Studios execs used a significant salary increase and offer of creative control to induce resistant Tim Burton to reprise his role and direct the next installment in the Batman franchise. The film was not a critical success, however it was a commercial success and so spawned a third installment in the franchise. Elfman related that he created three inter-related themes with distinctive orchestral palettes which would have different permutations and moods; brass choir for Batman, low harp, twisted woodwinds and wordless female choir for the Penguin, and a cat like meowing of strings with hand percussion for Catwoman. Each had to not only be able to stand alone, but to also blend and play against the others. The film opens with a sustained organ bass chord and a portentous five not statement of the Batman Theme by low register horns. The scene shifts again as sighing female voices and strings lead a return of the Batman Theme which gains potency by recruiting woodwinds and horns until at mark heraldic horns, chorus and a cymbal crash usher in the iconic Batman March. As the Penguin lurks in the sewers under Gotham Plaza we hear his theme carried by plucked harp and contrabass played over quivering strings, a hand bowed tam-tam and drum rolls. What ensues in this action cue is a truly frenetic, syncopated and dizzying rendering of the Penguin Theme borne by a kaleidoscope of exotic instruments including calliope, skeletal xylophones and organ with glissandi harp flourishes. In this extended action passage the interplay of the Batman and Penguin themes is exceptional.
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BATMAN RETURNS – Danny Elfman
The soundtrack was released on July 15, , in three editions: CD , limited edition CD digipak , and digital download. A limited edition gram vinyl LP was released on August 12, The main theme, as it was for Batman Begins and later The Dark Knight Rises , always consists in two notes repeated, representing Batman's pain and guilt. Zimmer originally said the main Batman theme was purposely introduced at the end of Batman Begins , and would be fleshed out in the sequel as the character develops. The Batman theme audible twice early in the film, once towards the end and a final time at the beginning of the end credits creates what Zimmer described as a " red herring ", a kind of musical foreshadowing ,  which was played by a cello. The nine-minute suite for the Joker "Why So Serious" was based around two notes played by electric cello, solo violin, guitars and a string section. Zimmer compared its style to the band Kraftwerk , who come from his native Germany , as well as his work with bands like The Damned.
Records, 9 Availability: Amazon. Juggling them for ninety-something minutes, making sure that one was always in the air. I loved the Penguin So tragic. By creating an even bigger, more ambitious score of course! Batman Returns brings us back to the day when each character had a musical theme to accompany them. What results is an extremely long score with enough themes to have you whistling until your lips cramp up and fall off. Like the film, Batman Returns is decidedly darker and more sinister in it's humor than the first.
Daniel Robert Elfman born May 29, is an American composer, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He first became well known as the singer-songwriter for the new wave band Oingo Boingo in the early s,  and has since garnered international recognition for writing over feature film scores ,  as well as compositions for television, stage productions, and the concert hall. In his early school days, Elfman exhibited an aptitude for science with almost no interest in music, and was even rejected from elementary school orchestra "for having no propensity for music. While Elfman was never officially a student at CalArts , an instructor in the Indonesian music department encouraged him to attend classes and perform music there for two years. After returning to Los Angeles from Africa in the early s, Elfman was asked by his brother Richard to serve as musical director of his street theatre performance art troupe The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. Elfman was tasked with adapting and arranging s and s jazz and big band music by artists such as Cab Calloway , Duke Ellington , Django Reinhardt and Josephine Baker for the ensemble, which consisted of up to 15 performers swapping 30 instruments.