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Did you just copied and paste the tracklist above? lmaoThe reprise of "Batman on Fire" from Begins (1:59-2:30 in the Transfiguration suite) is good stuff! I wonder why Hans decided to reuse that particular idea.When are we going to see you in Chicago?Indeed, this score reminds me — in a good way — of The Rock.Track 11, Onwards, here is my most favorite cue from the CoH franchise. It has that old school "power anthem" thing going on about it with full force. I truly wish this style is brought back to life again soon.
Are there any more tour dates planned?Lord of the Rings - Shore<br>Battlestar Galactica - McCreary<br><br>Both are up there as my two favorite collection of works. GOT doesn't even compare to BSG. <br><br>For solo albums, my candidates are:<br><br>Titanic<br>The Lion King<br>Interstellar<br>Memoirs of a Geisha<br>Jurassic Park<br><br><br> <br><br>@superultramega<br>Honestly I feel like most of the issues with AUJ (and the other two hobbit films) were stemming from Peter Jackson editing the hell out of the music after the fact. It could be why they ended up dumping some themes in the following films.<br><br>Still, I don’t understand some of the criticism that the Hobbit trilogy scores received. DoS has some of the best action material imo, and the interpolations of Smaug’s theme(s) throughout the films are personally some of my favorite music from any LoTR project.<br><br>And this might be controversial, but I would put PoTC (the first three at least) on the level of Lord of the Rings in terms of the sheer amount of themes and development they receive. Maybe not quite as complex but they shouldn’t be overlooked.The Lion King and The Last Samurai are good choices, but I'm not as much of a fan as Zimmer's aesthetic or thematic work nearly as much as Howard Shore, or even Jablonskly at times. Game of Thrones I still can't comment on as I've never watched the show, or payed attention to Djawadi in general.<br><br>I would say Shore's heart wasn't in Desolation and Five Armies, but to say that about Unexpected Journey doesn't really feel right to me. Even themes like Gondor Restored and Nazgul's uses have some logic to them. <br><br>Gondor Restored was also used when the Ring is destroyed, meaning it also has a secondary meaning of victory against evil, (yes I know it affected Gondor too, but Gondor it isn't as direct). Which also applies in The Hobbit, as Bilbo saving Thorin was not only important for their relationship but also the future of Middle Earth as Thorin is vital to the battle against the orcs in Five Armies. <br><br>The Nazgul theme also makes sense as its first appearance is in Fellowship's opening, playing over Sauron's army of orcs, then Sauron himself. So it's linked both to Sauron himself and his servants, which includes Azog. Plus the version that plays in the film is the exact same variant (and lyrics) that plays in the Fellowship prologue. It serves almost as a precursor to the Nazgul. Plus I don't see why themes can't have several meanings anyway.  <br><br>Plus I love most of the new themes of AUJ (before they were abandoned in later films).Not really a fair comparison, Hybrid, since videogames as a medium are much younger than films, and their scores weren't using real orchestras right until... mid 90's, would be my guess (feel free to correct me, guys).<br><br>The all time best film score for me would be a battle between The Last Samurai and Lion King. If "movie" includes TV shows, then it's Game of Thrones without a doubt, but I'm not gonna have this argument again ;)<br><br>Btw. I wouldn't mention Hobbit in the same sentence with LotR, even music-wise. A couple of great cues cannot hide the fact that Shore's heart wasn't in it.
IS * lion kingBest film score of all time in lion king. Without any doubt. ;-)Can I just add, the album presentation for MW2 is really lame? It's a big, dare I say "epic" score in the 1990s Media Ventures mold. I think it's really solid. There are lots of different ideas from the first mission to the last, and a lot of them are written in the power anthem style that Hans ans co. don't really use much these days. Even Opening Titles is a throwback for Hans himself. <br><br>Unfortunately, almost none of the music as heard through the game is here. Instead, we got a bunch of shortened theme suites. :P<br><br>But the Gulag mission, the oil rig stuff, The Enemy of My Enemy, and lots of other missions all have pretty engaging and powerful music. I wish the RCP guys would do scores like this one more.Lord of the Rings (and even The Hobbit), are the only film scores that I'm buying an entire book for, just to fully understand the themes and motifs.Every time I revisit this score the first cue I automatically go back to is “This Isn’t Right”. Something about RGW’s string writing always stuck with me, even if he isn’t the most memorable when it comes to themes.<br><br>As for this score itself, I feel like it might have become a classic had it not been paired with such a shitty film. It’s funny, the score sounds less like Hans’ style to me and more like James Horner’s. Granted he only wrote one cue apparently...
But the best film score of all time is Lord of the Rings... :>Guys... Video Game music didn't start in 2008... lol<br><br><br>Your little game is actually impossible... It's pretty much like trying find "what is the best film score of all time"...I agree with Araujo and Knorr wholeheartedly. Cannot say the same for Soule; I always found his music lackluster and unfocused, sans the main theme of course. I'd like to mention my first runner-up, which is Destiny: Rise of Iron alongside Destiny 2. I was never a huge fan of the first two scores (original game + the first expansion), but the moment a guy named Rotem Moav got on Salvatori's team, the music became incredible (even though I have no evidence that those two events are related). Nevertheless, since it's stylistically so different from old-school and symphonic LAIR, I'd probably name it my No.1 alongside it.<br><br>If you guys are looking for recommendations, be sure to check these out:<br>The Witcher 3 (Marcin Przybyłowicz, Mikolai Stroinski, and a band called Percival), LotRO: Riders of Rohan (Chance Thomas), Assassin's Creed IV (Brian Tyler), Alone In The Dark (Olivier Deriviére), Eagle Flight (Inon Zur), Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius (Noriyasu Agematsu), Ni No Kuni I/II (Joe Hisaishi), and of course Medal of Honor and Gears of War IV by Ramin ;)Gonna have to chip in for Skyrim as well, although I'm biased because I used to put hundreds of hours into that game :p<br><br>Oscar Araujo's music for the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow games is pretty good, as well as Geoff Knorr and his team's work on the last few Civ games.Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, Returns and Tropical Freeze.
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  2006, April 27
OVER THE EDGE audio clips

