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Kingdom of Heaven soundtrack

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 82796944192
Label: Sony Classical
Label number: SK 94419
Running time: 62m03s
Shipping date: April 26th, 2005
Original score by Harry Gregson-Williams
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1. Burning the Past
2. Crusaders
3. Swordplay
4. A New World
5. To Jerusalem
...see complete tracklist
Hans Zimmer was originally attached as the film's composer, but left the project to score Madagascar.

Soundtrack Q & A
Q: Could someone please tell me what the piece of music playing just as the leper king dies? (from Les in PERTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA)
A: "Vide Cor Meum" by Patrick Cassidy from Hannibal soundtrack. Here is a sample (thanks to Carlos Costa, Rioadd more info

Q: During the last presentation of the "lepper king" there is a part of female choruses concluding with a tenor that came from an opera's area. I would like to know where is the chorus from? (from Martin Andreani in Esquel, Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina)
A: That should be "Vide Cor Meum," an aria composed by Patrick Cassidy for Scott's own Hannibal. (thanks to erik, venezuelaadd more info

Q: Does anyone know what the piece of music is towards the end when Saladin looks back to the roof of the temple, to see the new symbol being raised over the top of it? It's not on this soundtrack. (from Aaron in Tempe, AZ USA)
A: It is "Balansiya," but not sure of the artist. (thanks to filmmusicfanatic, Australiaadd more info
A: It's from Morocco. The artist is Luis Delgado, album is "El sueno de Al-Zaggig." You can get it from (thanks to Benito, Baltimore, MDadd more info
A: It's track 3 from the aforementioned Luis Delgado album, entitled, "La Aurora Nocturnal" (The Nocturnal Dawn) (thanks to anon, nowhereadd more info

Q: What is the name of the song at very beginning?? I have looked for it everywhere and no one knows the name of the song. It's a guitar piece. (from latinphoenix in NYC)
A: I think you mean "France 1186" (thanks to William, Suffolk, UKadd more info

Q: I am looking for the title of a song from the film which does not seem to be part of soundtrack listing. It is a female vocal piece played briefly near the beginning of the film when Bloom is recollecting his wife. (from acresda in london)
A: Raimon de Miraval, Chansoneta farai Vencut. The other guy answered it because they play it again at the end (only directors cut has that scene at the beginning). Better question would be what is it she's singing? I saw some translation on YouTube but some of it I think is wrong. Anyone know the translation? That would be beautiful. (thanks to FELIXLEGION, Lake Forest, California, USAadd more info
A: lyrics of song (translation I'm still looking):
Chansoneta farai, Vencut,
Pus vos m'a rendut Rossilhos,
E sapchatz que nos em cregut,
Pus no vim vostres companhos,
D'un drut novelh, don tota gens ressona
Que midons es a semblan de leona!
Ar sai que-s tocan las peiras d'Alzona,
Pus premiers pot intrar selh que mais dona.

E, si tot m'en ai joy avut,
Er en vuel esser mons e blos,
Quar no vuelh ab nom de cornut
Aver l'emperi dels grifos!
Autra n'am ieu que mais mi guazardona
Sos gens parlars, que s'autra m'abandona,
Qu'enjanatz es qui fals'amor razona,
E domna falh que-s recre per anona.

Mas, s'ieu saupes qu'ilh fos leos,
Ieu l'agr'avut caval ferran,
Pus de lieys non es poderos
Homs, si non es d'aital semblan!
Avol soudad'a midons resseubuda,
Quar per aver s'es de bon pretz moguda,
Que, s'ieu saupes per aver fos venguda,
Ma soudada ne pogr'aver avuda.

E fera-l d'autres guiardos
Que-l pogran valer atrestan,
Mas no s'azauta de chansos,
Ans se va de mi rancuran,
Que ditz que trop la vuelh levar en bruda,
E no vol esser tan luenh mentauguda!
E valgra-l mais en perdos fos ma druda,
Que sa falsa beutat agues venduda.

A-n Baut deforas la coman
Que jamais no-i vuelh aver part,
E non hi conosc autre dan
Mas quar en fis mon audiart:
Ai fals escutz, tan leu vos laissatz fendre
Qu'om de part vos non auza colp atendre,
Et ai vos o ben en cor a carvendre!
S'ie-us pugei aut, bas vos farai dissendre.

