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Wow. Pretty solid! It keeps the core track intact and, somehow, adds even more raw power into it. Thanks for sharing!@MrZimmerFan<br><br><Is better because there is variety and orchestration><br><br>It is not because a score is orchestrated that it is automatically superior to one half orchestrated and half electronic. My problem with JL is that it's a small score for a composer with as many facets as Elfman. The music is uninspired and (taking one or another track) ends as it begins, nothing catches yours ears beyond of the romantic moments and of the new interpretations of the themes for the heroes.<br><br>@mpolonest<br><br><I actually love that score, but I think the main issue is Elfman completely ignoring what came before and trying to force the classic themes.><br><br>Elfman had two paths: Ignore everything and do things his way or respect what Zimmer did and maintain the sound of previous films. What did he do? He made an uninspiring hybrid of both.<br><br>@HybridSoldier<br><br><Leagues above, and yet I doubt Ben will be able to write something like "Brothers In Arms" from Mad Max.><br><br>Everyone in RCP knows how to do a power anthem these days.<br><br>@Mephariel<br><br><I would not have gotten a chance to work on blockbuster films like Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 without Zimmer's influence.><br><br>Obviously not. It could be in smaller jobs and present some potential for years to come.<br>I think I just sharted myself. Thanks!I'm surprised to have not seen more discussion of this score; I honestly think it represents some of the best music out of RCP in the past half-decade. Yeah, it still has the Journey to the Line / Time four-chord power anthem thing going on, but outside of those themes you have some really creative material that at times doesn't even feel stylistically RCP, and hell, even those structurally-simplistic themes are unusually well-orchestrated. And there's a real orchestra!Some of you may like this guy's cover of Brothers in Arms! Pretty epic, honestly. <br><br> com/watch?v=LCIY41hopq4
This score has improved my mood on more than one occasion. Nancy Meyers needs to make another movie, so Hans can score it. lol.Hello great team of Hans Zimmer,<br><br>I was recently listening to "The Might of Rome" (Gladiator soundtrack) and I am craving to listen the long version of the piece around 2:38 - 2:48 (something like an oriental flute). Does it exist as a standalone composition? Is it inspired from some third party artist, if yes, can you please tell my which one?<br><br>Thanks!@Olive<br><br>Wallfisch's career unquestionably benefited from his involvement with Zimmer. He wouldn't have gotten a chance to work on blockbuster films like Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 without Zimmer's influence. Wallfisch is a very talented composer, but let's be honest here, his music doesn't immediately strikes anyone as a big action guy. Having Zimmer's name pushing you helps.Hybrid, what do you admire more: Black Hawk Down or Tears of the Sun?"Elfman's score is like Whedon, horrendous & out of place."<br><br>Out of place, yes. Horrendous, no.
Leagues above, and yet I doubt Ben will ever be able to write something like "Brothers In Arms" from Mad Max.<br><br>Comparing people is kinda useless...<br><br>The only who's right is Hans in the end, he knows when to use one and when to use the other... ;)@Edmund<br>Iím in the same boat. When I watch a movie I normally donít pay attention to the music unless itís really distinctive. As a stand alone listening experience I usually want to get music that fits a mood and can hold my interest throughout. Take Silvestriís Avengers score for example. The big statements of the main theme and some of the action cues are excellent. Unfortunately itís surrounded by generic underscore that slows the album down imo. But then you have TASM2, which constantly has something going on no matter what. I feel like thatís something which does relate to the directors, not so much the talent level of the composers.<br><br>@olive<br>Ben Wallfisch is LEAGUES ahead of JXL as a composer, partly because heís had years of experience in film composing. Hopefully his recent successes give him more high profile projects.<br><br>As for Justice League, I actually love that score, but I think the main issue is Elfman completely ignoring what came before and trying to force in the classic themes. Had he done his own spin on Zimmerís material there would a better connection to the previous ones.Elfman's score is like Whedon, horrendous & out of place.@Olive: Is better because there is variety and orchestration, and i'm not a purist (i liked BvS, there is more complexity in it than in MoS), but Danny Elfman has more integrity in that score than in that two scores.He did!<br><br>The action material in "Do You Bleed?" is by XL! <br>
Wallfisch has shown himself to be a superior composer to XL, let's face it. I do not even see why he's running after Zimmer since he's able to run a career himself.<br><br>@TheZimmerFan <br><br><But the score by Elfman is miles better than MoS and BvS (for those two, BvS is much interesting and better than MoS, which is only good)><br><br><br>The music is less simplistic and may please the purists, but, no, MoS and BvS are better by a small margin than JL by one factor: thematic material and characterization of the movie.  Elfman should have had more freedom to work on the themes he and Williams wrote.<br>It's a half-truth to everyone who makes up the RCP team, unfortunately. <br><br>But I honestly doubt that ANYONE wants to work with XL.<br><br>Snyder worked with him 3 times. 300, BvS and Man of Steel. Sometimes I even get the impression that he's always liked Tom's approach more than Zimmer's approach. See all the percussion and synths of all those scores that are far more present in the Xl field than Zimmer's.Got this today..well not my music type so pass it...Andrew's second solo feature...<br><br><br>Now still waiting for that Sky Hunter release... :(@Hybrid, what happened with Trevor? Why his scores are not listed in the page? Thanks

