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To be fair, Giacchino didn’t have much time to work on Rogue One, which explains why certain portions (coughactionmusiccough) fell flat. It’s not a bad score at all, but yeah, John Powell is above and beyond a better composer. His recordings have life and energy, and while most of it still sounds like Powell, he is able to switch into Williams mode so easily.<br><br>In defense of Giacchino though, just go listen to Jupiter Ascending if you want a score on the same level as this. The action music is phenomenal, there are at least a dozen solid themes, and the recording doesn’t seem as flat as some of his other scores.I think Powell found his niche with this score...<br>Because he's WAY better at apeing Williams than Giacchino could ever be, and with way more energy....<br><br>And here Giacchino prides his work on Williams from his origins in video game music... <br><br>This blows Giacchino out of the ocean and into the moon. This surprises me, as I expected Giacchino to have such  huge hard-on for Williams.Sehr geehrter Herr Zimmer, <br>Hallo Hans,<br>  <br>ich habe einige ihrer Konzerte gesehen, Prag jedoch, war wirklich, ich kann es nicht in Worte fassen, unglaublich. Top Musiker und eine super performance!<br>Ihre Musik ist eine Inspiration.<br>Hoffentlich hören wir noch viele Stücke von Ihnen...<br><br>Hochachtungsvoll und liebe Grüße<br>StefanYeah, 30-ish seconds into Do You Bleed?"Reminiscent Therapy" is amazing in the way it incorporates a lot of Williams' classic stuff making it feel very natural and organic, like it's part Powell's themes, like he does with "The Adentures of Han".<br><br>This is a really great score
He is the chosen one, the one who will bring balance to the film music world...Thats just 'do you bleed?' with a small insert?Haha, It's as the prophecy foretold.John Powell, the great uniter of film music fans@MrZimmerFan<br><br>I actually like Rogue One, and I do understand why it leans so heavily on the original themes. Here the themes are incorporated more as fan service, but Powell is able to do wonders with interpolating them with his material. <br><br>And something I forgot to mention, this score reminds me so much of Pan in the action sequences. The percussion and brass writing is great lol
im surprised how Powell uses his ANTZ percussion in this!<br><br>The track Train Heist, Into The Maw is good example of it.<br><br>This is the only score that will please the gang at JW and HZ alike.When JWFan and HZ.com are discussing the same score....'but not as heavily as Rogue One'<br><br>Because Rogue One have conections with certain aspects or characters from the OT?<br><br>An here you have a track with three themes (or cues) with no conections with the OT, Rogue One have more sense... but the score is fricking awesome :)So first impressions:<br><br>JP knocked this one out of the park! The whole score has this excellent swashbuckling vibe, which is surprisingly aggressive during the action sequences (entirely due to his trademark percussion).<br><br>The writing style is really interesting, it’s basically John Powell doing his usual style but with some Williams flourishes, especially during the softer cues. The Star Wars themes do return, but not as heavily as Rogue One. And of course the JW cue is great, although surprisingly structured more as an action cue as opposed to a concert suite.<br><br>And for some reason the Han theme sounds vaguely similar to Poe’s theme from Force Awakens.Let’s just say “Reminiscience Therapy”.... hold onto your seats! ;-)
This score is awesome!! Powell did a great job at making a score that's differet than all the other SW scores, but still you know it's a SW score. He reprised Williams' theme brilliantly and I can't stop to listen to it!!!what about the music when batman makes it back to the cave and lex opens the case of kryptonite. cant find it in theseYeah I can't agree that Inception or Interstellar are superior pieces of scoring. Certainly not in structure, thematic development, etc. <br><br>What defined those scores is the vision behind them more so than the execution. In so many ways, that is opposite of The World's End. Interstellar is a brilliant score that managed to provide each scene with a simplistic tone, but one that captured the atmosphere behind the scenes perfectly, such as the unique use of the organ. Same with Inception with the guitars. <br><br>With a World's End, the vision is nothing special. It is a rock and roll twist to classic music. But the execution brings enormous power and gravitas to the movie.<br><br>I would sum it up by saying that in Interstellar and Inception, the creation of the music drives the movie's ideas while in At World's End, the movie drives the creation of the music.Nazg&#251;l for Azog I will never forgive. It's not a Servant of Sauron theme, it's a Ringwraith theme, and Azog's not a Ringwraith, he's a goddam Orc, and that theme doesn't belong there, full stop. It was just put there because it sounds "epic" and would "pump up the action scene". Gondor Restored at the end is just as stupid. And the Dreaming of Bag End theme for Bilbo is indeed lovely, and would have been lovelier still if it actually appeared in the movie. Instead it just gets replaced by copy/pasted Hobbit music from LOTR instead because Peter Jackson desperately wants his audience to remember how good those movies were in lieu of the Hobbit ones being any good on their own. Needless to say it goes missing entirely from the second and third score...along with the Misty Mountains melody (the strongest theme of the first one). I still really like those scores overall but they got absolutely butchered in terms of their thematic usage in the films. Then again those movies were an absolute clusterfuck so I shouldn't be surprised.<br><br>WRT Harry Potter, the 3 note theme does work okay for Voldemort, except that there's already a longer, separate Voldemort theme in Philosopher's, one that I like even more, and which only gets used once in Chamber (when Riddle rearranges the letters). I can understand liking Chamber better than Philosopher when you compare the albums, but in terms of the complete scores there's no contest at all, Philosopher wins by a country mile because of Chamber's rehash issues (and there are some good cues missing from the album, such as the Troll and Forbidden Forest scenes).@Edmund<br>The thing with the Nolan scores (at least Interstellar/Inception) is that they are repetitive, in as much as being built heavily around the suites that I’m guessing they use to edit and temp the film. <br>And while the themes are simple I do think they are structured in a unique enough way which builds emotional resonance through the gradual increase in chords/volume/speed/etc. Even Dunkirk is a relatively simple score theme wise, but is so technically complex.<br><br>And personally I’ve never been in love with Inception. I admire it on a technical level, but outside of “Time” I find it to be a fairly cold score. Obviously what it was meant to do so not a complaint, more of a personal preference thing.
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Blood+ (Volume 1)
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  1. Saya's Victory (3:34)
    Mark Mancina, Dave Metzger
  2. Chasing The Enemy (2:01)
    Mark Mancina, Don Harper
  3. Saya-Nara (3:31)
    Mark Mancina
  4. Being Chased (2:28)
    Mark Mancina, Don Harper
  5. BLOOD+ Countdown (2:08)
    Mark Mancina
  6. Saya's Daily Life (2:26)
    Mark Mancina
  7. Vampire Battle (3:16)
    Mark Mancina, Dave Metzger
  8. Chasing Thru Time (2:05)
    Mark Mancina, Don Harper
  9. Saya's Destiny (2:32)
    Mark Mancina
  10. Saya's Courage (2:22)
    Mark Mancina, Dave Metzger
  11. The Vampire's Threat (1:21)
    Mark Mancina
  12. BLOOD+ The Final Battle (3:42)
    Mark Mancina
  13. Saya's Love (3:37)
    Mark Mancina, Don Harper
  14. BLOOD+ Grand Theme (6:36)
    Mark Mancina, Dave Metzger
  15. Diva - Elin Carlson (4:51)
    Mark Mancina, Don Harper
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Leo reply Replies: 0 || 2016-06-04 09:12:15
Anyone can answer what was the role of Don Harper in Saya's Love, if Don wrote the entire cue himself or arranged some parts?

