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I gotta say that short film was spectacular even with I Phone 11, the score by Lorne Balfe fitted very well with the scenes introduced.I'd say that this anthem was pretty great for Zimmer to score a soccer team that has been alive for 25 years.Cheers guys, much appreciated!<br>In my mind I had some video interview though, as I always like watching those as well. I do wonder if there was an extra section on the home release of the movie where ideally there might be.Hans Zimmer is one of the biggest film composers working in the industry today.  He won an Academy Award for his work on The Lion King, and has been nominated for six other films including Gladiator, The Thin Red Line, and As Good As It Gets. With The Last Samurai he celebrates his 100th film score, and SoundtrackNet had an opportunity to talk with Hans a few weeks ago during a rare break in his busy schedule working on Something's Gotta Give.<br><br>You've scored many projects during your career, and The Last Samurai is being touted as your 100th film score…<br><br>Well, I'm terrible with math, so I'm not doing the counting. It could be more, it could be less – but apparently it's the 100th.<br><br>So how did you get involved with the project?<br><br>If you're lucky enough to get nominated for an Oscar, you get invited to the Oscar nominee's luncheon where they hand out these little nomination certificates. There are usually 150 people standing there, and people are invited up in alphabetical order, starting with the As. By the time they get to the Cs, everybody's already back at their table chatting and eating, and while the first people called get thunderous applause, you can imagine what it's like when your name starts with Z!<br><br>So Ed Zwick and I were standing there, waiting at one of these luncheons about four years ago, and we started talking to each other. I asked him what he was working on and he told me about this movie called The Last Samurai, which I thought sounded interesting and I asked him to send me a script. After the script arrived, I didn't hear from him for a long time and I thought he'd forgotten about me, not thinking about how difficult it is to set up a samurai movie these days. The other thing I liked about the project was that Tom Cruise was involved, so it was like returning home, since I've scored a bunch of his movies – I knew we were going to have a good time.<br><br>Did it end up that way?<br><br>Ed and his editor Steve Rosenblum are such gentlemen, so together and professional, and they basically did one cut of the film, screened it, and everyone loved their work. So after this, they had plenty of time to come and hang with me, and while I usually love the re-cutting process because it's a diversionary tactic to keep the director and editor out of my life, these guys were great to have around. <br><br>Of course, my sense of paranoia made me think that something was going wrong all the time, waiting for the other shoe to drop, as it were, but it never happened. Ed phoned this morning and I thought, "Oh my god – rewrite!" It's just how my brain works. But I think he and I feel a bit odd now: we've been seeing each other every day for months, and suddenly we're done. I completely understand why people have a problem finishing a movie, because there's something really nice about the process – completion is far more boring.<br><br>For Samurai, you used Japanese percussions and ethnic woodwinds, without getting too 'Japanese'.<br><br>My problem is that I feel Japanese music is really inaccessible to Western ears, and I was really struggling with this film initially, trying to figure out what I was doing. This idea popped into my head for using Western-style themes, but applying a Japanese aesthetic to them, which sounds great of course, until I had to ask myself what I meant! Actually, I think it's just my way of not overloading certain things with too many colors, or being geometrically precise about my cues and not making them too flowery.<br><br>The Tom Cruise character is one of those nasty drunks at the beginning, who obviously has some serious problems he's trying to deal with, or not deal with. He's obnoxious and restless, suffering sleepless nights and is very un-Tom. For me, this character's journey was about his need to earn tranquility and peace, so within the score there's this very romantic, overblown and passionate theme. It's like a juvenile way of dealing with life and death – the pain and liebestod.<br><br>However, to contrast with these very relentless themes, there are a number of stark, formal and sober pieces, because I wanted to take Tom's character on a journey. He comes from America and ends up in this foreign place where he doesn't speak the language or understand the culture. But at the end of the movie, I want the audience to think that there isn't a more beautiful place for him to be, that he is at home in Japan and finally at peace.