A new compilation of music centered around Academy Award®-winning composer Hans Zimmer's theme for the 84th Academy Award telecast is now available on the iTunes Store. The collection includes the show's musical theme plus six unique, inventive interpretations of the theme by other artists, and the "In Memoriam" choral rendition of "What a Wonderful World."
In addition to both of the 84th Academy Awards music directors–Zimmer and musician/producer/composer Pharrell Williams (of The Neptunes)–the extraordinary group of international artists who contributed their talents includes: percussionist/drummer/composer Sheila E.; Grammy®-winning double bass player/singer Esperanza Spalding; guitarist/composer Stephane Wrembel (Midnight in Paris); three-time Oscar-winning composer Giorgio Moroder; two-time Oscar winning composer/musician A.R. Rahman; violin/cello virtuosi Ann Marie Calhoun and Martin Tillman; Dutch hit remixer/composer/electronic musician Junkie XL; and multiple Grammy-winning British musician/producer Peter Asher.
Each musician created their own piece of music inspired by or derived from Zimmer's basic thematic framework.
The credits and details of the tracks are as follows: The 84th Academy Awards – Celebrate the Music