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Agree, solid work, but dosen't sound like John Williams, more like Danny Elfman.<br><br>Also, the main theme sounds like Pirates of the Caribbeanwhat an incredible album! it is getting very close to my personal favorite which is dunkirk. there is so much mastery in both. one thing that dunkirk has that this album doesn't have is a sense of repetition. both albums have some kind of non-finality. with dunkirk, i feel transported back to the beginning. with this one, i am not sure what comes next.<br><br>Hans and team probably have their share of anecdotes but here's another one.<br><br>i was playing this one day and my friend's daughter asked me if this was from... she hesitated and asked: the dark phoenix movie? i was astonished. she is 12 and probably not into movie scores. but she was able to pinpoint the right movie from a random part. that's something many aspire to. especially with the millions of super heroes movies out there!<br><br>i told her how impressed i was and went on unleashing my Hans Zimmer collection onto her haha :)Because i don't support the idea of 'only good scores are full orchestral', don't agree with that statement.<br><br>Yes, i love Your Highness and Steamboy, aslo really like stuff like TF (except the four) and TMNT 2. But also something like Pain & Gain, Bloodshot, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th or the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Deepwater Horizon, even i consider (unpopular opinion) guilty pleasure Battleship.<br><br>Yes, i'm weird :p<br>I love revisiting this score. It's just so much fun, and I love hearing this side of Steve's music. I remember watching interviews where he'd talk about programming John Williams' string patterns into midi instruments, and his love for Williams' work overall. This side of him is rarely shown in his projects. <br><br>But then you have scores like this that show off how much of a wizard he can be with music. Melodic action music, fun and creative use of synth, classic Jablonsky choir chants, and beautiful use of the orchestra. Perfect for a fantasy comedy with a modern twist. <br><br>I cannot stress enough how much I love tracks like "Isabel the Strong", "Labyrinths And Humps", and "Mean Knights and Horsies O' My!". "Playful Secrets" in particular shows just how much of an expert Steve is with an orchestra. It sounds straight out of a John Williams score like Harry Potter or Indiana Jones with a fun Danny Elfman choir on top. Not to mention the beautifully performed bassoon and French Horn combo at 0:39 and 0:44! <br><br>These are the kinds of projects I like to see from Jablonsky. Films and games that allow him to show off his skills and test his abilities to the point where he creates complex, unique, varied, thematically rich, and truly poignant music. <br><br>This is something that I can point to and say "that's 100% a Steve Jablonsky score". It has some influence from Zimmer, but is not copying him by any means. Maybe with the slight exception of "Thadeous".Can't really agree that much with Bloodshot. The reason I was able to be engaged in Jablonsky's past scores similar to this (e.g. TF5, TMNT 2) was his strong melodic voice. Even in the more sound design parts of those scores there was at least several themes that I enjoyed, easily identified, and analyzed some lovely development for them. <br><br>Bloodshot doesn't really have that, it's got themes so minimal (except for KT which I can't really enjoy because the melody sounds identical to "Optimus"), that whatever development is there, I feel nothing toward because it's easy and boring to develop a theme that's basically just a series of chords. <br><br>Keanu I can't entirely judge Jablonsky for as it was also Nathan Whitehead's score, but it just sounds like Bloodshot 0.5 to me. Guitar chords, sound design, string ostinatos, wandering piano theme, been there done that. <br><br>Good lord, do I hope Steve works on Orbital Era though. It would be so refreshing to hear a full-on orchestral Jablonsky score again.
Not only better than Spenser, it's better than Skyscraper.<br><br>Ok, Bloodshot maybe isn't one of the best works by Jablonsky, but after such disappointing with Skyscraper, see Jab in a work with choir, guitars, cool themes (if don't catch the similarities between KT's theme with the Autobots theme ;D) and good action writing (hang in there, i'm not going say is something good as Steamboy or Your Highness, even some of the Transformers/The Island stuff), as for the sound design, i prefer people like Jab, Zimmer or Holkenborg MORE than something dreadful as Reznor/RossJust listen Bloodshot OST again and I like it better than for the first time. Yes there is a lot of sounddesign elements, but quiet and melodic moments are good at some parts. My favorite track is "Bloodshot". For me this work, despite all the problems, is far better than Spencer Confidential.