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So, is that Elfman's score in the trailer? It seems a bit early, but if that is, I just MIGHT be okay with him taking over from Junkie.Okay, point taken, but at least his previous scores for Nolan were obviously music and had an emotional presence. And the two note Batman theme was actually something Hans had to convince Nolan about. Nolan wanted this heroic theme that was left unused.@Mike Hans himself said sometimes a movie does not need a melody theme. It depends on the movie and the characters in it.<br>the main character here is fear threat and so on... in that regards the score respects that.<br><br>@hybrid: in order to have the full soundtrack we will then have to wait for bluray and rip the music & effect out of it. ^^This was one of the most emotionally engaging movies I have ever seen.  I suspect it has to do with the fact that my father was a WW II vet who was on a ship going through the Straits of Gibraltar when they were bombarded by German airplanes.  The selection of Elgar's Nimrod was a stroke of genius.  It rises and falls like the ocean, like a wheezy organ.  I wept.  This movie is a tribute to the Everyman who did his or her part.  We need to be reminded.It's not iTunes ????? Hybrid any examples you can post ?
I’m going to see the movie again on Tuesday, but after the first viewing I would say yes and no. The cues on the album are mostly in chronological order (towards the end at least) and I would say ‘Home’, ‘The Oil’, ‘Variation 15’ and ‘End Titles’ play basically unchanged in the movie. However, in my experience the ticking sound is much more present throughout the entire movie and speeds up and slows down during tense moments. On the top of my head, there is not a cue that played in the film that stood out for not being on the album, except for the one when Tommy and Gibson are racing the stretcher across the beach. It’s the staccato violin or cello cue. I don’t know what kind of cue was composed for the prologue since I haven’t seen it, but judging from the comments here that cue is missing as well.Totally agree on that note . Genius has been one of most unique scores in ages and the music is greatQuestion to all the people who watched it<br><br>Is the score a good representation of the movie? Or do we have another score which misses the best music from the movie like 'Escape from ship' or 'No time for caution'.<br><br>Very enjoyable score and after watching the show last final last night bought the soundtrack. BrilliantWhat? Mike, this is definitely inherent to the Zimmer/Nolan relationship and to Nolan's absurd soundtrack direction. Two-note Batman theme ring a bell? Nolan hasn't just been tying Zimmer's hands behind his back. He's unwittingly brainwashed him and, subsequently, most of Zimmer's remote control production minions into thinking the way forward for soundtracks is in non-melodic, non-developing constructs.
Found one of the main themes.....<br><br>Sounds pretty much like the rising music in Pirates 2 when the Kraken shows up to eat Jack Sparrow....Heard Hans Zimmer at Merriweather Post Pavilion. What a mind bowing performance.Hey Hybrid,<br><br>Will they ever release the track they pieced together for the 7 Minute IMAX Preview/Prologue?just commented on the WaterTower Music yt channel. (i waited a day lol!) <br><br>Hans and his team made me the best birthday present ever : )<br><br>i like seeing the "few notes" principle Hans explained in his Masterclass. this score takes it to a master high level.<br><br>i would like to say in passing that the experiment on Inferno  (ambient music) can be felt through this score. and i love it!<br><br>thanks Hans, Lorne, Andrew, Benjamin, and anyone involved. thanks Hybrid Soldier, your fan website is the best!The rendition of What Are You Going To Do When You're Not Saving The World in the new Justice League trailer is pretty cool, at least it shows they have not forgotten this theme :-p
