The movie score cost US$5 million with 160 people in the orchestra
Hans Zimmer at Cannes 2006 VIDEOS
.::SCOREREVIEWS.COM::. says :
"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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I must say this is a gripping piece of work, nothing sounded so beautiful to the ears for me since Mozart's Requiem. Does anyone know where to find the words for 'Salvete Virgines' and ' Kyrie for the Magdalene'? if anyone does can you send an E-Mail to me? thnx
The ability of Mr. Zimmer to find always the right mixture between movie subject and human feelings is a very well done job. Now, in his best years, the excellent results of his works, show us that also in the future we will have the silent pleasure to listen and to admire the results of the special gift that the nature gave to him, as an exceptional composer.
The score throughout the film is beautiful yet subdued with a soaring gloom. It is less inspiring and more mood than I anticipated. “Chevaliers De Sangreal” (trk 13.), however, knocks your heart out through your chest cavity. It is like riding a kiddy roller coaster, cute fun and all, and suddenly it jumps the tracks and flies through the Grand Canyon.
I absolutely LOVE the music from this soundtrack. As soon as I saw the movie I went home to find out who the composer was and as soon as I saw is was Mr. Zimmer i bought the CD and have listened to it many times in the few days that I've owned it. Mr. Zimmer I absolutely love the music that you write. Thank you.
hi, i listen to the score about 10 times before the release of the movie on may 17, 2006 in France (lucky we are) : i was ready ! Today, after seeing the movie 4 times (5th in a week) & listening to the score twice a day, i can tell you that Hans, why you write this score ? i can't refind my way after the last scene of the movie : impressed at 1st time, freezing at the 2nd time, crying at the third, the 3 at 4th view : i can't imagine me at the 5th ;-) cheValier of sangreal is THE track : thank you Hans !
Have you seen the movie reviews at IMDb? Many people really critize it, drag it through dust and what to burn it, but in the end they always say something like "it was just the music preventing me from walking out of the theater."
I think that this sound track is something of sublime! the style of Hans Zimmer is inimitable, she you succeeds always to thrill the public as no-one in the world! you be the better composer, arranger, and conductor of the world!!! THANKS!!!
Excelentes y vibrantes coros... orquestacion que hace vibrar hasta el último reducto del cuerpo y mente humanos... una excelente creación del maestro Zimmer. Gracias por hacernos disfrutar a todos en su escucha, sigue asi!!!.
This really has to be one of the best soundtracks of the year. A very mysterious music and very well to be performed at an opera. I read the book and I think that the music fits very well with it. I am really sure that this soundtrack will be nominated at World Soundtrack Award and, why not, at the Golden Globes. Thank you, Mr. Zimmer. Keep on the good work.
Hey people, I haven't stopped listening to this soundtrack for over a week now. The more i listen the more i get pulled in by it's power. I find this score, apart from very dark and mysterious, i find it beautiful to listen too. Zimmer creates such a rich sound and writes melodies constantly instead of classically written scale work which i think most times is crap! I think that's why Zimmer writes so well becasue he never studied music for years and years at some university, he studied msic by simply sitting and playing and listening to so many different styles of music. I'm so excited to see the film for The Da Vinci Code all because of Zimmer's music. He is an insperation to me and my film composing here in Australia and hopefully one day i get the pleasure of scoring a film with him. I'm allowed to dream arent I? hehe Peace to you all and once again The Da Vinci Code score is brilliant!
Well,it's not Zimmer's best score.It is a mix of two others thriller movies that He made before:Hannibal and The ring.Original?No.Beautiful?Without a doubt but I espected something else(action music actually)and only the track 13 is AMAZING.Take a bet that Pirates of the Carabean will be greater.
I hope that Zimmer will come with better things but this side of Zimmer-Serious Music never stops to amaze. Mature music not the usual type and he amazes me because he's one of the finest composers in both styles. This score is one of the best by Zimmer. Those who tend to connect Zimmer with only Action music are doing a bit mistake in my opinion. This score and others in this style make him a versatile composer and capable of writing music for different audiences. Those who love classical music will tend to love this score to its maximum more than anyone else.