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Hello all. One of my good friends had created this short film, involving a guy getting a lightsaber delivered to him in the mail. He asked me if I could compose a soundtrack for his film, to which I immediately agreed. Now, because this is related to Star Wars in many ways, I felt it was necessary to use some of John Williams' themes and motifs. Even so, this soundtrack has some of my own original music too. So, the film itself and my soundtrack are attached in this post.
To the one of the most influential film composers of all-time, I salute you. You have inspired so many people to become composers. You introduced many of us to leitmotifs in film, and interpolated the melodies of Holst, Strauss, and Wagner in your music. Your 1977 film score is ranked as the Greatest American Film Score ever. http://connect.afi.com/site/DocServer/scores25.pdf?docID=222 You have inspired me to become the composer I am today! Happy Birthday John Williams!
I understand this topic may be asking something vague (I'm not asking anything specific yet I am looking for something specific), so please do feel free to add whatever musical knowledge you have to it. It's very simple I think, to grasp these short snippets, but I find these two to be rather intelligent and enjoyable to listen to, if I could only extract more influence from something of their length. I would love to get some more ideas as to similarities or possible influences. I'd much appreciate your help and like for you to listen. These two pieces are pretty mainstream as far as classical music, but I regard here really only the specific passing of notes within the specified time frame. The first (1:42-1:48) is the quick passing of the french horn/trombone and accompaniment beginning at 1:42 and finishing only several seconds later, its unfortunately so short The same theme is introduced and modeled similiarly only some bars before it, played on the flutes, though the horns definitely give an interesting feel. I would really simply just love to hear more in this style and know what this 'repetitive, rhythmic, joyous, perhaps jolly' component may have been influenced by. I may already have weak ideas, but the purpose is for you to hopefully show me something I don't know about. It could be obvious. The second (0:11-0:23) faintly resembles the compositional intelligence of the first, except it is more melodically drawn and developed with less 'effect', the melody that begins after 0:11 and stops at 0:23, Many of you probably know it In some sense it does feel like a melody of simple introductory chance, though there is a certain intelligent purposefulness to the melody and harmony, in of course its simplicity, that seems supernatural or elite to me, In both sudden cases, which I'm sure is a common feature of musical subjectivity. (Let me remind myself of a similar horn sound from the first, in this soundtrack that is not so within the 'pop' harmony at 3:14 , a track of which interestingly the first clip I posted has a similar rhythmic feel to, in the guitar-to-strings hay dance of sorts at the beginning of the third clip: 0:21, which I quite enjoy. Feel free to comment on these segments too.. Not directly related but gives some notion.)Please feel free to comment here at any rate of similar discussion, or any ideas about just one of these. Thanks for reading/listening to my simple pleasures.