This is a transcription of the theme to Galaxy Quest, and mock-up created using only instruments which come pre-loaded with Kontakt 5. Done for an upcoming composition Masterclass.
This piece, Crimson Lake, was written as a demo to showcase The Hollywood Sound Timbral Impulse Collection: LASS Edition from Numerical Sound. It uses LA Scoring Strings v2.0 samples, with a touch of harp. For more on these great impulses, click the link above.
“Woodland Mischief” for flute, piccolo, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon. Written for the great woodwind sample library Berlin Woodwinds from Orchestral Tools.
This is a demo I did awhile back for the great SampleModeling virtual instrument libraries The Trumpet, The Trombone, and French Horn & Tuba. To really showcase the quality of these virtual instruments, I wrote the piece almost exclusively for brass, with just a touch of percussion for drama. I[…]
I did this arrangement the day after visiting some friends at ILM who were working on Abrams’ Star Trek. I wondered how they were going to incorporate the original theme into the movie; turns out they didn’t. But I had no idea what the movie was going to be like[…]
An “opening credits” theme for a modern Wonder Woman. Speed-writing exercise for 8/4/11.
Two weeks ago, our first child was born – a baby boy. Nearly every morning since, I’ve been holding him, asleep on my chest, as the sun rises majestically over the mountain tops – welcoming not only each new day, but for him, a lifetime of adventures ahead… Speed-writing exercise[…]
Last week, 16 year-old Abby Sunderland set sail with youthful optimism on her continuing quest to circumnavigate the globe, only to have her ship destroyed by stormy seas in the Indian Ocean. Did the plucky little sailor live to tell the tale? Speed-writing exercise for 6/12-13/10.
For slightly more modern warfare. Speed-writing exercise for 6/10/10.
A patriotic adventure piece, heavy on the Horner. Sorry, “horns.” Speed-writing exercise for 6/09/10.
…and, really, who doesn’t? This short “cue” was written to test a new virtual template, and utilizes a few classic themes/motifs/flourishes from the films. Thanks – and apologies – to JW. Say what you will about The Man, it’s harder to crib his hang than you’d think.
Bought a new sample library: Stormdrum 2; decided to give it a test run. Speed-writing exercise for 4/2/10.
Beware the seductive charms of this bullfighting Latin lover! Speed-writing exercise for the morning of 3/14/10.