03 July 2009
Cue of the Week: “A Nation of Kings”
As Independence Day is approaching for those of us in the USA, something patriotic seems to be in order. Rather than post a music cue with brassy oomph and snare drums (which I do frequently anyway), here’s something with a triumphant but more understated mood. This cue for strings and solo woodwinds – written when I was a swaddling composer of about twenty four – accompanies the final scene of the film The F-Zone. Given that the film concerns escape from tax abuse, its music seems appropriate for this particular holiday.
The music starts with a moody tone, then eventually flourishes into a more affirmative mood. Happy (impending) Fourth!
(Click on the play button to stream, or the cue title to download.)
|A Nation of Kings|
Ah yes the opening does evoke the solemness of a person with open checkbook, weeping that the money he’s worked so hard for will be going to support random and pointless things instead of his hopes and dreams.
P.S. you’re powered by wordpress? trippy, I like calories and excitement myself.
This is a beautiful piece of music. Viva the freedom lovers and infidels of reason.