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Re: Soundtrack rough draft

On 28.02.2004 15:31, Patrick Forhan wrote:
> Dave Fancella wrote:
> > How long should it be?  I finally got to a point where I thought "Ok, now it's 
> > time to master and post to the list".  Then I discovered the thing is seven 
> > minutes long!  Ouch.  Once upon a time I'd spend 3 hours writing a song only 
> > to find it was a minute and a half long.
> For what it's worth, Warlords 2 Deluxe came with about 30 tracks, which 
> played randomly.  Some moody and daunting, others brassy calls to war. 
> Probably 20-25 minutes total.  But that is a tall order.

That would be less than a minute per track? Seems really short to me.

> I'm no musician, so I'm probably not telling you anything you don't 
> already know, but of course the most fun thing for a listener is a 
> theme, unexpected, in a different style of song, but recognizable from 
> other places.  I can't think of any good examples, but Disney 
> soundtracks certainly do this.

One very good example of this is the soundtrack from "The Rock" IMO. A
few very different tracks (major changes intra-track even) but you can
always identify the main theme.