Kung Fu Panda, Oogway Ascends
H. Zimmer, J. Powell
“Kung Fu Panda” brought Hans Zimmer and one of his most frequent collaborators John Powell together. This animation film is the story of a fat panda bear in ancient China who aspires to become a kung fu master.
Zimmer crafts for Oogway in “Oogway Ascends” is truly awe-inspiring in its meditative presentation, with the elegance of the erhu and orchestral majesty making the piece a subtle highlight.
“Especially the conclusive “Oogway Ascends” are surprisingly beautiful and touching.”
Instrumentation: 2 Fl, 2 Ob, 2 Cl + 1 BCl, 1 Bsn + 1 CBsn // 4 Hrn, 3 Tpt, 3 Tbn, 1 Tba // Timp + 2 Perc // Ethnic Winds (3 players, opt.), Ethnic Pucked Strings (opt.), Synth, Hp // Strings