The LEGO Batman Movie – Lorne Balfe

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His name is Batman. LEGO Batman, just that you remember. And, without even a single doubt, he’s the greatest superhero there has ever been in the history of cinema. Well, at least, according to himself…

Following last year’s disaster that was “Batman v Superman”, Warner Bros. and DC Comics are releasing yet another Batman cinematic experience, namely “The LEGO Batman Movie”, the humorous adaption performing quite well at the box office so far. Strengthened by surprisingly positive critical reception, “The Lego Movie”‘s director Phil Lord who acts as producer in here and director Chris McKay reportedly managed to pull out a fun movie that will surely please every superhero enthusiast – a promising possibility for every composer attached to the project to write a decent parody score incorporating interpolations of Batman’s almost legendary musical legacy: The strong sounding names of Danny Elfman, Shirley Walker, Elliot Goldenthal, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard and Junkie XL and, last but not least, Neal Hefti, who served as the famous Batman series theme song’s composer, immediately come to mind. Continue reading

“Williams & Spielberg – The Ultimate Collection” Released

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Today, Sony Classical will release a special 3 CD / DVD box set, “Williams & Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection”, which features highlights from both filmmakers’ long-lasting relationship. For this edition, the composer has re-recorded some of most beloved cues from his latest works with Spielberg that includes movies such as “Lincoln”, “War Horse” and last year’s “The BFG”. Check out the official press text after the jump. Continue reading

John Powell Announces “Choral Works” Album

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Composer John Powell recently revealed that an album featuring choral works he has been writing over the past few years is currently in the works and set to be released by the end of the year.

Check out the last movement (“The Gift”) of his first-ever oratorio, which premiered last year in London, “A Prussian Requiem” – which the audience labelled  as one of the most emotional pieces of music Powell has ever written – after the jump. Continue reading