Whenever in a movie review you praise the music, you praise the composer, and not in minions. Point in case: in your review for 300, you praised the music by saying that the orchestrations of Timothy Williams IV were good, and the electronic score programmer, Wolfgang Matthes, was good, and so, the score was good. But pray tell me, what would these people have done without Tyler Bates, the man who composed the music?
In praising the music of Da Vinci Code, I wouldn’t say that Nick Glennie-Smith conducted the choir well, and so the score’s amazing. I’d say that Hans Zimmer’s music was brilliant and he was well supported by Nick Glennie-Smith’s conduction. Sure these people have done a good job, but who gave them the tunes to be conducted? They might as well be conducting thin air, without the composer.
And anyway, I think you meant that the tunes were good and the orchestrations of those tunes gelled in well with the movie. So you see, YOU HAVE TO PRAISE THE COMPOSER TOO!!!
This post not brought to you by Tyler Bates.
(Have to add though, Bates’ score really is awe-inspiring and powerful).