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Is it just me or does the “Catwoman” riff (not the main theme) in “Bar Shootout” and “Nothing Out There” sound very much like the main Scarface theme?<br><br>I’ve also noticed that Hans sometimes will write a main tune and a series of riffs for a character, but will mainly incorporate the smaller motifs in the film (Angelica’s music from OST, Megamind’s main tune, Catwoman, etc.) Definitely not a problem though, I like the variety.<br><br>Look at the evolution of Batman’s theme from Begins, where he had the 2-note motif and the actual theme, to here where it’s just the 2 notes and the chord theme. I wonder if that was Chris Nolan’s decision.John Powell answered in Facebook there is still 45 minutes of music outside from the CD.Yep, he knows how to do BIG and small moments. He's so versatile. I'm praying rian johnson uses him for his new trilogyThank you! Glad you enjoyed it.If there is one who can replace John Williams on Star Wars than is it John Powell!!<br><br>Great Job!!
It sounds great ! I think I will listen to the CD after the hamburg concert, to keep the surprise, because they will play some cues there ! <br><br>Are some french JP fans going to Hamburg next week ? It would be great to have a beer and talk about film music !Dear Mr. Zimmer (or those interested), <br><br>  Over the years I have always enjoyed some of the higher-intensity compositions you have produced and made a point of putting my money where my mouth is and actually buying the soundtracks - money well spent. I've used specific songs of your's to get through moments of fatigue at work and also to prepare (silly as it may sound) for sporting events, even working out or running. I found them better than any rock or even electronic-type energetic music, until such a point, naturally, that I'd listened to them too many times and the magic wore off. Some of your songs rise to a crescendo that sometimes are powerful but perhaps lost on those who are unfamiliar with the corresponding movie scene ("Flight" from Man of Steel, it rises gradually but the concept you capture is magnificent, "Time" from Inception as well comes to mind). Some are obviously and undeniably potent like "A Dog Chasing Cars" or, going way back to when I learned of your work, "The Battle" from Gladiator which reminded me of "Mars, the Bringer of War", -- or even the latest "Sea Wall".<br><br>  Admittedly this is odd but I can't help but wonder if despite all the solicitations you must receive it seemed to me I might as well send the following two-fold feedback: in the same way I was pleased to learn that Daft Punk was handling the soundtrack for the modern remake of TRON (and what a fine job they did) I was also heartened to find that you were handling the soundtrack for Blade Runner 2049. It seemed a good sign to me at the time and I knew I would buy a ticket at that point. That was a movie (BR2049) I was worried they would BOTCH much in the same way they completely did whatever it was they did with remake of Total Recall (in which they completely stripped it of its cerebral essence and made it a very long chase-scene). <br><br>  All of this is to express some appreciation and also plug an obscure pianist from Montreal who has been on the CBC and all that, who, when I spoke to him after a show and compared some of his energetic imaginative work (Nostos comes to mind, and damn he hit 99% of those complex piano notes) to your's he admitted it was a dream of his to work with you under any capacity. Of course I suspect nothing will come of this but either way I think it harmless to tip my hat your way as a long-time fan who has utilized your music for motivation many, many, many times and also note that on my esoteric playlists five or six came from you and one or two came from him (Nostos, Il, Hypoctite)<br><br> Lastly, it should be noted for the historians that one time Jean-Michel Blais saved us Canadians (if you do the collective math based on viewership) a great deal of time and intellectual agony. Chevy was running commercials during the NHL playoffs (last year, not the the latest Washington Capitals win) in which an irritating scenario of "real people" were supposed to judge cars/trucks that popped out from behind sliding doors or lifted from basements (aircraft-carrier-style), and the poor fools/actors/allegedly "real people" had to say something nice about it all. It was such garbage. How splendid, how refreshing, then, that they ran a good commercial with someone just winding corners and enjoying driving the damn car to the music, which I recognized as JMB's "Hypocrite". He saved the society a good 10k hours of perniciousness.<br><br>Whew! That's all from me. Love the music, keep it up. Please give JMB a shot I think you'll find his attitude/ethic/skills refreshing. Regardless of that at least it was worthwhile of me to express my appreciation for ten years of masterful original music on your part anyway.Separate question:<br><br>Is Toby Chu part of RCP? I think he had some connections at least right?Why wouldn't Hans go all-out for something that's going to be viewed on this scale? I mean, how hard is it to compose 45 seconds of compelling, original music when you've worked on innumerable 2+ hour films?Woah, Hans actually did good work on this; it's admittedly a bit anonymous-sounding, but the combination of percussion, strings, and choir works in a way that's reminiscent of Angels & Demons (oh, those were the days...).
John just precised this point, i was just too impatient ;)Hubris: Choral Works by John Powell is now available to stream worldwide on all digital platforms! &#128526;<br><br>Also available to download in 192k/24bit high-resolution from johnpowellmusic .com<br>CDs on https ://bit.ly/2lcQ5Ig :) and coming soon to Amazon and other retailers!<br><br>Thank you, everyone, who was a part of this record!<br>Enjoy &#127926;&#127930;Mega cool :) Wann wird dieser Remix released? :)This would be really nice that as the release is only available for download, we had the choice to download it in a better quality than the CD itself. We have no material piece in the  hands, at least we would like to have such a contentment. I do have no action in Qobuz, but that should be a mandatory place for a download only music, for music lovers who like pure instrumental music. ;)<br>I'll be waiting for it !This album is absolutley wonderful!. I loved every second of it. I adore choirs in film music and an album like this is a very welcome treat!<br><br>Great job, Mr. Powell<br>10/10
Absolutely delightful score. Loved it.Where can we buy this "complete score"?What a wonderful soundtrack, I can not stop listening either. When I get home after work, Interstellar is the best soundtrack to listen to in the quiet of dawn. It's to get in touch with the Cosmos. Congratulations Hans Zimmer.from like.....4 years ago?I’m surprised nobody is talking about the expanded score that has leaked...!
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Philip Cunningham reply Replies: 3 || 2017-12-15 19:41:06
One of the most beautiful choral pieces of the 21st C. Mr. Zimmer please make this original London recording available in a cd (320kbps) or a lostless version to be able to enjoy its full beauty. The version on YouTube is just muddy cruddy. And the version on the Prague cd is not a chorus of this caliber. Plz plz plz! Gratefully, Philip


