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I'll try to explain myself more with the scores I wasn't a big fan of. I really like a lot of Gears of War 3. It has a lot of faster paced, melodic action cues, and the cues from Gears of War 2 are improved. Its main problem is it's not very memorable, which Jablonsky is usually able to produce. <br><br>Ender's Game I found to be a bit of a slog. There was a lot of ambient/sound design cues which I found incredibly dull. However, it's possible I was expecting too much, or maybe I was too harsh on it. I'll try to have another listen to that one. <br><br>Gangster Squad was one where I just looked at the comments to see what people thought about it, and the consensus was "it copied every recent Hollywood score", so I just skipped that one. <br><br>TF3 had a lot of good thematic material, and the finale's action music was a lot of fun, but it lacks the memorability and excitement of the first 2, or the subtlety of 5, making it fall in the middle for me. Plus the Inception sound was pretty annoying. <br><br>Gears of War 2 falls into mediocre for me. The main theme is solid, but the action is repetitive and doesn't have much variation. Plus it also wasn't very memorable. It's basically a worse version of Gears 3 to me. <br><br>Transformers 1 and 2 don't really count to me because those were more an RCP effort than a Jablonsky one. Just to clarify, I don't hate that Jablonsky went down this route. I first learned of his existence through the Transformers scores for god's sake. It's just that listening to Steamboy, it makes me sad there wasn't more of this side of Jablonsky. Oh, and honorable mention to TMNT: Out of the Shadows, that was a great superhero score!Gangster Squad was Ok, but i prefer Ender's Game, actually the sound design in that i find it certain interesting.<br><br>In Battleship, yeah, it's nothing original, but for me, is a guilty pleasure, i love the percussion (i'm a big fan of the taiko sound)<br><br>Enderís Game isnít bad at all, there are some cool power anthems and orchestral moments in it. As for Battleship, while I find most of it generic, I genuinely do like the alien ďMRIĒ sound design he incorporated.<br><br>And one of Jablonskyís most underrated scores imo is Gangster Squad. If you want a fun Jablonsky score that strays away (mostly) from the Zimmer sound thatís it. Any score using Antz as a temp track is fine by me!I will disagree with TF3, Ender's Game, Gears of War 2 and 3, there are good scores, altough i'm a massive fan of that guilty pleasure is Battleship ;D<br><br>And A Nightmare on Elm Street was cool.John Powell to receive Henry Mancini Award. <br><br>Look it up at filmmusicreporter.<br><br>Congrats John
Edmund's right. It's really just sad that Jablonsky could have been one of the greatest composers ever, one with more notoriety and respect from the music community, but instead settled for being... a decent composer.<br><br>TF5 was a step in the right direction, D-War was a great monster movie score, Your Highness came close to Steamboy levels, and IDEA felt like Jablonsky's symphony in a lot of ways. But on the other end you have Ender's Game, Transformers 3 and 4, Battleship, Gears of War 2, Gears of War: Judgement, and a few others that range from ok, to flat out awful. Occasionally though you get some decent ones like Gears of War 3, and A Nightmare on Elm Street.<br><br>My point is, we get a composer overridden with bland projects, and musically inept directors, when he had the potential for being Oscar level.This just occurred to me. 1:44-2:10ish in Remember Who You Are kind of sounds like part of Mozartís Ave Verum Corpus...and we know Hans is a fan of that piece...@mpolonest: I'm the opposite side: BvS grown each time i listened.<br><br>Not the same for MoS ;D@DS<br><br>You are absolutely right, and it was something that I did think about while I was writing the post, I just never clarified it. <br><br>But that also has the opposite effect as well. I've had plenty of scores/songs which originally I liked that I gradually grew to dislike or simply lose interest. One of the most recent ones is BvS, which I enjoyed when it came out but looking back is probably one of my least favorite Zimmer scores.@Edmund @Ds totally agree! This days the only composer that convince me is Steven Price.
