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No 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 sensation
Balfe’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.I really liked Richter’s score over balfesI listened Max Richter for years. He is the kind of select or minority composer who does his solo works and soundtrack for movies not so famous. <br>His solo works are really really good with quintet and piano and voice. "on the nature of daylight" is definitely the best. <br>His sountrack is not good as his solo, to be honest. I think "the Leftovers" (2014-2017, HBO series), "Miss Slaone" (2016) and "Mary Queen of Scots" (2019) are cool.<br>If you need some peaceful music for meditation or good sleep, listen to his work.Richter did his recording in january and june 2019. The Director himself is a fan of Richter, so the deadline and director are not the reason.<br>It seemed that producers were not satisfied with Richter's music and they wanted something new, that's why they got Lorne. It turned out Lorne brought a very limited new...@Cercei<br>Hybrid can definitely answer that best. Richter’s score is used (alongside Balfe’s material) as well as some source pieces. If I remember correctly it’s a mish-mash of the two.
I do know that piece, it’s very pretty. I’ll check out his other works, thanks for the recommendation. In terms of minimalism I really am into Brian Eno at the moment. His “Music For Airports” and “The Lovely Bones” are excellent if you like more introspective music.btw, you're saying Lorne recomposed and reworked the entire score. as i haven't seen the movie yet, did the producers end up with not using richters score for it at all and just used the score from Lorne?thanks for your information. but i actually don't understand why they have done that. i've heard now Lornes cues and Richters cues. all those cues from Lorne, they sound very similiar to that what Richter composed, but somehow with less melodies. And you really have to work hard to not use fewer melodies then Richter, as he's a minimalist at its best ^^ with that being said, i can't hear any groundbreaking differences from Lornes part, so what was their idea on hiring it and getting the same style of music, but in a more "light" version? :/i really admire Max Richters work, he isn't that new in this scene. his style is that repeating minimalism. maybe you've heard once the cue "on the nature of daylight" which was used a lot by many other movies. his last score which knocked me out was "Hostiles". such an emotional and intense score, you need to hear that, and probably see the movie as well (with Christian Bale). <br><br>Really surprised at this album, I’ve never really heard anything from Max Richter but I really like what he ended up writing for this score. It surprisingly flows well for a stand alone listen. It’s funny that the producers wanted a different approach, I think Richter nailed it.<br><br>Balfe’s contribution is excellent as well, I particularly like that repeating chord progression (which is starting to become one of his trademarks considering how many times he has used it). It’s disappointing that they didn’t include more of his contribution though, since he apparently rewrote the entire score.
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Hans ZimmerJohn Van TongerenJay RifkinBruce Fowler
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The Power Of One
Label: Elektra
Length: 46'59 (Score: 30'35)
HZimmer.com rating:        3/5
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  1. The Rainmaker (7:46)
  2. Mother Africa (6:19)
  3. Of Death & Dying (4:11)
  4. Limpopo River Song - The Bulawayo Church Choir (1:54) *
  5. The Power Of One - Teddy Pendergrass (5:17) **
  6. Woza Mfana (1:56)
  7. Southland Concerto (2:26) **
  8. Senzenina (1:48) **
  9. Penny Whistle Song (2:14)
  10. The Funeral Song - The Bulawayo Church Choir (1:42) *
  11. Wangal' Unozipho - The Bulawayo Church Choir (3:24) *
  12. Mother Africa Reprise (8:02)
*Written by David Khabo
**Written or arranged by Johnny Clegg
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Denice reply Replies: 1 || 2009-04-06 00:00:00
This is a great soundtrack. I saw the movie years ago and went out and bought the cassette tape of the soundtrack. I didn't, however, get the CD version of the soundtrack. Now I only have a cassette version which I can't play on any of my audio equipment. Please, please, please is there any chance that this wonderful soundtrack might be re-released on CD? I am forever hopeful that one day I'll be able to buy the CD of this soundtrack and enjoy this great music again!


Pegasus2018-05-05 03:26:41
I just got the CD from Amazon so it is available.

Andrew Burnett reply Replies: 0 || 2017-03-27 21:17:54
Where can I get sheet music of Mother Africa Reprise or, if necessary, the whole soundtrack

Michael Poleschuck reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-16 10:16:10
How did John Van Tongeren invovled in this? And did he important music cues here?

khabo reply Replies: 1 || 2016-07-21 10:17:44
Going through this website i cant help but be proud of my father David Khabo. Such moments when i go through his works im like my dad is actually cool lol


Richard Kinchlea2016-10-26 04:32:13
Nice story!

