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September 2008
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Cue of the Week: “Honor and Steel”

This week’s cue is some good old-fashioned orchestral/percussive action music with a middle ages feel.

… Well, that’s not entirely true. The musical vocabulary that movies and games use to suggest rampaging medieval armies has little in common with the kind of music you’d have heard in those times. Drums might be brought into battle, but the brass instruments of the era didn’t have valves and couldn’t play the kinds of complex melodies available to modern french horns or trumpets.

That having been said for the sake of my conscience – enjoy the carnage!


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Honor and Steel
 

05
September 2008
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Cue of the Week: “The Treehouse”

This is one of my favorite cues from the Against Time score, so I was a bit surprised to find that I’d never featured it in this journal.  Without further ado, enjoy the alternately warm, bucolic, ominous, and comedic musical expressions of the Budapest Film Orchestra.


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The Treehouse
 

29
August 2008
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Cue of the Week: “Kate’s Theme”

I’m posting something a little different this week; rather than a film or game cue, this is a short self-contained piece for solo piano. It was commissioned by a friend as a holiday present for a friend of his own.

As a bonus for you pianists out there, the sheet music for the piece can be found here.  (That last word is actually a link; this blog’s current color scheme may hide the fact on your browser.)  Feel free to download it or share it.


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Kate’s Theme

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August 2008
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Cue of the Week: “Vanguard Forward”

I’ve been away for most of the summer, but as of today the Cue of the Week feature is happily back online.

Please enjoy this week’s music selection, meant to evoke the pitter-pattering of little armored divisions.  The style is a blend between a traditional go-for-gusto orchestral sound with french horns a-blaring, and a more contemporary use of sampled drums and folk instrumentation.


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Vanguard Forward

Morituri Te Salutant // Michael Gordon Shapiro - HOMEPAGE MUSIC
  1. Morituri Te Salutant // Michael Gordon Shapiro - HOMEPAGE MUSIC
  2. Emerald, Texas // HOMEPAGE MUSIC
  3. Mythic Battle // HOMEPAGE MUSIC
  4. The Yard Sale // Michael Gordon Shapiro - HOMEPAGE MUSIC
  5. Investigations // HOMEPAGE MUSIC
  6. Home Room // HOMEPAGE MUSIC
  7. Sands of Arabia // HOMEPAGE MUSIC
  8. Spider Cult // HOMEPAGE MUSIC
  9. Poker Night // HOMEPAGE MUSIC