I realized that Two Steps From Hell does not only create epic music. They do very well with these types of film pieces as well!
Something nice and short to keep you entertained.
Here is a list that I think will keep you busy for a while: Sam Tsui, Christina Grimmie, AHMIR, Jake Bruene, Megan Nicole, Dave Days, Tiffany Alvord. Many of these artists will soon or already have their own record labels and albums. Perhaps not the type of success that I would want, but a musical success nonetheless. I have nothing but respect for these people. Except Tiffany Alvord. I think she’s also extremely cute.
For the few weeks that I’ve been without a keyboard, I didn’t stop doing musical activities. I did scores studies and transcriptions, which made me much more fluent in transposition. I plan to keep on doing more with just pencil and paper, as I have realized it can teach me quite a lot.
Here is an image of my current setup:
Back to composing for now. I have to make up for the missed time!
Personally, I fell in love with the story after watching the film version for the first time. Since then I have seen the movie countless times and have seen the production in Broadway. If you have not, go see it on Broadway. It is definitely one experience you will never regret.
The music itself is so well crafted that it pulls at my emotions no matter how many times I listen to the songs. Perhaps it is because I have a personal story entwined with each and every one of them, or perhaps it is because the story of the Phantom is simply so memorable. Whatever the reason, I know I will never get tired of listening to these songs.
And for the fellow Phans out there who don’t know about it yet, there is a sequel by Andrew Lloyd Webber currently on West End called Love Never Dies. The soundtrack is just as haunting, but I have heard the plot has received bad reviews. Perhaps the composer’s major revisions that took place not too long ago changed the opinions, but nonetheless I plan to go see it on Broadway.
What can I say? Howard Shore created a miracle with the trilogy.
I don’t think the energetic melodies will leave my head for a long while. It was a week to remember for the rest of my life.