Is there a Balfe score that is not very temped? Every single Balfe score I listened to is basically giving an old score a fresh set of paint.mpolonest123: it's difficult to compare scores that are 10 years old and that you had plenty of time to digest, with brand new scores you've only heard a couple of times.<br><br>You said it yourself, when Clash of the Titans came out you thought it was generic and forgettable. It's only later that you noticed all these themes and all the work Djawadi put into it.<br><br>And actually it works like that with any new album released by any major artist. Fans are always like "it sucks, I prefer their previous albums". And yet 5 years later they love all these songs and know them by heart. :-pEdmund: I see your point, and if everyone could become 100% objective it would be actually true. But in practice, our personal tastes play a heavy role in deciding whether a score is interesting or fun or creative or intelligent or enjoyable. Some people like very classical, orchestral music more than anything else; even if JXL was creating the craziest soundtrack ever, his sound palette and synthetic approach alone would be enough to make these people dislike the score and say it's rubbish. The level of detail he put in Tomb Raider is astonishing, but sadly it'll only be noticed by people who are not upset by this style of brutal and synthetic environment. Of course it also works the other way, dry orchestral scores like Giacchino frequently writes do nothing to me, I don't particularly like this kind of sound, so I never spent a lot of time listening to them. As a consequence, I never was able to dissect them to discover all their (I guess) richness, subtleties, etc. So from my point of view, almost all Giacchino scores sound the same way and are not interesting, and I don't understand how and why he keeps getting all those major assignments. That's to say, our personal preferences will always interfere with our judgment, even if we honestly try to be fair.I feel like I see/have this kind of conversation on film music boards all the time. The approach isn't the problem, it's the execution. For example, when Man of Steel came out:<br><br>me: "I'm a bit disappointed by Man of Steel, it has its moments but I don't think it's a very good score overall"<br>fanboys: "JOHN WILLIAMS WAS YESTERDAY, ZIMMER IS TODAY, THIS IS A DIFFERENT SUPERMAN BLAH BLAH BLAH GET OVER IT"<br>me: "...did I mention Williams?"<br><br>or else Mad Max: Fury Road<br><br>me: "Mad Max is a decent score but I feel like the film deserved much more"<br>fanboys: "THERE'S LITERALLY A DUDE ON A DRUM CAR WITH A FLAMETHROWER GUITAR WHAT DID YOU EXPECT"<br>me: "...a composer who does more interesting things with those drums and that guitar?"<br><br>All over the place. It was really aggravating. This is a similar situation A talented film composer can write interesting, engaging music in all sorts of styles, for all sorts of films and under all sorts of directorial conditions. My issue with Tomb Raider isn't that it's not a traditional Jerry Goldsmith adventure score. I never expected that from this film, and certainly not from this composer. It's just not a very interesting or intelligent or enjoyable version of what it's trying to be, and that's the bottom line.@mrzimmerfan <br><br>I completely agree with you. Tomb Raider definitely didnít need a traditional score at all. And I love all the scores youíve mentioned. I even donít have a problem with the approach he took.<br><br>But I just donít like the score as is. We just have to agree to disagree, no harm done. :-)
I don't think he means that, just that it would have been interesting if Jablonsky had gone more into animated movies like Powell did, rather than mostly Michael Bay. I think maybe we got a hint of what that could have been like with Your Highness a few years ago, a score I'll always defend, but yeah...the lack of follow-up to Steamboy is a great tragedy in Jablonsky's career.@mpolonest: I will enjoyed more Run All Night than Mad Max, hell, even The Dark Tower.<br><br>But with Tomb Raider, this movie is harsh, with a real character, and an adventure score a la Goldsmith or JNH, will not benefit anything about it. And in there, there is a lot of great sounds and ideas pop up in all the score.<br><br>And this is telling you a guy who LOVE The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, the entire Indiana Jones and Jumanji scores.@mpolonest: I will enjoyed more Run All Night than Mad Max, hell, even The Dark Tower.<br><br>But with Tomb Raider, this movie is harsh, with a real character, and an adventure score a la Goldsmith or JNH, will not benefit anything about it. And in there, there is a lot of great sounds and ideas pop up in all the score.<br><br>And this is telling you a guy who LOVE The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, the entire Indiana Jones and Jumanji scores.I don't think Jablonsky is going to be a new John Powell ;)<br><br>But this one of his most notable efforts, i will said that.This is feels like a very temped soundtrack, only that explains why the score is so generic. I wonder which movies music scenes producer-director used to make lorne do this. <br><br>Track 8 - is Tron legacy (dont know maybe he worked on it, powell was involved maybe he was too)