Ashley reply Replies: 2 || 2010-03-07 00:00:00
What are the lyrics for Rainmaker? "they run this way, they run that, cowards.." something like that


Tayla-Rose2016-03-27 11:33:39
That is for Southland Concerto as explained in the movie before the concert when the lyrics were written. I am yet to find the actual lyrics of this song. If I do find them I will give you the link.


Dale-Ray2016-05-09 22:27:32
Any luck with the lyrics of this song? I'm desperate... :-(

Arie williams reply Replies: 0 || 2014-10-24 08:29:21
Please could I have the lyrics of the Limpopo river song in the power of one and a translation if available .many thanks
Arie

Ann Sillman reply Replies: 1 || 2011-01-17 00:00:00
Just listened to the CD again, how wonderful. Wish I had the words and a translation of what the songs sing about.


Fan2014-07-21 02:48:43
Bagijima kanjalo, bephethe ngaleyo ndlela, zingabantu ngamagwala...
literal translation from the words said by Mr. Freeman´s character:
In the song =Southland Concerto= they sang the words KANJALO, BEPHETE and NGMAGWALA... specially this last word, when... (NO SPOILERS).

Dan reply Replies: 1 || 2007-11-15 00:00:00
The lyrics are available for this sound track. While in highschool our choir program sang the entire score for a choral concert.


crik@olympus.net2014-02-10 00:08:16
Please did you ever get the original language lyrics

p mindell reply Replies: 3 || 2010-05-10 00:00:00
Is there choral sheet music for Mother Africa?


david2012-11-07 21:38:02
is there a choral sheet? i´m desperately seeking for this sheets to sing in a choir...


Mr. Charles2013-04-04 17:46:09
Way to respond after nearly 5 years, Clare. Wtf?


Hybrid Soldier2013-04-04 22:19:25
Excellent film, with the first appearance on screen of Daniel Craig, playing some South African "Nazi Alike" military extremist... :D

It's a made up language. reply Replies: 1 || 2008-08-04 00:00:00
I performed one of the songs from The Power of One in college and one of the fascinating things my professor told us about this soundtrack, is that the lyrics are all made up.
It's actually kind of strange, and I'm still not sure how I feel about that, but it literally does not have a translation.
Sorry.
But I guess that just means you can make up whatever lyrics you want.
Cheers!


Clare2013-04-03 19:06:28
That's nonsense - the songs were performed by local people in their own Zulu, not by a professional choir reading made-up syllables off sheet music. The only lyrics I can translate from Mother Africa are the repeating phrase "We sangoma ngi velelwe" which means "Oh healer, I'm in pain" - I know this because that phrase was recycled in several later Lebo M/Hans Zimmer collaborations including The Lion King, which DID have lyrics provided!

Your professor may have meant that the lyrics YOU WERE SINGING were made up, because Lebo M (who was responsible for the choir in Power of One) doesn't seem to have written down the lyrics, so all western performances are based on a phonetic transliteration. If you know Karl Jenkins's "Adiemus", those lyrics ARE made-up, just syllables that sound interesting performed by a professional choir.

james reply Replies: 0 || 2010-06-07 00:00:00
I really want to find the lyrics fr 'southland concerto'. does anyone know where i can get them, thanks.

jihoon reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-31 00:00:00
hi~~ thank you~~

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-21 00:00:00
Please tell me, who sings the song Senzenina on the soundtrack?

Liz
Rochester, NY

A Trifari reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-14 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer at his very best. Complex, beautiful and moving. He rose to the occasion again for the Thin Red Line. I recon he has now lost interest in serious composing.

Sam reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-04 00:00:00
I saw this movie in English class today i cries, laughed, and sang along. I realized how good we have it these days, and how lucky i am. We don't have to worry about people just coming up to us and hitting us and being able to get awat with it. This was an AMAZING! movie and is now one of my favorites! if you havn't watched it be sure to. And if you have than im sure you feel the same as i do:)

Donna reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-03 00:00:00
oh my god,i didn't realise so many people from all corners of the world had such an interest in this film as i do.what a story of couarge,strength,honor,unity and much more.to read the book or watch the film gives me strength and courage for things i believe in.and the soundtrack makes a bad day at work just disappear when i listen to it on the journey home.i hope that when my son is old enough he will appreciate it as much as i do..that it gives him courage in this strange and cruel world we are now living in....

