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Film Music of Hans Zimmer, Vol. 2

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Album Summary

>Zimmer, Hans : Pirates of the Caribbean
>Zimmer, Hans : Inception
>Zanelli, Geoff : The Pacific
>Zimmer, Hans : Sherlock Holmes
>Zimmer, Hans : Angels & Demons
>Howard, James Newton : The Dark Knight
>Howard, James Newton : Batman Begins
>Zimmer, Hans : Madagascar
>Zimmer, Hans : King Arthur
>Zimmer, Hans : The Ring
>Zimmer, Hans : Spirit
>Zimmer, Hans : Black Hawk Down
>Zimmer, Hans : Mission
>Zimmer, Hans : The Prince Of Egypt
>Zimmer, Hans : The Peacemaker
>John, Elton : The Lion King
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Notes & Reviews:

The 2007 two-CD set Film Music of Hans Zimmer presented 23 re-recorded excerpts from 18 scores by the prolific composer who, in his 50th year, had already worked on over 100 movies while becoming one of the handful of top Hollywood soundtrack writers. So, it necessarily left some things out, notably any of the music from The Lion King. Four years later, this second volume, again credited to the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, presents another 23 cues from 18 visual works, although this time one of them comes from a television mini-series, The Pacific. Proceeding in reverse chronological order, the collection begins with some music from the fourth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean, subtitled "On Stranger Tides," and it also includes a healthy complement from the third and second films in the series. Zimmer remains the go-to guy for summer blockbusters like those films as well as, for example, the two Batman titles directed by Christopher Nolan, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, as well as Nolan's brainy sci-fi thriller Inception. Zimmer more than justifies his association with such efforts with his stirring, anthemic music, which mixes orchestral flourishes with electronic underpinnings. He can be dark and troubling, too, when called upon, as he is in the cue from The Dark Knight called "Why So Serious?" The album's second disc is even more varied as it draws on music available for but not used on the first volume, in particular that for animated films like Madagascar and The Prince of Egypt. Zimmer is equally inspired on these efforts and maybe even a bit more zestful, which makes it notable that the album contains nothing from his recent efforts in this field, such as Kung Fu Panda, Megamind, and Rango. Maybe next time. ~ William Ruhlmann



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>Zimmer, Hans : Pirates of the Caribbean :: On Stranger Tides
  • Performers: Helena Blackman (Voice); The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>Zimmer, Hans : Pirates of the Caribbean :: On Stranger Tides
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>Zimmer, Hans : Inception :: Dream is Collapsing
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>Zimmer, Hans : Inception :: Time
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>Zanelli, Geoff : The Pacific :: Honor
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Conductor: James Fitzpatrick
  • Ensemble: Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Blake Neely (1969 - ), Hans Zimmer (Composer) (1957 - ).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Zimmer, Hans : Sherlock Holmes :: Discombobulate
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Zimmer, Hans : Angels & Demons :: 160 BPM
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Howard, James Newton : The Dark Knight :: Aggressive Expansion
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Conductor: James Fitzpatrick
  • Ensemble: Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Hans Zimmer (Composer) (1957 - ).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Howard, James Newton : The Dark Knight :: Why So Serious?
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Hans Zimmer (Composer) (1957 - ).
  • Running Time: 9 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Zimmer, Hans : Pirates of the Caribbean :: At World's End
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Conductor: James Fitzpatrick
  • Ensemble: Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Zimmer, Hans : Pirates of the Caribbean :: At World's End
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Conductor: James Fitzpatrick
  • Ensemble: Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Zimmer, Hans : Pirates of the Caribbean :: Dead Man's Chest
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Conductor: James Fitzpatrick
  • Ensemble: Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Zimmer, Hans : Pirates of the Caribbean :: Dead Man's Chest
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Conductor: James Fitzpatrick
  • Ensemble: Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Howard, James Newton : Batman Begins :: Molossus
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Hans Zimmer (Composer) (1957 - ).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Zimmer, Hans : Madagascar :: Zoosters Breakout
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2005

>Zimmer, Hans : King Arthur :: Woad To Ruin
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Zimmer, Hans : The Ring :: This Is Going To Hurt
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Conductor: James Fitzpatrick
  • Ensemble: Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Zimmer, Hans : Spirit :: Stallion Of The Cimarron
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Zimmer, Hans : Black Hawk Down :: Leave No Man Behind
  • Performers: Pavel Belousek (Cello); The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming); Lucie Svehlova (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Zimmer, Hans : Mission :: Impossible II
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Guitar); Rick Clark (Guitar); Francesca Genco (Voice); Steve Mazzaro (Programming); Dan Winters (Programming)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000

>Zimmer, Hans : The Prince Of Egypt :: Red Sea
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1998

>Zimmer, Hans : The Peacemaker :: End Titles
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1997

>John, Elton : The Lion King :: This Land
  • Performers: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Programming); Steve Mazzaro (Programming)
  • Conductor: James Fitzpatrick
  • Ensemble: Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Hans Zimmer (Composer) (1957 - ).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994