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'Dark Knight Rises' Composer Hans Zimmer Records Aurora Charity Song

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Aug 01, 2012 07:11 PM EDT |

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Hans Zimmer (Photo : Facebook/hanszimmer)

"The Dark Knight Rises" composer Hans Zimmer has recorded a song to benefit the victims of the July 20 theater shooting in Aurora.

Zimmer, who wrote soundtracks for all of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, posted the charity song on his Facebook page on Friday. Titled "Aurora", the eight-minute-song is being sold for donations from 10 cents to $2,500.

"Aurora is dedicated to those who lost their lives and were affected by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado," Zimmer wrote on his Facebook page.

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"I recorded this song in London in the days following the tragedy as a heartfelt tribute to the victims and their families. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Aurora Victim Relief organization," Zimmer added.

The German film composer and music producer scored music for over 100 films, including "The Lion King" (1994), "Crimson Tide" (1995), "Gladiator" (2000), "The Last Samurai" (2003), "The Dark Knight" (2008) and "Inception" (2010).

James Holmes, 24-year-old suspect of a mass shooting, is accused of killing 12 and wounding 58 during a midnight showing of the new Batman film at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, on July 20, 2012.

The tribute track is available for $1.29 on iTunes.

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