Cyberpunk882017-12-18 00:22:32
I tried recreating the version he plays live, hopefully the quality is better even though it's youtube..

/watch?v=1l-tYuYtqvA


Anonymous2017-12-18 19:09:44
Wow beautiful work, Cyberpunk88! Wish there was a lossless version available to download. It sounded awesome!


Cyberpunk882017-12-20 03:47:17
Thanks, I do have the lossless file (although not completely lossless since Aurora was lossy). But i'm not sure if i'm allowed to put a download link here..

Amy reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-23 21:19:23
Re: Music Permissions in Educational Setting

Dear Sir:

I am a senior majoring in Dance, and am creating an original choreographic work for presentation in our Fall, 2017 Senior Project Concert.

I understand that you are the owner of the copyright for the musical composition Aurora and I would like to use the song in my work. I would like to use a section of the song as an accompaniment to a section of my choreographed work.

The Senior Project Concert will be performed at Montclair State University’s Studio Theater, a 100-seat house, in December 2017. The proceeds from all ticket sales to this event go directly towards the Dance Department’s budget for paying musicians to accompany dance classes throughout the school year. Neither myself nor any other participant in this concert receives any compensation for our work in the show.

Additionally, as a student choreographer I have an extremely limited budget for the creation and production of my work. I hope that you will allow me to use this music at no charge. If this is not possible, please let me know the fee required for this type of use.

Your signature below, under “confirmed by,” or electronic approval response will indicate that you agree to permit this use without payment of a fee. Please let me know if you have any questions concerning this license. Also, could you please let me know as soon as possible if this song cannot be licensed for this use, so that I may change my plans for my work accordingly. You can reach me at the contact information listed below.

I appreciate your help in this matter, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

Amy


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Ilheranson reply Replies: 0 || 2017-08-31 19:59:55
This is a beautiful piece that is Tragically unobtainable!
I don't like piracy, but that's the only option left.
Please put it back up on iTunes!

TreC reply Replies: 0 || 2017-06-29 00:56:19
Why can't I buy this anywhere?
Want to download it to ITunes so I can play it without the need to connect to the internet but can't. Please put back on ITunes or have a "Buy song" and Download option on your website.

Have tried everywhere for months now.

Samuel reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-21 17:45:26
Wow this is an absolute magical peice! Just jaw dropping!

MOUGENEL Yannick reply Replies: 0 || 2016-11-24 15:04:21
qu'elle magnifique musique quel sérénité un grand merci pour cette beauté...