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  1. 160 BPM (6:42)
    Hans Zimmer
  2. God Particle (5:20)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Atli ÷rvarsson, Mel Wesson
  3. Air (9:08)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Atli ÷rvarsson, Geoff Zanelli, Mel Wesson
  4. Fire (6:51)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  5. Black Smoke (5:45)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Mel Wesson
  6. Science And Religion (12:27)
    Hans Zimmer
  7. Immolation (3:38)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  8. Election By Adoration (2:12)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith
  9. 503 (2:14)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  10. Bonus Track : H2O (1:51)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Atli ÷rvarsson
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Zach reply Replies: 2 || 2016-10-28 21:10:18
In the track "Smashing The Ring" (It's actually featured on this site), there is a Gregorian style chant around 1:22 - does anyone know if this is a pre-existing/traditional chant that they used or did Hans (or someone else) write it? I really like it.

Leonard2016-10-28 21:54:22
This is indeed a pre-existing Greogorian chant. It's the chant "Requiem Aeternam" from the mass of the dead. If you like it you shoud check out the Requiem by Maurice Duruflť which is entirely based on the chants from the mass of the dead.

Zach2016-10-28 22:18:07
Thanks for the quick and informative response!

JamesT reply Replies: 4 || 2016-05-11 03:20:58
Inferno trailer is out! Looking forward to this one from Ron and Hans!!!

https: // www. /watch?v=xbNBB1D37U8

Dfault2016-05-11 18:35:19
That track in this preview, is that the first peak at the album? It seems more electronic (as Hans already pointed out)

...2016-05-11 19:03:00
There's not a chance in hell that that is from the actual score. That's just trailer music.

i2016-05-11 20:01:28
That music is shit.

Dfault2016-05-11 20:17:36
Never mind indeed, thought when i first saw it 2 days ago the it could be new music, listened to it now again, i doubt it ^^

matthew reply Replies: 1 || 2015-06-06 21:32:52
so I'm going home today but I couldn't because the road was blocked and what I'm seeing is Ron Howard basically directing a scene from Inferno in downtown Budapest. I know its crazy and dump but, I mean, my first thought was: this means HZ already did some serious early work for this!

Zimson2015-06-06 22:39:28
Likely, considering that he starts writing suites very early in the process with this kind of projects.
However we won't get to hear shit untill the movie is about to be released. ;)

... reply Replies: 4 || 2015-01-07 18:28:02
I just saw that inferno is no longer listed on hans' page...
Will he not score it or is it just not confirmed?

Hybrid Soldier2015-01-07 18:53:52
Well don't worry he will, it's just way too early, In The Heart Of The Sea isn't even released yet...

bro2015-01-07 19:36:18
I'm surprised Hans wasn't involved with that.

Edmund Meinerts2015-01-07 19:58:42
Good ol' Spanish tax laws! ;)

Anyways, even though he's been using Hans pretty consistently over the last decade or so, Ron Howard has never been a one-composer kind of guy.

What I'm more surprised about is that Inferno is even still being made. I kind of get the feeling that the world is over the whole Dan Brown religious thriller thing.

Hybrid Soldier2015-01-07 20:02:04
He would have, bro, without that Spanish Tax Break ! :P

Zimson reply Replies: 4 || 2014-11-01 16:41:53
So, is Hans really confirmed for Inferno now (since it already appears in his profile)?

