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So Hybrid, care to tell us why you randomly deleted comments talking about the leaked recording sessions?Yes! That piano part is amazing! <br>„when charles and jean stand in front of the school“Saw the movie. Great score and it really fits the movie.<br><br>Missing stuff:<br>- 25 seconds of a piano version of Gap without the brass and bells<br>- a 30 second badass version of the main theme during the mageneto/jean helicopter stand off<br>- 1.5 minute end credits suite. Typical Zimmer to leave the best and most epic track and best main theme version off the album. I hope it will be on CD2, but knowing Zimmer the best tracks always remain unreleased. This is another escape from ship...after listening and listening...this score is truly amazing! i love it so much! i want the suites and ideas NOW! :DWhere can I find this?
been listening to this score for a week now and i am going to wait a little more before putting a comment on it here... but there's something else i have been saying for a while now. let's stop associating scores with movies and start seeing them as a work of art in their own rights. (albeit inspired by movies)<br><br>people are here complaining about the movie that it didn't speak to them. and then i have the feeling that they project their disappointment on the soundtrack. but both pieces of art co-exist and not depend on each other. i, for example, seldom watch any of these movies. but i have listened to their soundtracks and love them.<br><br>also i never asked for an extended CD before... but we need one for this one. it's very clear that tracks like gap and coda were definitely shortened.<br><br>also i never asked for an extended CD before but we need one for DP. it's clear that tracks like gap and coda were definitely shortened.There's nothing unique about those choirs, standard East European chorus stuff mixed with Johansson. Check out Debbie Wiseman's Warriors from 2000 and you'll get a much more elaborate version of this music.I cant say that this chorus reminds me of anything I have heard Zimmer done before. And I have played all his scores to death.I agree that Gap is the best track. My main complain with this score is that it feels that Zimmer composed it on autopilot. For me those choirs sounded too much to Electro's Theme in TASM. Is too standard and has very few remarkable moments. The movie itself lacks of personality and the score is part of that problem. I think they just wanted "dark" and hired Zimmer for making his dark ostitatos.I thought I read somewhere Armageddon was the last bay film that hgw was a part of<br>===============================<br><br><br>Well, Bay and HGW were not exactly best friends during Armageddon. Bay is very demanding and tough. HGW is also not a shy dude. He is an opinionated guy who stands his ground, as you can tell by his interviews. He reminds me of Mancina…..He's not afraid to speak up and have his opinion heard. And just like Mancina, his relationship with the Bay/Bruckheimer family seemed to be...….a bit complicated. Yet, he worked on Bad Boys 2 and Deja Vu. Now, it is possible - tho not likely - that Bay didn't even know that HGW did some work on BB2. Maybe it was just a favor for Steve and Trevor. Under the table, so to speak..... Personally, I don't believe that's the case. Whatever the truth, this is a great example of how different those composers are. Trevor and Steve work great with Bay/Bruckheimer and they always deliver great results. While composers like HGW and Mancina have problems with more demanding filmmakers. And apparently they don't even like action cinema. I don't necessary blame them, even though Mancina certainly didn't do himself any favors by trashing the genre and the people who back in the 90's gave him a shot to prove himself as a composer.
Love John Powell. But he is not even close to Williams. Williams made his mark on every genre of film scoring. He freaking turn a holocaust movie score into a masterpiece for the ages.<br><br>Today, that score would have been some generic sound design.<br><br>Powell is an incredibly gifted orchestral composer. But he doesn't have the dimensions of someone like Williams. <br><br>You fools, the tracklist was but a scam. The tracks simply wanted to EAT you.Yeah, while this does have a great deal more substance than most of the work Hans has done the past few years, I struggle to say it's a genuinely *good* score.<br><br>I mean, within the first minute I'm reminded of Dunkirk, then we get a pretty standard Zimmer/Balfe buildup we've heard a million times since Inception... and it doesn't get hugely better from there.<br><br>I will definitely give Zimmer credit for the unique and genuinely creative use of female choir in some of the cues, though.Not to disagree for its own sake, but I think Powell has been up there with the greatest film composers since the first HTTYD score. I just wish he'd take on more projects.Yeah, Jesus. This is a prime example of why I'm tempted to think John Powell is more talented than even Williams (yes, I went there).
