You can now listen to George R. Powell’s all original score to The Hero of Time HERE! 



George R. Powell is the creative genius behind one of the most impressive attributes of the film; the score. Since he contributed such an important part to the film, we thought it only proper to create an exclusive tab just for his work. :)  We were honored to work with him, and are still so proud to have his talent enhance over 95 minutes of our film! Powell fully self-orchestrated and composed the score. He worked faithfully on the score for over a year in a tight collaborative effort with Producer and Music Coordinator David Blane and Director/Producer Joel Musch. For more information on Powells’s process working on the score, read what he had to say about the experience on his website. The score consists of 26 tracks and contains several familiar melodies from the beloved series.

music box


battle of hyrule






94 responses so far, want to say something?

  1. Shippo-chan says:

    When I go to see a movie, the soundtrack always stands out to me. Lord of the Rings was understandably epic. The John Williams Harry Potters were phenomenal. The under-appreciated Chronicles of Narnia soundtrack gives me goosebumps every time. I just listened to this, and, for two minutes and thirty four seconds, I could not breathe. This movie is going to be bad ass. I am SO excited.


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    Lord of the rings music IS epic! i have all 3 CD soundtracks to them :D


  2. Brandon says:

    I’m am still deeply impressed with the score. Just please! Release it publicly (the film and soundtrack) Please! I’m begging you! ;)


  3. Brandon says:

    Had to say this too. That song nearly brings me to tears…


  4. John Stratman says:

    When is the next one coming out?


  5. Barbariansforever says:

    This music is indeed epic. I look forward for a chance to see the movie itself. Like they said above, the music sets the mood for the show, and these sounds are well done.


  6. Jenfuu says:

    Wow…Tears…amazing…I love soundtracks…and from what i have heard of this, its amazing. I sooo cant wait to hear more of it, and to see the movie itself…:: goosebumps::


  7. Josh says:

    Awesome music,! I’ve only heard two and it’s obvious the whole soundtrack will be just as good. =)


  8. Jazz says:

    Loving it. Cannot wait for more!


  9. Elienkae says:

    Oh…beautiful, beautiful. You are amazing George Powell. You really are.


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  11. Justin says:

    When and where can we purchase the soundtrack?


  12. Squeakurs says:

    I agree so much with Shippo-chan. The soundtrack makes up a large part of the movie experience for me, and from what I’ve heard of what’s been uploaded, I can’t even put words to how bad I want to see this movie!


  13. TheDudePersonOfTime says:

    Way to go! Probably one of the best soundtracks i’ve heard in my life! Rock on!- Err… Orchestrate on?


  14. StellaaTerrra says:

    AMAZING! I looooooooooooooove it! One of the best ever!


  15. Sunny says:

    Wow, just wow. Every piece of this sounds amazing in it’s own special way. Too bad I missed the screening in Kassel, but will definately watch the film when it’s released to public.


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  17. Tim says:

    I love ‘Music Box’. I use it everytime I go to bed to help me sleep. It’s a great sone and makes me tingle everytime I listen to it.

    Can’t wait for the movie!


  18. kevin says:

    epic song,…. will you post an iso file so we can burn dvds of the movie


  19. The Wolfess says:

    Beautiful. the music box song brings a lump to my throat, and the meet the princess song is so perfect…I’m just as excited for the full soundtrack as I am for the movie itself! I hope that you are pursuing this professionally, George Powell, because you have talent of epic porportions for it.


  20. George R. Powell says:

    Thank you guys for the wonderful comments. Actually, Wolfess, I am trying to pursue a career in not just music composition, but also in animated film production. It’s not an easy task, and although I’m majoring in Business Administration (to learn how to run a business, which to me seems more important than learning other things), all I can do is hope for and work for the best.

    Thank you guys again. It’s really encouraging to know that you enjoy the work that we all did on this film. =)


  21. UnhealthyLoveForZelda says:

    Is this music going on my Zune (like an iPod)? HECK YES IT IS!!! Absolutely beautiful compositions here.


  22. Sara says:

    I really enjoy listening to the music (although I must admit, it does make me cry), although unfortunately I can’t make it to the screening! I really do hope that one day the movie will be available for download. I can’t wait to hear more, it really brings memories back to playing the games and it’s really well played and orchestrated.


  23. Alpha_Link says:

    I am awestruck by your music. It fits the movie so well, and you can easily tell just by listening which parts are dramatic and which are just plain epic! What a great job you’ve done Master Powell, nothing can compare to your work!

