An ice world where an epic battle is taking place right nowâ€¦
Two armies battle for the ultimate goalâ€¦survival!
But if you look a little closer, you will discover something unusual in the ranksâ€¦
Here is “The Battle of New Hope”, the complete score of my new orchestral work!
Use your fantasy to imagine all the characters of the battle while you listen at the foreground themes and background music!
Listen freely to this song at: https://play.spotify.com/album/0TcWQb6TpFhIW6LKheTaoK
The single is available on the main digital music online stores (Amazon, iTunes).
Please find here attached the MP3 preview of the work.
THE GENESIS OF THE MUSIC.
Having spent so much time listening to music from John Williams and Hans Zimmer, from the epic themes of â€śStar Warsâ€ť to the great ones of â€śPirates of the Caribbeanâ€ť, one day I said to myself â€śI also want to create something I would like to listen to!â€ť. The inspiration was Johnâ€™s and Hansâ€™ music and the goal was to create music consisting entirely of â€śmeaningfulâ€ť parts, without any â€śfillerâ€ť or repetition, which are needed in soundtrack music to follow the development of the images, but that may affect the general â€śsound performanceâ€ť when the music is listened alone, without any â€śvisual helpâ€ť. So, the goal was also to create some sort of â€śsoundtrack music without a movieâ€ť, to be only enjoyed through imagination, without the help of any visual art.
Therefore, I will not tell you what I had in mind when I wrote every single second of the score!
There is a â€śmusical climaxâ€ť at about minute 4:00, where the flutes, oboes and harp leave the scene and strings come in. This is an â€śexperimentâ€ť: the goal is to create a moment in which, after some sort of quiet anticipation, the listener is taken by a sudden back shiver of emotion. The experiment will succeed if You will feel that shiver too!
This music is definable as â€śa programmaâ€ť music and describes a battle on an ice planet. The title is inspired to the well known â€śThe Battle ofâ€ť songs of the Star Wars soundtracks and the planet New Hope may seem inspired to â€śEpisode IV â€“ A New Hopeâ€ť. I will never know if this was a conscious citationâ€¦ However, the music is entirely original and I wrote it â€śfrom scratchâ€ť. This should have been a suite containing themes of different characters and situations. Then, I would have written additional tracks with the development of each theme. But, for now, this is it, and â€śThe Battle of New Hopeâ€ť must be considered a complete single work.
Since I donâ€™t have a good hi-fi system, I think that the best way for me to listen to music is through earphones.
Then, if you know music writing, you should have the relevant sheet music at hand.
You can view the sheet music for â€śThe Battle of New Hopeâ€ť at:
A 2-minute MP3 preview of the song is also available there:
The best thing I can think of, about â€śThe Battle of New Hopeâ€ť is that I would like to hear it in a live orchestral performance, so, if you have an orchestra at hand, I would be glad to offer you a â€śperforming licenseâ€ť for free!
WHAT IS NEXT
I plan to release a 5-minute soundtrack inspired by a short movie by a friend of mine, but the short is currently work in progress, so I will let you know as soon as possible! Then I will release some orchestral music for free, although this is still at an early stage of development, since it takes about three months for me to â€śfine tuneâ€ť a song: if a part doesnâ€™t sound good, I will simply change it, again and again.