Hybrid Soldier2014-11-01 17:17:19
Shhhhhhhh tell no one ! ;)

Zimson 2014-11-01 17:51:04
Ok, I'll keep it down. ;) Great news, though. I'm really interested in how he's going to approach it since this one will be different from the first 2.

Hybrid Soldier2014-11-01 17:55:34
We've got some time before he starts though, the film got pushed from late 2015 to late 2016...

bro2014-11-01 20:35:26
Hans Zimmer wouldn't abandon Ron Howard anyway, they've been working together for a very long time now. Plus, this series' music belongs to Hans, they have his sonic identity and honestly only Lorne, Atli, Zanelli, or Zimmer could understand how to look to the future for a score for Inferno, and keeping the sonic identity of the previous scores.

rob reply Replies: 5 || 2013-11-04 03:35:28
anyone notice MOS similarities around the 6 minute mark in Science and Religion?

Anonymous2013-11-04 04:50:51
With what MOS track?

Azog, The Defiler2013-11-04 05:30:47
I just notice that some parts of Absurdity (The Lone Ranger) sounds similar to Air and the beginning of Citrine Cross (The Da Vinci Code)

rob2013-11-04 07:13:46
actually starts before the 6 min mark, starts more around the 5 minute mark and goes on for a few minutes. Not sure the exact track in MOS (ill find it) it just sounded similar when i was listening to Science and Religion

Edmund Meinerts2013-11-04 10:02:19
The Kal-El theme from Man of Steel (the one heard at the end of "Flight") is very similar to "Science and Religion", yes.

aldan2013-11-04 15:57:15
at 5:23 to be exact.

and the progression is really similar to MOS's "Goodbye My Son" 0:53 mark.

MacArthur reply Replies: 5 || 2013-10-21 19:33:18
What an Awesome Score!

Mortifer V.2013-10-21 19:37:26
yea, this and The Da Vinci Code are great.

MacArthur2013-10-21 19:46:55
Chevaliers de Sangreal is one of my all time favorites

Mike2013-10-21 21:02:19
IMO, Science and Religion beats Chevaliers de Sangreal any day of the week. That midportion is just incredible.

MacArthur2013-10-21 21:42:51
If you don't mind mike give me the time of the section and i'll listen to it

Mike2013-10-22 16:27:12

MacArthur reply Replies: 4 || 2013-10-21 20:08:23
Thin Red line and Last samurai in Science and religion, anyone?

Phil2013-10-21 21:17:57
@MacArthur yep :)

Phil2013-10-21 21:20:37
The Thin Red Line @ 8min. 30sec :)

MacArthur2013-10-21 21:44:07

Edmund Meinerts2013-10-21 23:56:28
Yeah, and from the complete score "The Arrival of the Electors" could be right out of Kingdom of Heaven.

MacArthur reply Replies: 6 || 2013-09-05 21:57:37
Where do you get the Bonus Track

Edmund Meinerts2013-09-05 23:17:10
With the rest of the complete score. ;)

MacArthur2013-09-06 03:45:33
No Seriously, It says there was a bonus track on the REGULAR one. where do I get that.

al bundy2013-09-06 09:58:04
do you ever use google at all?

Hybrid Soldier2013-09-06 12:50:35
Are you totally blind ?

Can't you click on "See details..." ??????????

Evenstar2013-09-06 13:07:01
well Hybrid, when you click on "see details" and then on the link were you can download the bonus track it says "The page you requested was not found." ;)

Hybrid Soldier2013-09-06 19:13:51
Then you have your answer, this operation expired with that link ! ;)

Aragorn reply Replies: 2 || 2013-07-10 00:34:36
Lorne must have used JNH's Eye For an Eye from Batman as a temp track when crafting "Immolation", because MAN do they sound the same.

Medigo2013-07-10 00:40:45
so what does this mean when you take "Am I not Merciful?" into account?

Aragorn2013-07-10 00:54:56
It means maybe JNH used Zimmer's "Am I Not Merciful" as a temp track when scoring that scene... :P So Immolation could be based off a temp track of a temp track, and thus we have musical Inception.

