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I agree that Elfman's theme fits into Nolan's films as long as they are adapted to them. However, I think the way things have gone was not bad. TDK trilogy was marked as a project fruit of Nolan's unique vision. Although the themes do not respect the orchestral tradition are more memorable than those composed for more than half of the films of heroes of the last 25 years.Zimmer's entry into the genre can be interpreted as a breath of fresh air in a saturated marketplace at the time. But I agree that the lack of originality these days falls on Zimmer and his company and that the goal of it goes far beyond bringing talents to light.Now we need something new, again.@Hybrid any news on Season 2 soundtrack release?Of cause Balfe worked on it !!! His whole team are credited !!!!!!!Honestly, the purpose of RCP is essentially to take Zimmer's style and make it widespread for use...WB not using ANY RCP to score this seems to have been deliberate, as there's literally no reason it couldn't be done.^ hahaha :D<br><br>I think you're forgetting that Balfe also ghostwrote The Lord of the Rings?
They're starting to send screeners. Finger crossed for the FYC :DThe score reflects the situation of DC movies very well. If Zimmer, like Snyder, continued, the result may not please everyone. A lot of people were unhappy with Snyder's work in the genre, just as many fans of soundtrack were with Zimmer's contributions that never followed the path taken by all the other composers who came before him.<br><br>The two left (regardless of the reason that led them to do this).<br><br>When Zimmer left everyone knew that XL would not hold the pressure or that the result would not be satisfactory for most.<br><br>When Elfman and Whedon were announced we all knew that they were hired to go against everything DC has done before to try to reach the first film of the franchise to reach 1 billion. Even if they were to follow Marvel's script and drop their originality.<br><br>But the hiring of Elfman and Whedon shows that the studio was long lost. Snyder succumbed to BvS. The only salvation for the DCEU are the solo films like Wonder Woman, the next Batman, Aquaman ...and freedom. Freedom for the directors, composers... Warner has always had this advantage over Marvel.@Edmund <br>Given the chance I think Junkie probably could deliver a pretty fun score that stayed thematically consistent with the current universe. It all depends on what the studio/director wants out of the music. The biggest disappointment to me is that this was a huge missed opportunity to do a heroic take on Zimmerís Superman theme, something we havenít heard since MoS. Hell, even the trailers did that.... -_-rumor has it Lorne Balfe did this score<br><br>I guess if we do not get any credits then that proves it<br>======================================<br><br>Oh, absolutely! I'm sure we will soon find out that Balfe also scored Star Wars and Titanic. And Harry Potter. And Indiana Jones.Edmund, I somewhat agree - I've seen very little from Junkie to make me think this would have been a groundbreaking, wonderful score. However, maybe it's the Zimmer fan in me, but I would have loved to hear "stock, barely-altered reprises of Zimmer's themes all over the place" in this score. So many scenes begged for just that. Compositionally it doesn't make for an interesting soundtrack or film score, I agree, but I would be willing to sacrifice that for thematic continuity.
I certainly understand the criticisms leveled at Elfman's JL score, but I'm not at all convinced Junkie would have been a better option. I've never been too convinced by him anyway (Mad Max was a situation where his sound happened to be a good fit, but even then I think a better composer could have made much more out of the same ingredients). And since anything worthwhile in the previous two (and yeah, I'm aware I like MoS and BvS waaaaaaaay less than the average reader of this site) ended up being by Hans anyway, I really doubt Junkie flying solo would have been up to much. My guess is he would have pulled out stock, barely-altered reprises of Zimmer's themes all over the place without adding much new material on his own, which would have