Hunger Games [Original Score]

Hunger Games [Original Score]

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While The Hunger Games' soundtrack received most of the the attention at the time of the film's release, James Newton Howard's score also played a significant part in bringing the dystopian world of Panem to the big screen. Given the cut-throat action that makes up a large part of the story -- in which children are sent to fight to the death to pay "tribute" to…  See more details below


While The Hunger Games' soundtrack received most of the the attention at the time of the film's release, James Newton Howard's score also played a significant part in bringing the dystopian world of Panem to the big screen. Given the cut-throat action that makes up a large part of the story -- in which children are sent to fight to the death to pay "tribute" to the nation's corrupt Capitol -- Howard could have tried to match that action with his music, but for the most part his score is admirably restrained. Tracks such as "The Hunger Games," "Healing Katniss," "Searching for Peeta," and "We Could Go Home" subtly nod to the rustic feeling of the film's soundtrack with their use of strings, guitar, and dobro, but orchestral and choral pieces like "Preparing the Chariots" and "Horn of Plenty" capture the pomp and circumstance the Capitol attaches to the children's sacrifices. The big drums on "Countdown" and "Booby Trap" are Newton's main concession to pulse-pounding action, but far more often he wisely chooses eerie drones and percussion as a way to ratchet up the tension, as he does at the end of "The Cave." It's only on "Muttations" that he turns the brass, guitar and drums up to 11, but by that time, he has earned it. Newton's score is one more fine piece of The Hunger Games experience, even if it's not the showiest one.

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Performance Credits

Tony Lewis   Celli
John Barclay   Trumpet
Mark Berrow   Violin
Simon Chamberlain   Piano
Nick Cooper   Celli
Caroline Dale   Celli
Liz Edwards   Violin
Richard Edwards   Trombone
Roger Garland   Violin
Tom Gould   Violin
Garfield Jackson   Viola
Paul Kegg   Celli
Gary Kettel   Percussion
Greg Knowles   Dulcimer,Cimbalom
Chris Laurence   Bass
Kate Musker   Viola
Ben Parry   Choir Director
Frank Ricotti   Percussion
George Robertson   Viola
Sonia Slany   Fiddle
Jonathan Strange   Violin
David Theodore   Oboe,Cor anglais
Cathy Thompson   Violin
Dudley Bright   Trombone
Robin Brightman   Violin
Clare Finnimore   Viola
Steve McManus   Bass
Steven Orton   Celli
Helen Tunstall   Harp
Bill Hawkes   Viola
London Voices   Choir, Chorus
Julian Tear   Violin
Paul Willey   Violin
Philip D'Arcy   Viola
Philippa Ibbotson   Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki   Violin
Frank Schaefer   Celli
Martin Owen   Horn
Andrew Parker   Viola
John Parricelli   Acoustic Guitar
David Daniels [cello]   Celli
Rolf Wilson   Violin
Gavin Greenaway   Conductor,Choir Conductor
Ian Humphries   Violin
Donald McVay   Viola
Stephen Williams   Bass
Everton Nelson   Violin
Nigel Black   Horn
Rachel Bolt   Viola
Jonathan Tunnell   Celli
Deborah Widdup   Violin
Lorraine McAslan   Violin
Emlyn Singleton   Violin
Paddy Lannigan   Bass
Roger Linley   Bass
Andy Wood   Trombone
Nick Barr   Viola
Jan Hendrickse   Flute,Recorder
Clara Sanabras   Vocals
Chris Worsey   Celli
Magnus Johnston   Violin
Natalia Bonner   Violin
Melissa Reiner   Violin
David Stewart   Trombone
Reiad Chibah   Viola
Richard Pryce   Bass
Simon Baggs   Violin
Laurence Davies   Horn
Vicci Wardman   Viola
Steve Tees   Viola
Steve Rossell   Bass
Timothy Grant   Viola
Thomas Bowes   Violin,Concert Master
Joely Koos   Celli
Kate Moore   Trumpet
Josephine Knight   Cello,Celli
Katie Wilkinson Khoroshunin   Viola
Leon Enrique Bosch   Bass
Debbie Preece   Violin
Tom Pigott-Smith   Violin
James McLeod   Violin
John Thurgood   Horn
William Lockhart   Percussion
Caroline Dearnley   Celli
Jonathan Evans-Jones   Violin
Jonathan Williams   Celli
Michael Thompson   Horn
Alison Dods   Violin
Jonathan Rees   Violin
Katherine Gowers   Violin
Terry Edwards   Choir Director
Peter Hanson   Violin
Richard Berry   Horn
Paul Mayes   Trumpet
Dorina Markoff   Violin
Dai Emmanuel   Violin
Steve Wright   Viola
Nicollette Kuo   Violin
Martin Humby   Viola
Jon Thorne   Viola

