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Just saw Maleficent 2. There is a lot more Newton Howard in the movoe than there is on album.<br>I actually can't really understand why they didn't include the reprise of The Christening (the dinner scene) & the finale in the movie.<br><br>Zanelli's score is wonderful and I love it very much. But would have loved this on albumI can't imagine how someone likes Balfe's part over Richters. As you said Thomas, Richters work sounds more like suites, and Balfes work is written more to picture. BUT, it sounds to me also like a typical RCP-work with Hans. While Hans gives the direction with his suites and melodies, Balfe and co are adapting those suites to the specific scenes and writing some "new" stuff to fill any gap if there is any need of it, so they become additional composers in the credits.<br><br>And here, we have the same. Richter shows the direction and some cues are real intense and beautiful. Balfes parts sounding like a gap-filler. I don't want to talk bad about Balfe, he's a composing machine, but still i can't find anything remarkable on those parts and so i can't understand how Richters work hasn't been used but instead the more colorless cues from Balfes part :/<br><br>Again, don't feel insulted guys, it's just my sensationBalfe’s part is the best I think.<br>It also seems written to picture instead of just long suites.<br>My understanding is the Balfe wrote half of the score but the album doesn’t seem to represent that for some reason.I really liked Richter’s score over balfesI listened Max Richter for years. He is the kind of select or minority composer who does his solo works and soundtrack for movies not so famous. <br>His solo works are really really good with quintet and piano and voice. "on the nature of daylight" is definitely the best. <br>His sountrack is not good as his solo, to be honest. I think "the Leftovers" (2014-2017, HBO series), "Miss Slaone" (2016) and "Mary Queen of Scots" (2019) are cool.<br>If you need some peaceful music for meditation or good sleep, listen to his work.
Richter did his recording in january and june 2019. The Director himself is a fan of Richter, so the deadline and director are not the reason.<br>It seemed that producers were not satisfied with Richter's music and they wanted something new, that's why they got Lorne. It turned out Lorne brought a very limited new...@Cercei<br>Hybrid can definitely answer that best. Richter’s score is used (alongside Balfe’s material) as well as some source pieces. If I remember correctly it’s a mish-mash of the two.I do know that piece, it’s very pretty. I’ll check out his other works, thanks for the recommendation. In terms of minimalism I really am into Brian Eno at the moment. His “Music For Airports” and “The Lovely Bones” are excellent if you like more introspective music.btw, you're saying Lorne recomposed and reworked the entire score. as i haven't seen the movie yet, did the producers end up with not using richters score for it at all and just used the score from Lorne?thanks for your information. but i actually don't understand why they have done that. i've heard now Lornes cues and Richters cues. all those cues from Lorne, they sound very similiar to that what Richter composed, but somehow with less melodies. And you really have to work hard to not use fewer melodies then Richter, as he's a minimalist at its best ^^ with that being said, i can't hear any groundbreaking differences from Lornes part, so what was their idea on hiring it and getting the same style of music, but in a more "light" version? :/
i really admire Max Richters work, he isn't that new in this scene. his style is that repeating minimalism. maybe you've heard once the cue "on the nature of daylight" which was used a lot by many other movies. his last score which knocked me out was "Hostiles". such an emotional and intense score, you need to hear that, and probably see the movie as well (with Christian Bale). <br><br>Really surprised at this album, I’ve never really heard anything from Max Richter but I really like what he ended up writing for this score. It surprisingly flows well for a stand alone listen. It’s funny that the producers wanted a different approach, I think Richter nailed it.<br><br>Balfe’s contribution is excellent as well, I particularly like that repeating chord progression (which is starting to become one of his trademarks considering how many times he has used it). It’s disappointing that they didn’t include more of his contribution though, since he apparently rewrote the entire score.Lorne said in his Twitter, the first album for His Dark Materials come 3rd November, no date, for the moment, for the second album.Was the producersi haven't understood the fact, that Lorne was involved in this. Can someone explain it for me? Was the director not satisfied with Richters music? Was the deadline too near? Or what was the reason why they have brought Lorne to this project?
"The Wanderer", "Event Horizon", "You Have To Let Me Go" and "Tuesday (Voiceless)" = WOW WOW WOW!!!Zanelli is no James Newton Howard, but he did a fantastic job with writing a large scale fantasy score. I’ll even say that, while I think the first Maleficent is stronger overall, I personally like the action writing better here. Also 2 little things I’ve noticed;<br><br>1. The new theme here sounds fairly similar to the Father/Son tune from KFP3<br>2. 2:20-3:30 sounds like it may have been temped from the finale of Fantastic Beasts. (Or maybe I’m just crazy lol)Great work of Zanelli, if is not as good like JNH's Maleficent, is a tremendous work, with a terrific writing and orchestrations, even the most tender parts are terrific.It’s definitely Balfe. I’ve seen the film for the second time two weeks ago so my memory is kind of hazy but luckily I decided to record the end credits for reference and I think it plays in Balfe’s section / variation of one of his themes played on a solo string instrument. <br><br>I think we got most of Richter cues as it was mainly his release. I feel that Lorne has moved on from this project - he didn’t even mention the release so an extended release of his material seems unlikely to happen :( <br><br>For those interested the credits suite plays as follows: <br><br><br>“A Trip To The Moon” (synth part)<br>“I Put All That Away”<br>Variation on the theme in “Underground Lake” at 0:14<br>Variation on the theme in “Trip To Neptune” 0-1:00<br>“To The Stars”Season 2 premieres in 2 weeks, if he was scoring he would be working on it at the moment. But yes no confirmation regarding his return or a new composer. No news regarding new composer might be a hint whether Djawadi is returning or not.
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Hans ZimmerNick Glennie-SmithHenning LohnerLorne Balfe
ComposerComposerAdditional MusicAdditional Music
Lauras Stern
Label: BMG Records
Length: 68'12
HZimmer.com rating:        4/5
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  1. Opening Title (2:21)
    Nick Glennie-Smith
  2. The Chase (2:20)
    Nick Glennie-Smith
  3. Lonely Laura (2:10)
    Nick Glennie-Smith
  4. Laura & Muschka (1:21)
    Nick Glennie-Smith
  5. A Star Is Born Part 1 (4:52)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith
  6. A Star Is Born Part 2 (5:53)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, Henning Lohner
  7. Leg Ballet - Repair (7:35)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith
  8. Wake Up Guys (1:18)
    Nick Glennie-Smith
  9. 1st Flight (2:05)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, Henning Lohner, Lorne Balfe
  10. Planet Magic (1:17)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith
  11. Stay (3:00)
    Wonderwall
  12. Star Finds Sun And Moon Part 1 (1:52)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, Henning Lohner, Lorne Balfe
  13. Star Finds Sun And Moon Part 2 (1:42)
    Henning Lohner
  14. Homestick (2:12)
    Hans Zimmer, Henning Lohner
  15. Laura At The Rescue (2:32)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, Henning Lohner
  16. Star Is Free (1:06)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, Henning Lohner
  17. Flying Bow (3:21)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, Henning Lohner
  18. Flying In The Rain (1:38)
    Nick Glennie-Smith, Henning Lohner
  19. Laura Finds Star (4:02)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, Henning Lohner
  20. Sun & Moon Ballet (2:05)
    Henning Lohner
  21. Finale (6:44)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith
  22. Touch The Sky (4:00)
    Wonderwall, Sam Tyson, Dee Mullen, Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith
  23. Lullaby (2:20)
    Hans Zimmer
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Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-09 00:00:00
A M A Z I N G