My one hope is that this doesn't mean Chris Nolan will be tying Zimmer's hands behind his back for future scores. If he wants to do that here, okay. I can get over one score. But I hope Nolan doesn't keep calling for this non-melodic approach.That was one of my favorites, wish it was on the OST.Yeah, was also looking for that track.Nolan's liner notes, which explains a lot on the score :<br><br>"British people are raised on the story of Dunkirk. The events of the evacuation are sacred ground, not to be ventured onto without great care. Daunting for a filmmaker. But the things that place Dunkirk so firmly at the heart of a nation's self-image are the very qualities that make it one of the greatest stories in human history. Irresistible to a filmmaker.<br><br>This film required a remarkable creative team, and Hans Zimmer, as well as having been a valued member in the past, knows how to assemble his own great team. From our first meeting, where I described to the percussionist, Satnam Ramgotra, the unusual rhythmic structure of the script and how it needed to be amplified by the music, through the finishing touches applied by Lorne Balfe during our last weeks of mixing, the importance of teamwork was paramount. The process nicely echoed the circumstances of the events we were trying to honour- a triumph of communal effort, not individual heroism.<br><br>When I called Hans one night with a one word suggestion- "Nimrod", I wasn't sure he'd accept experimenting with an existing theme for the climax of the film. To my surprise, he knew just who to call to achieve the deconstruction of Elgar's monumental theme, a theme as beloved to the English as Dunkirk itself, often played at ceremonial occasions and funerals. It's a theme which (I never admitted to Hans) I am incapable of hearing without feeling the surprising weight of my father's coffin on my shoulder. Hans brought in Benjamin Wallfisch, who, in collaboration with the great music editor Alex Gibson and myself, fashioned a modern reworking that grows out of the sights and sounds of the movie- tapping the original's resonances without feeling unearned. Hans's brass accents complete the piece's power to move without sentimentalizing.<br><br>Hans went on to incorporate Elgar's theme elsewhere in the score, a score that on this album has been divided into cues, but which in the film plays as one long piece with a unifying and complex rhythmic and tonal structure. The structure of the screenplay itself builds upon the shepherd tone concepts I first explored with composer David Julyan in the soundtrack for "The Prestige", but here Zimmer's team (in particular Andy Page and Andrew Kawczynski) and I added a whole new rhythmical structure. This can't be fully represented on the album, but in the film it is able to integrate sound effects and even story structure into the very fabric of the music in a new and unique manner.<br><br>The rigid structure, to which we adamntly stuck, at times proved frustrating for the musicians, but they persevered and produced extraordinary cues based on unusual solutions (such as a recording of my watch that Hans and his team adapted into many different rhythmic voices). The disciplined procedural approach stopped the music for "Dunkirk" from ever resorting to arbitrary cinematic emotionalism, something Hans and I always felt was vital, given the inherent emotional heft of the real life events. This has been a long and hard journey, but I am proud of the final results, and hope that you will share my appreciation for the talent of the artists who worked so hard for so long on this score.<br><br>CHRISTOPHER NOLANI don't think emotion and melodies = Oscar worthy. Dunkirk's score fits in with the movie far better than Chappie.
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Hans ZimmerJohn Van TongerenJay RifkinBruce Fowler
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The Power Of One
Label: Elektra
Length: 46'59 (Score: 30'35)
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  1. The Rainmaker (7:46)
  2. Mother Africa (6:19)
  3. Of Death & Dying (4:11)
  4. Limpopo River Song - The Bulawayo Church Choir (1:54) *
  5. The Power Of One - Teddy Pendergrass (5:17) **
  6. Woza Mfana (1:56)
  7. Southland Concerto (2:26) **
  8. Senzenina (1:48) **
  9. Penny Whistle Song (2:14)
  10. The Funeral Song - The Bulawayo Church Choir (1:42) *
  11. Wangal' Unozipho - The Bulawayo Church Choir (3:24) *
  12. Mother Africa Reprise (8:02)
*Written by David Khabo
**Written or arranged by Johnny Clegg
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Andrew Burnett reply Replies: 0 || 2017-03-27 21:17:54
Where can I get sheet music of Mother Africa Reprise or, if necessary, the whole soundtrack