    Anyway, I’ll be adding your tracks to my online radio station, World Zelda Music Radio, as they are being released. I’m sure our listeners will enjoy them, and they’ll probably even get them pumped up for the movie! =D


  24. George R. Powell says:

    Yes, please do! I actually remember talking to you a while back around the time that the movie’s completion was announced!


  25. Leon J. Fletcher says:


    This is probably the best soundtrack I have ever heard (even better than blockbuster movies ones) They may sound completely new but there’s always a feeling of zelda under it.
    I was wondering if I could use these tracks for my webcast (starting 31st October)



  26. John Stratman says:

    Is the program you use similar to Noteworthy Composer?


  27. George R. Powell says:

    Very different, actually. Nuendo’s key editor’s user interface, where I do the composing for each instrument, looks more like FL Studio’s “piano roll”. You have a keyboard going down the left side of the screen as your “rows”, and your “columns” are your measures, and you plot out note tones and lengths much like you’d draw a cartesian graph.

    Nuendo (I use version 4) is primarily a professional-grade audio and post-production software. It’s designed to do far more than just compose music. Professional recording engineers used to use Nuendo until Pro Tools took its spotlight. This isn’t to say that pros don’t use Nuendo anymore, it’s just that Pro Tools became the new standard for most big-budget studios.

    I do, however, have musical theory training as well as the program Sibelius (which, like Noteworthy, exists solely to create sheet music) should I ever need to create written music, although I have to admit I’ve never actually created a sheet-written orchestral score before. Who knows, maybe one of these days I will. =D


  28. John A says:

    Wow! Mr, Powell, your music is actually a LOT less cliched than most film scores nowadays! The warm fantasy style is reminiscent of both Howard Shore and Danny Elfman but is obviously dedicated and original work. It is really a lot better than any TV score today, and outweighs some recent Hans Zimmer scores(I like to cause fireworks among fanboys! ;) . I hope to come a film composer someday, and it is a privilege to observe the talents of an independent performer who cares more about true scoring than the artless popularity of big-budget scores.


  29. MK says:

    Thank you for creating such awesome music to go with an awesome movie. i haven’t seen it yet, but when you come to Philly then i will for sure! i’ve told all of the folks over at the LegendofZelda.com forums about you guys, and have posted updates about your screening locations. i’ve also encouraged many to register their hot spots, though idk how many have done so. despite you guys being awesome, there are still some skeptics over at LoZ.com who think the movie is a bad idea. but the trump card is, if it weren’t you guys doing this movie… it probably would’ve been done by total noobs and would have disgraced Zelda. you guys are top-notch and old enough and mature enough to do it right! thank you thank you!! Long live The Legend of Zelda! -MK


  30. UnhealthyLoveForZelda says:

    I just wanted to say that I love the Demons of the Element song! I hope there are more to come…?
    Also, to MK, I also spread the news about this movie online at ZFGC (Zelda Fan Games Forums) and all I got was about 5 people saying they didn’t like the looks of it (WTHECK?!?! … tough crowd). But I agree with you that this movie has been done VERY well by some VERY talented people. I’ve worked with my brother on some video projects and I know that it takes a lot of hard work to do this kind of thing! And I mean A LOT! Besides, with this music, the movie HAS to be amazing! I am dying to see this!!! EXCITED FACE -> :D !!!


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  32. Kevin says:

    I remembered playing those fantastic games listening to this. Tears. Well done, you’ve given me an amount of happiness that cannot be expressed in words. Remember when you first arrived into Hyrule field in Ocarina of Time? I feel like I’m standing there now.


  33. Chrisse says:

    Very impressive original score! I can’t wait to see how much better (and it already is great) the music will be with the pictures to go with it. Awesome work!


  34. danseshi says:

    I Felt the music was a very good effort and the ideas come together very well. However it appears that when you download the tracks some of them finish before the end. This is most likely because it has not been properly edited away from the film. Having said this it was a world class effort by the composer, and the HOT team a job well Done !!!


  35. George R. Powell says:

    Yeah, a few pieces were meant to flow straight into another one, and the initial idea was that, when the Official Soundtrack was released, the pieces would be side by side and flow seamlessly into the other one (having said that, there is one piece on the Official Soundtrack Release that I need to go back to and edit out a few seconds of dead space where it cuts off). Now, the one you’re talking about (“Demons of the Elements” I figure) was originally a rejected piece, so there was never any final editing done to it (hell, the mix was never finalized, and the project for that piece was lost in oblivion somewhere I couldn’t find it), hence why it still does that.

    So yeah, technically it should have had at least a fadeout to it, which I didn’t supply, but it was kinda decided last-minute (not by me) to add it to the piece releases, and if it ends abruptly, I don’t think it’s really that big a deal.