<br><br>There are many useless acts of bravery we do out of misguided romanticism, and this movie is full of courageous and dignified acts of bravery. So I wanted to play off these acts, since both the American and Japanese cultures have a concept of heroism, and I just wanted to see if I could play with the nature of the two different concepts.<br><br>So you didn't want to do the stereotypical Japanese thing...<br><br>Absolutely not! Take Akira Kurosawa's Ran, for example, which has this brilliant score where Takemitsu writes Western music, but with an Eastern accent. Somebody asked me a few days ago why As Good As It Gets was European – why did I write a European score for a quintessentially American story? For me, it's because Jack Nicholson was crazy in the movie, and I felt one of the great things about America is how they always think we Europeans are crazy. So by writing a European-styled score, it's my way of saying that Jack is crazy, but it's alright!<br><br>How do you feel about people who criticize your work for not fitting into the time period, like Gladiator?<br><br>The reason I take these jobs is because I'm interested in foreign cultures, and every time I get to work on a movie I'm thrown into the adventure of whatever that culture is, the time, and wherever the story's taking place. So one of the things I'm very careful about is not to be historically correct to the culture, but, on the other hand, not to insult the underlying aesthetics of that culture either. I remember watching Chariots of Fire and thinking how brilliantly the music worked, never missing that it wasn't period instruments! I grew up listening to Bach played by a symphony orchestra – it's the wrong sized orchestra with the wrong instruments, but I don't think that's the point.<br><br>With Gladiator, Pietro Scalia brought in a CD saying "this is Ancient Roman music," and I said, "Says who? You went to the Ancient Roman music store and bought an Ancient Roman music CD? Bullshit!" We're not anthropologists. Look at he costumes Ridley Scott had: they were more Napoleonic than Roman, which was perhaps fitting since Napoleon had stolen all of his good ideas from the Romans regarding how to make his generals look cool – and so did Hitler! So I got criticized for making the "Entry into Rome" cue too Leni Riefenstahl – but that was the joke! I am allowed to have a sense of humor in my music!<br><br>Earlier this summer your credit on Pirates of the Caribbean was "Score Overproduced by". What was the deal with that?<br><br>Well, I thought honesty was a virtue! But seriously, Jerry Bruckheimer quite rightly asked me not to give him "that old-fashioned Pirate music," and Gore Verbinski, who I adore and did The Ring with, said, "Well, it is a pirate movie, so we have to disguise it." In the end, I spent a day and a half writing tunes, Klaus Badelt wrote a lot of stuff, and we rolled up our sleeves, got drunk, behaved in a debauched way, and produced a score!<br><br>There was a lot of criticism regarding that score, but in the end it had to serve the film - which it did. You seem to get a lot of criticism on any project you do.<br><br>I had the misfortune of going onto the Film Score Monthly web site recently to look something up and vanity made me type in my own name. I suddenly realized that you can't ever get it right. Who do people want me to be? The guy that writes Matchstick Men? Or the guy that writes The Rock? Or the guy that writes Driving Miss Daisy? My need is ultimately to write for myself. I mock myself and I'm ironic about the way I speak about it because if I take it too seriously, it would be a pompous and boring thing to do. But at the same time I take each note I write very seriously – none of them are random.<br><br>The Internet Movie Database always lists you as being attached to multiple projects, so I was curious, what's Sharktail?<br><br>I complained to Jeffrey Katzenberg that I couldn't cross any more Red Seas, or deal with any more horses that can't speak – I wanted to do one of the fun animated movies instead. There's also a hip-hop element in Sharktail, and I haven't been there yet, so it's new territory! King Arthur is still in production, and I literally just got the first bits of footage just before you came here.<br><br>Are you working on all of these projects simultaneously?<br><br>I'm thinking about them! I'm also working with Jim Brooks on his new comedy, Spanglish.<br><br>And speaking of comedies, you recently did Matchstick Men for Ridley, which had a very Nino Rota vibe to it....<br><br>And I gave him credit! I thought, what if Nino had written the theme and I was just doing the variations? But I bet I'm going to get criticized for that because it's not like Gladiator.<br><br>So when did you last have a vacation?<br><br>Well, I went to Japan for a couple of days at the end of November for the Japanese premiere of Samurai, but look, I love what I do! In January I'll travel to Morocco because Ridley will be shooting his next movie, Kingdom of Heaven, so that's like a holiday!