes, atmospheric vocal parts and a nice orchestration.This is a highly underrated album. It's nothing short of a masterpiece, a modern opera. The choir is beautiful, and the choice of gospel for the first track gives it a unique identity, though I'm not sure how well it meshes with the orchestra. It feels a bit off, but will hopefully improve for me on further listens. <br><br>The composition, has to me, elevated Powell to the status of the second best living composer (Williams is still first for now). It's pure orchestral beauty and mastery with variety of texture, color, and style, with seamless tonal transitions. The complexity rivals some of the great works of the past. <br><br>It's strange to me that this is called "choral works". Sure the choir is an important element, but it really should be named "Hubris Symphony", or "Hubris: The Opera", because that's the status the album deserves.My Attempt at a chronological order with edits (feel free to correct any mistakes or if I missed anything) <br><br>1. A Storm Is Coming (0:00 - 0:36) (Logos) <br>2. Should You Choose To Accept (0:00 - 0:52) <br>3. Good Evening, Mr. Hunt (4:19) <br>4. Plutonium Trade (2:53) <br>5. A Terrible Choice (2:55) <br>6. The Manifesto (1:44)  <br>7. Fallout (1:30)  <br>8. Your Mission (2:14)  <br>9. Free Fall (4:14) <br>10. As Ugly As They Come (2:26) <br>11. The White Widow (4:42) <br>12. Should You Choose To Accept (0:52 - 2:34) <br>13. Framing Ethan (2:01)  <br>14. The Exchange (5:55)  <br>15. Escape Through Paris (5:05) <br>16. Steps Ahead (1:02)  <br>17. Je Suis De Sole (1:06)  <br>18. We Are Never Free (6:57)  <br>19. Trapped (3:26)  <br>20. The Mission Is Terminated (2:09)  <br>21. No Hard Feelings (4:20)  <br>22. Stairs And Rooftops (6:00)  <br>23. Kashmir (4:29) <br>24. Fate Whispers To The Warrior (3:54) <br>25. And The Warrior Whispers Back (3:56) <br>26. Scalpel And Hammer (0:00 - 2:19) <br>27. Cutting On One (0:00 - 2:23) <br>28. Unfinished Business (1:49)  <br>29. A Storm Is Coming (0:36 - 1:12) <br>30. I Am The Storm (2:07)  <br>31. Scalpel And Hammer (2:19 - 5:10) <br>32. Cutting On One (2:23 - 3:42) <br>33. The Last Resort (2:55)  <br>34. Mission: Accomplished (1:15) <br>BONUS TRACKS: <br>35. The Syndicate (Unused) (6:00) <br>36. Change Of Plan (Unused) (5:47)Rogue One is a bit of an odd one. From what I'd heard, Desplat had joined on the condition he'd be allowed to do his own thing and not ape Williams. But once they decided to overhaul the film, they pressured him to go that exact direction. Things stayed still for a while (in which he still got paid) before he was finally let go very late into production. So the idea he sorta just left is interesting, so I'm curious to hear what that was about.<br><br>For BW, it seems very likely to me that Marvel simply were unsure about Alexandre's music, so I'm guessing they hired Balfe to do some demos and decided from there. Who knows what the exact timeline is, but I'd wager it'd have to at least be this year if he's been on it a bit. Especially with AD's name having stayed on the posters during it.Hybrid, Desplat left Rogue One just for his own idea? I know he left that movie beacuse schedule conflict for the reshoots. <br>But for Black Widow seems that the replacement was since months ago with Lorne writing and recording the score at the same time
ht tp:// filmmusicreporter. com/2020/04/01/ track-list-for-disneys-live-action-mulan -soundtrack-album-revealed/<br><br>Why release a tracklist for an album that won't be released for another 6 months at least. That's just a punch in the gut, in my opinionSo it won't be a last minute and hasty job?No idea but he was on it for a bit, I think.Hybrid, do you know how long Lorne had to score?Score is recorded already.
Yup, which makes me wonder if they had to wait before announcing it, considering Desplat was still being listed in posters prior to the delay.I think Lorne teased this some time ago by sending a picture of researching Russian music on insta (maybe)Hello, <br><br>I'm looking for the translation of the song God Yu Tekkem Laef Blong Mi in English of French.<br><br>Could anyone help me ? <br><br>Thank you !you can't, it's only an info for the complete scoreAccording To Filmmusicreporter.com, it Is true Lorne Balfe Is Scoring Black Widow.<br><br>Wow this guy Is the Best, this is the first time balfe scoring an MCU since Iron Man(worked as an additional music). I can't believe that Alexandre Desplat, who is a good composer left the film just like I remember Rogue One. Well, Now i Hope that Lorne Balfe makes a great score just like he does always.
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His Dark Materials (TV Series) (The Musical Anthology)
Label: Silva Screen
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  1. His Dark Materials (1:38)
  2. The Alethiometer (4:35)
  3. Lyra - The Child Of Prophecy (2:20)
  4. The Settling Of A Daemon (3:54)
  5. Scholastic Sanctuary (3:06)
  6. The General Oblation Board (2:58)
  7. The Life Of Roger Parslow (2:42)
  8. The Machinations Of Lord Boreal (2:50)
  9. A Gilded Cage (1:24)
  10. The Strength Of Gyptians (3:38)
  11. A Plea To Fate (3:13)
  12. The Legacy Of Svalbard (2:30)
  13. Mrs. M. Coulter (2:05)
  14. The Magisterium (3:03)
  15. The Path Foretold (2:15)
  16. Release The Spy-Fly (2:07)
  17. The Tales Of Lee Scoresby (2:43)
  18. The Compass Points North (2:34)
  19. Will - The Knife Bearer (2:15) (Physical CD Bonus Track)
  20. The Witches Of Lake Enara (3:15)
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Knight reply Replies: 0 || 2019-12-23 19:57:08
Is volume 2 of HDM going to be added soon?

