The movie score cost US$5 million with 160 people in the orchestra
Hans Zimmer at Cannes 2006 VIDEOS
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"This is a serious classical/choral work written in a way reminiscent of Sibelius, Bruckner, or Mahler. The mourning melody of the very first track, "Dies Mercurii I Martius", is quite Sibelius in nature and coupled with the frantic harmonies used so often by Bruckner, you are off and running on this wonderful classical adventure.
Does show the excellent talent of Hans Zimmer. He is well schooled, meticulous in nature and this, as well as other tracks, show this (...)" .:: Scoreviews.com ::. Mp3 extracts :
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Hey. I am from germany. I only wanted to say, that the scores of "The daVinci Code" and "Illuminati" (Angels and Demons) are absolutely amazing. I just cannot stop hearing it. My favorite pieces are Dies Mercurii i Martius, Chevaliers de Sangreal and The God Particle are the best. So....that was it =) greets from germany
Seldom does a piece of music grab me as much as "Chevaliers de Sangreal" has! My god, it just stopped me in my tracks when I overheard a few bars from the movie a family member was watching. What can one say when the majesty and awe are so entirely breath-taking and make the tears come from so deep a place you just want to inhabit it or stay with it forever? What can you say? Thank you, Mr. Zimmer. Our ears were created to hear this magnificence, our hearts to tremble at it.
Chevaliers De Sangreal is a Divine piece of music - in every sense of the word. Whenever I listen to it (which is often), my heart bursts open and it brings tears to my eyes. Thank you Hans for giving us the beauty and majesty of Chevaliers De Sangreal. Love and blessings.
My favourites songs of this album are: "Chevaliers of Sangreal" (in all my family we listen, we are like it this song, is one of the best pieces of Hans Zimmer for me) and "L'esprit des Gabriel" ( a mistery theme, I like it this song, is very mistery and detailed).
This is maybe Zimmer's best score, because there's no popular melodies and all demonstrate excellent techic of composing. Music is deep like some great classical masterpieces. Orchestration is also good, altough there is a lot of strings, which use to describe gothic atmosphere of movie.
This is a brilliant score! This is when I like Hans Zimmer the best. When his music is more symphonic in nature. This is up in ranks with The Thin Red Line and Pearl Harbor. And every time I listen to Chevaliers De Sangreal I get chills up my spine! This is a wonder listen!
Zimmer is one of the finest film composers alive, with a fantastic knowledge of music's importance in the film.
I do want to point out, however, that someone may want to double-check the title "Malleus Maleficarum." Neither 'maleficius' (as a noun) or 'maleficus' (as an adjective), whichever was used as a derivative, are 1st declension and therefore would not decline out with '-arum.'
I only point this out--and if my Latin is wrong, please correct me--not because I want to denounce Hans Zimmer and his work, but because I respect it and want the printing and such to be as correct as possible as a reflection of his precision.
I think the Da Vinci Code score is simply one of the best music compositions ever written and produced. I have a deep appreciation for music, and Mr. Zimmer, I am thrilled to have this opportunity to tell you that I think your work is nothing less than phenomenal. As a writer and editor, I confess to using many of your scores to motivate my work and the directions my stories take. If I were a film producer, you'd be scoring my film! Thank you for giving us some of the most compelling and enduring classical music of our time.
the name of Hans Zimmer will join the history. he will be known as one of the tycoons in music. I am so glad I found his works. If any body knows where can i find the notations or midi file of his works for The Davinci Code please be kind enough to inform me at firstname.lastname@example.org. (esp Kyrie for the Magdalene and Chevaliers de sangreal ) Let these masterpieces be played in eastern world too!
Great film made even more spectacular by the soundtrack. I watched the film around a year ago and I remember thinking the soundtrack was awesome. Recently I was walking through a room where the film was being shown and I stopped still in my tracks to listen to the music, Chevaliers de Sangreal what an amazing few moments! I bought the soundtrack shortly after and it's never been off. This piece and "Now we are free" from Gladiator are two of the most amazing scores I've ever heard.
Today I purchased the soundtrack from the motion picture 'The DaVinci Code' and although all the music is beautiful and has captured me, the number 13 piece has been played over and over in my home. Will you be doing the soundtrack for, but not sure, 'Angels and Demons?'