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Sorry, that is the wrong link above (film version)<br><br>This is the track I'm talking about. Does anyone recognize this version.<br><br>https://youtu.be/etkri6OKLpEThere is an expanded score album with the track called "Sniper/Border Post". It is different from the piece used in the film. Does anyone know the true identity of that track. I like the synth sound and the male vocal singing/wailing/crying in this cue.<br><br>https://youtu.be/DbENmej_cH0But the scores comes out in 1th NovemberThe movie is out this Wednesday in some territories."In the third one he writes the "father and son" theme, it's okay but it's harmonically basic and the melody is UNMEMORABLE"<br><br><br>Aaaaaaaaaaaaand your whole analysis falls flat right there ! :P
Thanks Edmund.<br><br>@PaulH I am not meaning to say that Balfe cannot compose good music. There are compositions that I like: the Picasso theme is creative and well-written. Just that I find his arrangements of others more compelling usually than his own material.<br><br>An example that is good of this is kung fu panda. His arrangements of themes are really fun and energetic. In the third one he writes the "father and son" theme, it's okay but it's harmonically basic and the melody is unmemorable. Contrast to Hans: the Po theme and Spirit theme are precise, fun, harmonically clever, and memorable. But his score cues sometimes feel lacking: his transitions are clunky, the bridge material is uncreative and basic. <br><br>It must be so much fun to work on those projects together. Coming up with idea and hearing what someone can turn it into, or getting to play with someone's idea without the pressure of starting from scratch.And also, be prepared for more Studio Time for the scoreTom said in his Twitter: 'Details very soon'<br><br>Altough, is only a week awayThe Nils Frahm track was released years agoNo one is mentioning "Says" from Nils Frahm. What a masterpiece of music. Love how it develops and getting so emotional even with that futuristic sound-effect. One of the highlights of this score, with those tracks Cerbei mentioned.
Balfe is a great arranger but an even better composer.Beyond Two Souls is still one of the best game soundtracks.<br><br>I must have watched another movie in regards to Balfe filling in the gaps - that makes no sense?The soundtrack released seems not to relate to what was actually used in the film.Balfe “gap” music is featured much more and works brilliantly<br>Last night I was talking to Lorne, and he told me that in principle there is intention to release the full score.I'd be very interested to hear the supposed Balfe complete score to picture where he apparently sought to elevate it, as someone here put it. The Richter is pitch-perfect and works massively well to picture and, not dissing Balfe at all, his stuff is literally 'additional music' to fill the gaps.Aplusle, that's really well put actually.
Don't feel bad. You've just summed up why Hans and Lorne make a good team. Lorne is by all accounts a fantastic arranger and can bring out the best in others' ideas but I sometimes find his own compositions are a bit basic or leave me cold. Hans on the other hand always nails the theme and the concept but his scoring to picture to me feels clunky and a bit amateurish, especially when the music is dense. <br><br>Both super talented in their own ways. :-)Is there anyway o get sheet music for Into the pie machine for orchestra?Just saw Maleficent 2. There is a lot more Newton Howard in the movoe than there is on album.<br>I actually can't really understand why they didn't include the reprise of The Christening (the dinner scene) & the finale in the movie.<br><br>Zanelli's score is wonderful and I love it very much. But would have loved this on albumI can't imagine how someone likes Balfe's part over Richters. As you said Thomas, Richters work sounds more like suites, and Balfes work is written more to picture. BUT, it sounds to me also like a typical RCP-work with Hans. While Hans gives the direction with his suites and melodies, Balfe and co are adapting those suites to the specific scenes and writing some "new" stuff to fill any gap if there is any need of it, so they become additional composers in the credits.<br><br>And here, we have the same. Richter shows the direction and some cues are real intense and beautiful. Balfes parts sounding like a gap-filler. I don't want to talk bad about Balfe, he's a composing machine, but still i can't find anything remarkable on those parts and so i can't understand how Richters work hasn't been used but instead the more colorless cues from Balfes part :/<br><br>Again, don't feel insulted guys, it's just my sensationBalfe’s part is the best I think.<br>It also seems written to picture instead of just long suites.<br>My understanding is the Balfe wrote half of the score but the album doesn’t seem to represent that for some reason.