BrianP reply Replies: 1 || 2019-12-22 13:36:43
Really love the fact Lorne Balfe is posting the score music for all of the themes for piano.Volume 1 has to be the best tv soundtrack this year


mpolonest123 2019-12-22 14:33:39
Hate on the man’s music all you want, I’ve never seen a composer interact and give so much to his fans. Really cool guy!

Micheal reply Replies: 1 || 2019-12-21 22:51:50
Is Balfe doing Bond ?


Mr.Unbreakable2019-12-22 00:00:55
Nope,The composer is Dan Romer (Maniac).

Mr.Unbreakable reply Replies: 1 || 2019-12-21 02:07:54
Something has failed with the complete score, knowing what Balfe is capable of doing by arranger good themes, I don't quite understand why the score stands out so little.


mpolonest123 2019-12-21 02:49:10
Having seen the first few episodes I was surprised at how “in the background” the music really was. Especially compared to the excellent concept album released earlier.

I took a spin with the new album, there are still some standout tracks but I do feel like a good chunk has that underscore feeling to it.

AndreasP reply Replies: 0 || 2019-12-21 00:19:51
Loving the complete score for His Dark Materials.Silver Guillotone, Armored Claws and Polar Adventure are the best cues of the album.This soundtrack and 6 Underground have made Christmas !

Balfe reply Replies: 2 || 2019-12-20 13:55:40
I am willing to give Balfe the benefit - the concept album is great and there are good points in the show - but the actual score is frigging terrible. Like a cheap youtube approximation of Hans Zimmer. What the fuck is this?


Drone2019-12-20 14:01:49
So, either Balfe does all the great music, and the drones get on it and make it sound synthetic and pointless, or Balfe likes the pointless......Who composed the His Dark Material Anthology? Who composed the score for the BBC show? And what the fuck happened in between? The themes are the same but the performance is totally different and the theme development is pitiful. So is it the case that Balfe did a 50 minute concept album with an actual orchestra that some interns put to picture, cos this is a massive disappointment?


badbu2019-12-20 14:54:18
i like the complete score very much!
the cue "everyone is special" is amazing!