  36. Ben says:

    Hell yeah man! The only thing that I would change is more incorporation of the songs from OOT.


  37. Alisha says:

    Agreeing with a few others before me, I must BEG you to somehow have this music released to the public. It is AMAZINGLY beautiful. I can’t wait for this now!


  38. Sue says:

    Thank you for NOT allowing the soundtrack sound low budget and cheesy.


  39. Nicolasduca says:

    Are you gonna release sheet music or midis of this wonderful music?


  40. George R. Powell says:

    Honestly, the few things making that a potential problem is that 1) rendering sheet music is a long tedious process, and there are around if not more than 30 pieces (although only 26 will be released with the official soundtrack, which added to the few from the montage releases means you guys should have 28 tracks altogether excluding the Dance Party promo and the new trailer music), so that process would take me forever to do in Sibelius, 2) I COULD release the MIDIs, but a few of the tracks, namely the heavy percussion tracks of some pieces like “Battle for Hyrule” were counting on VSTi’s that had patches where I’d sustain a note and it allowed for a drum roll (just as an example of something that wouldn’t translate well onto paper), and 3) the violin parts of several pieces are not conventionally divided up into Vn.I and Vn.II parts, but rather are comprised of 3 or more violins in order to create shrills or add an extra layer of higher-octave sound which would not be rendered by computer software in a friendly way.

    I’m not opposed to the idea, to be honest; I just think it will create more problems in translation than it’s worth.


  41. BBmG says:

    I don’t think I can really explain how happy I am with this soundtrack.

    I get goose-bumps every time I listen…


  42. Andrew Defee says:

    Heh, what can be said that hasn’t already been said? Your pieces are…. ummm…. epic. Beautifully, artfully arranged – simply amazing.

    You know, when they first announced the tracks would be made by an independent composer, I admit my first thought was “Yay, n64 song of time done over for like the 500th time.” After all, that’s what most everyone has done.

    Until this. Five seconds after listening to Music Box when it was first posted, I was absolutely riveted – I’ve listened to that song probably twice a day for the past several weeks and never grown tired of it – and now you’ve just pushed me over the edge (lol in a good way). Every time I listen to any of the tracks (my favorites are “Music Box” and “A Legend Told”), shivers literally go down my spine – goosebumps are a common occurrence xD I haven’t seen the film yet, but just closing my eyes I might as well be watching the movie. I’m serious.

    In short, thank you so much for your time in producing these tracks, and I must say I do believe strongly that you have made one of the greatest contributions to the Legacy and Legends of Zelda (and its fandom), EVER. And I mean that. I love music, especially instrumental stuff, and in my book you are now ranked at the same level (or higher) as John Williams, etc (as Shippo-chan mentioned).

    Do you have a website? A showcase of your works? Seriously, forget a life in business management (although thats a nice side income) – if you enjoy yoru music half as much as we do, go pro :P You’re more of the type of composer we need nowadays in every movie!


  43. George R. Powell says:

    Actually, yes I do. Currently, the best place to find a list of my recent works (some of which date back to 2003) is my Newgrounds audio profile:


    (I hope to have a website of my own one of these days, hopefully in the near future)

    I do more than just orchestral (I do alternative rock as well as a bit of dabbling in rocks sub-genres as a side-hobby, as well as some techno and jazz), but that’s really where my heart is musically.

    It would be nice to go professional, but my heart is in more than just music. I also wish to write and produce films of my own with original story ideas that I’ve had over the years on top of composing the music for them. My Business Administration major is both a fall-back “Plan B” AND a good focus for “Plan A” which is to learn as much as I can of entrepreneurship and eventually run an animated-film-production firm – an education in how to run a business seemed more appropriate to be improve my chances of a stable success than an education in production. Only time will tell in the end.

    Thank you though, all of you guys really. Your support has been very uplifting! =)


  44. Andrew Defee says:

    Ahhh, well that makes sense then, I misunderstood what you originally said :D

    Either way, you’ve got my support ;) I’m sure you’ll do magnificently in whatever you pursue :D


  45. Andrew Defee says:

    Oh, and (sorry for the comment spam :S ), is it too early to pre-order a soundtrack? Do you have any idea on a timeline for that?


  46. George R. Powell says:

    I don’t, but they will be the ones releasing the soundtrack to the public, and I imagine, though I have no solid confirmation, that it will likely be released alongside the film.


  47. mike bearden says:

    Simply brilliant. When it’s released, what format will be used? .wav, .AIFF. .mp3. I hope the first two.


