Son of God (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various Artists on Apple Music

15 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hans Zimmer is renowned for his inventive soundtrack textures; he's the composer who set Man of Steel to a chamber orchestra of pedal steel guitars and crowd-sourced Dark Knight Rises’ 100,000-voice chant via the Internet. So how would he handle Jesus? A clue came in 2013, when Hans admitted he’d tired of the electronic/organic sorcery he’s acclaimed for and yearned to explore traditional orchestral writing again. Thus, this big-screen project (produced in conjunction with the History Channel’s successful 10-hour miniseries The Bible) inspired Zimmer and frequent collaborator Lorne Balfe to effectively update one of filmdom’s oldest musical genres. The composers largely eschew dominant themes in favor of a stately, elegiac atmosphere that supports the album’s spoken-word narrative, frequently using the haunting contralto of former Dead Can Dance mainstay/past Zimmer collaborator Lisa Gerrard to deepen its ethereal sense of mystery. The collection also features four highlights from the miniseries’ song score, featured here in exclusive new remixes.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hans Zimmer is renowned for his inventive soundtrack textures; he's the composer who set Man of Steel to a chamber orchestra of pedal steel guitars and crowd-sourced Dark Knight Rises’ 100,000-voice chant via the Internet. So how would he handle Jesus? A clue came in 2013, when Hans admitted he’d tired of the electronic/organic sorcery he’s acclaimed for and yearned to explore traditional orchestral writing again. Thus, this big-screen project (produced in conjunction with the History Channel’s successful 10-hour miniseries The Bible) inspired Zimmer and frequent collaborator Lorne Balfe to effectively update one of filmdom’s oldest musical genres. The composers largely eschew dominant themes in favor of a stately, elegiac atmosphere that supports the album’s spoken-word narrative, frequently using the haunting contralto of former Dead Can Dance mainstay/past Zimmer collaborator Lisa Gerrard to deepen its ethereal sense of mystery. The collection also features four highlights from the miniseries’ song score, featured here in exclusive new remixes.

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