The Dark Knight [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Composers: James Newton Howard; Hans Zimmer .
Personnel: Hans Zimmer (synthesizer); Martin Tillman, Ryeland Allison, Satnam Ramgotra (vocals); Peter Lale (viola); Anthony Pleeth (cello); Maurice Murphy (trumpet); Peter Davies (trombone); Owen Slade (tuba); Richard Watkins (horns); James Newton Howard, Simon Chamberlain (piano); Gary Kettel (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Christopher Nolan.
Recording information: Air Lyndhurst, London, UK; Remote Control Productions,.
Arranger: Henry Jackman.
Loaded with high energy and high tension, the follow-up to the 2005 blockbuster BATMAN BEGINS is sure to thrill even the skeptics. Once again the music is handled by the dynamic duo of Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard. Each composer's individual skill selects one aspect of the dark duality of the Batman character; Zimmer's action-savvy boisterousness is mostly tempered by Howard's brooding, introverted theming. Add to this the sinister scoring for the Joker's chaotic character, and an explosive, nail-biting score begins to emerge.