Ai las e co muer deziran
Per la bella que ses mal art
Es, e tan fina ses enjan
Qu'anc non amet volpil bastart!
E, si-l sieu cors volgues el mieu entendre,
Totz autres joys fora-n contra-l mieu mendre,
E ja d'un bais, si-l me volgues estendre,
No m'en feira tirar ni escoyssendre.
Chanso, vai t'en a mon Plus Lial rendre,
E diguas li qu'ieu sai dona a vendre.
(thanks to free_tje, Belgiumadd more info

Q: What song is playing when Reynald comes face to face with Saladin's sister and the music suddenly elevates to intense drums?
...from Kat in New York, Ny (answer Kat's question)

Q: Does anyone really know what the piece of music is towards the end when Saladin looks back to the roof of the temple, to see the new symbol being raised over the top of it? It's not on this soundtrack. (from Fatih in Turkey)
A: Yes, it's by a man named Luis Delgado, from his CD "Sueno de Al-Zaqqiq. He is really great. He uses a Moroccan/Spanish hybrid music to create that Mediterranean sound. (thanks to Benito, baltimore, MDadd more info

Q: What's the song playing in the beginning as the title comes up, just before it shows Balian's wife being buried??? (from Rachie in UK)
A: "Burning the Past" - it's the first track on the CD (thanks to Seamus, Irelandadd more info

Q: What's the song playing at the very end of the movie, where Balian returns to France with Sybilia (and after he talks to King Richard "lionheart")? A women is singing to the tune of a middle eastern guitar (I think) with a low and sensual voice. Please help me! (from Benito in baltimore, MD)
A: Raimon de Miraval, Chansoneta farai Vencut. (thanks to Jaden, NY, NY USAadd more info
A: THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!! (thanks to Benito, Baltimore, MDadd more info

Q: There is a piece of music playing as Balian talks to the warriors and people of Jerusalem before Saladdin attacks. What is this music? It's not on the soundtrack CD. (from seamus in Ireland)
A: I believe that it is the "Rise a Knight" track. This track is too long for the actual "rise a knight" speech from the movie, and it ends at the exact end of the "rise a knight" speech. I'm pretty sure this is the song you are looking for. (thanks to Jeff, United Statesadd more info
A: I think it may be Valhalla... it's also used in 13th Warrior (thanks to john, homeadd more info

Q: What song is played in the movie at the start of the first Jerusalem battle scene? It immediately follows the "Rise a Knight" song in the movie, which I bought by accident (thinking it was the correct song). Thank you all for your help. (from Jeff in United States)
A: I have done a bit of searching and I think this piece of music originally comes from the film the Thirteenth Warrior. I'm not sure of the name of the track, but I am almost definite it is from the Thirteenth Warrior. (thanks to Seamus, Irelandadd more info
A: Yes, I also think that piece is from The 13th Warrior (thanks to Elanor, Singaporeadd more info
A: "Old Bagdad," a track from The 13th Warrior soundtrack. (thanks to L. Sleepa, Dumfries. SW Scotlandadd more info

Q: What's the song playing on the menu screen of the DVD? (from Brookes in USA)
A: The song, if I am not mistaken, is called "The Crusaders." It is one of the first on the soundtrack. (thanks to Vianne, denver coadd more info

Q: What's the music playing when the European army were all killed in the desert by Saladin? Thank you. (from eric lai in HK)
A: Pretty sure the one you're after is "Rannanu" (Sing With Joy) - Chant from the Dead Sea Scrolls by the San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble. I found it at iTunes. Whilst the soundtrack CD is good, it seems churlish of the producers to have missed out on some of the original ethnic/choral pieces from the Director's Cut version of the film. Enjoy. (thanks to L. Sleepa, Dumfries. SW Scotlandadd more info

Q: What is the song playing at very beginning?? I have looked for it everywhere and no one knows the name of the song. It's a guitar piece. (from taco in Bucharest-Romania)
A: The song is "France 1186". (thanks to STFan, Costa Ricaadd more info

Q: I was wondering what the French lullaby is that Sibylla sings to her son? Also, what is the actual song in the middle of "An Understanding" on the track listing? Thanks! (from Megan in New York)
A: It's not French, but Arabic. My translation is: "Sleep, Sleep, oh little one (girl), oh little one (girl)" (thanks to jamalalf, UAEadd more info

Q: What is the guitar piece that plays when Bailian sets the wooden toy boat to flow along the water system that his people built? (this tune is only in the director's cut) (from shaadb in Calgary, AB, Canada)
A: Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck - Bibbe Laydy (thanks to born, Polandadd more info

Q: What song is playing at the very end of the movie, when the credits are up? It lasts till the very last second of the movie. (from John Smith in Canada)
A: "Crusaders" - you can find it here on YouTube. (thanks to Herr Hair, Texasadd more info

Q: What's the music playing at the beginning, before the title, but in "Director's Cut" version? I can't find this information anywhere... it's beautiful!
...from MidnightSun in Brazil (answer MidnightSun's question)

Q: What song is playing when Balin and Saladin discuss terms for the surrender of Jerusalem? There is a song on the sdtk called "Terms" but that's not it. Thanks.  (from Warholston in New York, NY)
A: I found the answer to my own question. Apparently the film used music from many films to fill in the musical gaps. Weird. Anyway, the song used in the scene is "Family Feud" from Blade II composed by Marco Beltrami. You can see a full list of other songs used that were not composed by Gregson-Williams here. (thanks to warholston, New York, NYadd more info

