Composer Shirley Walker was the musical genius behind most of Batman: The Animated Series’ soundtrack, as well as the soundtracks of a great many shows within the DCAU. Her favorite was always the score from the B:TAS movie, “Mask of the Phantasm.”
It’s easy to hear why. The movie’s opening title features a powerful orchestral arrangement of Batman’s lemotif, and remains, to this day, my all-time favorite piece of music coming from animated media.
Interesting fact about this piece: That chanting isn’t Latin. It’s the names of the orchestrators, Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion and Peter Tomashek, sung backwards.