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Don't feel bad. You've just summed up why Hans and Lorne make a good team. Lorne is by all accounts a fantastic arranger and can bring out the best in others' ideas but I sometimes find his own compositions are a bit basic or leave me cold. Hans on the other hand always nails the theme and the concept but his scoring to picture to me feels clunky and a bit amateurish, especially when the music is dense. <br><br>Both super talented in their own ways. :-)Is there anyway o get sheet music for Into the pie machine for orchestra?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 sensationBalfeís 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 doesnít seem to represent that for some reason.
I really liked Richterís 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. Richterís score is used (alongside Balfeís material) as well as some source pieces. If I remember correctly itís a mish-mash of the two.I do know that piece, itís very pretty. Iíll check out his other works, thanks for the recommendation. In terms of minimalism I really am into Brian Eno at the moment. His ďMusic For AirportsĒ and ďThe Lovely BonesĒ 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, Iíve 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. Itís funny that the producers wanted a different approach, I think Richter nailed it.<br><br>Balfeís 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). Itís disappointing that they didnít 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. Iíll even say that, while I think the first Maleficent is stronger overall, I personally like the action writing better here. Also 2 little things Iíve 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 Iím 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.
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Additional Music - Choir Conductor
Hans ZimmerJim DooleyNick Glennie-SmithBlake Neely
ComposerAdditional MusicAdditional MusicAdditional Music
The Da Vinci Code
Label: Decca Records
Length: 68'03
HZimmer.com rating:        4/5
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  1. Dies Mercurii I Martius (6:03)
  2. L'Esprit Des Gabriel (2:48)
  3. The Paschal Spiral (2:49)
  4. Fructus Gravis (2:49)
  5. Quodis Arcana (6:07)
  6. Malleus Maleficarum (2:19)
  7. Salvete Virgines (3:14) *
  8. Daniel's 9th Cipher (9:31)
  9. Poisoned Chalice (6:19)
  10. The Citrine Cross (5:22)
  11. Rose Of Arimathea (8:12)
  12. Beneath Alrischa (4:23)
  13. Chevaliers De Sangreal (4:07)
  14. Kyrie For The Magdalene (3:55) **

*Written by Hans Zimmer, words by Abhay Manusmare

**Written by Richard Harvey
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trigger reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-27 00:00:00
The Soundtrack is fantastic

robert langdon reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-26 00:00:00
anyone know the lyrics to the citrine cross? is it Trucidate, Occidite, Obtruncate, Iugulate?

Tonya reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-16 00:00:00
I admit to never paying any real attention to movie scores. However Chevaliers De Sangreal was so moving it inspired me to get out of a serious depression because it actually helps me feel a Divine presence! It brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it and I am very grateful for it. Many blessings to all involved in its making!

robert langdon reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-16 00:00:00
can someone help me find out which tracks go where (i.e, for what scene?)

Skyler reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-16 00:00:00
This is a chronological version I made - In the movie some songs repeat more than once, so I arranged them by when they are most prominent. The track times are approximate, but they are pretty close. Also, I haven't seen the film for a while so some of this might not be entirely accurate. POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOLLOW

1. Dies Mercurii I Martius (0:00 - 1:30)
The opening credits music

2. The Paschal Spiral
The whipping scene with Silas

3. Dies Mercurii I Martius (1:30 - 2:33)
Sophie remembers her childhood

4. Fructus Gravis (1:38 - 2:49)
Langdon and Sophie escape from the Louvre

5. L'Esprit Des Gabriel
Langdon narrates as a crusades flashback progresses.
Part of this track was also used earlier when Langdon first enters the Louvre.

6. Rose of Arimathea (0:00 - 4:06)
Silas flashback and Opus Dei

7. Fructus Gravis (0:00 - 2:04)
Langdon and Sophie go to the bank and get the cryptex

8. Ad Arcana
Teabing explains everything to Sophie regarding the Holy Bloodline

9. Malleus Maleficarum
When Teabing explains about the persecution of women for allegedly being witches

10. Beneath Alrischa
Teabing, Langdon, Sophie, and Silas escape to England via plane.

11. Kyrie for the Magdalene
This was played for about ten seconds in the Cathedral

12. The Citrine Cross
The sequence culminating with Silas and Aringarosa getting shot.
This was also played during the smart car chase and during the Constantine/Roman flashback.

13. Dies Mercurii I Martius (2:34 - end)
When Teabing holds Sophie at gunpoint and when the cryptex is destroyed.

14. Daniel's 9th Cipher
Langdon and Sophie explore under Rosslyn Chapel

15. Rose of Arimathea (4:06 - end)
This wasn't in the film but essentially it's Sophie's theme and so I think it would be a great accompaniment to the scene when Langdon bids farewell to Sophie.

16. CheValiers des Sangreal
The ending sequence, obviously.

17. Poisened Chalice
End Credits.

18. Salvete Virgines
Not in the film.

I hope this helps!

robert langdon reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-16 00:00:00
many thanks skyler! i really appreciate this! i hope one day la la land re-releases this and A&D for expanded releases

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-16 00:00:00
Excellent work, Skyler! :)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-02 00:00:00
I can see what Richard Harvey and Abhay Manusmare did, but what specific instances in the film (or CD) were composed by James Dooley, Nick Glennie-Smith, Lorne Balfe, or Blake Neely?

