The Wings of A Film: The Music of Hans Zimmer

The Wings of A Film: The Music of Hans Zimmer

by Hans Zimmer


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The Wings of A Film: The Music of Hans Zimmer

"Hans understands the impact of music on moving images as well as any composer past or present" -- mighty big words coming from noted director Barry Levinson (Diner, Good Morning Vietnam), who worked with the innovative composer on Rain Man. Recorded live at the Flanders International Film Festival 2000 -- with Zimmer's Gladiator collaborator Lisa Gerrard among the featured soloists -- The Wings of a Film: The Music of Hans Zimmer features a dozen tantalizing selections spanning Zimmer's career. Removed from the context of the Oscar-winning film, the opening passages from Gladiator sound even grander, emphasizing their larger-than-life sonics. In marked contrast, "Driving," from Driving Miss Daisy, blends a poignantly nostalgic intimacy with down-home, thumping piano. Other standout selections include the Spanish guitar-accented "Nyah and Ethan" from Mission Impossible 2 (Score), the bluegrass guitar-laced "Thunderbird" from Thelma & Louise, and the African rhythms of "Busa" and "Lea Halalela" from the Oscar-winning The Lion King. Maestro Zimmer also shines as a conductor; leading an orchestra through his work, he eloquently affirms the power of his music both in its own terms and as an enhancement to film.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/19/2001
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028946774922
catalogNumber: 467749
Rank: 103973

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hans Zimmer   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards
Bruce Fowler   Trombone
Peter Haycock   Electric Guitar
Lisa Gerrard   Vocals,Yang Chin
Luis Jardim   Percussion
Andy Pask   Bass
Ralph Salmins   Percussion,Drums
Lebo M.   Vocals
Gavin Greenaway   Keyboards,Leader
Rupert Gregson-Williams   Keyboards
John Powell   Percussion
Heitor Pereira   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Bruce Fowler   Arranger,Orchestration
Ladd McIntosh   Orchestration
Peter Brandt   Engineer
Walt Fowler   Orchestration
Alan Meyerson   Producer
Suzette Moriarty   Orchestration
Jim Levine   Arranger
Carla Leighton   Art Direction
Slamm Andrews   Engineer
Elizabeth Finch   Orchestration
Gregg W. Silk   Engineer
Kevin Globerman   Engineer
Geoff Zanelli   Arranger
Booker White   Supervising Copyist

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