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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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Kung Fu Panda
Label: DreamWorks Records
Length: 60'14 (Score: 57'44)
HZimmer.com rating:        3/5
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  1. Hero (4:41)
  2. Let The Tournament Begin (1:58) *
  3. Dragon Warrior Is Among Us (2:56)
  4. Tai Lung Escapes (7:05)
  5. Peach Tree Of Wisdom (1:53)
  6. Accu-Flashback (4:04) *
  7. Impersonating Shifu (2:17)
  8. Sacred Pool Of Tears (9:50) **
  9. Training Po (1:28)
  10. The Bridge (3:22) **
  11. Shifu Faces Tai Long (4:46) **
  12. The Dragon Scroll (2:31)
  13. Po VS Tai Lung (2:40)
  14. Dragon Warrior Rises (3:22)
  15. Panda Po (2:39)
  16. Oogway Ascends (2:03) *
  17. Kung Fu Fighting - Cee-Lo Green & Jack Black (2:30)
*Co-written with Henry Jackman

**Co-written with James McKee Smith
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NB reply Replies: 3 || 2018-07-18 15:14:42
I'm curious, who do you think mostly wrote 'Tai Lung Escapes'?

I've always loved that track, and always felt that it was mostly a John Powell cue, although that very dark first part could easily be Hans' work. I could also see it being a Henry Jackman cue though... I don't know. :p


Edmund Meinerts2018-07-18 18:47:01
I'm pretty sure that the majority of it is Henry Jackman (maybe with a bit of Hans). I don't get much of a Powell vibe off that particular cue at all.


NB2018-07-18 20:09:44
Yeah, you're probably right.

I guess I thought of it as a Powell cue mostly because between the two main composers, it matched more with his style than Hans', but yeah it's probably Jackman's stuff.

Either way, I love that track.


NB2018-07-19 15:20:17
Easy now Mr. Anonymous, no need to be so superior.
I looked up that tracklist, and couldn't find 'Tai Lung Escapes' specifficaly listed, hence asking. Closest there is 'Shogun Mongol Prison', but it's too short to be the whole scene.

But I'll try to get a hold of that complete version somehow, looks super interesting.

Po Lover reply Replies: 0 || 2014-01-04 05:11:23
Hans Zimmer or John Powell, or anyone for that matter, where can i find the entire original parts/ score for Sacred Pool of Tears? I would be gladly willing to pay for this entire original sheet music as it is truly a masterpiece. It would be used for personal use and enjoyment, so anybody, can you please help me?
Thank You So Very Much!!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2013-12-17 16:18:10
what cues make up sacred pool of tears?

Victor reply Replies: 2 || 2008-12-23 00:00:00
"Oogway Ascends" is one of the most beautiful pieces of Mr. Zimmer... Nice Violin solo


Alexis2012-12-21 20:09:48
It's not a violin, it's an erhu, a chinese violin.





Lucien2013-10-27 08:30:45
Yeah. It is an Erhu.

Anonymous reply Replies: 4 || 2013-07-31 23:54:26
Question: how correct are the automatic CD credits?

In order:

1. Hans Zimmer
2. John Powell
3. John Powell
4. Hans Zimmer
5. Hans Zimmer
6. Hans Zimmer
7. Hans Zimmer
8. Hans Zimmer
9. Hans Zimmer
10. John Powell
11. John Powell
12. Hans Zimmer
13. Hans Zimmer
14. John Powell
15. Hans Zimmer
16. John Powell

This strikes me as way off. The score sounds much more Powellish than Zimmerish as a whole, and I have a very difficult time believing Oogway Ascends is Powell... :P


Zimson2013-08-01 10:34:25
Wrong! :D
Panda Po is by Powell and Oogway Ascends by Zimmer. Sebastian Wulff was one the arrangers from the score and he uploaded some sheets on which the composers are credited. But you got Sacred Pool of Tears right.
sebastianwolff.info/news/category/music/sheet-music/page/8/
I mostly agree on the rest with you


Zimson2013-08-01 10:37:19
And Dragonwarrior rises is by both composers I think. The same theme is used in Oogway ascends


Anonymous2013-08-01 15:27:48
Never said I thought these were the correct answers, so I didn't get anything wrong--I just said this was what the CD gave. ;)


Mike2013-08-01 15:37:17
If anything, I would assume this is mostly Powell and some Zimmer. Zimmer said himself in one interview that he lets Powell take the lead with Kung Fu Panda.

