Instruments: Oboe, Strings, Snare Drum
Feel: Bouncy, Dark, Humorous, Mysterious
An oboe and a snare drum dance a tantalizing number with the whimsical plucks of a string quartet. The staccato nature of the music suggests walking on tiptoes, while the nasal notes of the oboe flits about almost imperceptibly. In the final minute, the string quartet plays a simple rhythm, before the oboe and snare drum crescendo to the finale.
Sheet Music: Available!
|Not As It Seems
"Not As It Seems"
Instruments: Oboe, Harp, Horns, Tuba, Percussion
Feel: Eerie, Mystical, Suspenseful
A quizzical harp and bell introduction transports you to a mysterious land of magic as bouncing horns and pounding bass drums signify peril. In the last twenty seconds an orchestra takes over and the intensity rises, leaving the scene in danger?s hands.
Instruments: Music Box, Choir
Feel: Calming, Unnerving
The child-like music box is the constant in this piece, but the repetition of the melody shifts from innocence to the music of a character detached from life, on the verge of psychoses or paranoia. The choir in the background lends the music a heavenly, albeit sepulchral feel.
Feel: Grooving, Suspenseful
The solid beat and dark melody reverberate, giving the simplicity of this single-instrument piece the feeling of mounting tension and unease. Useful for a documentary showing pain, poverty, or imprisonment.
Instruments: Alto Flute
Feel: Bouncy, Humorous, Suspenseful
Ascending and descending chromatic scales gives this piece an air of mischief; perfectly suited for a cartoon. It has moments of tenuous fluidity, rapid motion, and a touch of suspense, making it perfect for the classic scene where the hero is sneaking past the sleeping giant.
Feel: Dark, Somber
Deeply troubling and somber, this piece is heavy on the bass strings, especially in the last minute. The feel is very dark and funereal, and could be used to depict the beginning of the apocalypse.
|The Other Side of the Door
"The Other Side of the Door"
Instruments: Harp, Oboe, Flue, Strings
Feel: Driving, Mysterious, Mystical
A quick and off-color melody on the harp transports you to a mystical eerie world, while a flute plays a sweet melody, and pizzicato strings create a playful undertone. Quite a bit happens in this piece musically, it can be used to complement scenes of mischief, an eerie scene, or a world of magic and intrigue.
|Procession of the King
"Procession of the King"
Feel: Intense, Uplifting
A strings only piece, evocative of love, romance, and pride. Just before the one minute mark the music takes an unexpected turn, becoming intensely emotional and beautiful as the strings play in the higher register with a slight tremolo, with the bass filling up the empty space in the last half minute.
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At Rest Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Instruments: Piano, Voice, Strings, Choir
Feel: Relaxed, Somber
A recurring voice melody cascades over piano chords that sway in the breeze. Strings and horns then play the melody as the piano is slightly more forceful before settling again. It is suggestive of sadness, but with a sense of closure and peace.
Instruments: Brass, Percussion, Xylophone, Strings
Feel: Action, Driving, Intense
Instruments: Guitar, Recorder, Percussion, Dulcimer
Feel: Bouncy, Bright
Solid in pace, The Thatched Roof Villagers moves with percussion and a number of flutes and pipes struggling for dominance. The real joy of the piece is halfway through when the tinny dulcimer plays the melody and is then joined by the flutes in melody and harmony. The music is jovial and inviting. Loopable.