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It would seem that Hercules is the half-god of choice in Hollywood, as the second of three movies due out this year about his adventures has just hit the theaters. With it comes a powerful score composed by Spanish-born cellist Fernando Velázquez.

Along with symphonic works for the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, Velázquez has written for both TV and screen, working frequently with director Guillermo del Toro. When composing for this film, he says “I really tried to address the strength and nobility of Hercules in the movie. It sounds modern and yet it feels classical as it is completely symphonic, even when incorporating electronics and all kind of ‘modern’ drums.”

Click below or visit ReelSound to hear the score for Hercules, recorded by the London Philharmonia Orchestra, along with music from Disney's version of the mythical man, and the theme from the '90s TV show about his adventures.

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