Mark Charan Newton talks about some of his favourite orchestral pieces over on his blog. I’m a big fan of orchestral music to write to and have a library of movie soundtracks I can call on depending on the mood of the scene I’m writing.
Something light and thoughtful might call for Lady in the Water or I, Legend. Something a bit more mysterious might call for something like The Fountain. Or if I want to blow shit up there’s soundtracks like Stardust.
But, with apologies for people who saw this on the old blog, the album I’ve been writing to solidly for the last few weeks is Two Steps From Hell’s Invincible.
Two Steps From Hell are a company that specialise in writing music for movie trailers. They’ve never scored a film and this is their first album (released due to public demand). They are effectively music for hire. But what music!