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Dark Knight Suite, The

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Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard (arr. Victor Lopez)

General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $87.00; (digital) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Electric Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Djembe Drums (3)
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Odalke Drums (2)
  • Snare Drum
  • Surdo
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Taiko Drum, Large
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom
  • Wind Gong
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed, produced, and co-written by Christopher Nolan. Featuring the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the second part of Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy and a sequel to 2005's Batman Begins, starring an ensemble cast including Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Morgan Freeman. In the film, Bruce Wayne/Batman (Bale), James Gordon (Oldman) and Harvey Dent (Eckhart) form an alliance to dismantle organised crime in Gotham City, but are menaced by a criminal mastermind known as the Joker who seeks to undermine Batman's influence and create chaos.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

The epic suite from The Dark Knight has been masterfully arranged by Victor López at the concert band level. Retaining the dramatic scoring by the award-winning film scoring team of Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard, the suite contains Harvey Two-Face, Introduce a Little Anarchy and Like a Dog Chasing Cars. The musical imagery infused in this medley, scored for contemporary concert band, will capture the imagination for your whole audience.

- Program Note from publisher

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Missouri (Columbia) University Band (Steve Eubanks, conductor) – 3 May 2016

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Zimmer, H.; Howard, J.; Lopez, V. (2008). Concert Suite from The Dark Knight : Featuring Harvey Two-Face, Introduce a Little Anarchy and Like a Dog Chasing Cars [score]. Alfred Publishing: [Van Nuys, Calif.]
  • The Dark Knight (film), Wikipedia Accessed 7 May 2016