How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Discussion in 'Soundtracks Discussion' started by Jediwario1, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. Jediwario1

    Jediwario1 Composer

    Apr 18, 2015
    New Zealand
    The soundtrack for the third and final film in the series is now out. Yet again John Powell knocks it out of the park. A nice mixture of old themes and great new ones. Also the mixing is fantastic especially the choir.

    After my first listen through my favorite track is "The Hidden World".

    It's now time for me to purchase all three soundtracks on CD.

    I won't link the soundtrack here but a simple search on YouTube will bring it up, and if you don't have time to listen to the full thing there's a 6:41 suite (also on YouTube).
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  2. dcoscina

    dcoscina Senior Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    Yes it’s quite exquisite. I’d say more concert like orchestral than film score which is a good thing. The hidden world is indeed a powerful and emotive theme.
  3. Chr!s

    Chr!s Active Member

    May 27, 2018
    It's good stuff, as was to be expected
  4. nickmurraymusic

    nickmurraymusic New Member

    Feb 20, 2019
    The recording sounds great on this score
  5. reutunes

    reutunes Senior Member

    May 1, 2012
    Shame about the sound balance in the actual film. All of the HTTYD movies seem to mix the score very quietly against the SFX and dialogue.
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  6. Guy Rowland

    Guy Rowland Senior Member

    Dec 13, 2012
    Yes, noticed this too. It's an oddly conservative mix, consistent across the trilogy. Speaks volumes that despite being almost buried entirely at times, it still has impact. When the main theme kicks in towards the denouement of the Hidden World, it's simply as good as cinema gets. Bravo John Powell.
  7. MrLinssi

    MrLinssi A glorified bedroom musician.

    Oct 1, 2016
    I only recently watched the first movie and Mr. Powell's score was indeed spectacular.
  8. miket

    miket Team Dany

    May 17, 2016
    New York
    I haven't seen any of these movies yet, but Powell's scores are *really* impressive.
  9. Symfoniq

    Symfoniq Active Member

    May 8, 2013
    These are the kinds of scores (a la "Star Wars") that really make the movies even better. My children love the HTTYD scores at least as much as the films themselves, which is saying something.
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  10. miket

    miket Team Dany

    May 17, 2016
    New York
    I do get the impression that the movies are a cut above the usual stuff, yeah. Plus, I know Powell is really selective about what he does. They must have some merit.

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