<br><br>There is extremely need of new Sci-Fi (not like Bloodshot, lol) or Fantasy project for Steve to work on. I'm fairly certain that he could provide amazing music for this genres, but for some reason.<br>Also, I've listened a few tracks from his "Keanu" score (posted on his new website) and it's wonderful, hope there will be a full release sometime. This one reminds me of another genre where Steve is good - comedy and parody movies - "Your Highness", "Pain and Gain", "Sims 3" (yes, it's a game score but it has that comedy atmosphere I'm talking about) all are really great scores for its genre.<br><br>For me "Eternals" from Marvel could be a good movie for Steve to work. And honestly, I would like to see what he could brings to "Godzilla vs Kong" crossover more than Junkie XL.<br><br>At least I hope that Katsuhiro Otomo would like to work with Steve again on his new anime project "Orbital Era", truly a dream-project.Yes, the sound mixing in the movie is bad, you can't listen the music properly, is buried under a lot of sound effects.<br><br>It was one of those situations where 'the music is trying to overlook the thunderous sound effects',I do kinda prefer the 2014 score over the KOTM score, but McCreary's work does deserve more love than just being called a 'retreat of the original theme'.<br>It also deserved to be heard more, but the movie's sound mixing was terrible.Wasn't expecting to see someone else here for the same reason. Really hoping those two soundtracks return, they're great for studying music.
Are Steve Jablonsky and Rupert Greyson-Williams still apart of RCP or they went solo too?I wouldn't disagree that Godzilla KOTM is a good score since it works very well for the movie and by itself. I'm just saying that Junkie XL can bring something new and interesting to the franchise which hasn't been done before.Before someone jump, i will said in this kind of movies, change a composer is very common, don't say i don't want McCreary will be back, only i prefer other people try other things.<br><br>Like i said, i listen very OFTEN the three scores in this movies, and i love each style (as for the movies... well, prefer G14 and KSI over KOTM)@Moggyman<br><br>If you think that all McCreary did was modernize the Godzilla theme, you clearly haven't listend to the score.<br>He indeed used and modernized the themes for Godzilla & Mothra.<br>Besides that he wrote new themes for Rodan, Ghidorah, Monarch, The Russel Family and a theme he called the Ancient theme.<br><br>Besides this, he used the orchestra, choir, soloist and specialty instruments in the best way they can be used.<br><br>His score was one of the best blockbuster and orchestral scores of the last couple of years, in my opinion.<br><br>Until I hear Holkenborg's score I can't really comment on if it will be good. But at the moment I am sad McCreary isn't coming back. But I am very curious what Holkenborg will doI disagree, the McCreary's score in that movie is really, really good... but I put this, as myself i listen very often the other two: G14 and Skull Island, also really, really good, can't put a score over another because one composer uses a theme (a very mytical one, if you are a movie monster fan), specially in that franchise.<br><br>Yes, Ifukube create a wonderful theme (and the original movie have a really tough score to listen isolated of the movie), but other composer make a wonderful themes (and polaraising), like Otani (which his score for GMK is FULL electronic, but really good) or Oshima (great theme, maybe the inspiration for Desplat's theme), even the most forgotten Reijiro Koroku create a terrific theme for the character in 1984
Bear McCreary is a good composer but all he did for Godzilla KOTM was modernize the original Godzilla theme, which isnt super creative. Junkie, on the other hand, may give us a really creative score based on his eagerness to do the project.Yeah besides the massive disappointment that is the movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the even bigger disappointment is that Bear McCreary won't be back for more.you fool.... its impossible ! everybody knows that there is only one batman theme.... (joke)In a recent interview, Junkie mentioned that he's bringing back themes for Superman and Wonder Woman, while everything else is new. I wonder if he's gonna make a new Batman theme.It's true, there is completely different team from composer to director in crossover :)
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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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Donald Buresh reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-04 00:00:00
I believe that "Chevaliers de Sangreal" is by far the best piece of music that I have heard in many years. In the beginning of the piece, I have the image of Mary Magdalene quickly leaving Jerusalem, afraid and fearful of her life. She dies an ignominious death somewhere in southern France, but there are people there to protect her, and her daughter Sarah. They love her with all of their heart, truly wanting her to take her rightful place in the world.

