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Click here for Digital-Only Download presents THE DARK KNIGHT: THE FILM MUSIC OF HANS ZIMMER VOLUME 3 (2004 – 2014), a brand new compilation of music from celebrated composer Hans Zimmer. Faithfully produced and arranged by Dominik Hauser, performed by the Meridian Studio Ensemble, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS features selections taken from the composer's filmography produced during 2004 through 2014, including music from SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON, THE RING, MATCHSTICK MEN, THE LAST SAMURAI, THE DA VINCI CODE, ANGELS & DEMONS, SHERLOCKS HOLMES, INCEPTION, MAN OF STEEL, THE LONE RANGER, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, INTERSTELLAR and More.

Beginning with a series of early 1990s action films, BLACK RAIN, DAYS OF THUNDER and BACKDRAFT, composer Hans Zimmer quickly made a name for himself as one of the most influential and in-demand composers for blockbuster action movies. During the time period covered in this collection, director Steven Spielberg personally picked Zimmer to head up the music department of his Dreamworks production company, and Zimmer tackled many of the studio’s major releases. With his muscular, anthem-like themes and orchestras supercharged by layers of synthesizer textures imposed over acoustic sounds, Zimmer created a new way of scoring Hollywood action movies and animated films. Despite his enormous success with  blockbusters, action films and franchise entries, Zimmer also found opportunities to demonstrate an original ability to score more intimate and character-driven projects with great emotion and dignity over the years. THE DARK KNIGHT: THE FILM MUSIC OF HANS ZIMMER VOLUME 3 celebrates the composer’s work during this decade.

Originally from Switzerland, Dominik Hauser received his education at the Jazz School St. Gallen in Switzerland, earning a masters degree in music. In 1996 Hauser relocated to Los Angeles, to attend UCLA where he delved deeply into film scoring. Subsequently he took his skills to the realm of indie cinema and began composing for film. Hauser’s work involves him in a variety of projects, including cinema, theater and video games. Recently Hauser completed arranging and orchestration on the restoration of the first Best Picture Academy Award® winner WINGS for the 2012 Paramount Picture centennial celebration. His work for the record label BSX includes THE BOUNTY, SCROOGE, dramatic underscore for an audio presentation of Robert Louis Stevenson's THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE,  and compilations for GAME OF THRONES and DOCTOR WHO. Hauser recently published his fourth book, Soloing for Bass.
2. End Credits (From "The Ring") (2002) 7:47
4. Idyll's End (From "The Last Samurai") (2003) 4:22
5. Dead Man's Chest/Jack Sparrow (From "Pirates of the Caribbean") (2006) 2:19
7. Trapped Like Carrots (From "The Simpsons") (2007) 2:16
9. 503 (From "Angels & Demons") (2009) 2:11
10. Discombobulate (From "Sherlock Holmes") (2009)** 2:01
11. Dream is Collapsing (From "Inception") (2010) 2:26
12. Theatrical Trailer #2 (From "Man Of Steel") (2013) 3:09
14. Solomon (From "12 Years a Slave") (2013) 3:01
15. Main Theme: Trailer Version Extended (From "Interstellar") (2014) 4:06
* - Produced, arranged and performed by Joohyun Park
** - Produced, arranged and performed by Austin Wintory
Total Time: 53:24