Editors’ Notes Spain-born film composer Fernando Velazquez garnered much international attention for The Impossible, while his sophisticated collaborations with Guillermo del Toro netted him a World Soundtrack Award nomination for The Orphanage. But it’s perhaps not surprising to hear a little familiar rock-rooted bombast in his score for Hercules, Brett Ratner’s Hollywood adaptation of graphic novelist Steve Moore’s take on the legend. “I always played electric guitar with friends in bands when I was younger,” Fernando says of his expansive tastes. “I really tried to address the strength and nobility of Hercules,” he adds of this London Philharmonia–performed score. “The music tries to capture this kindness along with the great strength. It sounds modern, and yet it feels classical, as it is completely symphonic, even when incorporating electronics and all kind of 'modern' drums.”

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Son of Zeus
1
3:22
 
Pirate's Camp
2
1:47
 
Hercules
3
0:23
 
Arrival at Lord Cotys' City
4
1:31
 
Flashback
5
0:53
 
Athens
6
0:59
 
Lord Cotys' Palace
7
1:44
 
I Will Believe In You
8
1:13
 
The Lion's Tooth
9
0:52
 
Bessi's Valley
10
6:29
 
Bessi-Battle
11
6:12
 
The Campfire
12
2:02
 
Training
13
1:43
 
Centaurs
14
4:27
 
The Battle
15
4:42
 
Rhesus Caught
16
0:55
 
Dungeon & I Am Hercules
17
6:30
 
Kill Eurystheus
18
2:11
 
Cotys Brings Out Arius
19
1:45
 
Final Fight & Tydeus' Death
20
3:28
 
The Statue Falls
21
2:04
 
Comrades Stand Together
22
2:04
 
Alternative Ending
23
3:07
 
End-Titles
24
3:24
 
Choir Theme
25
1:26
 

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