The Chevaliers de Sangreal preserve and protect her blood line throughout history, feeling that this is a holy task. Even so, the soul of Mary Magadalene cries out from the grave in firm conviction of who she was, and who she is, proclaiming her divinity. Then the music cresendos, leaving the listener with the feeling that the proclamation is there, but not complete. The music fades, as if to say that Sophie must freely make up her mind what to do.

I understand why one would feel a sense of being incomplete when hearing this piece, but I feel that this is exactly what Hans Zimmer wanted to so. The story is not yet over, and more chapters have yet to be written, but that is for the royal blood to do.

My congratulations to Hans Zimmer in creating truly an outstanding work of art. If there a regret, it is that I want to hear more of the "Chevaliers de Sangreal", but then again, it is in its incompleteness that makes it great.

cureious cretin reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-03 00:00:00
the kyrie that is

curious cretin reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-03 00:00:00
the chevaliers is purty gud but I wanna no wen the SATB + soloist score will be available to buy! I want one of my choirs to sing it! please gimme link or wotever email me at duffybros@jbarn.wanadoo.co.uk

D. Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-03 00:00:00
Zimmer's score for "The DaVinci Code" is far and away the finest neo classical work today. In an effort to reach the viewers' less pedistrean self, Zimmer creates a locus for the meeting of a series of "God notes", a thema that trancends the earthly realm and transports the listner to a more enlightened plain through the absolute beauty of his work. Bravo Herr Zimmer!

spiros reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-02 00:00:00
how it looks;hans zimmer and howard shore;

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-01 00:00:00
I also love this score, especially "Chevaliers De Sangreal". It is a strong track on its own but when watching the movie it unfolds its power even more - just a perfect emotional end track. I love the way how Hans Zimmer raises tension in his scores that keeps you out of breath and then suddenly releases it with a single deep note. it makes me always feel like "wow!".

Jas van Januch reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-01 00:00:00
I`m writing from Poland. I`m a dj and I usually don`t listen classical music, but I must say that I`m impressed and fascinated of Mr Zimmer productions. Lately I went to cinema to see The Da Vinci Code. Music just killed me and blow me out from my chair - so awesome it was!!! I got already soundtracks from Gladiator, Last Samurai and Da Vinci Code.. and these are the ONLY soundtracks that I have. Great job Mr Zimmer for "Chevaliers De Sangreal" (The Da Vinci Code track 13), awesome tune!!! I enjoy listening it in my club at full speakers power :-)

Greetz,
Jas van Januch
(dee-jay@gazeta.pl)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-01 00:00:00
Im write from Mexico; and let me tell you: -YOUR SONGS ARE GREAT- and its awesome this of the DaVinci Code.

DJTranceBass reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-30 00:00:00
"Chevaliers De Sangreal"
this is the greatest song of the world !!!

mcspade reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-30 00:00:00
i agree djtrancebass
hillarious, great, wonderful song

kerem kobul reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-29 00:00:00
this is great. It is a new materpiece. the best soundtracj since the last samurai. again wonderful and unique.

EeTee reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-28 00:00:00
Hi,

I must say this is a gripping piece of work, nothing sounded so beautiful to the ears for me since Mozart's Requiem. Does anyone know where to find the words for 'Salvete Virgines' and ' Kyrie for the Magdalene'? if anyone does can you send an E-Mail to me? thnx

My E-Mail: tai123edwin@hotmail.com

Mauricio_S - Brazil reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-28 00:00:00
"Chevaliers De Sangreal"

what was that ??? I got scared !! thank you !!

