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The soundtrack for the episode Day of the Samurai was composed by Carlos Rodriguez under the supervision of Shirley Walker.

Tracklist[]

No. Title Duration
01.
Day of the Samurai
Ninja's Arrival
01:56
02.
Kyodai Ken Is Revealed
Bruce's Sketch
00:44
03.
Bruce Meditates
Once Upon A Time, Alfred
Uramachi District
Batman Gives Chase
03:50
04.
Kyodai Ken Finds Scroll
The Big Sleep
Kyodai Studies Scrolls
01:39
05.
Alfred's All Tied Up
Batman Does As He Will
Batman Examines Dummy
02:04
06.
Batman Confronts Kyodai
02:34
07.
Most Ingenious, Sir
The Essence of Samurai
00:58
Total
13:44

Reviews[]

In 2014, Mark Koval, the composer, made this statements as part of the 3rd Volume of Original Soundtracks from Batman: The Animated Series.

"With most of the story taking place in Japan, the episode delves even more deeply into traditional Japanese music than did Night of the Ninja. Walker chose Carlos Rodriguez to compose the episode's score, knowing his appetite for research and put him in contact with Yoshizawa. Various exotic instruments were used including kabiku blocks, angklunk, koto, taiko, otsuzumi and contrabass slide whistle. Even when using more conventional instruments, the composer sought out unusual sounds such as the John Corgiliano-inspired trombones that play as Bruce sets off to Japan, simultaneously performed with Harmon mute and plunger. - Rodriguez continues to hold up 'Day of the Samurai' as his favorite contribution to the series."

Composer Carlos Rodriguez reflected upon the score's composing and the impact it had:

"I arranged to go to Yoshizawa's house for what was basically a 'how to write for shakuhachi' lesson, and it was one of the most delightful afternoons of my musical career. (When talking about the notation for such idiomatic effects as bend pitches and timbral trills) "It sounds highly improvised, but the parts are all indicated in the manuscript. - Bruce Timm though it was so beautiful that he told the sound engineer to dial down the engine airplanes. It's one score of mine that I never get tired of listening to."

Releases[]

The soundtrack of the episode "Day of the Samurai" has been released as part of the following Original Soundtrack Albums:

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