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

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Re: always use one orchestrator per ostinato
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• Posted by: GK
• Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 2:03 a.m.
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• In Response to: always use one orchestrator per ostinato (Flo)

> Some good points in this one - and the whipped cream part was amazing .

> I honestly don't understand why these type of scores need that huge amount
> of assistants either - maybe one orchestrator for every ostinato?. I
> remember, that back in the 90s Zimmer used to work with far less people
> and the results were much more entertaining and - well - diverse. Even if
> his constructs are not the greatest, there was a certain quality to his
> music.
> Also, what for does he need these huge orchestras? Usually at least two
> tubas, ten horns and eight trombones (!). Howard Shore created this
> immensely huge sound of the Lord of the Rings trilogy with a much much
> smaller brass section.

Shore is a skilful composer and orchestrator, Hans Zimmer is not.

He needs the huge orchestra to have his music make any sort of impact.

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