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2013-07-17 00:04:04
The only tracks I can really discern as Zimmer are "Tai Lung Escapes", "Peach Tree of Wisdom", and "Oogway Ascends". The rest sounds like Powell, with the exception of "Hero", "Panda Po", and "Sacred Pool of Tears", which sounds like both of them.

Anonymous123 reply Replies: 0 || 2013-04-30 06:32:04
KUNG FU PANDA RECORDING SESSIONS

TRACKLIST:
01 - 1m1 DWA Logo, Chinese Inspired
01 - 02 - 1m2-3 Legend Of Dragon Warrior - Po Wakes Up
01 - 03 - 1m4 Shifu Flute And Furious Five
01 - 04 - 1m5-6 Oogway Summons Shifu
01 - 05 - 1m7 Selling Noodles - Shifu Gong
01 - 06 - 1m8-9 Po Climbs Stairs To Souvenir
01 - 07 - 1m10 Let The Tournament Begin
01 - 08 - 1m11 Dragon Warrior Is Among Us
01 - 09 - 1m12a Po Is Chosen
01 - 10 - 1m12b The Celebration
01 - 11 - 1m13 Shogun Prison (Tai Lung)
01 - 12 - 1m14 Reprise Festival
01 - 13 - 2m15 Hall Of Warriors - Furious Five
01 - 14 - 2m15b Training Hall - Master Shifu
01 - 15 - 2m17-18 How's That
01 - 16 - 2m19 First Night
01 - 17 - 2m20 You Don't Belong
01 - 18 - 2m21 Peach Tree Of Wisdom (Oogway Theme)
02 - 01 - 2m22 Tai Lung Escapes
02 - 02 - 2m23 Po Sparring Match
02 - 03 - 3m26 Po Acupuncture - Shifu And Tai Lung
02 - 04 - 3m28 You Must Believe (Oogway's Theme)
02 - 05 - 3m29 Po Imitates Shifu
02 - 06 - 3m31 Shifu Must Convince Po
02 - 07 - 3m32 Furious Five Set Out
02 - 08 - 4m34 Training Begins
02 - 09 - 4m34b Alt. Training Begins (Alternate)
02 - 10 - 4m36 Furious Five - Tai Lung Showdown
02 - 11 - 4m37 Furious Five Defeated
02 - 12 - 5m41 Tai Lung - Shifu's End
02 - 13 - 5m44 Battle For Scroll
02 - 14 - 5m46 Po Vs. Tai Lung
02 - 15 - 5m47-48 Dragon Warrior Has Risen
02 - 16 - Kung Fu Panda Po Tune
02 - 17 - Kung Fu Panda Spiritual Tune (Oogway)

Hope reply Replies: 0 || 2012-04-03 04:41:09
I love the music from Kung fu panda!!!!!! :)

Sad Fan reply Replies: 2 || 2012-01-12 02:30:12
I would appreciate it if in the future all of the Kung Fu Panda soundtracks actually included ALL the music from the movie.

I am greatly disappointed in the fact that I paid for something and realistically only got half of it.

Same with the Kung Fu Panda 2 Soundtrack.

Where is all the music?
It's a soundtrack, you're supposed to put all the music on it.

Is there any chance we could get the music that is missing from the soundtracks?


Mycroft2012-01-12 03:15:56
No. If you seek the music that's missing off of a soundtrack by RCP, you'd have better luck seeking out the Holy Grail.

I like what you say though: "It's a soundtrack, you're supposed to put all the music on it. " RCP needs to hear that!