satisfied the DC fans more than what Elfman did, sure, but would have been a lot less interesting as a score album. I mean, say what you want about the questionable thematic decisions Elfman made, the two gigantic full-length action cues are pretty solid in and of themselves. I'll take that over Junkie letting the drums pound for eleven minutes straight, any day of the week.The studio is the music owner now.There you go. So we probably will never get to hear what Tom planned/did for this movie. I really believe that it would've been great compared to the generic score we got. <br>Only two tracks stood out to me and only one was an actual cue from the movie.Gabriel Yared leaked his Troy back in 2004 but I think he got in quite a lot of trouble for that. There's a reason he hasn't done too many high profile films since then, I think. A few rejecteds have slipped out over the years but it's pretty unheard of for the composer himself to be the one to leak it I think, that would be career suicide if they got caught. Usually they come out the same way complete scores do, some anonymous person working on the scoring team probably did it.and Zimmer criticized Elfman...back and forth, etc. So what? The movie is lame, the score is about as lame as Bat V Sup
@JBSO99 you're right. It's so big and widely spread.<br><br>And you're right about me forgetting those score. I just picked these three because Elfman critized Zimmer@Iamtommie  You forgot the theme by Elliot Goldenthal for Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, for not to mention the theme from the 60's TV show and all the themes for all the different animated motion pictures such as The Dark Knight Returns, Mask of the Phantasm, or the videogames like the Arkham series.<br><br>Batman's musical legacy is very big so him saying there is only one theme and his the one he created is really disrespectful to a big amount of composers.Yeah, that's what I thought you meant. And that's what Elfman should have done if he wanted to use the old themes.I think what Elfman said is not true.<br>Batman has different themes for different movies because every Batman is different.<br><br>Michael Keaton as Batman: Elfman's Theme<br>Christian Bale as Batman: Hans' Theme<br>Ben Affleck as Batman: Hans & Junkie's Theme.<br>Of course much more but the most important.<br><br>Each one if dies Batman's have a different story and a different universe. I think that for each universe a new theme is the best thing you can do. With a different theme you can relate more to this Batman than a previous one.<br><br>By the way, I think TDK, MoS & WW are 3 of the top 10 themes by Zimmer. I think what Elfman did the WW theme is an abomination. He removed the key instrument in the theme because he thought it was childisch.<br><br>I think the Justce League score is way worse than previous DCEU or Batman movies. I hope that Lorne of Junkie will do future DCUE movies instead of Elfman.<br><br>(Seeing Justice League thursday. I am curious if it is really that bad as everyine says)GITS was unreleased, JXL's JL score was completely rejected. The real qustion is how many rejected scores have leaked in the history of modern film scoring?
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August Rush (Soundtrack)
Label: Sony Music Soundtrax
Length: 58'57 (Score: 34'21)
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  1. Main Title (2:21)
  2. Bach / Break - Steve Erdody & Jonathan Rhys Meyers (3:52) *
  3. Moondance - Jonathan Rhys Meyers (1:51)
  4. This Time - Jonathan Rhys Meyers (4:13)
  5. Bari Improv - Kaki King (1:37) **
  6. Ritual Dance - Kaki King (1:35)
  7. Raise It Up - Jamia Simone Nash & The IMPACT Repertory Theatre (2:29)
  8. Dueling Guitars - Heitor Pereira & Doug Smith (2:36) §
  9. Elgar / Something Inside - Steve Erdody & Jonathan Rhys Meyers (4:53) *
  10. August's Rhapsody (7:37)
  11. Someday - John Legend (3:04)
  12. King Of The Earth - John Ondrasik (3:45)
  13. God Bless The Child - Chris Botti & Paula Cole (4:30)
  14. La Bamba - Leon Thomas III (3:50)
  15. Moondance - Chris Botti (2:20)
  16. Washington Square (2:13) +
  17. Arpeggio Theme (2:52) +
  18. Basketball To Organ Loft (3:16) +
*Arranged and orchestrated by Dave Metzger

