Instruments: Percussion, Basses, Bass Clarinet, Tubas, Trombones, Clarinets, Flutes, Oboes, French Horns
Feel: Dark, Driving, Epic
I like the waterphone in this piece. It is a bunch of metal tubes welded together, and played with a bow. It is that creepy high-pitched thing you hear in horror movies all the time.
Instruments: Shakuhachi, Koto, Bansuri, Percussion, Synths
Feel: Mystical, Eerie, Epic
So, you got an action movie set in India with an awesome badass antihero who just kills people with her mind. Boy, have I got the music for your introductory scene! Serious badassery going down here. This piece is sharp and crisp and just cool.
Instruments: Guitar, Choir, Percussion, Basses, Cellos, Violas, Violins
Feel: Action, Epic, Intense
This piece starts BIG. Originally, this piece started slowly and built... and then I got bored and chopped out all the slowness. There are still dynamics, but if you need bigness from the get-go - here's what you get! Vroom! BIG BIG BIG! Could be too big. Could be. Probably isn't. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: Violins, Violas, Cellos, Basses, Flutes, French Horns, Trombones, Tuba, Percussion, Piano
Feel: Action, Epic, Intense, Suspenseful
Starts small, gets big... then smaller, then REALLY big... then small again. Kind of like a turtle. Actually, it is entirely possible that I just kept seeing different turtles. I mean, they all sort of look like turtles; I wasn't tagging them or marking them with chalk or anything. Chalk will probably just wash off in the pond anyway. Oh! Kind of like a puffer fish! Like a musical puffer fish! Perfect. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
|Curse of the Scarab
"Curse of the Scarab"
Instruments: Xylophone, English Horn, Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Flutes, French Horn, Basses, Cellos, Percussion
Feel: Dark, Epic, Action, Driving
Five! Five full minutes of battle fighting action bits with a bit of an Egyptian flair! For some reason I associate English horn with desert nomads. There must have been some cultural reference in my youth to that effect. Super crazy awesome brass is super crazy awesome... wait for it... you'll be glad you did! Uncompressed download comes with fully loopable mix. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
|Final Battle of the Dark Wizards
"Final Battle of the Dark Wizards"
Instruments: Synths, Choir, Percussion, French Horns, Trumpets, Violas
Feel: Dark, Intense, Unnerving, Epic, Mystical
Slowly building tension power that really gets going when the super gnarly drums kick in after the violas... sort of in the section with the trumpet.... then there's this part that's all like "AHHHH AHHHHHH AAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!" And then there's some more "AHHHHHHHHH" and then even more and its like a new key or something, and the drums are all distorted and slammin', and then there's this wwwwwwhhhhHHHHHOOOOOOOSHHHH!!!! and some more french horn majesty - and like another keychange or something... but definitely some bass drum. The big bass drum that you stand up and hit with a mallet... not the kind you stick on the floor... and stomp on a pedal that is attached to a mallet that hits the floor drum. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
|The Curtain Rises
"The Curtain Rises"
Instruments: violins, french horn, tympani, brass, percussion
Feel: Bright, Epic
A short bit of fanfare, like the kind that opens movies. Trillerific! You can download this in uncompressed format here! Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: Percussion, synths, strings
Feel: Epic, Intense
Action-y intense like percussion based piece. Need to defuse a bomb while riding in a pedi-cab? This should work well for that. Or anything where tension needs to be maintained. You can download this in uncompressed format here! Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: Strings, Flute, Choir
Feel: Dark, Epic, Uplifting, Somber
Starts with a big hit, and then a steady string drone with a beautiful flute line on top. Choirs kick in 2/3 of the way to bring up the mood. You can purchase the uncompressed AIFF files of this here. (10 different files x 2 formats each)
Instruments: Cimbasso, Tuba, Trombones, French Horns, Trumpets, Basses, Cellos, Violas, Violins, Clarinet, Flute, Synths
Feel: Action, Aggressive, Dark, Driving, Epic, Intense, Suspenseful
Orchestral hybrid piece in 7/8 time. This one starts slow and bold, and ramps into fast and furious with an unrelenting melody.