Sad Fan2012-01-12 03:28:05
How do I contact them?

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2008-05-02 00:00:00
I Can't Wait Mr.Zimmer I Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan't


Sebastian Wolff2011-09-26 00:46:09
I just arranged some sheet music for:
- Oogway Ascends: sebastianwolff.info/news/2011/09/kung-fu-panda-oogway-ascend s/
- Panda Po: sebastianwolff.info/news/2011/09/kung-fu-panda-panda-po/
- Sacred Pool of Tears: sebastianwolff.info/news/2011/09/kung-fu-panda-sacred-pool-o f-tears/

Cheers - and happy playing.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-06-02 16:50:07
I LOVE Oogway Ascends. It's either one of or IS the prettiest thing(s) I've EVER heard.

Bondo reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-09 00:00:00
I know that Powell and Zimmer worked together on this one, but are there any tracks that just the one composer scored alone?

Kiltee Bindy reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-09 00:00:00
The song is awesome and very sad... I love it!!! :)

David Roberts reply Replies: 0 || 2010-06-27 00:00:00
Such beautiful compositions capturing the eastern flavors! I truly love the works of Hans Zimmer as well as the famous works of John Powell! I was hoping to get into contact with someone for usage of some of the songs in this album. The reason I'm asking is because I'm working on a game (free-time) and I was wondering if I could have some kind of usage of the songs. my contact information is KyoteX@live.com. Once again I really appreciate your works and I look forward to listening to more soundtracks from the second Kung Fu Panda!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-17 00:00:00
burcu

Andy reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-06 00:00:00
I love Hero, Sacred Pool of Tears, and mosta of all, Oogway Ascends. Hero is just pure awesomeness, Sacred Pool of Tears I can't even begin to describe, and Oogway ascends is one of the deepest and most sentimental pieces I have a ever heard.

Christine reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-18 00:00:00
PLEASE, tell where to get the piano music sheet of oogway ascends. IT'S IMPORTANT THAT I GET A RESPONSE TODAY! I WANT TO PLAY IT SO BADLY! I've been searching for the music sheet, but I can't find one, SO PLEASE!

Gustavo reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-06 00:00:00
Where i can find the sheet?

Gustavo reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-05 00:00:00
Oogway ascends really the best ever

Sung reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-09 00:00:00
Hey,

Is a music score (sheet music) of Kung Fu Panda available for purchase by any chance?
Can you please let me know?
jipu4ever@me.com

jurisLV reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-04 00:00:00
Realy great music, i like it! But can some one tell me from wich piece of music is the frase of 3. (Dragon Warrior Is Among Us) track at 00:40" to 00:42".Sorry for my english. Please ansver me, someone!

sandra reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-26 00:00:00
for me "oogway ascends" the best everrrrrrr...

Mario Soundtrack reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-20 00:00:00
UOOOO!
Sacred Pool of Tears, Shifu Faces Tai Long & Oogway Ascends (Y) GOOD PIECES

mary plaud reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-20 00:00:00
could you please put oogway ascends violin sheet music on your web site

Pierre Leindfelder reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-13 00:00:00
yeah i was interested in finding the sheet music for "oogway ascends" but have not been able to locate it anywhere.

Wyatt Martinez reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-02 00:00:00
I was wondering if any of you lads out there know where to find the sheet music for the track "Oogway ascends" if you know i would very much appreciate leaving a comment here on the matter.

pantea reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-30 00:00:00
hi iam pantea from iran how can i have your music ???????all of thems are great music.
thanx about your beautiful website.

politod reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-30 00:00:00
estoy con ganas de comprarme el dvd de Kung fu Panda solo queria hacerles una pregunta no se si han hecho videos del sound track de kung fu panda quisiera comprar please Buy sound track movie of Kung fu panda more Panda Po & Oogway Ascend

politod reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-30 00:00:00
espectacular todas muy buenas me gustaron mas la de Panda Po & OOgway Ascends

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