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Hybrid, yes!wow man, hybrid. this isn't right from you. actually really embarrasing and an absolute no-go from a staff/member of this site to write such a comment. even if it's a joke, this is a shame and sad.I was a bit over the line, I admit. I should have made it clearer that all of that "hottest shit in town" bit was meant purely as a part of my personal opinion regarding his output. I never saw or read any interviews with him. <br><br>I also know about his wife, of course... but I guess I'm just too cynical to accept it as an all-encompasing excuse while seeing such massive fanbase clamoring for his new music. I don't know, I admittedly feel a bit bad about what I'm saying myself. I AM an asshole, sure, but only to an extent. <br><br>I think that saying "he is writing scores that he feels comfortable with" and "living his life however he wants", albeit understandable, is still ignoring the fact that he is an artist with a fanbase. We are living in a time when film composers are slowly getting a mainstream recognition as a type of musicians comparable to bands or singers. And that creates a certain responsibility towards that fanbase. An artist doesn't have to fulfill it, sure, but he should at the very least acknowledge and address it.<br><br>Which brings to mind an image of Hans going on a massive tour whilst giving zero fucks about the CD presentation of his scores, but I digress.<br><br>I wouldn't dare giving Powell advices about how to deal with a pain of the loved one's loss. But on the other hand, I strongly believe in artist's responsibility towards the fans. <br><br>For example, that's why I would kick everybody saying "GRRM is not your bitch" right in the goddamn nuts.Now I have ONE true reason to want this score to win !<br><br>PEACE ! lolI stand corrected. Though it's still possible that the score is a combination of live orchestra and samples, a lot of RCP music does that.
Ds beat me to a few of the points I was going to make, so thanks. :) I'll try to keep this brief, but it won't be.<br><br>Macejko, the only part of your statement that I would 100%, strongly, absolutely disagree with is the "pretentious douche" part. When has he ever "acted like the hottest shit in town"? Do we have any record of him actually refusing assignments? I mean, clearly his output has slowed down since 2012, but why do you act like he's doing that because he thinks he's better than everyone else? I don't see that as pretentious. Especially not given what we know about his personal circumstances. For all we know his decision to take on less work was caused by the knowledge that his wife was sick and wanting to spend as much time with her and with their son as he could. You really still want to call him pretentious?<br><br>Now, what I do agree with is the impression that Powell is no longer really developing as an artist. He's found his niche and is writing scores that he feels comfortable with, but I haven't been "surprised" by anything he's written since probably 2010 or 2011. Is that a problem? Well, depends on what your priorities are. I don't rate innovation as highly as I do music that speaks to me on an emotional level, that I love listening to and want to hear over and over again. And with scores like Pan and HTTYD2 Powell has definitely provided that, while Hans Zimmer for all of the "pushing the envelope" and "breaking boundaries" he's done (or claimed to have done) in the last 7, 8 years has in the process left behind many of the things that made me love his music in the first place. He's written some fine and certainly interesting scores in those years (and some I never want to hear again), but I'd throw out every single one of them to hear another At World's End or King Arthur, just a big old epic larger-than-life fun time that cares more about entertaining you than trying to musically divide by zero or whatever. But now I'm turning this into a Powell vs. Zimmer argument which was never really my intention. :p<br><br>At the same time I can't pretend that it doesn't hurt to see how much Powell has slowed down. I mean his run of form from 2003-2011 is the stuff of legend, 3-4 scores a year in all sorts of different genres, all of it quality stuff. He was pretty much hitting the sweet spot: innovating, developing his style, trying out new things but not sacrificing his voice or the accessibility of his music. If he were to keep up that trajectory for a career spanning several decades he'd be in contention for greatest of all time IMO. Sadly it doesn't look like that's going to happen anymore. I think it's a fair criticism to say he's dropped off, or at the very least leveled out. I just don't think it's fair to call him pretentious for doing so. The man's a human being and he has the right to live his life however he wants.But you know he never said he has nothing to prove. I don't think he even think such a thing, actually he seems like a very humble and nice guy, much like Hans. I just tell you this based on all the great things he did in many genres throughout his career.<br><br>I guess he just want to write music he likes and the way he likes it. Many producers/directors want something more restrained for their movies, that's ok, they can get someone else. If you can afford doing what you like for a living, why the hell would you accept jobs you don't like?<br><br>And SW isn't about "creativity", it's just about this kind of busy orchestral music with lots of frenetic parts which Powell seems to really like these days.If only every annoying film music fan would be so willing to take his own life as this one...If this nominated for golden globe or even Oscar and win the title I'll kill my self.<br><br>This score is nothing compared to interstellar or even to POTC 3.The moment an artist thinks he has "nothing more to prove", he is creatively dead. <br><br>Also, thinking that only animation and Star Wars provide a field for any kind of innovation and experimentation is just ludicrous beyond words, Ds. SW especially is the most musically restricted franchise on the planet.
Fair point. Just look at what Balfe did this year, Lego Batman, Churchill, Genius, The Crown, Geostorm... and all are somewhat different in tone. He was on fire this year for sure.Here is another comparison which to me seems more relevant than yours :<br>Lorne is doing a lot of projects and getting better and better in various styles.<br>And Ramin is also doing a lot of projects but is far, far behind in terms of styles and creativity. I'm not saying he doesn't evolve, but at this rate he will need 3 lifes to catch up on Balfe's current level.<br><br>Powell has nothing to prove, he has already mastered all genres and is now able to write the music he likes most : crazy orchestral pieces where nothing is forbidden. Today, only animated movies allow this style of scores to exist. And also Star Wars :-pEdmund wrong again !!!!!balfe posted some photos of the recording sessions for the crown^ lol. Harsh, but he’s not wrong. Although, I hate to say it, we could say the same for Zimmer in my opinion.I must admit I'm starting to think of Powell as sort of a pretentious douche. All the time he acts like the hottest shit in town, refusing to score basically everything they offer him, and when he finally descends from his golden throne and graces us peasants with a new score for his beloved kiddie animated genre, even then he doesn't handle the majority of the score himself.<br>This might be a fun score, I'm sure it's gonna be, but I'm also pretty sure that it's going to sound like every other Powell score from the last 6 or so years. The man hides in a cave, doesn't evolve at all and for some mysterious reason he is still revered like a second coming of Jesus Christ. Say anything you will about Lorne Balfe, but at least he is working his ass off and slowly getting better and better.
Wow full credits already.<br>(Quite surprised so many tracks are not pure Powell's)<br><br>Anyway smples on LLL sounds awesome, Powell at its quite best of course.<br><br>That Madrid Finale, omg, classical!I wouldn't want to sully this score's reputation by giving it an award as arbitrary and meaningless as the Oscar!Genuinely mind-blown at this score's under-appreciation...definitely deserved an Academy Award, or a nomination at the very least. One of the greatest film scores of all time.I haven't heard it yet, but the majority of Balfe's scores are done with samples so I wouldn't be surprised at allWas this score recorded with a real orchestra? Sometimes it sounds like it comes straight from a computer. Like Your Majesty for example. Lorne uploaded 2 unreleased tracks btw.
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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.

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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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