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The Hunger Games [Original Score]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2012
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602527954387
  • Catalog Number: 001657902
  • Sales rank: 6,061

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Hunger Games (1:11)
  2. 2 Katniss Afoot (1:51)
  3. 3 Reaping Day (1:38)
  4. 4 The Train (1:27)
  5. 5 Entering the Capitol (2:29)
  6. 6 Preparing the Chariots (1:04)
  7. 7 Horn of Plenty (2:01)
  8. 8 Penthouse/Training (3:36)
  9. 9 Learning the Skills (1:42)
  10. 10 The Countdown (1:59)
  11. 11 Booby Trap (2:37)
  12. 12 Healing Katniss (3:06)
  13. 13 Rue's Farewell (5:01)
  14. 14 We Could Go Home (1:19)
  15. 15 Searching For Peeta (1:27)
  16. 16 The Cave (3:14)
  17. 17 Muttations (4:48)
  18. 18 Tenuous Winners/Returning Home (3:25)
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Album Credits

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
Dave Stewart Trombone
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
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
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
Katie Wilkinson Viola
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    I cry at this soundtrack.Marvelous. 

    I cry at this soundtrack.Marvelous. 

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  • Posted January 21, 2013

    I must say I loved the movie and the book, they were both brilli

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    After seeing the movie, I got the Score. I like the music and en

    After seeing the movie, I got the Score. I like the music and enjoy listening to it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    A Thrilling Book

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    THe Hunger GAme Review

    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.

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  • Posted March 28, 2012

    Must Check Out!

    The book was amazing and so is the movie!!!

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