I’ve wanted to try this for a while. I thought The Avengers theme lent itself to Morricone’s style well. Structurally it’s a lot like a Western hero theme. The most fun part of this was trying out things that I normally wouldn’t think of, like the spring reverb noises and the vocal shouts. One of my favorite things about Morricone was his inventiveness using crazy sounds that no one else had considered. So, though it seems like writing in someone else’s style might sound limiting, it actually freed me up to try out some new stuff.
I know Morricone composed A LOT of things, but I was mostly focused on his Westerns. I was specifically drawing a lot from “The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly” and “The Hateful Eight.”
Genre/Style: Spaghetti Western Film Score
Creative Vision for the Track: I wanted to try to remake The Avengers main theme from the iconic team up scene in the style of Ennio Morricone.
Composition Details (Tempo, Key, Main Chords etc): The tempo is about 120. It’s in E.
Main Instruments used: Orchestral instruments like trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, contrabass, various percussion. These mostly came from Spitfire’s BBCSO. But I doubled some of them with instruments from Bigcat’s Sketching Orchestra. The atmospheric strings at the beginning come from Spitfire Labs “Scary Strings” and “Frozen Strings.” The double-tongue trumpet is “Trumpet Fields” and the piano is “Soft Piano”, both also from Labs. The female choir is from the GarageBand vocal jam pack. The male vocals are me. The acoustic guitar is Ample Guitar. And the electric is my Strat.