I'm trying to put some 40's like war music together for a PSP game. I'm not quite there but would like some comments on this tiny attempt.
It's just a bunch of various clichés or ideas thrown one after another, it's not supposed to be any transition between parts, so transitions are rather poor and unworked.
Things I know: the muted trumpets suck, it sounds more like western music than war music... I think the trumpet would be the obvious instrument to sing the fallen.
GPO powered except for the trumpets (SAM). I think I'm gonna add some stopped horns for a more 40's feeling (SAM again). (some funny thing is happening in this piece, I don't know how I did that but I'd swear the viola section in the back sounds like a french horn at 0:56)
My only disapointment about GPO is about the brass, and if Gary Garritan reads this => I'd definitely spend some bucks on a GPO update with new brasses. Even in SAM brass some articulations are missing for stopped and muted instruments.
Here's that bit of music I share: http://traven.planet-d.net/ns/tentative_1.mp3
EDITED Feb.24th.2005: http://traven.planet-d.net/ns/tentative_1+.mp3
Please give me hints on how to make WAR music ! (I hate war myself so I'm not too enlightened on the subject )
Thanks a lot,