There's so, so many great themes in the HTTYD scores. And he almost never lets a moment go by where he isn't stating or restating or developing one or more of them (although honestly that's true of a ton of Powell's scores and not an exclusive feature of HTTYD). You can never get bored listening to these, there's always something interesting around the next corner.I got confirmation HGW only wrote Haitian House Shootout (with the help of Mel Wesson). The same ideas were edited into the shorter cue Zoepound, so I'd say you can add this one to his credits.<br><br>Credits on IMDB mentions Paul Linford on the Main Titles.<br><br>Trevor Morris helped Jablonsky on the Ferrari Causeway Chase.<br>Jablonsky worked, for sure, on the Hallway and Helicopter Inserts.<br><br>100% sure Rabin worked on Tapia, Tapia Pissed Off, The Stuff, Wiretap Results, Ocean, Dead Bodies #2, Heart to Heart, Breaking Into Mortuary, Syd's Cover Is Blown, Tapia Has Syd (without Inserts), Prep for Tapia Sneak, Cuba Chase, Guantanamo (those tracks are on the Rabin only-bootleg).Hoping for the Rocketman score to get a release. Loved the score in the movie. Any updates on this ?Additionally, for anyone interested, I've managed to come up with a final list of themes from the series that I believe to be mostly accurate.<br><br>HTTYD 1: Hiccup & Toothless, The Friendship ostinato, Viking Theme, Viking "B" Theme, Dragons, Berk, The Dragon Tamer (Hiccup's unique qualities), Vikings & Dragons, Astrid<br><br>HTTYD 2: Loss, Exploration/Hiccup's Maturance, Drago, Hiccup & Valka, The Alpha, Stoick & Valka, The Chief<br><br>HTTYD 3: The Furies ostinato, Love, The Dragon Liberators, Moving On, The Hidden World, Toothless & The Light Fury, Grimmel, Dragon Trappers<br><br>A list more impressive than Star Wars, and with almost every new theme returning for the next film, while keeping most of the base themes. A masterful achievement by John Powell and his crew, as others have said!Just finished watching the movie, and while it's not much more than fine, it's sure as hell better than every other Star Wars movie that's come out since The Force Awakens (minus the ugly fucking visuals). <br><br>However the score is absolutely amazing. Powell's adaptation and development of the new Han Solo theme from Williams is flawless, the callbacks to other themes from the series are mostly appropriate (and good on him for not using the Force theme once!) and Powell's original material is fresh and exciting in a way that even Williams himself hasn't been able to pull off with the new films. <br><br>Powell might very well be up there with the greatest film composers if he continues to produce work like this from now on (which from HTTYD 3 seems very possible!)
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Mark MancinaDave MetzgerDon HarperChuck Choi
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August Rush (Soundtrack)
Label: Sony Music Soundtrax
Length: 58'57 (Score: 34'21)
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  1. Main Title (2:21)
  2. Bach / Break - Steve Erdody & Jonathan Rhys Meyers (3:52) *
  3. Moondance - Jonathan Rhys Meyers (1:51)
  4. This Time - Jonathan Rhys Meyers (4:13)
  5. Bari Improv - Kaki King (1:37) **
  6. Ritual Dance - Kaki King (1:35)
  7. Raise It Up - Jamia Simone Nash & The IMPACT Repertory Theatre (2:29)
  8. Dueling Guitars - Heitor Pereira & Doug Smith (2:36) ¤
  9. Elgar / Something Inside - Steve Erdody & Jonathan Rhys Meyers (4:53) *
  10. August's Rhapsody (7:37)
  11. Someday - John Legend (3:04)
  12. King Of The Earth - John Ondrasik (3:45)
  13. God Bless The Child - Chris Botti & Paula Cole (4:30)
  14. La Bamba - Leon Thomas III (3:50)
  15. Moondance - Chris Botti (2:20)
  16. Washington Square (2:13) +
  17. Arpeggio Theme (2:52) +
  18. Basketball To Organ Loft (3:16) +
*Arranged and orchestrated by Dave Metzger

