The Sherlock Holmes original movie soundtrack is now available!
I love the musical scores from movies as they let me enjoy the music while I reminisce about my favorite parts of the movie. And, the recently released Sherlock Holmes movie score does not disappoint.
The soundtrack to the new Sherlock Holmes movie features the works of composer Hans Zimmer. As discussed in the post, Sherlock Holmes Movie Original Score, Hans Zimmer is an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and Grammy Award winner, is the musical soundtrack composer for this score. You may know of him from his other work on the scores for Angels and Demons, Gladiator, The Lion King, The Da Vinci Code and Rain Man and many others.
Teaming up with director Guy Ritchie, Zimmer chose to create a very experimental score and by his own admission it is a little out there. The score matches the humorous, quirky style of the film and employs Irish and gypsy-influenced instrumentation, including banjos, fiddles, accordions, and North African percussion. The songs have so many different elements and they match Ritchie’s interpretation of Holmes perfectly while enhancing the film’s action.
This is a small score compared to many of Zimmer’s previous movie scores and all of the music is performed by Zimmer’s favorite soloists. Zimmer chose not to use a large orchestra as is traditional with most movie scores. Instead he felt that the emotion of the individual musicians would come through in ways that would not be seen with a large ensemble.
The title for each track is creatively a quote from the movie. The one thing that is disappointing is that their order on the album does not match the order in which they appeared in the movie. You can see a complete list of the songs included on Sherlock Holmes Movie Original Score.
As you can hear in this video, Discombobulate, the main theme from Sherlock Holmes is quirky and is performed by an odd arrangement of instruments, usually an assortment of plucked and bowed strings, but also including the cimbalom, banjo and accordion.
This gives you just one taste of the amazing music Zimmer produced for this movie.
Sherlock Holmes fans around the world are excitedly awaiting the Christmas release of the new Sherlock Holmes movie.
Director Guy Ritchie has based his movie on the unpublished novel by Lionel Wigram. Ritchie and Wigram give the viewing public a much more physically active Sherlock Holmes who is a master at boxing, martial arts and sword play.
The movie, simply titled Sherlock Holmes, stars Robert Downey, Jr. as Sherlock Holmes and Jude Law as Dr. John Watson.
Other cast members include: Rachel McAdams as Irene Adler, Mark Strong as Lord Blackwood, James Fox as Sir Thomas, Kelly Reilly as Mary Morstan, Eddie Marsan as Inspector Lestrade, Hans Matheson as Lord Coward. Bronagh Gallagher as the Palm Reader, Geraldine James as Mrs. Hudson, William Hope as John Standish, William Houston as Constable Clark, Robert Maillet as Dredger, Robert Stone as the Prizefighter, Joe Egan as Big Joe, David Garrick as McMurdo, James A. Stephens as Captain Philips and Terry Taplin as the Groundskeeper.
Set in London in the year 1891, the movie has Detective Sherlock Holmes and his resolute partner Dr. Watson engaging in a battle of wits and brawn with Lord Blackwood a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. Blackwood is a dark robbed Satan worshiper responsible for the brutal deaths of at least 5 women with more demonic sacrifices on the horizon.
This film trailer released by Warner Brothers gives viewers a taste of this action packed Sherlock Holmes movie.