You can listen to audio clips from the latest Rupert GREGSON-WILLIAMS's score on SonyMusicStore.com


  2006, April 25
THE DA VINCI CODE Extracts
(Real Player Needed)




  1. Dies Mercurii I Martus / Extrait 2
  2. L'esprit Des Gabriel
  3. The Paschal Spiral
  4. Fructus Gravis
  5. Ad Arcana
  6. Malleus Maleficarum
  7. Salvete Virgines
  8. Daniel's 9th Cipher
  9. Poisoned Chalice
  10. The Citrine Cross
  11. Ross Of Arimathea
  12. Beneath Alrischa
  13. Chevaliers De Sangreal / Extrait 2
  14. Kyrie For The Magdalene / Extrait 2


  2006, April 19
Scoremagacine team and Soncinemad organizing committee are particularly excited to announce the presence of Hans Zimmer at the Soncinemad filmmusic festival in Madrid, Spain, June the 30th - July the 2nd, 2006.

The composer will be opening the Harry Gregson Williams concert with a formal introduction of Gregson-Williams, concert leader. Additionally, Hans Zimmer will closely follow the festival at its whole duration while participating in selected Soncinemad conferences and activities.

For more info about the event and ticketing, please visit :
Scoremagacine.com


  2006, April 17
The Da Vinci Code

Hans Zimmer recorded the soundtrack at Air Studios on Rosslyn Hill. Of the recording sessions, Ron Howard stated: "They were powerful, fresh and wonderfully effective...Like every other facet of this movie, the score for The Da Vinci Code demanded a range of textures that recognized and reinforced the layers of ideas and emotion, which unfold as the basic story does." Zimmer once again captures the essence of suspense and tension that builds throughout the film. "The inspired Hans Zimmer has given us extraordinarily memorable music to appreciate within the framework of a film or completely on its own, where you can let the sounds carry you on your own private journey," summarized Ron Howard. The two have previously collaborated on Backdraft in 1991.

Source : Iclassics.com


  2006, April 13
New score for Rupert GREGSON-WILLIAMS

Rupert GREGSON-WILLIAMS will score Click. Alan Silvestri was attached to this project but he left due to "creative differences".
Furthermore he is no longer attached to It's A Boy Girl Thing.


  2006, April 12
MARK MANCINA - Asylum

Certainly Mark Mancina's score, reminiscent of Bernard Herrmann's scores for the late master, and numerous images want to put audiences in a Hitchcock frame of mind. It's hard, however, to imagine Hitchcock even raising an eyebrow over this weak story.

Source : www.hollywoodreporter.com


  2006, April 12
Blood+
Mark Mancina

   Over The Hedge
Rupert Gregson-Williams / Ben Folds



  2006, April 11


Molussus clip ('30 mp3)


An exclusive track from the Cincinatti Pops "Fantasies" album of the cue Molussus from Batman Begins only available at iTunes
It's interesting to hear it played without all the electronic clutter.

Link : iTunes Music Store


  2006, April 11
RELEASES

X-MEN 3 : THE LAST STAND composed by John POWELL
Label : VARESE SARABANDE
Date : May, the 23th. 2006

POSEIDON composed by Klaus BADELT
Label : Interscope
Date : May, the 9th. 2006


  2006, April 10
Disco page updated



  2006, April 07
DISTURBIA by Geoff ZANELLI

GSA announced the composer will score this next D.J. CARUSO's film on 2007.


  2006, April 06
BMI Film/TV Awards to Honor 'Narnia' Composer Harry GREGSON-WILLIAMS



BMI composer Harry GREGSON-WILLIAMSwill receive the 2006 Richard Kirk Award for Outstanding Career Achievement at the performing right organization's Film & Television Awards slated for Wednesday, May 17 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The black-tie, invitation-only dinner will also honor the composers of the past year's top-grossing films, top-rated prime-time network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs.

Read more...


  2006, April 05


A Michael A. LEVINE INTERVIEW


Scoremagacine.com released an interview from the composer/performer, Remote control Studio's member (a studio is currently being built for him in Hans' Santa Monica complex).

By Demetris




  2006, April 04
Harry is back in the Wardrobe

Harry GREGSON-WILLIAMS will score for the NARNIA's sequel : PRINCE CASPIAN


  2006, April 01


The tickets for Soncinemad Symphonic Concerts are now available for purchase. You can acquire the tickets for the Trevor Jones' and Harry Gregson Williams' two different concerts, online via www.telentrada.com, by this phone number 902-10-12-12 or through any Caixa Catalunya branch. Additionally, you can purchase the tickets from www.soncinemad.com.

For Concert Details and more info, please visit:
http://www.scoremagacine.com/Noticias_eng_det.php?Codigo=123


  2006, April 01
March 21st, 2006 : James Dooley is leaving for Prague to record the score to the short animated film "First Flight". The score will be recorded with an 80-piece orchestra in the Czech Philharmonic Hall. The live score will premiere with the film at the Tribeca film festival in NYC at the end of April and early May.

from his official website


  2006, April 01
Harry GREGSON-WILLIAMS to score SERAPHIM FALLS

A lot of projects for this year 2006 for the composer who should score this David VAN ACKEM's film, starring Liam NEESON & Pierce BROSNAN.



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