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Hans Zimmer, The Da Vinci Code

Audio CD

Disk ID: 2025185

Disk length: 1h 8m 40s (14 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 2006

Label: Unknown

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“The Da Vinci Code” Tracks & Durations

1. Dies Mercurii i Martius 6:07
2. L'esprit des Gabriel 2:51
3. The Paschal Spiral 2:51
4. Fructus Gravis 2:51
5. Ad Arcana 6:09
6. Malleus Maleficarum 2:21
7. Salvete Virgines 3:18
8. Daniel's 9th Cipher 9:34
9. Poisoned Chalice 6:22
10. The Citrine Cross 5:23
11. Rose of Arimathea 8:13
12. Beneath Alrischa 4:25
13. Chevaliers de Sangreal 4:09
14. Kyrie for Magdalene 3:56

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Review

For his adaptation of Dan Brown's megaselling book, director Ron Howard didn't take any risks, he called one of Hollywood's most popular composers, Hans Zimmer. Zimmer is a skilled craftsman, which is good and bad since he adequately delivers in a variety of styles, but usually misses the extra unexpected zing that makes a score truly memorable. His work for The Da Vinci Code is almost entirely muted. This may well be one of the quietest soundtracks to a blockbuster you've ever heard; only bursts of threatening-sounding strings occasionally break the quasi-ambient mood. The strategy is particularly efficient on "L'Esprit des Gabriel," which swells in a pleasantly ominous way. It's the kind of track that benefits greatly from blasting through a movie theater's multiple speakers. As a whole the score is as serious-minded as the movie's plot is preposterous. The most compelling aspect is Zimmer's use of a choir, especially on "Malleus Maleficarum," "Salvete Virgines" (paired with clanging metallic percussion), and "Poisoned Chalice," in which soprano Hila Plitmann takes eerie center stage. Yet overall it's often difficult to tell the cues aside, awash as they are in a sea of somber strings. Once upon a time, Hollywood took artistic risks on some of its bigger offerings. Is that time gone for good? --Elisabeth Vincentelli

Other Versions

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Hans Zimmer - The Da Vinci Code

Tracks: 14, Disk length: 1h 8m 39s (-1m 59s)

Hans Zimmer - The Da Vinci Code

Tracks: 13 (-1 tracks), Disk length: 1h 5m 4s (-4m 24s)