12 Songs, 52 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
413 Ratings

413 Ratings


Great Soundtrack!

Really good soundtrack. Sherlock Holmes marks the first collaboration between Hans Zimmer and director Guy Ritchie. Ritchie sought out Zimmer after hearing his inventive score for "The Dark Knight," and Zimmer, a longtime fan of both Ritchie's work and Arthur Conan Doyle's fiction, welcomed the opportunity. "This story has so many textures and personalities, that it really gave us the opportunity to create a diverse language of music for the film," said Zimmer, adding that the music had to "capture the different tones of the worlds Holmes and Watson navigate, ranging from the halls of Parliament to a bare-knuckle boxing ring to the shadowy crypts beneath a cathedral.

Zimmer created those distinctive worlds with Irish fiddles, gypsy violins, Hungarian cimbaloms and Argentinean bandoneons. The soloists Zimmer chose for this included Ann Marie Calhoun, Tina Guo, Davey Johnstone, Aleksey Igudesman, and Diego Stocco on a triple-neck double-bass he himself built.

Zimmer contrasted an opulent-sounding chamber orchestra with these soloists and a Salvation Army Brass Band,,infusing Doyle's orderly, Victorian world with the unorthodox. As Zimmer says of this experience, "It was such a joy to work with Guy to capture the different tones.

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Buy it!!!

Most of my friends kept telling me, "Why buy it? It's probably gonna be just like PoTC." But I bought it, and I'll say this: it's not like PoTC at all. Zimmer has created an entirely new theme, one that seems to project a sense of near-manic, intelligent awesomeness. :) Now, I might be wrong, but is that a bagpipe in "Psychological Recovery?" Anyway, this soundtrack was worth the wait, and it makes me want to see the movie even more so. Zimmer is easily one of the greatest movie composers of our time. Keep up the awesome work, and buy this soundtrack!

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Good Soundtrack, but something is missing

The musical score in this movie is incredible, but I believe it is a crime not to include Luke Kelly's "Rocky Road to Dublin," which was played during the credits and the boxing scene. It should have been included.

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