Gladiator [Music from the Motion Picture]

Gladiator [Music from the Motion Picture]

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by Hans Zimmer
     
 

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Set amid the splendor and the barbarity of Rome, A.D. 180, Ridley Scott's "Gladiator" is the first major sword-'n'-sandals epic since Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus (1960). Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, The Thin Red Line) and Dead CanSee more details below

Overview

Set amid the splendor and the barbarity of Rome, A.D. 180, Ridley Scott's "Gladiator" is the first major sword-'n'-sandals epic since Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus (1960). Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, The Thin Red Line) and Dead Can Dance vocalist Lisa Gerrard collaborated on Gladiator's stunning, Golden Globe Award-winning score, full of rousing symphonics and ensnaring melodies. Gerrard contributes throaty, wordless vocals as violins, brass, and percussion build to crescendos as exciting as the film's fight scenes. Grand but not bombastic, this is a richly textured score that will reward repeated listenings. While Gladiator's orchestral heft is occasionally broken by lighter, Mediterranean-style rhythms -- Heitor Perreira's guitar playing and reeds from Peter Gabriel collaborator Djivan Gasparyan stand out -- the score's overarching feel is as vast and unforgiving as the Roman arena and as pulse-quickening and steely as the men who fought there.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The original soundtrack to Ridley Scott's Gladiator features an original score composed by Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer and Golden Globe nominee and former Dead Can Dance member Lisa Gerrard. The duo's dramatic music incorporates traditional orchestral elements, ancient and indigenous instruments, and Gerrard's haunting vocals to create a timeless and evocative backdrop for Scott's tale of an avenging gladiator in ancient Rome.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/25/2000
Label:
Decca U.S.
UPC:
0028946709429
catalogNumber:
467094
Rank:
1561

Tracks

  1. Progeny  - Hans Zimmer
  2. The Wheat  - Hans Zimmer
  3. The Battle  - Hans Zimmer
  4. Earth  - Hans Zimmer
  5. Sorrow  - Hans Zimmer
  6. To Zucchabar  - Hans Zimmer
  7. Patricide  - Hans Zimmer
  8. The Emperor is Dead  - Hans Zimmer
  9. The Might of Rome  - Hans Zimmer
  10. Strength and Honor  - Hans Zimmer
  11. Reunion  - Hans Zimmer
  12. Slaves to Rome  - Hans Zimmer
  13. Barbarian Horde  - Hans Zimmer
  14. Am I Not Merciful?  - Hans Zimmer
  15. Elysium  - Hans Zimmer
  16. Honor Him  - Hans Zimmer
  17. Now We Are Free  - Hans Zimmer

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hans Zimmer   Primary Artist
Djivan Gasparyan   Duduk
Lisa Gerrard   Vocals
Gavin Greenaway   Conductor
Maurice Murphy   Trumpet
Tony Pleeth   Cello

Technical Credits

Ladd McIntosh   Orchestration
Jack Smalley   Orchestration
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Ridley Scott   Producer
Penny Bennett   Art Direction
Slamm Andrews   Engineer
Kevin Globerman   Engineer
Bruno Roussel   Engineer
Bruce Fowler   Orchestration
Walt Fowler   Orchestration
Lisa Gerrard   Arranger
Alan Meyerson   Engineer
Yvonne S. Moriarty   Orchestration
Hans Zimmer   Arranger
Elizabeth Finch   Orchestration
Nick Wollage   Engineer
Jake Jackson   Engineer
Klaus Badelt   Producer

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