Rucksack Full of Pinon
This is my fake Ennio Morricone tune. I listened to a bunch of stuff from his whole career, and some Aaron Copland for another take on the American west. But when it comes down to it, those spaghetti western soundtracks are what I like.
So here's some strings and horns from the BBC's "Discover" orchestra put out by Spitfire Audio. You can get it free if you fill out a questionnaire. (https://www.spitfireaudio.com/bbc-so-discover/application/login/)
@katpiercemusic recorded an ACTUAL trumpet part for the first break, which is far superior to my MIDI trumpet ruminations in the first round.
Acoustic guitar for that western feel. Electric surf guitar and conga/bongo percussion for that 60's pop feel.
I downloaded the BBC orchestra yesterday, today is my first time trying to create an orchestral piece ever. It's a little loosey goosey, I did this in half a day. To compose music like this should take much more time and analysis. I was not looking the the score, to see where notes overlapped in different parts. I pretty much played everything by ear. This is not the way Serious Music is made. Morricone was a master of the form, I'm an amateur.
I spent some time in high school and college playing cello and double bass in symphonies. So I have some idea how the string parts are supposed to sound. But brass, woodwinds, and orchestral percussion are a huge mystery to me. So this is heavy on the strings.
Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.