BBC (ended 2012)
Why would they use other bgms, when they have Rob Lane composing?
I have the OST. I know when it comes on that it's Rob Lane.
It's not like with Transformers, Blood+, and the like when i have to look to make sure it's this or that.
Both are influnced by Zimmer. Blood+ OSTs credit him more so, then the transformers ones, but it's not rocket science.
Kanno Yoko, for example, and everyone knows this, she "borrows" from other composers, like Zimmer (Badelt) but that doesn't stop anyone from buying her works.
|In my opinion, scores should only be used for the works they were intended for. Does anyone else agree?|
Check out this review of Merlin soundtrack for season 1. It's positive review, but also mentions other borrowings or influences on the soundtrack.
|They released a soundtrack?! Damn, I need to pay more attention to bit-torrent. :S|
|Check out this review of Merlin soundtrack for season 1. It's positive review, but also mentions other borrowings or influences on the soundtrack. http://www.reviewgraveyard.com/2008_reviews/music/08-11-17_merlin.htm|
Still it is a surprisingly good soundtrack, considering it is a tv series.
Of course, everyone is influenced by everyone, and most of film music is, for example, influenced by Wagner. He practically invented it, hiding the orchestra in the orchestra pit or behind the scenes. Also he influenced John Williams, and John Williams, being such a great name in film music, influenced a lot of people.
|Still it is a surprisingly good soundtrack, considering it is a tv series.|
Yeah, that's the most important part - enjoying it. People are nowadays so much in theory, who influenced who, who stole from who and so on... Sometimes it's about arrangement, a lot of composers arranged works by other composers and folk songs, and these worked better. Sometimes it's about adding a bar or two, or putting different harmonies. But most of all, it really is about enjoying and emotion music awakes in us.
|But most of all, it really is about enjoying and emotion music awakes in us.|
I look forward to listening to season 2 soundtrack, I hope they put that music when Arthur finds about his mother - it has some mysterious vibe that got me sitting on the edge.