During the last weekend of February I was composing and producing an orchestral track for the ScoreLive London Film Scoring Competition 2020. The contest consisted in the composition of a track for a 65-piece orchestra (see below) of aprox. 2 minutes. I choose to compose a powerful track with orchestral tuttis but with section to share the main role to the different sections. You can listen the track below.
According the comments of the coordinators, it was an extremely close run competition with entries from composers of all the world so the judges needed more time to deliberate. I would like to mention that one of the judges was the videogames composer Garry Schyman (Bioshock, Middle-Earth Shadows of War) and another was the famous orchestrator Pete Anthony that is the name behing a hundreds of films as I Robot, Spiderman, Dumbo or Fantastic Beast and Where to Find them.
Finally, I won a Runner-up price and was selected as one THE 12 CONTEMPORARY MALE COMPOSERS. Being honest, to be listened and valorated by these great artist is a prize more than enough but to be selected as top 12 is for me an incredible honor.
I hope you like the track.
2 flautas (one player can also play piccolo)
2 oboe (one player can also play english horn)
2 clarinets (one player can also play bass clarinet)
2 bassoon (one player can also play contrabassoon)
8 french horns
2 trumpets (in B flat or in C)
4 trombones (1 bass trombone)
12 first violins
10 second violins
2 double basses (4 strings)
1 player for 4 timpani (32”, 29", 26", 23")
2 players for orchestral percussion maximum 2 instruments for each player
Bass drum, snare drum, congas, bongos, drum set (BD, Snare, Hi-hat, 1 12” high tom, 1 16” floor tom, 1 Ride Cymbal, 2 Crash Cymbals). Cymbals a 2,1 tam tam
Xylophone, vibraphone, glockenspiel, marimba, tubular bells, Triangle, wind chimes, sleigh bells, finger cymbals, 2 cowbells, tambourine, guiro, castanets,
3 temple blocks, ratchet, claves, cabasa, maracas, whip, vibra slap Various whistles