Dawn of the Dragonslayer (Panu Aaltio)
“One gets the impression that Aaltio attempted to compensate for the film’s budgetary shortcomings by writing the absolutely most larger-than-life score he possibly could, and the result is bound to please anybody who likes their fantasy or adventure scores big, bold and uncomplicated.” (Tracksounds)
Panu Aaltio’s score for The Home of Dark Butterflies, released on CD by MovieScore Media in 2009, received a lot of acclaim from fans and critics alike. The Finnish composer is now back with an impressive score that showcases another side of his musical vocabulary: this is a big, epic, majestic, exciting and powerful adventure score where an outstanding thematic approach to the heroic aspects of the story forms the backbone of the score.
Also known as Paladin, Dawn of the Dragonslayer is a fantasy epic that is released on DVD in UK on February 13, co-inciding with our soundtrack album release. There is some truly ear-shattering, ‘on-the-edge-of-your-seat’ action scoring in Aaltio’s score, but it’s probably the driving and up-beat heroic themes that will make this score very popular among fans of big and epic film music. Enjoy!
MMS12002 • DAWN OF THE DRAGONSLAYER (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by PANU AALTIO
Release date: February 14, 2012
1st edition of the CD limited to 500 copies.
1 Paladin’s Theme (Search for the Dragon) 3.00
2 You’re Doing it All Wrong 1.44
3 A Paladin’s Journey 2.16
4 The Dragon Kills 1.34
5 In Training 2.23
6 Will and Kate 2.41
7 Dragon at the Castle 2.51
8 The Search for Kate 2.00
9 The Dragon Lurking 1.59
10 Forbidden Love 3.30
11 The Battle 2.48
12 Alone in the Cold 2.23
13 Rise of a Paladin 3.51
14 The Duel and the Dragon 4.37
15 A Triumphant Return (Suite from Dawn of the Dragonslayer) 5.39