This time we’re looking at a short track, because “On The News” is just a piece of source music.
The music starts like a news broadcast with a bass drum pulse, fast hi-hats, brass and strings in unison and a synthesizer which is subtle but effective enough to give it a contemporary, less orchestral sound. After the headline is over, the music is reduced to rhythmic elements and bass line, with a slightly dissonant string pad emphasizing the public plea of the news anchor for Batman to surrender to the police.
The music ends abruptly as commissioner Gordon shuts off the TV.
Next time: To See A Man About A Murder