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X-Men: First Class

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>Jackman, Henry : X-Men
>     First Class, film score

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>Jackman, Henry : X-Men
Performers Conductor Ensemble
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Recording information: Newman Scoring Stage, 20th Century Fox, Los Angeles, CA.

Composer Henry Jackman's dizzying main theme for director Matthew Vaughn's 2011 reboot of the X-Men franchise is built on a heroic, circular melody that spins throughout X-Men: First Class like a dust devil, growing more and more confident with each new instance. In a nod to Daft Punk's excellent work on Tron Legacy, Jackman, who worked with Vaughn before on 2010's everyman superhero spoof Kick Ass, dutifully applies his significant programming and production skills on the punishing "Magneto" theme, and the inclusion of tasteful electric guitars into some of the more orchestral sections brings to mind Hanz Zimmer's Inception score. ~ James Christopher Monger


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>Jackman, Henry : X-Men :: First Class, film score
  • Performers: Ralph Williams (Clarinet); Roberto Cani (Violin); Tamara Hatwan (Violin); Greg Huckins (Flute); Jenny Kim (Horn); Jon Lewis (Trumpet); Julia Gigante (Violin); Luke Maurer (Viola); Radu Pieptea (Violin); Steven Becknell (Horn); Robert Brophy (Viola); Marc Sazer (Violin); Amy Hershberger (Violin); Yelena Yegoryan (Violin); Doug Tornquist (Tuba); Elizabeth Hedman (Violin); Eun Ahn (Violin); Dave Everson (Horn); Henry Jackman (Synthesizer); Trevor Handy (Cello); Nina Eutuhov (Violin); Katia Popov (Violin); Henry Jackman (Piano); Alyssa Park (Violin); Shawn Mann (Viola); Timothy Landauer (Cello); Kim Scholes (Cello); Searmi Park (Violin); Ana Landauer (Violin); Kenneth Munday (Bassoon); Paul Cohen (Cello); Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick (Cello); Paula Hochhalter (Cello); James Thatcher (Horn); Steven Holtman (Trombone); Caroline Riley (Viola); Heather Clark (Flute); Alan Grunfeld (Violin); Marlow Fisher (Viola); Phillip Levy (Violin); Rose Corrigan (Bassoon); Alex Iles (Trombone); Darrin McCann (Viola); Barry Perkins (Trumpet); Neil Samples (Violin); Alma Fernandez (Viola); Songa Lee (Violin); Corky James (Guitar); Daniel Kelley (Horn); Serena McKinney (Violin); Sara Parkins (Violin); Bruce Dukov (Violin); Charles Loper (Trombone); Roger Wilkie (Violin); David Weiss (Oboe); William Reichenbach (Trombone); Dave Walther (Viola); Sarah Thornblade (Violin); Andrew Shulman (Cello); Stephen Erdody (Cello); Geri Rotella (Flute); Natalie Leggett (Violin); Katie Kirkpatrick (Harp); Belinda Broughton (Violin); George Doering (Guitar); Keith Greene (Viola); Josefina Vergara (Violin); Brian Dembow (Viola); Randy Kerber (Piano); Dimitrie Leivici (Violin); Jack Dolman (Piano); Darius Campo (Violin); Roland Kato (Viola); Jacqueline Brand (Violin); Jack Dolman (Synthesizer); Malcolm McNab (Trumpet); Andrew Duckles (Viola); Jay Rosen (Violin); Laura Pearson (Viola); Jessica Guideri (Violin); Joanne Karl (Percussion); Jeanne Skrocki (Violin); Mark Adams (Horn); Kevan Torfeh (Cello); Giovanna Clayton (Cello); Helen Nightengale (Violin); Al Clay (Drums); Lisa Sutton (Violin); Stuart Clark (Clarinet); Rick Baptist (Trumpet); Rafael Rishik (Violin); Tereza Stanislav (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nick Glennie-Smith
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score