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 1 || 2019-12-19 15:32:15
Now in Itunes NZ, the album for the first season

https:/ /music.apple.com/nz/album/his-dark-materials-original-televi sion-soundtrac k/1491 851961


Test2019-12-20 13:52:54
Yeah, the actual score is actually pretty bad. Totally synthy, or at least cheap two-band orchestra, HZ-trailer muzak from the early 2000s. What happened here - massive disappointment.

maholen reply Replies: 0 || 2019-12-19 10:36:10
You don't have to agree with me. But it is my attitude towards the music of Lorne Balfe and as I mentioned. Not everything is bad, but not everything is really good either. His scores are uninteresting after listening to them a third time at the latest. Precisely because everything sounds familiar. He was a good composer for additional music for various Hans Zimmer scores. And yes, he was also one of the additional composers for the first two parts of Transformers. Not all Remote Control composers are suitable for being the main composer. I also don't want to hear music from the same people all the time. That's why I'm open to film music. I've been listening to film music for almost 30 years! So I know what I'm talking about. Of course you cannot know everything. But I don't want to know everything either. In my opinion, Lorne Balfe should take a slightly more careful look at his work and not deliver one score after the next. That's why his music is so monotonous. Rarely do you experience surprises and unfortunately there are not really many in 6 undergrounds. The drums on "Tons of Blood" don't sound bad, but it's better that way. It reminds me of the gaming soundtrack by Need for Speed &#8203;&#8203;- The Run by Brian Tyler. There are great drums in there. So don't take it personally, just accept it.

Thomas reply Replies: 12 || 2019-11-13 12:36:09
This is Balfe’s best music yet for sure and shows a side to his musical skills we don’t get to hear much I think.
It’s been interesting reading posts about Balfe doing Bond.Has he confirmed yet if he is ?


NotSoAnonymous2019-11-13 17:32:06
Well, "No Time To Die" (Bond 25) is being scored by Dan Romer. So, No; he is not scoring it.


Anonymous2019-11-13 22:36:22
lol no he’s not


HunterTech2019-11-14 01:37:02
The report about Romer leaving wasn't even confirmed, so I think it's just people wanting the expected to happen at this point.


;)2019-11-14 18:34:27
Neither Romer or Balfe are scoring Bond 25


NotSoAnonymous2019-11-15 17:36:12
Well, unless you have a source, or can point to a credible publication reporting Romer is not scoring it, I think it is safe to assume (for now) that the composer announced and still listed on the official website as the composer for the film is in-fact the composer for the film..

He wouldn't be my personal choice for the job, but I am not going to ignorantly pretend that he isn't currently the hired composer.


;)2019-11-15 21:20:21
Ok.


AlitaFan2019-12-17 21:57:48
I heard Hans Zimmer is scoring Bond 25 :)


Miralsice2019-12-17 22:05:09
Just rumors, nothing else :)


;)2019-12-18 02:09:39
Might want to start believing those “rumors” lol.


HunterTech2019-12-19 00:26:25
With the amount of projects Zimmer has for 2020 already, there's a lot time he'd have to squeeze in if he needed to get job done by April. Balfe at least looks to be done with his current slate of upcoming movies, so he has a higher chance.


JD2019-12-19 01:40:21
What is your source?


HunterTech2019-12-19 09:21:03
Well that's what I want to ask the others, since Zimmer's 2020 line up has definitely been confirmed (WW84, Dune, Top Gun 2, Spongebob 3 (as of now)). With Balfe, Military Wives had its TIFF screening back in September, and Bad Boys For Life is just next month. So that gives him barely enough time to squeeze in, if he were to be hired.

