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Is it me or does the main theme sound a lot like Hannibal? No doubt Zanelli’s stamp on the score...Hybrid, did Zimmer composed any of the music in the second trailer? <br><br>Interesting that nobody's mentioned the sessions leak. Pretty sure I posted a cue list but it must have been deleted.@mephariel<br>None of the styles work for me really. Most of the score comes across as a pastiche of ideas from other Zimmer scores where they were better developed (Gladiator, The Rock, Crimson Tide, etc.) and Even the action is kind of hit or miss. I just don’t find it to be an interesting score honestly.@kiki: delete inferno for me aswell...
...and a very good solo Balfe cue, at that. That theme and Hans' Moriarty theme are the most engaging ideas of these movies, to me. <br><br>Hey, while I'm here, any word on Hans doing the third movie?i would delete Dunkirk immediately from that library. That's the WORST score ever written from any composer out there. This isn't even a score or film music. Just pure sound effects.No, "Psychological Recovery" is scored to picture, a bunch of cues put together from the climax of the film. IIRC the first three minutes or so are a solo Balfe cue actually.Nope, not a suite, a mix of about 4/5 cues.M:I2 is definitely a polarizing score. But I have to say, this is the first time I heard the criticism stylistically bland refer to this score. Because for most people who dislike the score, they think the score is too stylish.
love this score. hasn't grown on me. was listening to it on my commute today. do you guys know if the track "psychological recovery" is the "suite" that came first. and then other cues developed from it? thanksEven then, I feel like its still irrelevant to post the titles for it does us no good and it will be posted here eventually. But whatever I guessJust realized I’ve been calling the movie “Windows” instead of “Widows”. <br>Ugh it’s been a long day -_-Just took a look at the trailer and am really impressed with how the film looks, not what I was expecting at all. I honestly don’t know what approach Zimmer will take either, although if I had to guess probably more sound design-ish.<br><br>And outside of “Injection” and “Bare Island” I find MI2 to be bland and all over the place stylistically. Just my opinion though, I know a lot of people love that score ;-)mpolonest123, have you seen the trailer for Widows? Zimmer created the music for that trailer and I assume it came from the movie. If that is the case, it will sound nothing like TTRL.
M:I2 is a blast to listen to. I just have a hard time imagine it to be a MI score. But it is one of the most fun scores from Zimmer.And as far Zimmer scores that I don’t like for the most part, there is a small handful (Madagascar, MI2, etc.)That’s completely fair, and I honestly couldn’t defend this score and be genuine about it. I think it does help that I love this movie (despite being hard to watch) and have come to associate the music with it so much. Still, I can’t lie that I find portions of it to be incredibly effective, even when the music does become solely ambient. In terms of listenability/originality the best cue is, ironically, the 24-second “Washington” cue.<br><br>I would kill to know what Zimmer personally thinks of this score. I’m sure he had a great working relationship with Steve, hence him working on “Windows”, but I’m sure the temptrack must have been murder on his creativity...This is my least favorite Zimmer score, actually. Or else the one that I feel has the least going for it; I guess it doesn't make me mad like On Stranger Tides, but at the same time it lacks anything even remotely compelling. "Boat Trip to New Orleans" is the only halfway interesting cue and even then I don't really like to listen to it much. The experimental parts aren't interesting experiments (ooh...clapping...wow), and the Journey to the Line stuff is just tired and bland (on top of being super derivative). I get that it works in the movie or whatever but if I had a gun to my head with orders to delete one Hans score from my library and never listen to it again, I'm pretty sure this would be the one I'd go for.Even 5 years later, I’m still not sure how I feel about this score. <br><br>On one hand, the music complements the film extremely well. “Boat Trip to New Orleans” and “Soap” are both incredible in context, and even some of the more ambient cues are pretty effective. Alongside Interstellar probably Hans’ most minimilastic score, something which actually suits him well.<br><br>On the other hand, the Time/Journey to the Line temp is extremely blatant, and it definitely doesn’t help that 60% of the music used in film is basically a variation on that one idea (and some cues are purely sound effects). I still admire the score though, regardless of the familiarity issues.<br><br>With Windows coming out I’m very curious to see what approach will be. Personally, I like seeing Zimmer tackle a project with minimalism. Hopefully McQueen (who is a very talented director) doesn’t box Hans in with another TTRL temp... or any temp for that matter.
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Kung Fu Panda
Label: DreamWorks Records
Length: 60'14 (Score: 57'44)
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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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