Mariana reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-28 00:00:00
A perfect soundtrack, for a wonderfull movie. Love the way, zimmer plays with the notes.
My congradulations. Spectacular!
P.s - Sorry the poor english.

valentin.piros@gmail.com reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-26 00:00:00
The ability of Mr. Zimmer to find always the right mixture between movie subject and human feelings is a very well done job.
Now, in his best years, the excellent results of his works, show us that also in the future we will have the silent pleasure to listen and to admire the results of the special gift that the nature gave to him, as an exceptional composer.

Giulia reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-26 00:00:00
d++, mto bom! Esse cara eh foda! perfeito

Rafael Merino, NY Latino Journal reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-26 00:00:00
The score throughout the film is beautiful yet subdued with a soaring gloom. It is less inspiring and more mood than I anticipated. “Chevaliers De Sangreal” (trk 13.), however, knocks your heart out through your chest cavity. It is like riding a kiddy roller coaster, cute fun and all, and suddenly it jumps the tracks and flies through the Grand Canyon.

Matt J reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-25 00:00:00
I absolutely LOVE the music from this soundtrack. As soon as I saw the movie I went home to find out who the composer was and as soon as I saw is was Mr. Zimmer i bought the CD and have listened to it many times in the few days that I've owned it. Mr. Zimmer I absolutely love the music that you write. Thank you.

Julien reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-24 00:00:00
hi,
i listen to the score about 10 times before the release of the movie on may 17, 2006 in France (lucky we are) : i was ready ! Today, after seeing the movie 4 times (5th in a week) & listening to the score twice a day, i can tell you that Hans, why you write this score ? i can't refind my way after the last scene of the movie : impressed at 1st time, freezing at the 2nd time, crying at the third, the 3 at 4th view : i can't imagine me at the 5th ;-) cheValier of sangreal is THE track : thank you Hans !

ZED reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-24 00:00:00
The music that is on the website is loops put together from Apple Mac Grarage Band Orchestra Loops. :)

David Srbecky reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-23 00:00:00
Have you seen the movie reviews at IMDb? Many people really critize it, drag it through dust and what to burn it, but in the end they always say something like "it was just the music preventing me from walking out of the theater."

kuul reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-22 00:00:00
Szuper a film mar 3szor lattam, a vege a kedvencem! The end is my favorite I see the film 3 times... Once in hungarian and twice original...

Diego reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-22 00:00:00
Excelentes y vibrantes coros... orquestacion que hace vibrar hasta el último reducto del cuerpo y mente humanos... una excelente creación del maestro Zimmer. Gracias por hacernos disfrutar a todos en su escucha, sigue asi!!!.

YOU'RE THE BEST ZIMMER, WE NEED YOU!!!!!!!!

tom reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-22 00:00:00
what a smashing finish of the film with the final theme, fantstic job!!

Ivan from Palermo - ITALY reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-22 00:00:00
I think that this sound track is something of sublime! the style of Hans Zimmer is inimitable, she you succeeds always to thrill the public as no-one in the world! you be the better composer, arranger, and conductor of the world!!! THANKS!!!

NUNO PEIXOTO reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-21 00:00:00
THE SOUND TRACK IS 50% OF THE FILM.FANTASTIC.

Alexandre Véguer reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-20 00:00:00
The music is very genious.
Thank you Hans Zimmer.

a-ha fan reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-18 00:00:00
I thought a-ha's 'Celice' was going to be included??

Suicune reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-16 00:00:00
This really has to be one of the best soundtracks of the year. A very mysterious music and very well to be performed at an opera. I read the book and I think that the music fits very well with it. I am really sure that this soundtrack will be nominated at World Soundtrack Award and, why not, at the Golden Globes. Thank you, Mr. Zimmer. Keep on the good work.

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