Hi folks - I normally post in the GPO listening forum, but this time I didn't use any GPO instruments and so it's best posted out here.
Ramin Djawadi composed the brilliant theme for the Game of Thrones opening sequence.
As an excerise in orchestration I composed my own theme but wanted to use the same styling, driving beat - big drums, strings, the solo cello lead, and also retain most of the chords. I did change it a bit on purpose and my orchestration here is a lot bigger in places.
This was tough to write, as it was difficult to play 'anything' other than the original theme when I was playing the cello parts. But I loved every second of it. Hope you enjoy.
(the buttons for adding URL links is missing!?) - sorry for the big link!