Before+After: FAR AWAY BATTLE CRIES
Writing and working out classical guitar pieces for my up-coming album STRINGS IN ACTION gave me the idea to let the guitar stand on its own - for show. Most of these pieces work well by themselves, while some, written simultaneously with the orchestral score, do need the strings and brass and cinematic percussion to really come to live. This is the case with FAR AWAY BATTLE CRIES (below):
This particular piece was definitely inspired by Zimmerian scores such as the ones he did for 'Inception' and Batman. I do like most of Hans Zimmer's writing, but his heavy use of brass, especially the extraordinary amount of trombones in his Batman work, gave me the idea for the ending on FAR AWAY BATTLE CRIES. The simple guitar part really comes to life on top of the French horns and trombones.
Listen to the complete track and more here... STRINGS IN ACTION