**Written by Kaki King & Mark Mancina

¤Written by Heitor Pereira, produced by Mark Mancina

+Japanese Edition Only
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KB reply Replies: 2 || 2009-01-31 00:00:00
Actually, the only thing composed by Hans Zimmer on the soundtrack was the Main Theme, which was Mark Mancina as well. I think he was also a music supervisor, but I don't remember for sure. What has been driving me mad is who wrote the Rhapsody?!? It doesn't say in the movie credits, and he album on iTunes says it is composed by "August Rush". Big help.... Shame, because that was a magnificent piece and I would have loved to look up the artist's other works. How is it that no one claims the song that stole the show?


Luka2014-07-28 05:30:29
Actually I bought the "August's Rhapsody" and it says Freddie Highmore & Mark Mancina. ;)


Nahoko2014-11-13 07:35:42
HI. I am a student of 3DCG animation school in Japan. and making a video work
for presentation at my school and for my job transfer as a appeal to companies.
i'd like to use the music, "Dueling Guitars" in my video work.
Could you tell me how should I go through the formalities for obtain permission ?
I hope her from you.

salvo reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-23 00:00:00
I don t have word s for this movie the music and the story are wonderful

dalila diaz arredondo reply Replies: 0 || 2010-02-22 00:00:00
is beuty, the best!!!

Filippo Francione reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-23 00:00:00
Hello guys, I would like to know, who was the composer of the August's Raphsody.

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2009-09-09 00:00:00
Isn't there a clip for this music please?!
Thanks...

ilse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-28 00:00:00
bien

mariam reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-28 00:00:00
i love this movie soooooooooo much . the story, music and the songs...wonderful

reinoha reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-04 00:00:00
my teacher said music is a idiom, I m agree . and let me said thanks,for speak the Idiom´s Soul,
reinoha

empunk chamir reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-14 00:00:00
as a music lover, i liked the movie.......... i liked the way the kid Evan Taylor(as known in the movie) listens all the voices n noises that he hears n transformed it into music. the director or the story writer as i would say must be a great music lover. this is for the director of the movie.......... "way to go dude" keep doing this n u will be on the top within no time.

loris thomas reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-07 00:00:00
i love this movie becuase iam a great musician and it motivated me to do better

Tom reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-01 00:00:00
Saw this movie for the first time last night (1/31/09), the music is wonderful! Does anyone know how to get the Japanese version of the soundtrack with the three extra tracks?
THXS!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-31 00:00:00
Hans did NOT compose anything... :)

Lee reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-30 00:00:00
Score album as digital download

amazon.com/August-Rush-Original-Motion-Picture/dp/B001R1VK5A /ref=sr_f3_2?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1233299589&sr=103-2

Klaas reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-03 00:00:00
Yeah! Thanks Mark, erm, Hans!

Camilo reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-03 00:00:00
I don´t have words to describe the music of this movie... Hans... as always you kick ass!!! Thanks for the music you compose

Fedor Lastovsky reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-22 00:00:00
I've seen it, and it marvelous!

Lyla10 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-21 00:00:00
Who will want such damaged tones? Yet i always hear and feel it. Maybe one day it will follow or lead- it really doesnt matter- as long as "i know" its by MY side. THANKS for the moments. Still ..-just breathe-

Lyla10 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-21 00:00:00
Who will want such damaged tones? Yet i always hear and feel it. Maybe one day it will follow or lead- it really doesnt matter- as long as "i know" its by MY side. THANKS for the moments. Still ..-just breathe-

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-27 00:00:00
I updated the tracklist a little bit... ;-)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-08 00:00:00
Ok perfect ! :-)

Pridelander reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-08 00:00:00
You're so fast ;) I'll report the length if I have a chance to get it...

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-08 00:00:00
I added it...


Unfortunately I don't have all the track length... :P

Pridelander reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-08 00:00:00
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00172RMTC/

Surprisingly, Japanese edition of August Rush soundtrack has 3 bonus score tracks by Mancina.

16. Washington Square
17. Arpeggio Theme
18. Basketball To Organ Loft

andrew reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-07 00:00:00
Why so little score? you'd think that a movie so musically driven would include more score or even an entire score album. I loved the music so much

Steven reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-01 00:00:00
Beautiful movie I saw it and it was just brilliant, And just after I saw it I went running to my provitional Keyboard cuz my cello needs a string and I played the theme like a thousand times I just Love this movie and music is jut amazing Mr Hans Zimmer and Mr Mark Mancina You guys are the best
Zacatecas, Mexico
Steven

Cardsopen reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-28 00:00:00
The movie and the music as itself was pretty amazing, but the music actually took my own breath away. The music on the other hand....makes it the key on how it's made into a great movie

LEC101 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-06 00:00:00
Is there any super good song someonee will recommend to me

arDz reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-04 00:00:00
hi,,,GUd joB!!!

Mark reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-03 00:00:00
i figured Hans had to write the Rhapsody. i could tell he did writing on this film the second i heard the score. Absolutely terrific work on this score. it was glorious.

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