Well the deadline has come and gone and not a word from the publisher so I assume this project is now dead. On the up side I can publish the piece :-)
The brief was for modern anthemic music in a classical style; no time limit was given, no other stylistic direction was given. The client was the FIFA football association for a theme for the 2006 world cup. I assume the piece will now not be forwarded.
Still, I like it a lot so I moved it up into the general catalogue area. For everybody who already heard it, this mix is unchanged.
However, your anthem was maybe too small for such event as the World Cup in Football. The anthem should be big in scale and extremely powerful. Something like you hear in "Zadok the priest" by Handel, which the Italian league has used as it's anthem.
John, I really like this!
There are some places that remind me of Dave Grusin
Cool stuff, the guitar is so cool,
Nice mix too!
Hey Dan! Thanks man! I need to work on the technique a bit with the guitars, they are really nice samples though. I think a guitar-based composition is ready to come forth, something light a la W.G.Snuffy Walden. I'll try to get some GPO in there too, so I have an excuse to post here :-))
I think the mix was basically just some light compression and strategic eq/spectralizer. I spent the most time messing around with the analogue drum stuff (totally new area for me) :-)