Michael Poleschuck reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-16 10:16:10
How did John Van Tongeren invovled in this? And did he important music cues here?

khabo reply Replies: 1 || 2016-07-21 10:17:44
Going through this website i cant help but be proud of my father David Khabo. Such moments when i go through his works im like my dad is actually cool lol


Richard Kinchlea2016-10-26 04:32:13
Nice story!

Ashley reply Replies: 2 || 2010-03-07 00:00:00
What are the lyrics for Rainmaker? "they run this way, they run that, cowards.." something like that


Tayla-Rose2016-03-27 11:33:39
That is for Southland Concerto as explained in the movie before the concert when the lyrics were written. I am yet to find the actual lyrics of this song. If I do find them I will give you the link.


Dale-Ray2016-05-09 22:27:32
Any luck with the lyrics of this song? I'm desperate... :-(

Arie williams reply Replies: 0 || 2014-10-24 08:29:21
Please could I have the lyrics of the Limpopo river song in the power of one and a translation if available .many thanks
Arie

Ann Sillman reply Replies: 1 || 2011-01-17 00:00:00
Just listened to the CD again, how wonderful. Wish I had the words and a translation of what the songs sing about.


Fan2014-07-21 02:48:43
Bagijima kanjalo, bephethe ngaleyo ndlela, zingabantu ngamagwala...
literal translation from the words said by Mr. Freeman´s character:
In the song =Southland Concerto= they sang the words KANJALO, BEPHETE and NGMAGWALA... specially this last word, when... (NO SPOILERS).

Dan reply Replies: 1 || 2007-11-15 00:00:00
The lyrics are available for this sound track. While in highschool our choir program sang the entire score for a choral concert.


crik@olympus.net2014-02-10 00:08:16
Please did you ever get the original language lyrics

p mindell reply Replies: 3 || 2010-05-10 00:00:00
Is there choral sheet music for Mother Africa?


david2012-11-07 21:38:02
is there a choral sheet? i´m desperately seeking for this sheets to sing in a choir...


Mr. Charles2013-04-04 17:46:09
Way to respond after nearly 5 years, Clare. Wtf?


Hybrid Soldier2013-04-04 22:19:25
Excellent film, with the first appearance on screen of Daniel Craig, playing some South African "Nazi Alike" military extremist... :D

It's a made up language. reply Replies: 1 || 2008-08-04 00:00:00
I performed one of the songs from The Power of One in college and one of the fascinating things my professor told us about this soundtrack, is that the lyrics are all made up.
It's actually kind of strange, and I'm still not sure how I feel about that, but it literally does not have a translation.
Sorry.
But I guess that just means you can make up whatever lyrics you want.
Cheers!


Clare2013-04-03 19:06:28
That's nonsense - the songs were performed by local people in their own Zulu, not by a professional choir reading made-up syllables off sheet music. The only lyrics I can translate from Mother Africa are the repeating phrase "We sangoma ngi velelwe" which means "Oh healer, I'm in pain" - I know this because that phrase was recycled in several later Lebo M/Hans Zimmer collaborations including The Lion King, which DID have lyrics provided!

Your professor may have meant that the lyrics YOU WERE SINGING were made up, because Lebo M (who was responsible for the choir in Power of One) doesn't seem to have written down the lyrics, so all western performances are based on a phonetic transliteration. If you know Karl Jenkins's "Adiemus", those lyrics ARE made-up, just syllables that sound interesting performed by a professional choir.

james reply Replies: 0 || 2010-06-07 00:00:00
I really want to find the lyrics fr 'southland concerto'. does anyone know where i can get them, thanks.

jihoon reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-31 00:00:00
hi~~ thank you~~

Denice reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-06 00:00:00
This is a great soundtrack. I saw the movie years ago and went out and bought the cassette tape of the soundtrack. I didn't, however, get the CD version of the soundtrack. Now I only have a cassette version which I can't play on any of my audio equipment. Please, please, please is there any chance that this wonderful soundtrack might be re-released on CD? I am forever hopeful that one day I'll be able to buy the CD of this soundtrack and enjoy this great music again!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-21 00:00:00
Please tell me, who sings the song Senzenina on the soundtrack?

Liz
Rochester, NY

A Trifari reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-14 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer at his very best. Complex, beautiful and moving. He rose to the occasion again for the Thin Red Line. I recon he has now lost interest in serious composing.

Sam reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-04 00:00:00
I saw this movie in English class today i cries, laughed, and sang along. I realized how good we have it these days, and how lucky i am. We don't have to worry about people just coming up to us and hitting us and being able to get awat with it. This was an AMAZING! movie and is now one of my favorites! if you havn't watched it be sure to. And if you have than im sure you feel the same as i do:)

Donna reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-03 00:00:00
oh my god,i didn't realise so many people from all corners of the world had such an interest in this film as i do.what a story of couarge,strength,honor,unity and much more.to read the book or watch the film gives me strength and courage for things i believe in.and the soundtrack makes a bad day at work just disappear when i listen to it on the journey home.i hope that when my son is old enough he will appreciate it as much as i do..that it gives him courage in this strange and cruel world we are now living in....