I think that's what Bondo is asking.

Klaas reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-01 00:00:00
That information is above.

Bondo reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-01 00:00:00
Does anyone know who composed which additional music?

Christopher reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-24 00:00:00
Hey. I am from germany. I only wanted to say, that the scores of "The daVinci Code" and "Illuminati" (Angels and Demons) are absolutely amazing. I just cannot stop hearing it. My favorite pieces are Dies Mercurii i Martius, Chevaliers de Sangreal and The God Particle are the best.
So....that was it =)
greets from germany

Dylan reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-23 00:00:00
Seldom does a piece of music grab me as much as "Chevaliers de Sangreal" has! My god, it just stopped me in my tracks when I overheard a few bars from the movie a family member was watching. What can one say when the majesty and awe are so entirely breath-taking and make the tears come from so deep a place you just want to inhabit it or stay with it forever? What can you say? Thank you, Mr. Zimmer. Our ears were created to hear this magnificence, our hearts to tremble at it.

The Illuminator reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-17 00:00:00
Chevaliers De Sangreal is a Divine piece of music - in every sense of the word. Whenever I listen to it (which is often), my heart bursts open and it brings tears to my eyes. Thank you Hans for giving us the beauty and majesty of Chevaliers De Sangreal. Love and blessings.

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-15 00:00:00
Fantastic soundtrack...One of the best of Hans Zimmer!!!

patrick O'Meara reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-28 00:00:00
When one speaks of "divine revelation" they speak of Chevaliers de Sangreal

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-18 00:00:00
I can only hope Hans does as well (or even better) than this in Angels and Demons!

Marc Zimmer reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-13 00:00:00
Chevaliers of Sangreal moves me everytime I hear it.

Mario Soundtrack reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-12 00:00:00
My favourites songs of this album are:
"Chevaliers of Sangreal" (in all my family we listen, we are like it this song, is one of the best pieces of Hans Zimmer for me) and "L'esprit des Gabriel" ( a mistery theme, I like it this song, is very mistery and detailed).

V.Gecin reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-24 00:00:00
This is maybe Zimmer's best score, because there's no popular melodies and all demonstrate excellent techic of composing. Music is deep like some great classical masterpieces. Orchestration is also good, altough there is a lot of strings, which use to describe gothic atmosphere of movie.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-25 00:00:00
This is a brilliant score! This is when I like Hans Zimmer the best. When his music is more symphonic in nature. This is up in ranks with The Thin Red Line and Pearl Harbor. And every time I listen to Chevaliers De Sangreal I get chills up my spine! This is a wonder listen!

mr reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-10 00:00:00
the one person i love is eddie ray lopez!~!!!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-04 00:00:00
The Citrine Cross = Brilliant

Shelly H reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-04 00:00:00
Zimmer is one of the finest film composers alive, with a fantastic knowledge of music's importance in the film.

I do want to point out, however, that someone may want to double-check the title "Malleus Maleficarum." Neither 'maleficius' (as a noun) or 'maleficus' (as an adjective), whichever was used as a derivative, are 1st declension and therefore would not decline out with '-arum.'

I only point this out--and if my Latin is wrong, please correct me--not because I want to denounce Hans Zimmer and his work, but because I respect it and want the printing and such to be as correct as possible as a reflection of his precision.

Nick B reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-04 00:00:00
To answer some questions, the text for 'Kyrie for the Madgalene' is from the Latin mass, though not exclusively from one part. It uses lines like
Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Requiem Aeternam etc.

Midis of a few of the pieces from the soundtrack can be found at:
www.freewebs.com/nboland17

Carol Ford reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-23 00:00:00
I think the Da Vinci Code score is simply one of the best music compositions ever written and produced. I have a deep appreciation for music, and Mr. Zimmer, I am thrilled to have this opportunity to tell you that I think your work is nothing less than phenomenal. As a writer and editor, I confess to using many of your scores to motivate my work and the directions my stories take. If I were a film producer, you'd be scoring my film! Thank you for giving us some of the most compelling and enduring classical music of our time.

Isilya Thranduil reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-15 00:00:00
I am looking for the words to the Kyrie for the Mageldene! Anybody have them? How about you, Hans?

lovethismusic reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-03 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer, your music is the best I've ever heard! Everytime I watch a movie with your music the sounds still rest for hours in my head!

I also think that Chevaliers de Sangreal is the best
soundtrack, but i ask me all the time where I knew it from! There must be another movie with similar or even the same track?!

Please, if anybody knows which movie also uses this soundtrack PLEASE let me know it!!

Maybe it was a part of Pirates of the Carribean but
I really dont know for sure!

Please help me, ##### write a new comment, everybody should know it!
I'm sorry for my bad english, but im from Germany!
Sincerely

Arash Atashi reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-02 00:00:00
the name of Hans Zimmer will join the history. he will be known as one of the tycoons in music. I am so glad I found his works. If any body knows where can i find the notations or midi file of his works for The Davinci Code please be kind enough to inform me at arash.at@gmail.com. (esp Kyrie for the Magdalene and Chevaliers de sangreal ) Let these masterpieces be played in eastern world too!

Greg Gordon reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-02 00:00:00
This soundtrack is one of the most beautiful compositions for any movie score that I have ever heard.

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