“Cinematic Suite” is a collection of three pieces written with the sound of the golden Hollywood Film scores in mind. The first two movements (Pangea & Majestic) were written as part of the Professional Composer composition contests in 2020. @Mikael, for this, I am deeply grateful that you sparked this creativity and gave this opportunity last year in the dumps of the covid lockdown. Thank you! The third movement (Quest) is a piece written before the lockdown and was a good fit to trio the other “Hollywood” sounding pieces.
I recently consolidated the score and instrumentation to make it more cohesive for (hopefully) a performance by a real orchestra someday. I also expanded on the Pangea mvmt length vs what was used in the contest.
Instrumentation for large orchestra:
3(II=picc,III=afl).3(III=corA).3(III=bcl).3 – 220.127.116.11. – timp.perc(3) – pno/cel – harp – strings
The music was written and produced using StaffPad for iOS and mixed/mastered in ProTool.
©2021 Bubadoi Music (ASCAP)
While there are obvious style references to the great JW, I really enjoyed taking these orchestration elements into my own writing for these pieces. That said, I now aspire to start creating my own sound with the orchestra. (Easier said than done)
I would love to hear your thoughts on the pieces. Do they stand on their own, or are they too much of a JW soundalike to prevent enjoyment? What do you hear in them?