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1
5:35

Written by Hans Zimmer

4
3:38

Written by Hans Zimmer

Dialogue performed by Joaquin Phoenix, Russell Crowe

7
2:01
9
0:57

Written by Hans Zimmer

10
1:11

Written by Hans Zimmer

Guitar by Heitor Pereira

11
0:44

Written by Jeff Rona

12
8:27

Written by Hans Zimmer

Dialogue performed by Russell Crowe

Original synth demo version by Hans Zimmer

13
1:04

Written by Hans Zimmer

Yang Chin by Lisa Gerrard

14
2:25

Written by Hans Zimmer

15
3:50

Written by Lisa Gerrard, Klaus Badelt

Dialogue performed by Connie Nielsen, Russell Crowe

17
1:33

Written by Hans Zimmer

Dialogue performed by Djimon Hounsou

  • Total 0:55:55
  • Score 0:55:55
  • Hans 0:49:53

Decca Records (2001)
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Liner Notes

This second album of tracks from „Gladiator“ features some of Lisa’s and my experiments, ideas and long-forgotten first attempts at finding a way into Maximus’ world.

The first track, „Duduk of the North“, was, with the „Gladiator Waltz“, really the first thing I came up with for the film. I never wanted the score to sound like a musical anthropology or archaeology – I was looking for ways of placing the music in its own imaginary ancient world and letting it echo into our times.

I had always wanted to write for the duduk, an ancient Armenian instrument with its beautifully lonely and wistful tone. And I had wanted to write for Djivan Gasparyan, the great duduk virtuoso, who plays with an ancient and noble poetry, each of his notes telling us a story from a time now foreign to us, from a time that feels mythic and raw and full of soul and dignity. Of course there was a slight problem with the whole idea, in so far that Djivan lives in Armenia which is nowhere near Los Angeles where I was writing the score, and everybody was very happy in pointing this out to me, plus the fact that he was probably unwilling to come here. He speaks no English so I couldn’t even ask him. But I’m stubborn, and I just kept on writing my notes – a bit of the „if you build it, he will come“ principle. And sure enough, one day I got a call from fellow composer Michael Brook saying that Djivan would be rehearsing in L.A. with him for a tour they were doing together. I had Djivan at our studio every moment he wasn’t rehearsing with Michael. He still didn’t speak any English, but he makes his own vodka back in Armenia, and you know – if you drink far enough down the bottle, a picture of his face is revealed on the verso of its label, and if you get that far you might as well finish, and suddenly it doesn’t seem to matter anymore that we can’t speak each other’s language.

The end of this track is my attempt at writing something Spanish (Maximus is referred to as „The Spaniard“, of course), but all that has survived from this is the chord-sequence and one tiny guitar phrase. It actually took me a long time to write this track, and it lived in the movie for quite a while before we chucked it out. But that is part of the process – you write something and all it ends up being is something that informs you about the direction you need to head in. Or not to head in. But I’m still fond of it, even though the end never got past the development stage of Spanish clichés.

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Recording Credits

Executive Soundtrack Producers: Ridley Scott and Pietro Scalia

Music Composed and Arranged by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard

Additional Music by Klaus Badelt

Produced by Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt and Alan Meyerson

Conducted by Gavin Greenaway

Score Recorded and Mixed by Alan Meyerson

Additional Recording by Slamm Andrews

Music Production Supervisor: Gretchen O'Neal

Music Production Services Provided by Media Ventures, Santa Monica, CA

Engineers for Media Ventures: Kevin Globermann and Gregg Silk

Score Recorded at Air Studios Lyndhurst, London

London Music Coordinator: Maggie Rodford at Air Edel & Associates

Orchestrated by Bruce Fowler, Yvonne S. Moriarty, Walt Fowler, Ladd McIntosh, Elizabeth Finch and Jack Smalley

Music Preparation: Tony Stanton

Music Contractor: Tonia Davall

Assistant Engineers for Air Studios: Nick Wollage and Jake Jackson

Orchestra Leader: Gavyn Wright

Assistants to Hans Zimmer: Moanike'ala Nakamoto, Jim Dooley and Clay Duncan

Assistant to Lisa Gerrard: Jacek Tuschewski

Vocals by Lisa Gerrard

Guitars by Heitor Pereira

Duduk by Djivan Gasparyan

Flute by Jeff Rona

Synthesizers by Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt

Executive in Charge of Music for Dreamworks Pictures: Todd Homme

Chairman, Universal Classics Group: Chris Roberts

A&R Direction: Randy Dry, Denis McNamara and Steven Singer

Business Affairs: Lenny Wohl and Cindy Zaplachinski

Art Direction: Penny Bennett

Soundtrack Coordination: Randy Dry and Leah Panlilio

Package Coordination: Laura Johnson

Photos: Jaap Buitendijk

Design: Björn Ramberg Skouras Design

Hans and Lisa Wish to Thank:
David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Branko Lustig, Laurie MacDonald, Walter Parkes, Steven Spielberg, Douglas Wick, Bob Beemer, Chris Bleth, Thomas Broderick, Emma Burnham, Ronni Chasen, Marty Cohen, Ramin Djawadi, Bob Drwila, Randy Dry, Harry Garfield, Nannette Gerrard, John Gerrard, Teresa Gerrard, Kevin Gore, Michael Gorfaine, Michael Grillo, Per Hallberg, Lisa Dennis Kennedy, Anne Lai, Milly Leigh, James Mathieson, Scott Millan, John Nelson, Kathy Nelson, Leah Panlilio, Elisa Perlman, Michael Reynolds, Jay Rifkin, Chris Roberts, Steven R. Sacks, Sam Schwartz, Wesley Sewell, Tom Squires, Lashna Tuschewski, Fulvio Valsangiacomo, Jeff Wopperer, Scott Wilkinson, Chisako Yokoyama, Jake Zimmer, Suzanne Zimmer, Zoë Zimmer and The Media Ventures Team

All Tracks by Hans Zimmer

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1
0:57

Written by Hans Zimmer

2
6:33

Written by Hans Zimmer

3
10:33

Written by Hans Zimmer

5
5:35

Written by Hans Zimmer

6
3:02

Written by Hans Zimmer

7
1:04

Written by Hans Zimmer

Yang Chin by Lisa Gerrard

8
3:38

Written by Hans Zimmer

Dialogue performed by Joaquin Phoenix, Russell Crowe

9
1:20

Written by Hans Zimmer

10
1:11

Written by Hans Zimmer

Guitar by Heitor Pereira

11
1:33

Written by Hans Zimmer

Dialogue performed by Djimon Hounsou

15
4:08

Written by Hans Zimmer

16
2:15

Written by Hans Zimmer

18
2:01
19
1:00

Written by Hans Zimmer

20
2:10

Written by Hans Zimmer

21
10:02

Written by Hans Zimmer

23
8:27

Written by Hans Zimmer

Dialogue performed by Russell Crowe

Original synth demo version by Hans Zimmer

24
5:18

Written by Hans Zimmer

25
2:25

Written by Hans Zimmer

  • Total 1:43:44
  • Score 1:43:44
  • Hans 1:43:44
Movie, 2000
directed by Ridley Scott

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