Anonymous reply Replies: 3 || 2013-05-07 03:13:50
160 BPM makes me think of the deshi basara chant from TDKR

Illuminati2013-05-07 13:35:49
It should be the other way around. Angels & Demons came 4 years before TDKR

score_trader2013-06-06 10:07:41
Who conducted the orchestra for this score?

Bioscope2013-06-06 13:12:16
Nick Glennie-Smith

Ds reply Replies: 7 || 2013-02-26 09:46:07
Hans posted an entire track from the movie "Rush" on facebook!!

Hybrid Soldier2013-02-26 10:28:28
It's from the film's website. Very cool track, second half is a Lorne cue, of course... :P

Ds2013-02-26 11:26:55
It reminds me of The Sweeney soundtrack! Isn't it frustrating for Lorne to work so hard with Hans without getting public recognition?

Hybrid Soldier2013-02-26 11:28:23
He just did a bunch of cues on that one. 4 I've been told. Some help like Rango. :)

Jo2013-02-27 10:47:19
Which means I like Lorne's cue better, reminds me of Inception a bit. Still interested to hear the full soundtrack... so many things coming up :)

matthew2013-02-27 13:03:13
this is from the Black Hawk Down library mixed with Transformers and Rabin's Gone in 60 seconds. but a very cool mix. very brave idea because the whole universe is going the complain about this, especially this site

JamesT2013-02-27 14:00:23
I love it. I hear what sounds like references to MI:2 in there. Looking forward to everything that's yet to come!

Trent Easton Navarro2013-02-27 21:37:08
Listening to it now, and it sounds very cool. Best thing Zimmer has done in ages! Curious to the rest of the score

Felix reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-20 17:45:33

1. Main Title (1:09)
2. God Particle (4:14)
3. Seal the Doors/Extra Omnes (1:56)
4. No Time (2:25)
5. Follow the Path (1:37)
6. Pantheon (2:18)
7. Wrong (0:47)
8. Black Smoke I (2:01)
9. Air (7:14)
10. Black Smoke II (5:36)
11. Black Tongue (3:26)
12. Fire (3:14)
13. Cross Rome (1:55)
14. Water (1:51)
15. Castel Sant Angelo (5:43)
16. Save Camerlengo (4:21)
17. God Save Us (9:04)
18. Election by Adoration (1:52)
19. Bad Camerlengo (1:20)
20. Camerlengo on Fire/Immolation (3:37)
21. Access Granted (2:12)
22. End Title (2:12)
23. 160 BPM Suite (6:40)
24. God Save Us (Slow Insert) (2:05)
25. 160 BPM (Short Version) (1:05)

anoopa reply Replies: 1 || 2012-03-10 12:37:24
Does anyone know where I can find a tracklist of the Recording Sessions or a Complete Score? I don't want to stir up anything here I just want to be able to put the tracks I have in film order. Thanks.

Mycroft2012-03-10 16:44:27
Well, you could always just watch the movie yourself and listen for when stuff from the original soundtrack appears. Of course, that could get a bit tricky when you find stuff that's a reprise or remix of stuff on the OST and it might also leave you wanting more music than what you have.

As far as I know, no such track lists exist for what you seek.

JBourne reply Replies: 0 || 2011-10-15 00:15:57
Does anyone know anything about that unreleased music released .. -->
1 - 503 (Alternative Versions)
2 - Divine Fire
3 - four pillars
4 - Galileos 3rd Text
5 - God Save Us
6 - H2O
7 - The Holy see
8 - The Vatican
The Critine Cross (Alternative Version)
The Critine Cross (New Unreleased Film Version)

