Since I've been slack lately I haven't got any writing done. Shame on me. Anyway, I thought it was high time I did a post on music to novel by, chiefly movie scores (and the composers) and instrumental playing. I'm posting the music by artist, even though there are some artists that I only know a few of. I thought I'd post some photos too, since we rarely know what these people look like! So, here goes!
Here is one we all know! Hans Zimmer is the master of film scores, and has supplied us authors with bountiful music tracks to boost our imaginations. Chief among his movie scores that I have found awesome and inspiring:
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Prince of Egypt
Back to the Future
This one most of us should know. Apart from composing music from some of my much loved younger movies, such as "Balto" and "Jumunji", James Horner composed the sweeping soundtrack for "Titanic". He was also behind the score for "An American Tail".
An American Tail
Getting more obscure now. Danny Elfman has been known for composing music scores alongside the movies of Tim Burton. One of which that I enjoy the music from is "Edward Scissorhands", particularly the song "Ice Dance". This music has a mystical fantasy quality to it that makes it pretty. I also like some of the songs from a more recent version of "Charlotte's Web". I can't find the soundtrack for it on YouTube, but there is a beautiful song called "Ordinary Miracle" in it by Sarah McLachlan, so I'll post that instead.
I'm now onto one artist per soundtrack so I'll skip out on the photos. * smiles * Randy Eldelman is the score composer to one of my favourite movies, "While You Were Sleeping". The music is so sweet and moving, along with really funny themes for hilarious parts in the movie.
While You Were Sleeping
I don't know much at all about this artist, except for her name. I love the score she wrote for the movie "Emma" though.
Ok, so I didn't even know this guy's name, I had to look it up before I posted about the music! This guy just about mirrored Hans Zimmer with his score for the "National Treasure" duo. I was absolutely certain it was composed by Zimmer till I looked it up. Anyway, copycat or not, this soundtrack is epic. So full of espionage, it overflows with a spy theme aura. I love it!
National Treasure: Book of Secrets
Last, but definitely, absolutely, never least, this composer takes the epic cake of movie scores. This man composed the music for "The Man from Snowy River", my all time very favourite movie. The music in this movie really tips the scale of sweeping. It's one of those rare scores that drag you into the movie, so that you feel a part of every emotion that is happening. Words cannot describe, so I will post it here:
The Man From Snowy River