Music Composers Unite!
Well I've been writing orchestral music for around 18 months now and of late I've been working on some really nice pieces but they've been generally quite introspective and low-key.
I decided that it was time for me to write a real 'adventure' piece of music, drawing on influences from John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith.
So, without further ado I present Night Escape. This piece is a real homage to some of my favourite adventure scores. You can download it from http://www.jamessemple.com/music/escape.mp3.
People who've been following my blog should also be pleased by the amount of chromatic mediants and tritone changes I threw in. This time I've even used chromatic changes over a constant bass note in a polytonal manner. All this over alternating bars of 4/4 and 5/4 in true Jerry Goldsmith style.
This was also another chance to showcase WIVI which I used for all brass and woodwinds in the piece.
Hope you all like it!