  48. George R. Powell says:

    They will be MP3s, compressed to 192kbps so they will be of reasonable filesizes yet a step above traditional CD quality. Just listen to the pieces we posted here. You can expect that as the output quality.


  49. Nora says:

    I’m so excited for this movie. Mr. Powell, the soundtrack is amazing, it brings back all the necessary and nostalgic tunes and melodies from the games which will make any fan shiver.
    The music box will forever remind me of the Song of storms and the crazy windmill man, and it’s so calming and relaxing.

    I’m awestruck as an appreciator at how wonderful you’ve made the songs, especially The Fate of Hyrule.

    Keep up the amazing work!!


  50. George R. Powell says:

    Thank you! =)


  51. valery says:

    this awsome


  52. the legend master says:

    your right it is epic music


  53. artemisia says:

    Really great epic music! I love this soundrack! Really great composed.


  54. Brainanac says:

    I want to say don’t stop making music like this. This is the best movie music I have heard. I can’t wait until I can download the movie to a DVD. Keep this up.


  55. KArl-Alexandre Mandanici says:

    EPIC Music lol that is the exact name for it.
    Excellent job Mr Powell!
    BTW, you really got the name to create music lol XD


  56. George R. Powell says:

    lol Thank you.

    I once decided to include my middle initial because it makes my name look spiffier and less geeky (who cares about a guy named George Powell? It’s a name you’re used to hearing a kindergarten teacher yell across the room when I do something bad – okay, done revisiting childhood >.>).

    Again, thank all of you for your support! =D


  57. Brandon says:

    “They will be MP3s, compressed to 192kbps so they will be of reasonable filesizes yet a step above traditional CD quality”

    What? That’s not a step above CD quality!


  58. George R. Powell says:

    The CD Quality compression standard is 128kbps, so yes it is.

    I could have compressed the tracks at 320, but then each piece would be 10-20MB a piece depending on their length, which would be a very long download for some users.

    The archived (ZIP file) OST right now stands at around 100MB as is.


  59. Jamie says:

    Absolutely amazing, I have only heard 2 songs and I already think you have done an amazing job! You guys have truly filled the void in all our lives as we have wanted this forever! I am going to watch the movie tonight and I am more then excited!!!! Please know I am so appreciative of all your hard work and strive to make this film a success, As soon as u guys release this to DVD I will be buying ASAP!….Thank you so much!


  60. DBGarza says:

    Really amazing score!

    Leaving the Forest got tears out of me, it sure conveys the feelings that scene on the movie has.

    A really brilliant work.

    Music Box and Meeting Zelda are other two of my big favorites.


  61. George R. Powell says:

    Thank you again, guys.

    Stay tuned next week when the Official Soundtrack will be released. What you guys have in your possession now is only a significant but small portion of all the music there is. Only 4 of the pieces listed above are in the Official Soundtrack, and there will be over 20 tracks for you there.

    There would have been more, but I had to account for the fact that they’d all have to fit on an audio CD for you CD people. =)


  62. Atreus says:

    “The CD Quality compression standard is 128kbps, so yes it is.” // “I could have compressed the tracks at 320, but then each piece would be 10-20MB a piece depending on their length, which would be a very long download for some users.”

    Oh dear :i I’ll refrain from a drawn out comment on the above, and keep it to the following– At the very least, you should do a V0 release. and/or a FLAC one as well, for those who don’t want lossy. The soundtrack was what I, myself, enjoyed most about THOT, and I’d love to be able to re-listen to it proper. I’d gladly pay to have this happen, as I’m sure would many others.


  63. KArl-Alexandre Mandanici says:

    in that case, official soundtrack 1 and official soundtrack 2 ;)


  64. DBGarza says:

    And the ones that will not make it will be available to download too? or we never gonna get them? well we got some since they’re with the above ones but since we don’t know exactly which are the ones that didn’t made it, we don’t know if there are more missing other than the ones that are above.

    I mean maybe a list with the ones that will not be included on the soundtrack would be good if that is possible =)


  65. George R. Powell says:

    Actually, that doesn’t sound like a bad idea, giving out the excluded tracks. I will say, though, that a number of the excluded tracks were left unfinished, but Joel ended up putting them to good use in post.

    @ Atreus: While I understand your concern, I will say that the MP3s you already have (and the ones you will have) already sound 90% close to the original renders, so you’re not really missing out on much. If I sent you the original renders, you probably wouldn’t even notice a difference.


