Instruments: Guitar, Drums, Bass, Organ
Feel: Grooving, Relaxed, Mysterious
This was written for a sneaky-yet-cool scene. The kind where our main character is trailing a subject to find out where they get the amazing cheese they serve at their restaurant. There's a bunch of bits where the paranoid restauranteur turns around unexpectedly and Private Detective Alice Winterbottom has to duck behind dumpsters, or spin around casually pretending to be on a phone call, or hide behind a watermelon at the fruit stand.
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!
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.
Instruments: Pizzicato strings, clave, bassoon, bass
Feel: Humorous, Mysterious
Tight pizz string section, joined by a lone bassoon on the recapitulation.