MacArthur reply Replies: 3 || 2013-08-08 20:33:31
Where can you get this song. it was on iTunes now its not


MacArthur2013-09-02 19:46:31
Where can you get this song. it was on iTunes now its not


al bundy2013-09-02 21:00:01
Google it


Anonymous2014-11-05 22:27:07
It was taken off Itunes

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 13 || 2012-07-27 19:44:16
Beautiful gesture by HZ & great track, choral reprise of TDKR themes.


tobi2012-07-27 19:50:04
hybrid where can we find this choral piece, and i just saw tdkr and what a great story and music alike.


Hybrid Soldier2012-07-27 19:51:51
Just click on "See details..." on this page and you'll know !


tobi2012-07-27 19:55:53
thanks


Mr. Charles2012-07-27 20:02:27
See, this is one of the reasons why HZ is my favorite composer. You don't see John Williams doing stuff like this.


Anonymous2012-07-27 20:32:22
itunes? :/


Uga22012-07-27 21:10:59
What Mr Charles said^


tobi2012-07-27 22:14:13
@Mr. Charles

I hope the day never comes when john williams has to do something like because that would mean that allot of innocent people have to day.

+ why do you have downgrade another composer like this using this situation

I am great admirer of zimmers music and not that big of fan of williams but to say this is why you like zimmer is just plainly FUCKED UP. Sorry mods for the language


Hybrid Soldier2012-07-27 22:41:36
Yeah I agree with tobi here, no reason to be harsh. Plus, what do you know about what other composers do or do not in their private life ? Maybe they are doing things we don't even know about.

But the point here is that what HZ was über cool ! :)


Mr. Charles2012-07-28 00:02:35
Whoa, whoa, whoa. You guys are totally misinterpreting what I mean. Don't get me wrong, I love John Williams. But I see and hear people trash talk HZ all too often. What I'm saying is it's nice to see him doing this. Very humble and generous.

I never said that I'm glad this horrible event happened, I wish to God it hadn't. I said "this is ONE OF THE REASONS that HZ is my favorite composer". It goes to show what kind of a man he is. In no way does that mean I'm glad this happened or that it would ever happen. I don't understand where you guys are getting that from...

And Hybrid, you're right - I have no idea what other composers are doing in their private lives. Why you mentioned a composer's private life is beyond me, because this is not HZ's private life here. He is publicly making this music available to everyone, and I think it's great that 100% of the proceeds go to all the victims of Aurora.

Again, I did not say this is why I like HZ. It's just one more thing to add to the lost of why he's my favorite. No reason to get angry or upright, people. I'm just a beloved fan expressing how I feel


ToddL2012-07-30 04:41:57
This is a profound achievement aimed at honoring the victims and all affected by a tragedy that shocked a nation. Hans has once again poured out his sensibilities, this time not into fiction, yet over factual and shocking circumstances. Anyone that overlooks the straightforward and heartfelt sorrow and gratitude of this beautiful effort is simply stupid....sorry. I appreciate him and his spirit more as a human being and artist than ever before.


ananymous2012-07-30 11:38:29
@ Mr. Charles

for example: Elegy for Cello and Orchestra


Lambegue2012-08-05 16:25:48
Well, I was rather unhappy with TDKR score (even if I haven't listened yet to the suites and to the digital exclusive material), but THIS is impressive...And yes, it's another proof that, beyond the composer, Zimmer is a great man.
It does not change anything to the quality of the music, but still...Nice to know.


Anonymous2014-11-05 22:26:42
It is sad. You can't find it on Itunes anymore

Athena reply Replies: 4 || 2013-12-20 13:25:47
Are there any other songs that sound like this?


Macejko2013-12-20 15:20:19
This is probably the best question I have ever read. Aren't you related to MacArthur, by any chance?


MacArthur2013-12-20 16:23:47
No that is not me. you'd know ;)


Rob2014-10-24 22:56:36
Look up "Lux Aeterna" by György Ligeti


Zimson 2014-10-31 23:39:50
Yeah, various songs by various artists. Look it up.

Daniel reply Replies: 0 || 2014-10-31 17:36:11
Beautiful sound. I hear there soundtrack from Dark knight rises name THE END i love.