<br><br>My family and I are going away at Christmas, and what we used to do would be to rent a house in the mountains and go on these skiing holidays. It would be a crappy house, not as nice as the one we live in, my wife was still going to the market, and we're still washing our plates – so it wasn't a vacation, it was a lot of work! It's taken us a long time, but we just figured it out: we're not practical with vacations – we're staying at hotels! But while the Zimmer family isn't talented when it comes to vacations, we're talented when it comes to work!<br><br>I sat through Samurai the other day, and for the first time watched the whole movie from top to tail with everything finished and completed. It felt really good, better than a vacation. But luckily there were enough things wrong for me to think that I learned something from the experience, and now I can't wait for the next project to try these new ideas out.<br><br>The soundtrack to The Last Samurai is available from Elektra Records, and the film is currently in theaters. Matchstick Men is available on Varese Sarabande Records.<br><br>With thanks to Chet Mehta at Chasen & Co, Jason Cienkus at Warner Brothers, and Nina Lynch and Mark Wherry at Media Ventures for helping with this interview. And, of course, special thanks to Hans.Mulan get his release... through Disney+, 4th September.
Mulan is being released on sept 4th. Can't wait to hear Harry's score!!!!Here's an interview about Last Samurai from Soundtrack.net https: //www.soundtrack. net/content/article/?id=112You can find an interview with Hans on his process for TLS on soundtrack.net somewhere, back in 2003 or 2004The tracklist they posted has 58 tracks and yours contains only 54<br>interesting thing, He never really spoke about Last Samurai. but you have to realize, even when He speaks, its not always the truth. <br><br>The only thing I know, in 2013 doing press for Rush, He really said the hardest job was Last Samurai, well its not true according to himself, if you watch the behind the scenes stuff from Matchstick Men from 2003, right there He says that he was working on 3 huge films, (tears of the sun / Pirates / last samurai) and Mathstick men was the absolute hardest for him.<br><br>also Ed Zwick talks about working with Hans on the dvd commentary sometimes, but nothing really fancy.<br><br>Im sure there is an interview for this film with him, since he was at the premier
I am struggling to find an interview where Hans speaks about this soundtrack. Does it even exist? <br>I spent the last hours digging but nothing. I always desired to hear some comments about it, like he does for the other works he's done.<br>I know it's a far stretch for Hans To release docu scores, but am really curious as to what Brave Miss World, Believer and Jalous of the Birds sound like...<br><br><br>@Mephariel<br>You can find Great Bear Rainforest on bleedingfingersmusic.com under Anze RozmanMondo only offered to send me a return label and a refund. No info yet on if they plan to fix it. :-/Mine arrived today and is definitely sped up.LOL klaus badelt hardly composed pirates 1
You know what? I love the booklet credits! Klaus Badelt is the same guy who scored Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.Thanks Hybrid soldier for the good news<br>I can't wait to see the documental film and hear the score of lorne balfe & hans zimmer.A score will be released.<br><br>You can always count on Lorne for that. It's in the works.What was the last Zimmer documentary score that they released outside of BBC? <br><br>I am still waiting for The Great Bear Rainforest.I hope they can the soundtrack release for "Rebuilding Paradise" composed by Hans zimmer & Lorne balfe, including an original song for the film. I hope there is a possibility that they will release the score.
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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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Knight reply Replies: 2 || 2019-08-07 17:28:03
Credits for the OST seems to be a bit bungled so heres what I found for it on GEMA:
Hans Zimmer, John Powell, James McKee Smith

HERO
SACRED POOL OF TEARS
THE BRIDGE
SHIFU FACES TAI LUNG

Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Henry Jackman

LET THE TOURNAMENT BEGIN
ACCU-FLASHBACK
THE DRAGON SCROLL
OOGWAY ASCENDS

Hans Zimmer, John Powell, James McKee Smith, Henry Jackman
TAI LUNG ESCAPES

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Mike2019-08-07 18:02:09
The cuesheet credits have been on the complete score page for some time. ;)


Knight2019-08-07 19:57:22
I know, but not everyone has access to the complete.

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
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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

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