**Written by Kaki King & Mark Mancina

§Written by Heitor Pereira, produced by Mark Mancina

+Japanese Edition Only
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KB reply Replies: 2 || 2009-01-31 00:00:00
Actually, the only thing composed by Hans Zimmer on the soundtrack was the Main Theme, which was Mark Mancina as well. I think he was also a music supervisor, but I don't remember for sure. What has been driving me mad is who wrote the Rhapsody?!? It doesn't say in the movie credits, and he album on iTunes says it is composed by "August Rush". Big help.... Shame, because that was a magnificent piece and I would have loved to look up the artist's other works. How is it that no one claims the song that stole the show?


Luka2014-07-28 05:30:29
Actually I bought the "August's Rhapsody" and it says Freddie Highmore & Mark Mancina. ;)


Nahoko2014-11-13 07:35:42
HI. I am a student of 3DCG animation school in Japan. and making a video work
for presentation at my school and for my job transfer as a appeal to companies.
i'd like to use the music, "Dueling Guitars" in my video work.
Could you tell me how should I go through the formalities for obtain permission ?
I hope her from you.

salvo reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-23 00:00:00
I don t have word s for this movie the music and the story are wonderful

dalila diaz arredondo reply Replies: 0 || 2010-02-22 00:00:00
is beuty, the best!!!

Filippo Francione reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-23 00:00:00
Hello guys, I would like to know, who was the composer of the August's Raphsody.

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2009-09-09 00:00:00
Isn't there a clip for this music please?!
Thanks...

ilse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-28 00:00:00
bien

mariam reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-28 00:00:00
i love this movie soooooooooo much . the story, music and the songs...wonderful

reinoha reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-04 00:00:00
my teacher said music is a idiom, I m agree . and let me said thanks,for speak the Idiomīs Soul,
reinoha

empunk chamir reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-14 00:00:00
as a music lover, i liked the movie.......... i liked the way the kid Evan Taylor(as known in the movie) listens all the voices n noises that he hears n transformed it into music. the director or the story writer as i would say must be a great music lover. this is for the director of the movie.......... "way to go dude" keep doing this n u will be on the top within no time.

loris thomas reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-07 00:00:00
i love this movie becuase iam a great musician and it motivated me to do better

Tom reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-01 00:00:00
Saw this movie for the first time last night (1/31/09), the music is wonderful! Does anyone know how to get the Japanese version of the soundtrack with the three extra tracks?
THXS!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-31 00:00:00
Hans did NOT compose anything... :)

Lee reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-30 00:00:00
Score album as digital download

amazon.com/August-Rush-Original-Motion-Picture/dp/B001R1VK5A /ref=sr_f3_2?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1233299589&sr=103-2

Klaas reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-03 00:00:00
Yeah! Thanks Mark, erm, Hans!

Camilo reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-03 00:00:00
I donīt have words to describe the music of this movie... Hans... as always you kick ass!!! Thanks for the music you compose

Fedor Lastovsky reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-22 00:00:00
I've seen it, and it marvelous!

Lyla10 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-21 00:00:00
Who will want such damaged tones? Yet i always hear and feel it. Maybe one day it will follow or lead- it really doesnt matter- as long as "i know" its by MY side. THANKS for the moments. Still ..-just breathe-

Lyla10 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-21 00:00:00
Who will want such damaged tones? Yet i always hear and feel it. Maybe one day it will follow or lead- it really doesnt matter- as long as "i know" its by MY side. THANKS for the moments. Still ..-just breathe-

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-27 00:00:00
I updated the tracklist a little bit... ;-)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-08 00:00:00
Ok perfect ! :-)

Pridelander reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-08 00:00:00
You're so fast ;) I'll report the length if I have a chance to get it...

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-08 00:00:00
I added it...


Unfortunately I don't have all the track length... :P

Pridelander reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-08 00:00:00
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00172RMTC/

Surprisingly, Japanese edition of August Rush soundtrack has 3 bonus score tracks by Mancina.

16. Washington Square
17. Arpeggio Theme
18. Basketball To Organ Loft

andrew reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-07 00:00:00
Why so little score? you'd think that a movie so musically driven would include more score or even an entire score album. I loved the music so much

Steven reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-01 00:00:00
Beautiful movie I saw it and it was just brilliant, And just after I saw it I went running to my provitional Keyboard cuz my cello needs a string and I played the theme like a thousand times I just Love this movie and music is jut amazing Mr Hans Zimmer and Mr Mark Mancina You guys are the best
Zacatecas, Mexico
Steven

Cardsopen reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-28 00:00:00
The movie and the music as itself was pretty amazing, but the music actually took my own breath away. The music on the other hand....makes it the key on how it's made into a great movie

LEC101 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-06 00:00:00
Is there any super good song someonee will recommend to me

arDz reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-04 00:00:00
hi,,,GUd joB!!!

Mark reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-03 00:00:00
i figured Hans had to write the Rhapsody. i could tell he did writing on this film the second i heard the score. Absolutely terrific work on this score. it was glorious.

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