By Sean Viola
Listen up Marvel fans, the soundtracks for Ultimate Avengers
, Ultimate Avengers 2
and Invincible Iron Man
are now available on iTunes! Each soundtrack is performed by a live orchestra and composed by Emmy Award-winning composer Guy Michelmore
For Ultimate Avengers
, Michelmore conducts Seattle's Northwest Sinfonia orchestra and creates an epic soundscape perfectly suited for the action-packed drama of Marvel's first film, highlighted by the sounds of a choir singing Old Norse lyrics describing Thor's mighty battles!
In Ultimate Avengers 2
, Michelmore builds on the thematic soundscapes established in the first film and infuses the score with an authentic African sound reflective of the film's Wakandan setting. To achieve this, Michelmore brought in a gospel choir from West London, many of whose families originate from West Africa, to chant words in Swahili and West African languages.
And while the film hasn't been released yet, eager fans can already download the incredible soundtrack to Invincible Iron Man
. Michelmore's score for this film weaves two different sounds into a cohesive sonic tapestry, blending the Eastern-tinged music highlighting the movie's flashbacks in China with the sounds of the '30s and '40s, a reflection of the art design of the New York setting.
But don't think Guy Michelmore is done with Marvel just yet, because he is hard at work in his sanctum sanctorum coming up with a mind-expanding score befitting the next Marvel superhero to get the animated film treatment--the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange! Like Invincible Iron Man
, fans can look forward to that soundtrack being released on iTunes prior to the film's debut on DVD.
Head over to the iTunes music store to download the full soundtracks and be sure to check back at Marvel.com for more on these soundtracks!