Hearing a few similarities to NIGHTWING in THE MONEYCHANGERS samples inspired me to revisit the missing music from NIGHTWING.
Here's a YouTube clip that has the entire finale of the film. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S820vgpX ... re=related
None of the music from the beginning of that clip up until 7:35 is on the Varese CD. And it's a terrific cue!
BMikeJ and I have speculated that Mancini was called back to rescore the ending, perhaps to amp up the excitement level (it is a little out of character with the rest of the score) and that there's another tape floating around out there with this cue that Varese was unaware of.
The cue that IS on the Varese CD - "Battle In The Bat Cave" - is only 5:18 and considerably more subdued. It roughly fits the sequence up until Nick Mancuso's character 'closes the circle.' Perhaps the filmmakers intended the sound effects to take over where this cue ends.
So seven minutes of the score is missing, and the sound on the Varese CD wasn't that terrific to begin with.
Is there a possibility Intrada might rectify this problem someday... ?