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Comments about the soundtrack for The Dark Knight Rises (Hans Zimmer/Various)

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Re: Who is this reviewer?
• Posted by: Corey   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 12:22 a.m.
• IP Address: c-71-239-13-71.hsd1.in.comcast.net
• In Response to: Re: Who is this reviewer? (Hyun21K)

> A majority of motifs in Lord of the Rings use ostinato whether as a
> accompaniment figure or as melodic material.

Ok, yes, as accompaniment figures, that is true. You can even hear this in the Hobbit trailer music.

> Shore's string section is heavily orchestrated: the strings most commonly play > divisi to create a dense chord.

Also true, but I think a lot of people miss the other instruments playing in unison with the strings (commonly woodwinds). Doug Adams talks about this in his book about the music. A lot of it sounds like strings, but there are actually several instruments across the orchestra making up a single chord. It's what gives the LOTR scores such a unique tone, even when they're playing something very simple. That's also what makes them heavily orchestrated.




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