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Ian - do you honestly think Genius or Churchill are no good !!!!!this site  is so weird.when people slag of Balfe it’s okay but we dare say he is actually good then people get mad about it .Bit pathetic.The guy has been nominated twice for an Emmy so can’t be that bad!Haters give it a rest and get a life please and let us fans just enjoy the musicHybrid, what did Danny think of what Hans was doing? Since he tries to claim that no Batman composer after him wrote a "theme"...Okay, so I'm not a fan of Balfe's; I think it's objectively the case that much of his music is very, very similar to work he's already done (seriously, how many times has he made obviously variations of Journey to the Line / Time?). However, his best work is both highly creative and emotionally compelling IMO, not sure how one could expect more than that. Ironclad is actually a good example of thisActually Hybrid my comment is based on their separate  interviews years apart. Zimmer's arguably dismissive comment years ago and Elfman's arguably stern remark about his theme being the only Batman theme, of recent note. <br><br>If they are both good friends who go to each other's barbecues on Sundays and drink beer together, more power to them. If they have a stellar working relationship, well, I obviously am not privy to that, but good on them. However based on what I've heard my impressions don't lean towards the latter.<br><br>If I'm wrong, I'm wrong. <br>  <br><br><br>"Listen to the 'scores' he composed. At best, marginal efforts in sound libraries, they are just utterly shitty."<br><br>Blackwood might want to have a word with you.
Too many songs! But at least there is 15 tracks of score.<br><br>BTW, I don't think Djawadi is able just to do themes. His score in GoT Season 7 shows that he is able to do action tracks very well. Also, in GoT Season 6, he shows that he is able to have many themes and develop them in many different ways.Meta your comment is based on smoke...<br><br><br>Do you have any idea of what Hans & Elfman's relation is ? How many scores Danny mixed at Remote Control ? That when Hans was writing Batman Begins, Danny was in the next room and Hans invited him to check what he was doing ? How many people from RCP Elfman recruited to help him ?lol it's too funny the guy even spent the time of typing all this...<br><br>Some people apparently have very boring lives on this planet !These comments by “Balfe” are comical.god knows where such venom comes from . Maybe an ex employee probably.he was correct on one point .He is indeed a trailer composer.He just did the mission impossible trailer!!!LOL. I guess this "Balfe" guy is one of those trolls from Stop RCP group.
Many benevolent saviours explaining the error of our music tastes have surfaced recently, haven't they?Eh, Mr. Ellipsis, I have to take issue with your appeal to popularity. Justin Bieber sells millions of records. That doesn't make his music good. Last year's piece of crap pointless Beauty and the Beast remake made a frankly terrifying amount of money at the box office. Doesn't stop it being a piece of crap.Guys, I know a lot of you probably think I'm an overly critical snob, but next time you do, just remember this guy and realize how much worse I could be. :pBalfe is not a composer, but still he gets to compose dozens of films and shows every single year, wow. He must be doing something good if he is on of the most busiest composers out there, don´t you think? Or you want to tell me that every producer, director or whoever hires him is deaf? Do you know how many films had to be re-scored by Balfe in the past few years? <br><br>Why you feed the troll?<br><br>
Wrong.<br><br>1. Wallfish is a very fine composer, period. Hans is a synth guy.<br><br>2. If Hans wasn't concern about BR he wouldn't do it.<br><br>3. Slavery was abolished 150 years ago. Hans choose to did it and agreed to involve Wallfish.<br><br>4. Maybe true, but it wasn't the thought of Villeneuve.here we go again:<br>Why Hans Zimmer Got The Job You Wanted (And You Didn’t)<br>https://behindtheaudio.com/2013/07/hans-zimmer/Hey you guys.<br><br>Balfe is a trailer composer not someone who composes real scores. He helps Hans out on his projects and occasionally may have a good idea. He is not an artist, simple as that.<br><br>Listen to the 'scores' he composed. At best, marginal efforts in sound libraries, they are just utterly shitty. The epitome of that is Terminator Genisys that even fans of the franchise found embarassing (and that is for a series based on synth scores). The samples are especially abhorrent<br><br>How he climbed to compose music for real films is a mystery. Go back to one of his earliest scores, the 2009 'score' for Ironclad, to find how utterly disappointing his work has been all the way throughout his career.<br><br>Balfe is a hack. He will never be considered a real composer. The industry knows Hans is pushing him and once that attention goes somewhere else, as it does with Hans frequently, Balfe will be immediately forgotten. Tell me - who actually wants a Lorne Balfe score for their film!!<br><br>You rapid fans supporting his work will be laughed at as being idiotic symbiotic followers. Get a fragging grip.<br><br>Balfe is not a composer. <br><br><br>This score is probably the largest failure of Zimmer's career - these would have been his objectives - think about it:<br><br>1. Enhancing the work of Vangelis for a project he has always admired.<br>2. The chance to work with an absolutely open palette of sounds<br>3. The opportunity to truly reinvent not only film music but MUSIC.<br>4. Ability to work with Denis Villeneuve, a man who gets scores nominated for the fact that they are innovative.<br><br>How did Hans fail here?<br><br>1. Wallfisch, a very fine composer is not a synth guy.<br><br>2. Hans does not give a shit anymore, seriously.<br><br>3. An imposed composer on a passion project rarely works<br><br>4. Johannson's work on Arrival is so beyond Zimmer's abilities that he had to go secure.This score is probably the largest failure of Zimmer's career - these would have been his objectives - think about it:<br><br>1. Enhancing the work of Vangelis for a project he has always admired.<br>2. The chance to work with an absolutely open palette of sounds<br>3. The opportunity to truly reinvent not only film music but MUSIC.<br>4. Ability to work with Denis Villeneuve, a man who gets scores nominated for the fact that they are innovative.<br><br>How did Hans fail here? <br><br>1. Wallfisch, a very fine composer is not a synth guy. <br><br>2. Hans does not give a shit anymore, seriously.<br><br>3. An imposed composer on a passion project rarely works<br><br>4. Johannson's work on Arrival is so beyond Zimmer's abilities that he had to go secure. <br><br><br>
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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 ! :-)

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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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