Horner’s <i>Glory</i>: Horns of Glory

Dec

12

2012

There are certain instruments that are standard within the orchestral palette for evoking particular emotions and setting the score within a specific context. As I covered in my previous post, the oboe is a widely-used emotionally-charged instrument; at least, when there’s not dialogue underneath...

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Composition vs. Orchestration: Examining the Melody of <i>Schindler’s List</i>

Nov

30

2012

As a film score composer, one thing that I’ve observed in studying films and the way their scores interact is the way the composition and orchestration of the music operate, often independently. For those who aren’t familiar with music terminology, composition refers to what you probably...

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