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October 2008
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Cue of the Week: “Leaving Dunsmir”

More fantasy-genre music this week, and by fantasy I mean bifurcating monsters with a halberd, rather than fine wine on a tropical island. A little bit heroic, a little bit nostalgic, a little bit militaristic. Enjoy!


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Leaving Dunsmir
 

26
September 2008
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Cue of the Week: “The Fourth Tribe”

In contrast to the acoustic-symphonic gravitas of last week’s musical selection, here’s a contemporary action-adventure theme that blends orchestra, electronica, rock, and far east ethnic instrumentation. Feel free to march towards the camera in dramatic slow motion while you listen.


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The Fourth Tribe
 

19
September 2008
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Cue of the Week: “Darkness and Light”

“Darkness and Light” was written as a companion piece to last week’s “Honor and Steel”. It’s a brooding and seething piece for strings and winds, meant to evoke a sense of dark forces at work and general foreboding. (So if you can’t quite get enough premonitions of impending doom in your life, then this is the music for you.) Performance courtesy of members of the Prague Symphony, and Orchestra dot net.


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Darkness and Light
 

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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
 

Morituri Te Salutant // Michael Gordon Shapiro - HOMEPAGE MUSIC
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  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