Macejko reply Replies: 0 || 2015-04-09 12:12:44
What an amazing score. Thematic, heroic, action-packed and punched up with subtle, yet still noticeable japanese influences (some parts reminded me of Joe Hisaishi). Love it. The world needs more Mancina.

dark prince reply Replies: 0 || 2014-02-01 02:15:05
Nice score by Mark Mancina, than works tremendously good with the images

Danyon reply Replies: 0 || 2011-06-14 15:20:08
That's not just the best answer. It's the bestset answer!

anime freak reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-26 00:00:00
luv blood+ soundtracks

Kaari reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-28 00:00:00
I love this soudtrack! It fits perfectly with the anime!
I hope there's a piano sheet for Diva's Song.. Elin Carlson sings perfectly!

Lila reply Replies: 0 || 2010-03-27 00:00:00
Where can I find a sheet music for Saya's Courage/Fear? You know, the sad one that is being played while Kai is carrying Saya to The Place Where It All Began (at the end of the anime). I would like to learn it, I think it's wonderful. Thanks for helping. Bye

Michelle reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-02 00:00:00
Would I possibly be able to purchase a transcribed piano/vocal version of Diva? I would really love to sing this

Fany reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-05 00:00:00
Gracias!!! un gran trabajo. Un gran anime y la musica ni se diga. Lo mejor de lo mejor. saya´s love es mi favorita.!!!

Sarah reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-15 00:00:00
Ah, such a good anime with beautiful music!

ashleyi can sing diva's song reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-11 00:00:00
hey i love diva's song and i love who composed it i wanna know everything about diva i have watched every episode of blood+ it was so awsome

HAJI reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-28 00:00:00
IS there a sheet of haji and diva song oh tell us

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Lory reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-06 00:00:00
Is there sheet music for flute for Diva's Song? I'd really like to play us because it is so beautiful.

Miro reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-01 00:00:00
I &#9829; track No.15 Diva - Elin Carlson (4:51) Mark Mancina, Don Harper

really fantastic work

i yub haji ! reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-10 00:00:00
i love haji !! i wanna hear diva singing her song .. T^T . its so great . ^^ i want a season 2 !

yume .. reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-10 00:00:00
haji plays Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor (BWV 1011) by js bach

buGSy reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-20 00:00:00
Thanks to Mark Mancina for his work, his truly gifted. The music really brought the magic to the picture. I can hear some inspirations from John Williams in his work, but he has his own style. I hope to hear more music like this in anmie movies and series in the future.

CI reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-14 00:00:00
Blood+ is one of my favorites animes and one with a great soundtrack. My favorite track is the aria "Diva", a very sad yet wonderful song. One of Mark Mancina's best works.

JC reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-27 00:00:00
Thank you for the beautiful music. It touches the soul. Thank you again.

javiera reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-14 00:00:00
I'm a totally blood+ fan !

Raven reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-17 00:00:00
Whats the name of Hajis song??

Cori Tilley reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-14 00:00:00
So where did you find the sheet music?

Melanie reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-24 00:00:00
Where can I find it?

Mandy reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-08 00:00:00
I love Blood+ BTW, Hagi is a gypsy.

nicky reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-23 00:00:00
yeah. you know the song diva well do you have a violin version ######

jenina reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-03 00:00:00
im addicted at watching blood+

saya... reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-03 00:00:00
i love blood+

rustlingleaves reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-27 00:00:00
I love Blood+ and the background scores are amazing . They capture the angst , sorrow , rage and love so perfectly .

Victoria Bossick reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-31 00:00:00
I LOVE BLOOD+ AND I ALWAYS HAVE AND I AM HAPPY THEY FINALLY HAVE THE MUSIC ON A DVD! THE MUSIC IS PERFECT FOR THE DIFFERENT FEELINGS AND PLACES IN THE ANIME GREAT JOB GUYS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

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