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Kung Fu Panda
Label: DreamWorks Records
Length: 60'14 (Score: 57'44) rating:        3/5
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  1. Hero (4:41)
  2. Let The Tournament Begin (1:58) *
  3. Dragon Warrior Is Among Us (2:56)
  4. Tai Lung Escapes (7:05)
  5. Peach Tree Of Wisdom (1:53)
  6. Accu-Flashback (4:04) *
  7. Impersonating Shifu (2:17)
  8. Sacred Pool Of Tears (9:50) **
  9. Training Po (1:28)
  10. The Bridge (3:22) **
  11. Shifu Faces Tai Long (4:46) **
  12. The Dragon Scroll (2:31)
  13. Po VS Tai Lung (2:40)
  14. Dragon Warrior Rises (3:22)
  15. Panda Po (2:39)
  16. Oogway Ascends (2:03) *
  17. Kung Fu Fighting - Cee-Lo Green & Jack Black (2:30)
*Co-written with Henry Jackman

**Co-written with James McKee Smith
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Po Lover reply Replies: 0 || 2014-01-04 05:11:23
Hans Zimmer or John Powell, or anyone for that matter, where can i find the entire original parts/ score for Sacred Pool of Tears? I would be gladly willing to pay for this entire original sheet music as it is truly a masterpiece. It would be used for personal use and enjoyment, so anybody, can you please help me?
Thank You So Very Much!!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2013-12-17 16:18:10
what cues make up sacred pool of tears?

Victor reply Replies: 2 || 2008-12-23 00:00:00
"Oogway Ascends" is one of the most beautiful pieces of Mr. Zimmer... Nice Violin solo

Alexis2012-12-21 20:09:48
It's not a violin, it's an erhu, a chinese violin.

Lucien2013-10-27 08:30:45
Yeah. It is an Erhu.

Anonymous reply Replies: 4 || 2013-07-31 23:54:26
Question: how correct are the automatic CD credits?

In order:

1. Hans Zimmer
2. John Powell
3. John Powell
4. Hans Zimmer
5. Hans Zimmer
6. Hans Zimmer
7. Hans Zimmer
8. Hans Zimmer
9. Hans Zimmer
10. John Powell
11. John Powell
12. Hans Zimmer
13. Hans Zimmer
14. John Powell
15. Hans Zimmer
16. John Powell

This strikes me as way off. The score sounds much more Powellish than Zimmerish as a whole, and I have a very difficult time believing Oogway Ascends is Powell... :P

Zimson2013-08-01 10:34:25
Wrong! :D
Panda Po is by Powell and Oogway Ascends by Zimmer. Sebastian Wulff was one the arrangers from the score and he uploaded some sheets on which the composers are credited. But you got Sacred Pool of Tears right.
I mostly agree on the rest with you

Zimson2013-08-01 10:37:19
And Dragonwarrior rises is by both composers I think. The same theme is used in Oogway ascends

Anonymous2013-08-01 15:27:48
Never said I thought these were the correct answers, so I didn't get anything wrong--I just said this was what the CD gave. ;)

Mike2013-08-01 15:37:17
If anything, I would assume this is mostly Powell and some Zimmer. Zimmer said himself in one interview that he lets Powell take the lead with Kung Fu Panda.