Somewhat looks like a fake

Phil B reply Replies: 7 || 2011-09-01 12:20:43
expanded score 2CD

01 Main Titles - The Empty Throne - 3:52
02 Antimatter - The Eye - 4:53
03 A Proposal to Langdon - 3:59
04 The Arrival of the Electors - 1:05
05 'Fellas, You Called Me' (No SFX) - 3:20
06 Faith is a Gift - To The Archives - 2:04
07 Sealing Conclave - 1:31
08 Grey Tea - 2:04
09 To Raphael's Tomb - 4:41
10 Earth - 3:03
11 Air (No SFX) - 7:15
12 It's Black - 2:25
13 All Is Red - 2:41
14 Visiting Your Holyness (No SFX) - 3:33

CD 2
01 Fire - 6:55
02 'Cross Rome (No SFX) - 2:01
03 If It is God's Will... (No SFX) - 0:59
04 Water - 5:25
05 The Church of Illumination - 6:14
06 Running to Save the Martir - 2:56
07 The Necropolis - 1:48
08 The Camerlengo's Destiny (No SFX) - 8:44
09 Lies and Cross Keys (No SFX) - 1:47
10 Immolation (Album Version) - 3:39
11 Pope Lucas, the Last Preferitti - 2:54
12 DIII - End Titles (No SFX) - 2:14
13 160 BPM (Album Version) - 6:42
14 H2O (Bonus Track) - 1:51
15 H2O (Alternative Version) - 1:11

Phil B2011-09-01 12:21:12
is it real?

pls tell me!

Hybrid Soldier2011-09-01 12:51:33
No, it's not.

Phil2011-09-01 17:15:42
Ok, but how do you know?

Mr. Fate2011-09-01 23:16:58
Because he is Hybrid freaking Soldier! Bro, he knows everything.

D A R T H2011-09-02 00:49:35
i have it... it's a simple dvd rip (correct sound but sfx)

MasterZ2011-09-02 07:41:39
yep its a dvd rip. nothing to get excited over :/ not even the better version, this is the really old bad sounding one...

Phil2011-09-02 15:13:28
well, but much better than nothing ;)

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-07-26 04:13:09
From BMI, here is the info for "Air", track 9:



Lorene reply Replies: 0 || 2011-07-24 23:21:36
This webtsie makes things hella easy.

Takehiro reply Replies: 0 || 2011-07-14 18:47:27
I lost a little respect for Hans after a friend pointed out that 160BPM sounds a lot like First Born. Its too close a copy for me to like it as much anymore lol :P

Brad reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-12 00:00:00
Does anyone know where I can find a tracklist of the Recording Sessions or a Complete Score? I don't want to stir up anything here I just want to be able to put the tracks I have in film order. Thanks.

Gavin Salkeld - Composer reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-12 00:00:00
Hybrid, perhaps you can post the expanded score in another new thread? Along with The Da Vinci Code?

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-12 00:00:00
God Save Us?

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-12 00:00:00
Watch what you say, you never know if the moderators will come after you. I know of no "Recording Sessions" for Angels & Demons, only some crappy expanded loaded with SFX

Takehiro reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-12 00:00:00
I dont think discussing stuff is not allowed - after all, they're posted here for discussion. Asking for download links is another matter.

Brad reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-12 00:00:00
Yeah, I don't want download links or anything like that. I just want a proper tracklist so that I can sort the tracks I have into film order. I have recently come across a few unreleased cues and I want to know where to put them so I can listen to my album in proper film order. If the moderators get irritated over that, then they need to take their heads out of their @$$.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-12 00:00:00
Well there's nothing I know about A&D...

As for credits, Brad, with tracklist, there are tons on ASCAP... I did post them on the forum... But I have no idea about actual film order...

I think the OST is pretty much well done... 160BPM is a Theme Suite... Rest is "pretty much" in correct order...

Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-10 00:00:00
I hope a recording sessions will weak somehow. I already listened to "God Save Us", a variation on a theme of Science And Religion, and I'm amazed :) reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-30 00:00:00

KevinZsun reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-26 00:00:00
@Mr. Bean, i have noticed that, the"pop",too. Then I can find the same pop in Canada and Australia albums, too. Air is one of my favorite track!

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