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  67. Lukao says:

    Hi! I’m wondering… why do you put the “battle of Hyrule Part2″ music, and not before the part 1? XD, can you explain to me please, thanks :) .
    Anyway; I really love this movie, since i wait for it :D . And congratulations for your music, George R Powell, which is very close to the Game. And thank you for sharing with us your musics :D .


  68. link says:

    hi it’s me link I loved the movie you made but it’s all wrong.
    1st thing Saria was links friend and the deku tree raised link.
    2nd thing it was 7 year’s that past when link drew the master sword.
    Last when Ganondorf got killed he turned into a beast then the 6 sages put ganondorf sealed in time oops and saria gave link the fairy ocarina.


  69. Good_no_Bakes says:

    @ link
    yeah, I noticed those too, but it’s still a LOT closer than if a big studios did it.
    also one you missed was the sage of time, is zelda. it was rauru the sage of LIGHT who welcomed link.
    but the movie STILL ROCKED!


  70. Stephane Couture says:

    this is Awesome stuff!!! wonderful work


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  72. ZeldaQueen says:

    By far, the best part of the movie was the score. Like everything else, you could clearly find LOZ music at the heart of it, but it was still different enough to be fresh. It was all so beautiful! I loved it!


  73. Todd says:

    well can I make the hero of time 2 majoras mask movie


  74. richard says:

    This brings a tear to my eyes, it reminds me of a song that i heard before…it was the best most inspiring song of all time(in my opinion). But it was on a youtube video and the video and the user was removed from youtube, and now im still looking till this very day for that epic godly song.


  75. link says:

    thats true good


  76. Sharp the Elder says:

    The last time I was this excited was the time when I first discovered ZREO, but what you do, Mr. Powell, completely blows me away. Koji Kondo’s original themes from Ocarina of Time are still recognizable, but the way in which you have crafted it into your own creations leaves my mouth agape. I do not recall the last time I received this much enjoyment from listening to a score. You truly are amazing, and I wish you luck in your career!


  77. George R. Powell says:

    Thank you very much, Sharp. I really do appreciate it. =)


  78. Ricky says:

    When I try to download the score, it says that the server cannot be found. I would be very grateful if that could be fixed, as I really do find this to be some of the most wonderful music I’ve ever heard.


  79. Ryan says:

    OH. MY. GOSH. I just had an epicness explosion. The music is. just….I-I can’t even say how awesome it is! O_o This whole movie is breathtaking, you guys should be proud! You have made major Zelda history, good job everyone and good job George Powell! you guys made Zelda fans proud. I am having a Zelda day when Ocarina of time 3D comes out for Nintendo 3DS!


  80. Brittany says:

    WOW! that is epicly awesome! im sorry i missed the movie now :( i really wished i could’ve seen it……


  81. MASTERLINKX says:

    I heard 2 songs from the World Zelda Music Radio.
    And I was impressed.

    It made me check out the movie recently,
    and I must say, the music really does stand out.
    I downloaded the OST, and I am loving it!

    I don’t ever think there was a time where I downloaded an OST and actually enjoyed every single one of the songs.

    Thank you, George R. Powell.


  82. Drake says:

    I want to see a Majora’s Mask sequel! That would be epic. Maybe Nintendo could fund it?


  83. cin takvimi says:

    I believe you have mentioned some very interesting details , thanks for the post.


  84. Tarrizz says:

    idiots, go do a pirate bay search, the movie is there ;)


  85. Allison Kendal says:

    You are right! Facts are stubborn things :-D


  86. Bryan says:

    will you be releasing any notation or midi files? even if they aren’t perfect, I would love to learn to play some of the soundtrack but am not skilled enough in ‘playing by ear’. =[


  87. Venita Lumadue says:

    Those who believe they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something. Aldous Huxley


  88. FluffyPanda says:

    Duuuuuuuuuuuude. :D


  89. NejiHyuga900 says:

    Such an epic soundtrack. :)


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  91. Mikie says:

    The soundtrack is very phenomenal, but the movie itself could have been better in my opinion. I understand that it was supposed to be a little different than the storyline to OoT, but it just couldn’t grab me. And I’m a diehard Zelda fan. It grabbed me enough to put this movie up there with others that I watch from time to time for nostalgia. If y’all decide to do another Zelda story I’m begging you to please make it stand out and grab the attention of the viewers. The acting was pretty good. Its just the way it all turned out that disappointed me. And the Goron deserves an LoL. :p Gorons are my favorite race, so I have to give the actor that played as the Goron kudos.


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  93. Jason says:

    This is definitely the best score for a fan-film I’ve ever heard, and it stands up there with a lot of the big ones I love from cinema. Great talent! :)


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