We spent a day sketching, another to orchestrate and then checked it by conducting a piano reduction with a rehearsal pianist
and then the big day with an outstanding 23 piece orchestra. 3 takes and there we were.
Here’s the clip without any music.
Here it is with my take on the score.
(A portion of an early sketch – it changed continuously until 3am the night before the recording!)
And I don’t remember what the original by John Powell sounded like. What was really interesting was seeing other Composers versions of the same scene (we had a choice of 4 scenes.) No one sounded alike and everyone had their own voice/thumbprint.
A great exercise and highly recommended for Composers and anyone interested in Film Music. You can audit the program as well which may be useful for Producers/Directors wanting to know how the whole process works – and having a pick of 18 amazing composers to work with in the same room!