Zolt reply Replies: 0 || 2014-03-21 04:09:45
Anyone know where this song can be purchased? It doesn't appear to be on iTunes anymore, and the moontoast site isn't working. thanks in advance!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2014-01-07 23:56:00
So if Zimmer did this by himself and the first half is the "Slow Knife" cue from TDKR in choral form, does that mean he did the slow knife cue on his own? I doubt he would use it here if it were someone else's arrangement. Beautiful piece and beautiful gesture, as an aside, though I'm sorry it ever had to be written... :/

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2012-12-08 09:39:51
The vocal rendition of "A Dark Knight" is really beautiful.

Andrew LaMorte reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-29 21:56:33
To Mr. Zimmer-
Is the score available for performance of this piece by a local choir (Musicians of St. Clare) in Colorado?
Please - someone, tell me how to direct this question to the composer. We'd like to perform the piece at our Fall, 2012, concert in memory of the victims and for the community. Thank you!

Andrew LaMorte reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-29 21:56:18
To Mr. Zimmer-
Is the score available for performance of this piece by a local choir (Musicians of St. Clare) in Colorado?
Please - someone, tell me how to direct this question to the composer. We'd like to perform the piece at our Fall, 2012, concert in memory of the victims and for the community. Thank you!

john reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-29 21:49:21
Hans Zimmer this is just a lovelly piece of music words cant describe the emotion and feelings which have gone into this so much sadness and loss of life happened on this day and you have composed what i would say as a heart touching track breathtaking

john reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-29 21:48:45
Hans Zimmer this is just a lovelly piece of music words cant describe the emotion and feelings which have gone into this so much sadness and loss of life happened on this day and you have composed what i would say as a heart touching track breathtaking

Jimmer reply Replies: 9 || 2012-07-28 01:25:30
Whoa, this track is simply amazing. I loved every second of this 8-minute cue. Simply stunning and incredible arrangement and what power when you think of what this track was written for and commemorates. Thank you HZ for this awesome gesture of generosity and kindness.


JordiVcecilia2012-07-28 02:20:37
it's so appropiate...and it's simply breathtaking piece of music.


NUts2012-07-28 05:52:48
Umm...No offense but...This track is the Bane theme and the Dark Knight theme in choral form...We already have this on the OST "RISE" and to be honest, although I appreciate more Batman-related music, I don't see why this composition has to be related to the movie, and why it's not some original piece that has no relation to ANY film....

Nice piece, but I just found that a bit off, considering the circumstances...


Mr. Charles2012-07-28 06:19:51
It has TDKR themes in it because the incident that happened was directly related to TDKR. It would be kind of random if HZ just out of the blue composed a piece dedicated to all of these people. Actually, it would be random if any composer did that. But that is beyond the point. The point is that HZ generously and humbly made this piece specifically for the victims of the Aurora shootings.


ananymous2012-07-28 10:04:42
The man knows no limits ...


Nuts2012-07-28 15:39:35
Sorry but i still disagree. Nice piece of music, but it doesn't HAVE to be the music from the movie. Zimmer writing a piece with its own signifcant identity (apart from the movie) is more appropriate because the shooting is about the PEOPLE DYING, NOT THE MOVIE.

When I listen to this piece it reminds me of Talia/Bane (their theme is used) and the Dark Knight ending....This doesn't remind me of the Aurora incident at all.

I understand where he was going with this, but really, I don't need the shooting to be directly related to the Batman movie. That was the killer's choice - who says we should give him that title designation? Im sure that's what he wants. This is why you see many news stations calling it the Aurora Movie Massacre and taking away the Batman element. Because its NOT about the movie. It's about going to the movies itself.

Like I said my opinion...Its just somber Batman music, to me. I donated. I thank Zimmer for it, just as I thank him for "RISE" and "THE END" off the OST...


Anonymous2012-07-28 19:23:25
"This doesn't remind me of the Aurora incident at all."

Yes because we all want to be reminded of it, lmao. What a dumb thing to say.


nuts2012-07-29 03:09:49
Actually Anon what you just said was pretty stupid.

I dont need music for Batman serving to remind me of the tragedy.

Something else - a different piece of music - defintely.


This is about a guy shooting innocent people in a movie theater. It's not about the Batman movie.

This guy probably WANTS that connection to be cemented in the public, but I refuse that.


nuts2012-07-29 05:25:24
Like it or not, the incident is forever linked with the tragedy.


NUts2012-07-29 19:38:27
Its only linked to Batman if you WANT it to be linked...i refuse to let this guy Holmes make himself remembered through this movie.

alexander reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-29 15:51:03
simply just bone chilling total respect to Hans Zimmer and BRAVO TO HIM for doing this it totally Honors him may the victims R.I.P

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