Hello everyone. It's been a good while since I last posted on the forums. So long in fact, I had forgotten my login info. and had to create another account, LOL.
I’ve been working on a score that I came up with the idea for, by playing a lot of MMORPG’S (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest and Runes of Magic, just to name a few. In all of these games, there are many heroes but, I decided to create and focus on my own legend. I wanted to compose something that had the huge “Epic” sound that is found in many of these games.
This is just the first 1:25 mock-up of the score but, I wanted to post it to get some feedback as to the mix, instruments, flow and mostly, if I have achieved that “Epic” sound thus far.
The intro of this track uses a lot of choir libraries and was, honestly, the most difficult and time consuming part of the score so far. I wanted a choir in the intro to convey a pure of heart, peaceful place to start from.
I thought it would be a good idea to set the scene for the score, so the listeners could have the same visual representation I had when composing this. (You’re welcome to conjure up your own as you listen)…
The scene opens with a fade in as the camera floats from above the trees through the mist of a forest; and finally to a small village’s daily activities. As the music crescendos, a cry is heard as a small boy runs into the village…”He’s coming! He’s coming!” The villagers take notice of the boy and a crowd begins to form as the camera floats over the villager’s heads, passing through the dense trees. As the crescendo reaches its climax, the last warrior appears on horseback riding at full speed towards the village…
With the scene set, and the popcorn hot and buttery, without further adieu, I give you, The Last Warrior.