Scores: Musical Manna for the Nerd

My tastes in music are odd by most accounts. I rarely listen to popular music and rather infrequently listen to music with vocals whatsoever. My favourite genre of music is very closely tied to my favourite things to do when I'm not listening to music (and sometimes when I am)--film, television, and video games all are gold mines for beautiful, powerful, and simply amazing music. Scores are very much a part of who I am--I can often identify a movie by its music from another room without even hearing dialogue if I'm familiar with the score.

I know I can't be the only one who loves musical scores. While I've provided an extremely condensed version of a few of my favourite pieces of music from many, many different musicians, I can't help but feel I'm missing out still. What musical scores do you love?


James Newton Howard

John Powell

Alan Silvestri

Hans Zimmer

Harry Gregson-Williams

Jeremy Soule

Alexandre Desplat

Howard Shore

John Murphy

Patrick Doyle

Nicholas Hooper

Christopher Franke

John Williams

Murray Gold

Danny Elfman

Jan A. P. Kaczmarek

Steve Jablonsky

Two Steps from Hell

The Track Team

Pfeifer Broz.

Groove Worx

Daft Punk

Ramin Djawadi

Be assured, the list above is a very small fraction of what I am familiar with.