Maximus Stephens – Escape to a Different World (Pt 2)

For this week’s music post , we are returning to the topic of film music and once again,  embarking on a journey through different worlds and dimensions!

I have picked another three film composers to transport you into a peaceful and tranquil mindset – please click on the YouTube links below to listen to the music or the IMDb link to find out more about each film and where to watch them. Rather than listening to all of them in one day, try to spread your listening time throughout the week, allowing you to have multiple “escape” listening sessions. I hope you enjoy this second installment of film music.

The Lord Of The Rings; The Fellowship Of The Ring –  Howard Shore

Photo credit – The Mary Su

This film is the first in a long runner series of films scored by the incredible composer Howard Shore. One aspect of Shore’s composition that always amazes me is how fast his soundscapes are, the music represents the size of the landscapes perfectly, enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlmiRndxkU8&list=PLEouLkiLHdSAZY1lZqCePOgssCfMLoGLs&index=2 – The Shire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtTp67sPgZk&list=PLEouLkiLHdSAZY1lZqCePOgssCfMLoGLs&index=19 – Rivendell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiaUB7-tb_8&list=PLEouLkiLHdSAZY1lZqCePOgssCfMLoGLs&index=35 – The Road Goes Ever On (Pt.1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZRsiYCzalA&list=PLEouLkiLHdSAZY1lZqCePOgssCfMLoGLs&index=37 – The Road Goes Ever On (Pt.2)

More about The Lord Of The Rings; https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120737/

Interstellar – Hans Zimmer

Photo credit – Story Lit Films

Hans Zimmer did it again with this amazing soundtrack, I am honestly blown away every single time I listen to this soundtrack, the emotional weight it carries is astounding, definitely worth a listen!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgkvcWx8oXw&list=OLAK5uy_mDWtgeNF9LzujhjNi5DFcX-Lld0_ZMr_s&index=4 – Day One

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9Hf-yyLsA0&list=OLAK5uy_mDWtgeNF9LzujhjNi5DFcX-Lld0_ZMr_s&index=25 – Murph

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1PZGDh_2Pk&list=OLAK5uy_mDWtgeNF9LzujhjNi5DFcX-Lld0_ZMr_s&index=26 – Organ Variation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mihz-uTD58&list=OLAK5uy_mDWtgeNF9LzujhjNi5DFcX-Lld0_ZMr_s&index=30 – Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

More about Interstellar; https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816692/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

The Maze Runner – John Paesano

Photo Credit – The Guardian

Last this week, we have the first installment in the Maze Runner trilogy. This was the first score by John Paesano I had ever listened to, and it is very impressive. I find it fascinating that he is able to reuse, reorder and reapply themes with such success throughout the entire franchise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI25KCY9-Gg&list=PLo-lF9fUuCDQzWY_gtACUV6UZd_zCIFXs – The Maze Runner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM460OuBQVU&list=PLo-lF9fUuCDQzWY_gtACUV6UZd_zCIFXs&index=11 – Chat With Chuck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDfDDGmirwc&list=PLo-lF9fUuCDQzWY_gtACUV6UZd_zCIFXs&index=17 – Thomas Remembers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSw0XRrEfGQ&list=PLo-lF9fUuCDQzWY_gtACUV6UZd_zCIFXs&index=21 – Finale

More about The Maze Runner;  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790864/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Thank you for taking time to read through this blog post! A new post will usually be uploaded every Tuesday/Wednesday and will be around the topic of music in some form. If you have any feedback or suggestions please feel free to leave a comment, or visit my website!

www.maxstephensmusic.com

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