Technical Credits

James Newton Howard   Composer,Producer,Score Producer
T Bone Burnett   Executive Producer
Shawn Murphy   Engineer,Score Mixer
Chris Thile   Additional Music
David Channing   Pro-Tools
Gabe Witcher   Additional Music
Jim Weidman   Producer
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar   Mastering
Chris Cozens   Auricle Programming
Jason Wormer   Engineer
Win Butler   Composer
Régine Chassagne   Composer
Lenny Wohl   Executive Vice President
Pamela Sollie   Scoring Coordinator
Christopher Wray   Scoring Assistant
Doug Logan   Music Librarian
Erik Swanson   Pro-Tools
Richard Grant   Auricle Programming
Jo Buckley   Assistant Contractor
Paul Kowert   Additional Music
Stuart Michael Thomas   Arranger,Producer
Willa Yudell   Film Music Coordinator
Sven Faulconer   Arranger
Karen Sidlow   Administration
Jordan Hale   Intern
Gary Ross   Liner Notes

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Hunger Games [Original Score] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cry at this soundtrack.Marvelous. 
Juppy7032 More than 1 year ago
I must say I loved the movie and the book, they were both brilliant! Every know and then, would catch something that should have been in the movie because it was such a big part of the book but yet it was still not in the movie. but, never the less they were bth exceptional but I recomend the book overthe movie any day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After seeing the movie, I got the Score. I like the music and enjoy listening to it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book Review The Hunger Games Every year, 24 children in the ages of 12 through 18 are forced to fight until death. There is no backing down once you get chosen on the day of the reaping. The capitols cruel entertainment is to watch children get slaughtered once a year in the… Hunger Games The Hunger Games is filled with action, science fiction, fantasy, thriller and a little bit of romance. This book is an action packed series, once you start it you never want to put it down. The author Suzanne Collins describes everything so well you feel like you’re there. Katniss Everdeen has never enjoyed the fact that the Capitol created the Hunger Games. The only person that understands the way she feels is her best friend Gale. Throughout the story Katniss has to go through battles and sacrifices. Once you here the horn blow then the Hunger Games have begun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hunger Games was one of the best books I have ever read. I love how it has a lot of action and suspense. I like how it starts off slow and then bam it speeds up. My favorite part though was how descriptive the book was and I think that every book should be that descriptive. Katniss Everdeen is a fearless girl who risks her life every day by leaving the gates of District 12 in the country of Panem. Every year the Capital takes a boy and girl from each district one through twelve ages 12-18. This is a fight to the death on live television. They do this because they want to show that the Capital is strong and can overpower you. On the day of the Reaping when the boy and girl tributes will be chosen for the Games, Katniss’s little sister Prim gets chosen then Katniss volunteers to be in the Games. Over the next few weeks her and her pretend-lover Peeta will fight to the death for a trip home and a reunion with the ones they love. This book is very good and I think everyone should read it. If I had to rate this book I would give it four and a half starts because I personally loved this book.
Anezia7316 More than 1 year ago
The book was amazing and so is the movie!!!