This lyrical orchestral passage accompanies a turning point in the film Against Time, where a warm moment of bonding becomes foreboding. The score follows suit, opening with a nostalgic theme for strings and woodwinds, then shifting to a darker texture.
A simple three-chord progression represents the good feeling; at the fulcrum where things turn ominous, I invert the progression so that it starts to descend. Normally I try to avoid “intellectual” maneuvers in music, but in this case I thought the gesture really worked. Shortly after, the French horns enter with a disquieting sound that lets us know that the mood is turning darker.
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