Music to write by #120

From The Earth To The Moon – End Titles

Two Steps From Hell – Memories

Tron Legacy – Daft Punk – C.L.U.

Music to write by #116

Two Steps From Hell – Strength of a Thousand Men

Vivaldi – Four Seasons, Summer

Tron Legacy – Daft Punk – Rinzler

Music to write by #102

Tron Legacy – Daft Punk – Adagio For TRON

Audiomachine – Restitution

Gustav Holst – The Planets – Mars, the Bringer of War

Music to write by #73

We open up this Monday with Two Steps From Hell and their spectacular piece Magic of Love.

The problem with the movie Willow is that it was made when fantasy was only the domain of dorks and nerds. Today, the Val Kilmer epic would be heralded by everyone. Well, except for the Val Kilmer part. This is Willow’s Theme by James Horner.

Speaking of nerds, here is some Daft Punk from the movie Tron Legacy. The track is Encom Part II.

Music to write by #57

When I listen to the Tron Legacy soundtrack, composed by Daft Punk, I feel like I just downed a handful of Ecstasy, what with the funky beats and bass-heavy groove. Want proof? Here is Recognizer.

The Postman died a painful death at the box office but I’m one of the four people who actually love it. It’s got action, an underdog story, alternative history. Oh and a killer soundtrack! This is the Suite by James Newton Howard.

Zack Hemsey should be a superstar by now. Witness what I’m talking about by listening to See What I’ve Become.

Music to write by #38

Black Hawk Down. Hans Zimmer. Need I say more? This is the evocative track Leave No Man Behind.

Tron Legacy was quite an unnecessary sequel but at least it gave us an amazing soundtrack by Daft Punk. Seriously, every single piece they composed for that movie is great. Here is End of Line.

James Horner has his ups and downs and with Braveheart he was definitely in an up phase. Try not to choke up when listening to the End Credits.

Music to write by #10

This is the 10th edition of this music series, woo-hoo! It makes it sound like a 10-year anniversary, doesn’t it? So distinguished :-) But… no. It just the 10th week. I’m looking forward to still doing it a decade later. It will mean I’m still alive and that’s always a good thing. And now on to the main event.

Not a classic in the cinematic sense, not yet at least, Tron Legacy boasts some pretty toasty sounds. Exhibit A: Daft Punk’s Encom Part I.

How can this obscure miniseries (at least to me, I tried watching the original movie several times in my youth but never could get into it) yield such an amazing soundtrack. I’m talking about Children of Dune by Brian Tyler. This is a suite with every (I think) cue in the series. At the 2:00 and 3:20 mark my heart does handstands!

Not from a movie score per se, The XX’s Intro has been featured in a number of TV shows (I first fell in love with it on an episode of CSI). Catchy as all get out.







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