fabien reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-30 00:00:00
Another great score by the duo Hans Zimmer Nick glennie Smith (the great friends). Their other masterpiece is the little polar bear II. Good job men!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-14 00:00:00
NGS is bad ?


LOL


Do you know that a lot of what you call "HZ themes" were actually written by NGS ?

This score was mainly written by NGS, with the "help" of HZ and HL... Just like The Rock... Go Nick !

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-06 00:00:00
ngs except all his music from old hz themes. bravo hans and henning lohner. ngs are bad.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2006-11-11 00:00:00
Excellent main theme by NGS !

Track 8 is the best !

janine reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-31 00:00:00
oh so nice I like the dvd beautiful...and also the music .....I have so nice time when I look the movie
The song....TOUCH THE SKY...every time I listen this than I am far away.

This is my movie....

ABC reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-12 00:00:00
I think they split up the work like this:

Glennie-Smith ->-- main theme and most of the cues
Zimmer ->-- Lullaby theme
Lohner ->-- children choir

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-12 00:00:00
it's not a NGS solo score it's really a hans zimmer and NGS collaboration ... look at the credits, hans zimmer is almost everywhere. Nick Glennie-Smith was solo only on short cues.

ABC reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-06 00:00:00
If you listen carefully to Der kleine Eisbär 2, We were Soldiers, Man in the Iron Mask, Puy du Fou or The Lion King II you can clearly hear that Lauras Stern is written in NGS style :)

He is IMHO one of the most underrated composer and should get some better scoring assignments. :(

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-06 00:00:00
very good score ...

mostly written by nick glennie smith ... why is it so good ? Because hans zimmer took part in the process of creating the score ? i've never heard a nick glennie smith score like this !

HZ-Fan reply Replies: 0 || 2005-01-11 00:00:00
One of Hans Zimmer's best. Wonderful themes and orchestrations, maybe one of the best scores in 2004.

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