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2013-07-17 00:04:04
The only tracks I can really discern as Zimmer are "Tai Lung Escapes", "Peach Tree of Wisdom", and "Oogway Ascends". The rest sounds like Powell, with the exception of "Hero", "Panda Po", and "Sacred Pool of Tears", which sounds like both of them.

Anonymous123 reply Replies: 0 || 2013-04-30 06:32:04

01 - 1m1 DWA Logo, Chinese Inspired
01 - 02 - 1m2-3 Legend Of Dragon Warrior - Po Wakes Up
01 - 03 - 1m4 Shifu Flute And Furious Five
01 - 04 - 1m5-6 Oogway Summons Shifu
01 - 05 - 1m7 Selling Noodles - Shifu Gong
01 - 06 - 1m8-9 Po Climbs Stairs To Souvenir
01 - 07 - 1m10 Let The Tournament Begin
01 - 08 - 1m11 Dragon Warrior Is Among Us
01 - 09 - 1m12a Po Is Chosen
01 - 10 - 1m12b The Celebration
01 - 11 - 1m13 Shogun Prison (Tai Lung)
01 - 12 - 1m14 Reprise Festival
01 - 13 - 2m15 Hall Of Warriors - Furious Five
01 - 14 - 2m15b Training Hall - Master Shifu
01 - 15 - 2m17-18 How's That
01 - 16 - 2m19 First Night
01 - 17 - 2m20 You Don't Belong
01 - 18 - 2m21 Peach Tree Of Wisdom (Oogway Theme)
02 - 01 - 2m22 Tai Lung Escapes
02 - 02 - 2m23 Po Sparring Match
02 - 03 - 3m26 Po Acupuncture - Shifu And Tai Lung
02 - 04 - 3m28 You Must Believe (Oogway's Theme)
02 - 05 - 3m29 Po Imitates Shifu
02 - 06 - 3m31 Shifu Must Convince Po
02 - 07 - 3m32 Furious Five Set Out
02 - 08 - 4m34 Training Begins
02 - 09 - 4m34b Alt. Training Begins (Alternate)
02 - 10 - 4m36 Furious Five - Tai Lung Showdown
02 - 11 - 4m37 Furious Five Defeated
02 - 12 - 5m41 Tai Lung - Shifu's End
02 - 13 - 5m44 Battle For Scroll
02 - 14 - 5m46 Po Vs. Tai Lung
02 - 15 - 5m47-48 Dragon Warrior Has Risen
02 - 16 - Kung Fu Panda Po Tune
02 - 17 - Kung Fu Panda Spiritual Tune (Oogway)

Hope reply Replies: 0 || 2012-04-03 04:41:09
I love the music from Kung fu panda!!!!!! :)

Sad Fan reply Replies: 2 || 2012-01-12 02:30:12
I would appreciate it if in the future all of the Kung Fu Panda soundtracks actually included ALL the music from the movie.

I am greatly disappointed in the fact that I paid for something and realistically only got half of it.

Same with the Kung Fu Panda 2 Soundtrack.

Where is all the music?
It's a soundtrack, you're supposed to put all the music on it.

Is there any chance we could get the music that is missing from the soundtracks?

Mycroft2012-01-12 03:15:56
No. If you seek the music that's missing off of a soundtrack by RCP, you'd have better luck seeking out the Holy Grail.

I like what you say though: "It's a soundtrack, you're supposed to put all the music on it. " RCP needs to hear that!

