Friday, July 11, 2014
Score Sample - How to Train Your Dragon
If you are like me, and I know I am, then you are always on the look out for energetic and exciting film scores. One of the best composers for this type of sound is John Powell. Originally part of Hans Zimmer's team of studio composers, Powell was often teamed up with other composers on various projects. This allowed him to cut his teeth on some pretty big movies. Powell developed a colorful, bombastic and exciting style, perfect for action movies and animation. His scores for the Bourne trilogy actually changed the way action scores were written. But I love his amazing work in animation. One of his best scores is How to Train Your Dragon, which features an array of memorable themes, fantasy, romance, excitement and adventure. So many great tracks, but one of my favorites is Test Drive, where our hero tries riding his dragon for the first time. Really great stuff. Enjoy!