Carlos reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-31 00:00:00
Im a huge fan from Venezuela. Loved this movie, and this soundtrack is amazing. Someday we´d see each other in the movie business Hans... If a Venezuelan has a chance...

John Australia reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-01 00:00:00
We sang the Penny Whistle Song at the Dept Education Annual Schools Sectacular at the Sydney Entertainment Centre about 5 years ago. It was a slightly cut down version (fitted into an African medley) and from my enquiries, the staff who transcribed it just wrote in the words as to how they sounded, so we had no idea if we were singing the correct words or not. Could those who have sung these pieces at school or college provide any publishers details if they were official versions please...

Alana reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-01 00:00:00
A magnificent album!

angela reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-23 00:00:00
hey everyone the viewers of power of one..totally love this movie and one of a life time favourite..watched it when i was young but didnt quite get the meaning of it but i kept it in heart how sad it was and the soundtracks always remains in my braine the tunes and the beautiful singing that i never forget so I went and watched it again with my partner and found out theres so much more to that movie than just being sad. i hope that everyone enjoyed the movie because it has given me something valuable in life as im in this journey of life..
would love to buy the soundtracks and would be nice to get the lyrics too.

Lupe reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-10 00:00:00
I'm looking for the lyric of Mother Africa (Reprise), please, if u know where to find it, let me know.
Thanks

lupe@lajoyacostarica.com

Mary reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-09 00:00:00
Where can I find this album at a reasonable price?

I just came back from a photo safaris at Tanzania and would like to use some of the music to create a slideshow.

Margaret reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-22 00:00:00
I'll add my voice to those saying that this is a wonderful, utterly underrated film because of the hope-filled message, the generally fine acting, AND the *beautiful* choral singing. I got hooked on South African choral singing when I saw the film Dingaka - the "Go in Peace" song is inexpressibly beautiful. I've bought both Dingaka (pity it isn't on DVD) and this one.

I'm trying to learn Zulu in hope of one day visiting SA, but while I can now occasionally pick out a word from the film, I haven't a prayer of being able to transcribe the songs. If the lyrics aren't available anywhere online, could someone who speaks the language/s possibly do the great service of transcribing the songs for us all, as Baba Thaba kindly did for Senzenina in his post 2005/08/11? I'm uncomfortably conscious of what an imposition even asking is, but I can't imagine any other way to ever get the lyrics. Lebo M doesn't apparently have a contact point other than through his agent.

Sharon Guy reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-09 00:00:00
I love this album. It reminds me of a great film and a great holiday in Africa. It is permanantly on my ipod and very much worth the price on Amazon marketplace!

Graeme reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-21 00:00:00
Guys....Please!! As a South African who (rather) liked the movie and loved the soundtrack...do yourselves a HUGE favour. Read the book! It was originally written by Bryce Courtney (ex-SA). The book takes you on the journey of a lifetime and you will struggle to put it down. Once read, it will make the movie look rather mediocre. And best of al: in the book, little Peekay does not speak with a Cockney accent :-))

eve marsh reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-10 00:00:00
i loved the movie i know the words to the sound track word for word but i was wondering if i could get the lyrics to the songs in african so i could teach my mother the words properly so she doesnt embarrase her self when we sing in our music gig thanks if you could send me a web site of the lyrics please send it to evileve_889@hotmail.com thanks for all your help

Patricia Ruppert reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-06 00:00:00
The Power of One is the best sound track I ever heard. I have been listening to it everyday for the last 15 years. I will never get tired of it. Mr. Hans Zimmer created a master piece.

Ana E. reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-02 00:00:00
Just finished watching the film for the second time and couldn't wait to jump onto the net to find more info about it.
Even as a Kiwi I can still feel the emotions of the African people through the television. It's given me inspiration in my own life. I hope to eventually visit Africa and do my part in terms of aid and development.

Bula vinaka, malo ni and Kia ora!
God bless.

Kleber reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-24 00:00:00
Briliant movie!!! I love so much, wonderfull Hans Zimmer!!!! This sound track touch my heart a lot. Congratulattions!!!!

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