Written for my little buddy Noah for his first Christmas, this is based on the children's song "The Animals Went In Two By Two".
That's "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" for those in the USA, or "That awesome music from Die Hard with a Vengeance" for those with excellent movie taste.
[NB "The Animals Went In Two By Two" is not based on real events. #science]
Here's the score for Star Wars-style title music that I was asked to write for SaberSense. They make fantastic lightsabers to order. You can see their full promo video and a link to their website here. Lots of fun following in John Williams' considerable footsteps.
Two minutes and five pages of heroic action scoring for DC's Stargirl. If performing live, ensure you engage the services of a full [insert plural here] of percussionists. Or an octopus...
You can watch the music with the action here.
An entry for The Cue Tube's #scorerelief2021; an excellent cause supporting technical workers in the entertainment industries affected by lockdown.
'Spring' is a lovely little short film about a girl and her dog, ushering in the new season, which you can see here.
This is a re-scoring of the trailer for John Woo's "The Killer". I left the sound effects out because there are so many awesome action shots, no music can stand up to them.
A brooding, powerful piece for orchestra with nary a wind instrument in ear-shot (horns: you are brass - full stop). This is perfect for trailers, utilising as it does Hans Zimmer style "BRAAAMS" to diaphragm-rattling effect.
It has a companion piece written for solo piano; a more tranquil take on the same short motif. You can hear that here.
Could this be a previously undiscovered Johannes Brahms lullaby?
No, but it's lovely nonetheless. This is a pretty, seven minute adventure - listen while you make the tea at work for those suckers that aren't listening too.