It is always nice to hear a well composed piece of music that suits the genre. It is also good when the piece of music is beautiful and evocative in itself. In other words a piece that movies us even without the images.
Programming is so important today particularly when the budget does not allow the composer to record with real orchestra. We now have orchestra samples that allow for incredibly realistic and beautiful orchestral renditions of the composers compositions. It is possible to produce a great score with samples alone.
A composer should have his own voice. It is necessary and beneficial to learn from great composers, but there should be something original at the core.
Music is capable of conjuring very strong emotions in the listener. Music can evoke images and feelings like no other art. This is why music plays such an important role in film.
Episode 02 – Classic Drama
I selected this category because quite a lot of my favourite films fall into this genre.
Movies based in a historical setting and adaptations of classic novels or stories have a special appeal to me, especially if the film is well made and authentic.
Tsvetelyn Tsvetkov – Drama Theme
Very rich and romantic with a lovely melody on the oboe. Excellent composition, orchestration and programming. Very much a finished and complete piece. Favourite moment 1:05
Salvatore Maccarrone – Light Tension Cue
Evokes a sense of mystery. Beautiful ambient sound design with orchestra elements. Favourite moment 0:25
Mathieu Duguay – Beware Of Darkness
Sense of anticipation at beginning. Very light but detailed scoring allowing room for the piece to open up into a dramatic climax. Very polished production. Favourite moment 1:05
Aaron Ari Politi – Moon Breeze
Beautiful piano composition and very well performed. Nice string accompaniment in middle section. Favourite moment 0:30
Ozeryan Serge – Happy Lovers
Great guitar piece and excellent musicianship. It is so romantic. The production is very organic. The whole feeling is very reminiscent of European cinema. Favourite moment 1:33
Thanks everyone for submitting and thank you Patrick for this excellent episode. Stay tuned for more SYM and check episode 1 here if you missed it!