Hello once again wonderful people!
Looking for some more feedback on this track. This was the first (or second?) orchestral track I ever wrote and felt that it was time to go back to it and update it with some better mixing/mastering/composing.
To be honest, it was quite difficult to get a better mix out of it. I originally wrote it in Grageband and so, there weren’t a whole lot of tools at my disposal. Although, my original goal was to give it a slighted “older recording” sound, like it was used in some old B movie soundtrack and I think in that regard it worked.
My main focus was to adjust some of the compositional features and make it a bit more structured.
For this, I used motivic variation; most of the melody/counter melodies you hear are just variations of the same basic motif first introduced by the horns after the intro.
The style of this piece is straight, traditional orchestra with a dark epic feel. It was inspired by and is my musical description of a particular scene from H.P Lovecraft’s famous novelle “The Call of Cthulhu.” It is written in the key of B minor and modulates to C minor focusing on mostly the harmonic minor.
The libraries I used were Cinematic Studios Strings, Kirk Hunter Studios’s for wind, brass and percussion and Requiem Light for the choir parts.