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 0 || 2019-12-17 20:02:11
This Friday, the final album comes out, at least digitally in February, physically

http: //filmmusicreporter.com/2019/12/17/new-soundtrack-album-for- bbcs-hbos- his-dark-materials-announced/

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 2 || 2019-12-07 10:39:26
Balfe say it and i can confirmed now

6 Undergrond is coming by Paramount Music, and that means, only digital.

13 December, as the movie hit Netflix.


JD2019-12-09 18:49:19
Good to know. Hybrid do you have any insight on this release?


rockhound2019-12-12 12:24:50
sound clips

https:// music.apple.com/nz/album/6-underground -music-from-the-netflix-film/ 1490017912

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 0 || 2019-11-10 17:00:26
“The Alethiometer” might be my new favorite track of the year. Those chord progressions scream JNH/Jerry Goldsmith and are pretty similar to Balfe’s work on Beyond: Two Souls/Blackwood.

I’m glad to see this score getting some love, I’ve always been annoyed with how people seem to slam Balfe for his more workmanlike efforts while ignoring the stronger scores he has done over the years.

iamtommie44 reply Replies: 0 || 2019-11-09 19:26:00
I really like this score. Not a big fan of Balfe, but really enjoy this one.

And is it me or does The Tales Of Lee Scoresby really sound like Sweetwater from Westworld?

Mephariel reply Replies: 0 || 2019-11-06 17:15:06
Haven't been this impressed by Balfe since KP3.


Shince Thomas reply Replies: 0 || 2019-11-06 13:50:58
Lorne surprised me with this score, I am blown away. This is such a great music, best of this fall.

JBSO99 reply Replies: 2 || 2019-11-05 21:25:08
Okay, so I'm not the biggest Balfe fan, but when he does it right, I have to recognize it.

And this is a really good example of the best he can achieve. Tracks like the main theme, The Alethiometer, The Strength of Gyptians or A Plea To Fate show how great he can be, and makes me wonder why he would not use this style more often in his scores.

Anyway, I cannot wait to hear how he develops and uses the themes when the score album is released!


Ds2019-11-05 23:33:28
I fully agree. 2019 has been a bit disappointing musically, and I have the impression this score finally shakes things up a bit! Possibly a shot at my favourite of the year. Looking forward to the rest of the show & the music!


superultramegaa2019-11-06 03:44:31
Damn. After skimming the album, you might be right about this being a great product from Balfe. Jesus, woodwinds, beautiful string and choral writing, melody, and an overall creative sound pallet. The only other score of his that gets close to this quality IMO is Genius Season 2.

There are a few moments where the electronics sound ugly and overbearing, but they're thankfully pretty sparse.

I fully agree that we need more of this Lorne style!

Ro reply Replies: 0 || 2019-11-05 17:22:15
Alethiometer is a peculiar track and my favorite cue of the album.

It starts off with a Piano motif that is not awfully different from James Newton Howard's central theme for Signs. From there it briefly touches upon the Watergate Piano chord from Frost/Nixon. There are also times when I am almost ready to hear something from "Da Vinci Code" though it doesn't fully materialize.

The orchestral parts have hints of "Sky Ferry" from the Golden Compass by Alexandre Desplat too. I am also hearing a faint reference to the chorus melody of "Arriving At Atoll" from Waterworld.

What a journey!

Balfe fan reply Replies: 1 || 2019-11-04 10:39:23
I have to admit I totally eat all my negative words about Balfe. This is a fantastic and innovative score, full of great melodies, full orchestrations, vocal work, and innovative instrumentation. Clearly, he has spent a lot of time developing this. A clear sense of thematic purpose and melody!


NOW A BALFE FAN2019-11-05 15:14:59
best soundtrack this year so far I think with great themes and his best best since Beyond Two Souls

rockhound reply Replies: 0 || 2019-11-03 09:56:37
This is a fantastic score. Beautiful themes, a very nice orchestration and great vocal and choir parts. I think his best score so far.

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2019-10-31 23:29:28
Tina Guo and Richard Harvey are musicians


Knight2019-11-01 00:30:10
Peter Gregson as well

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