Carlos reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-31 00:00:00
Im a huge fan from Venezuela. Loved this movie, and this soundtrack is amazing. Someday we´d see each other in the movie business Hans... If a Venezuelan has a chance...

John Australia reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-01 00:00:00
We sang the Penny Whistle Song at the Dept Education Annual Schools Sectacular at the Sydney Entertainment Centre about 5 years ago. It was a slightly cut down version (fitted into an African medley) and from my enquiries, the staff who transcribed it just wrote in the words as to how they sounded, so we had no idea if we were singing the correct words or not. Could those who have sung these pieces at school or college provide any publishers details if they were official versions please...

Alana reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-01 00:00:00
A magnificent album!

angela reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-23 00:00:00
hey everyone the viewers of power of one..totally love this movie and one of a life time favourite..watched it when i was young but didnt quite get the meaning of it but i kept it in heart how sad it was and the soundtracks always remains in my braine the tunes and the beautiful singing that i never forget so I went and watched it again with my partner and found out theres so much more to that movie than just being sad. i hope that everyone enjoyed the movie because it has given me something valuable in life as im in this journey of life..
would love to buy the soundtracks and would be nice to get the lyrics too.

Lupe reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-10 00:00:00
I'm looking for the lyric of Mother Africa (Reprise), please, if u know where to find it, let me know.
Thanks

lupe@lajoyacostarica.com

Mary reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-09 00:00:00
Where can I find this album at a reasonable price?

I just came back from a photo safaris at Tanzania and would like to use some of the music to create a slideshow.

Margaret reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-22 00:00:00
I'll add my voice to those saying that this is a wonderful, utterly underrated film because of the hope-filled message, the generally fine acting, AND the *beautiful* choral singing. I got hooked on South African choral singing when I saw the film Dingaka - the "Go in Peace" song is inexpressibly beautiful. I've bought both Dingaka (pity it isn't on DVD) and this one.

I'm trying to learn Zulu in hope of one day visiting SA, but while I can now occasionally pick out a word from the film, I haven't a prayer of being able to transcribe the songs. If the lyrics aren't available anywhere online, could someone who speaks the language/s possibly do the great service of transcribing the songs for us all, as Baba Thaba kindly did for Senzenina in his post 2005/08/11? I'm uncomfortably conscious of what an imposition even asking is, but I can't imagine any other way to ever get the lyrics. Lebo M doesn't apparently have a contact point other than through his agent.

Sharon Guy reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-09 00:00:00
I love this album. It reminds me of a great film and a great holiday in Africa. It is permanantly on my ipod and very much worth the price on Amazon marketplace!

Graeme reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-21 00:00:00
Guys....Please!! As a South African who (rather) liked the movie and loved the soundtrack...do yourselves a HUGE favour. Read the book! It was originally written by Bryce Courtney (ex-SA). The book takes you on the journey of a lifetime and you will struggle to put it down. Once read, it will make the movie look rather mediocre. And best of al: in the book, little Peekay does not speak with a Cockney accent :-))

eve marsh reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-10 00:00:00
i loved the movie i know the words to the sound track word for word but i was wondering if i could get the lyrics to the songs in african so i could teach my mother the words properly so she doesnt embarrase her self when we sing in our music gig thanks if you could send me a web site of the lyrics please send it to evileve_889@hotmail.com thanks for all your help

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Patricia Ruppert reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-06 00:00:00
The Power of One is the best sound track I ever heard. I have been listening to it everyday for the last 15 years. I will never get tired of it. Mr. Hans Zimmer created a master piece.

Ana E. reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-02 00:00:00
Just finished watching the film for the second time and couldn't wait to jump onto the net to find more info about it.
Even as a Kiwi I can still feel the emotions of the African people through the television. It's given me inspiration in my own life. I hope to eventually visit Africa and do my part in terms of aid and development.

Bula vinaka, malo ni and Kia ora!
God bless.

Kleber reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-24 00:00:00
Briliant movie!!! I love so much, wonderfull Hans Zimmer!!!! This sound track touch my heart a lot. Congratulattions!!!!

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