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Da Vinci Code - Original Soundtrack

Da Vinci Code (Score) / O.s.t.
Release Date: 05/09/2006 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000647902  
Composer:  Hans ZimmerRichard Harvey
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The soundtrack for one of this season’s most anticipated films, Columbia Pictures and Imagine Entertainment’s The Da Vinci Code, features original music composed by Oscar®-winner Hans Zimmer (Rain Man, The Lion King, Black Hawk Down, Gladiator).

Zimmer recorded the soundtrack at Air Studios which Da Vinci Code fans will be delighted to know is situated on “Rosslyn” Hill in London, and also at Abbey Road Studios. Director, Ron Howard commented that the music recorded at the sessions was “powerful, fresh and wonderfully effective… Like every other facet of this movie, the score for The Da Vinci Code demanded a range of textures that recognized and reinforced the layers of ideas and emotion, which unfold as the basic story
Read more does.” Zimmer once again captures the essence of suspense and tension that builds throughout the film. “The inspired Hans Zimmer has given us extraordinarily memorable music to appreciate within the framework of a film or completely on its own, where you can let the sounds carry you on your own private journey,” summarized Ron Howard. The two have previously collaborated on Backdraft in 1991.

German-born Zimmer entered the world of film music in London as an apprentice to composer Stanley Meyers (The Deerhunter), with whom he collaborated on several scores. His first film was My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) and since then he has composed over 100 films, becoming one of Hollywood’s most sought after composers. In 1988, he earned an Oscar® nomination for Rain Man and was nominated for a Grammy® in 1989 for Driving Miss Daisy. He garnered the Academy Award® in 1994 for The Lion King, which also earned him a Golden Globe®, a Tony® and two Grammy® awards. In total, Zimmer has been nominated for seven Golden Globes, seven Grammys, and seven Oscars for Rain Man, Gladiator, The Lion King, As Good As It Gets, The Preacher’s Wife, The Thin Red Line, The Prince of Egypt, and The Last Samurai.

Additional music for The Da Vinci Code was written by Jim Dooley, Lorne Balfe, and Richard Harvey.

Track Listing
1. Dies Mercurii I Martus
2. L'Esprit Des Gabriel
3. Paschal Spiral, The
4. Fructus Gravis
5. Ad Arcana
6. Malleus Maleficarum
7. Salvete Virgines
8. Daniel's 9th Cipher
9. Poisoned Chalice
10. Citrine Cross, The
11. Ross Of Arimathea
12. Beneath Alrischa
13. CheValiers De Sangreal
14. Kyrie For The Magdalene
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Works on This Recording

1. The Da Vinci Code by Hans Zimmer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2006 
2. The Da Vinci Code: Kyrie for the Magdalene by Richard Harvey
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2006 

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