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Kung Fu Panda 3 (Complete Score)
Label: Unofficial Release
Length: 93'59
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  1. Climbing The Hill (0:46)
    Hans Zimmer (John Powell)
  2. Kai & Oogway Battle (2:39)
    Hans Zimmer (John Powell)
  3. Hungry For Lunch (1:19)
    Hans Zimmer (John Powell)
  4. Bunny Slap (0:20)
    Hans Zimmer (John Powell)
  5. Dramatic Entrance (0:38)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  6. Dramatic Exit (1:03)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  7. Po's A Bad Teacher (0:39)
    Hans Zimmer
  8. The Power Of Chi (3:42)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe (John Powell)
  9. Kai Arrives (2:01)
    Hans Zimmer, Paul Mounsey
  10. Bubble Broth (1:34)
    Hans Zimmer, Paul Mounsey (John Powell)
  11. The New Dad (3:28)
    Hans Zimmer, Paul Mounsey (John Powell)
  12. Hall Of Heroes (2:42)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe (John Powell)
  13. Attack Of The Jade Masters (3:38)
    Hans Zimmer, Paul Mounsey (John Powell)
  14. The Legend Of Kai (4:23)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Paul Mounsey (John Powell)
  15. Trek To The Village (1:24)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  16. Panda Homecoming (4:28)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  17. Potential (0:41)
    Hans Zimmer, Nathan Wang
  18. Mei Mei's Ribbon Dance (1:18)
    Hans Zimmer, Nathan Wang
  19. Crane & Mantis Jaded (2:16)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe (John Powell)
  20. Eye Of The Panda (0:35)
    Paul Mounsey
  21. How To Be A Panda (2:07)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe (John Powell)
  22. Portrait Of Mom (2:38)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  23. Every Master Has Vanished (0:44)
    Hans Zimmer, Paul Mounsey
  24. Kai Destroys The Palace (4:20)
    Hans Zimmer, Paul Mounsey (John Powell)
  25. Village Music (0:32)
    Nathan Wang
  26. Po Belongs (0:53)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  27. Kai Is Closer - You Just Did (3:16)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Paul Mounsey
  28. Ping & Li - Two Fathers (1:25)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Paul Mounsey
  29. An Army Of Your Own (2:35)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe (John Powell)
  30. The Training (2:11)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  31. Battle Plan (1:38)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe (John Powell)
  32. Panda Kai Battle (4:43)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe (John Powell)
  33. Spirit Warrior - Po's Sacrifice (3:14)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Paul Mounsey (John Powell)
  34. The Spirit Realm (Part 1) (0:51)
    Hans Zimmer, Paul Mounsey (John Powell)
  35. The Spirit Realm (Part 2) (1:41)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Paul Mounsey
  36. The Dragon Warrior (2:51)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  37. Oogway Passes The Torch (4:15)
    Hans Zimmer (John Powell)
  38. Kung Fu Fighting (Celebration Time) (2:59)
    Carl Douglas, Hans Zimmer, Al Clay (John Powell)
  39. Try (4:00)
    Jay Chou, Patrick Basca, Vincent Fang, Celeste Syn, Hans Zimmer, Hans Chen, Josh Lo, Al Clay
  40. Oogway's Legacy Theme (2:01)
    Hans Zimmer
  41. Father & Son Theme (3:00)
    Lorne Balfe
  42. The Dragon Warrior (Alternate) (2:52)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
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Mike reply Replies: 2 || 2019-09-03 02:29:06
So "Training" isn't solo Hans after all? That would make sense that Lorne is in there, given some of the trumpet material.


Edmund Meinerts2019-09-03 15:32:37
I always did think I could hear some flickers of Lorne in that cue.


Mike2019-09-03 17:35:15
The Kai vs. Oogway opening cue (just credited to HZ) is a surprisingly solid mix of the Oogway and Imagine Dragons themes. In some ways, I think animated scores like this bring out the best in Zimmer.

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 0 || 2019-07-17 20:30:36
I absolutely love Kai’s theme in this score, there are so many cool variations that weren’t on the initial album. Hans and Co. really stepped up their game here. I don’t feel the temp as heavily here as KFP2 (which is still an amazing sequel score).

coffin reply Replies: 2 || 2019-07-15 15:56:37
Hans's emulation of Powell's sound is more convincing than Mousney and Balfe's.


Edmund Meinerts2019-07-15 19:43:57
It's pretty good but I think it's the Mounsey cues that sounds the most convincingly Powellish here. Which makes sense given that he's worked on like every single Powell score of the last 10 years lol


coffin2019-07-17 16:56:33
Hybrid, did Lorne actually do a lot of writing on this one or is he just being credited for the theme?

....... reply Replies: 0 || 2019-07-14 15:56:23
Kai and Oogway Battle! :D

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