Sad Fan2012-01-12 03:28:05
How do I contact them?

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2008-05-02 00:00:00
I Can't Wait Mr.Zimmer I Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan't

Sebastian Wolff2011-09-26 00:46:09
I just arranged some sheet music for:
- Oogway Ascends: s/
- Panda Po:
- Sacred Pool of Tears: f-tears/

Cheers - and happy playing.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-06-02 16:50:07
I LOVE Oogway Ascends. It's either one of or IS the prettiest thing(s) I've EVER heard.

Bondo reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-09 00:00:00
I know that Powell and Zimmer worked together on this one, but are there any tracks that just the one composer scored alone?

Kiltee Bindy reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-09 00:00:00
The song is awesome and very sad... I love it!!! :)

David Roberts reply Replies: 0 || 2010-06-27 00:00:00
Such beautiful compositions capturing the eastern flavors! I truly love the works of Hans Zimmer as well as the famous works of John Powell! I was hoping to get into contact with someone for usage of some of the songs in this album. The reason I'm asking is because I'm working on a game (free-time) and I was wondering if I could have some kind of usage of the songs. my contact information is Once again I really appreciate your works and I look forward to listening to more soundtracks from the second Kung Fu Panda!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-17 00:00:00

Andy reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-06 00:00:00
I love Hero, Sacred Pool of Tears, and mosta of all, Oogway Ascends. Hero is just pure awesomeness, Sacred Pool of Tears I can't even begin to describe, and Oogway ascends is one of the deepest and most sentimental pieces I have a ever heard.

Christine reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-18 00:00:00
PLEASE, tell where to get the piano music sheet of oogway ascends. IT'S IMPORTANT THAT I GET A RESPONSE TODAY! I WANT TO PLAY IT SO BADLY! I've been searching for the music sheet, but I can't find one, SO PLEASE!

Gustavo reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-06 00:00:00
Where i can find the sheet?

Gustavo reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-05 00:00:00
Oogway ascends really the best ever

Sung reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-09 00:00:00

Is a music score (sheet music) of Kung Fu Panda available for purchase by any chance?
Can you please let me know?

jurisLV reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-04 00:00:00
Realy great music, i like it! But can some one tell me from wich piece of music is the frase of 3. (Dragon Warrior Is Among Us) track at 00:40" to 00:42".Sorry for my english. Please ansver me, someone!

sandra reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-26 00:00:00
for me "oogway ascends" the best everrrrrrr...

mary plaud reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-20 00:00:00
could you please put oogway ascends violin sheet music on your web site

Mario Soundtrack reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-20 00:00:00
Sacred Pool of Tears, Shifu Faces Tai Long & Oogway Ascends (Y) GOOD PIECES

Pierre Leindfelder reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-13 00:00:00
yeah i was interested in finding the sheet music for "oogway ascends" but have not been able to locate it anywhere.

Wyatt Martinez reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-02 00:00:00
I was wondering if any of you lads out there know where to find the sheet music for the track "Oogway ascends" if you know i would very much appreciate leaving a comment here on the matter.

pantea reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-30 00:00:00
hi iam pantea from iran how can i have your music ???????all of thems are great music.
thanx about your beautiful website.

politod reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-30 00:00:00
estoy con ganas de comprarme el dvd de Kung fu Panda solo queria hacerles una pregunta no se si han hecho videos del sound track de kung fu panda quisiera comprar please Buy sound track movie of Kung fu panda more Panda Po & Oogway Ascend

politod reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-30 00:00:00
espectacular todas muy buenas me gustaron mas la de Panda Po & OOgway Ascends

Mathias reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-09 00:00:00
Anthony have you not a end? It's hard understand you ... You're not to understand music (I have all cd by Zimmer and Powell and I know the two different style) don't write anymore please.

No name It seems like action parts were written by Powell and "non-action" by Zimmer. Great score by the way (and great theme - I think it`s composed by Zimmer, too). )
You're understand perfect!!!

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