Q: What's the song playing in the love making scene between the Ballian and Sybilla? (from firestarter in London )
A: The song name is "Saa Magni" performed by Oumou Sangare. (thanks to losfear, Egyptadd more info

Q: What song is playing when Saladdin enters Jerusalem after his victory and picks up the golden cross from the floor and places it on the table? It's sung in Arabic but not listed in the soundtrack. Thank you (from Dayve in Dubai)
A: I finally found this track: "EPITAFIO" written and performed by Luis Delgado (thanks to Peyton, Florida, USAadd more info

Q: What song is playing when Saladin kills Reynald de Chatillon, and then says to Guy De Lusignan that "a King does not kill a King". Some people said it "Corale" or "Path to Heaven", but it's really not the same as the one in the movie. Does anyone know?? Thanks (from axis in New York)
A: It's "Befiehl Du Deine Wege," BWV 270, by J. S. Bach, probably sung by the Hiliard Ensemble, on the album Morimur, 2001 ECM Records GmbH (thanks to Jez, NIadd more info

Q: I know this has been asked twice (answered by one), but what is the name of the guitar sounding piece at the beginning when they are burying Balian's wife? One of the posters suggested France 1184, and you can get the up on youtube. I was wondering if anyone knew the real name of the song, or where I can get a copy of this song. Its a very beautiful piece.
...from paprika12 in jax fl (answer paprika12's question)

Q: Before the credits start at the very end, there is a song (kind of a tavern song), feminine voice, Balian and Sybilla are riding their horses then a short message appears concerning the actual state of political situation of Jerusalem, then the credits start. What is that song? I have also looked in the extended version of the OST but could not find it... (from nykkoz in Florence, Italy)
A: "Chansoneta Farai Vencut" - this is an Occitan troubador song which, in the film, is performed by the Ensemble Convivencia (thanks to Noah, Canadaadd more info

Q: What's the name of the song or song segment when Balian floats the boat through the Ibelin water canals in the Director's Cut? I got the song link right here. I'd appreciate your response, thanks! (from Bill in New York)
A: "Bibbe Leydy" by Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck. (thanks to L. Sleepa, Dumfries. SW Scotlandadd more info

Q: What are the languages present on this soundtrack, especially the beginning of "The King" song? Thanks. (from BB in usa)
A: Including the tracks which don't appear on the official soundtrack, there is Arabic, Bambara, German, Hebrew, Latin, Old French, Occitan, Persian, and Pulaar (thanks to Noah, Canadaadd more info

Q: What is the name of the song playing in the credits, the last but one? It sounds Arabic.  (from 3MR3 in Germany)
A: Natasha Atlas - "Light of Life" (thanks to dzemmo, Bosnia, Sarajevoadd more info

Q: What's the name of the track with the vocals we hear in the burning bush scene of the Director's Cut, when Balian is speaking with the Hospitaller knight and the second bush is ignited suddenly? Thanks so much, I appreciate it.
...from Case in Ottawa, Canada (answer Case's question)

Q: What is the music playing in the battle scene that Godfrey is wounded in?
...from DCREX in Rexburg, Idaho, USA (answer DCREX's question)

Q: Is there any longer version of the middle eastern melody played on the song "an understanding"? Who sings and plays it?
...from Alan in Monterrey, Mexico. (answer Alan's question)

Q: What is the music playing when Balian walks to and sits atop of the hill where "The Christ was crucified" not long after he first arrived in Jerusalem? The music is very soft, subtle, somber, and almost sounds like the solo instrument is weeping. Thank you in advance!
...from dino in midwest, United States (answer dino's question)

Q: What song is playing when King Baldwin IV appears with Jerusalem's army at Kerak ? (from y2k in romania)
A: "The Battle of Kerak" - it should be on the soundtrack. (thanks to +kaiser, U.S.add more info

Q: What type of hymns are sung in the "Crusaders" song on the soundtrack (original names please)?
...from enigma in Amsterdam,the Netherlands (answer enigma's question)

Q: What lullaby does Sibylla sings to her son (a woman starts vocalizing as Sibylla sheds a tear)? Much appreciated to whoever knows :]
...from Angel in usa (answer Angel's question)

Q: Near the end of the track,"The Battle Of Kerak", (at 4:32 to be precise), there is a part where a woman sings something in a language that sounds like Latin. Parts of this song are repeated in various places in the movie. What is the song/hymn that she's singing?
...from ajax_india in India (answer ajax_india's question)

Q: What is the title of the song sung in the beginning when Balian was thinking about his wife? In his thought, she was gardening and he came out of the room watching her and they both smile at each other.
...from Tupac in Ghana (answer Tupac's question)

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