Thursday, September 29, 2011

Music: We March as Brothers

This one is the composer's cut of the credits music from Ponder Pictures' upcoming short, working title "Brothers II". Please pray for Spencer Weaver and crew as they continue to work on this film!

A bit of trivia for my much appreciated blog visitors. Can anyone identify:

1. The wind instrument at 1:37 and another score in which it features prominently?
2. The piece of music that the director gave me to style the opening "Brothers' March" after?


Seriously, you all are much appreciated. I thank people in the comments all the time, but I am just now thinking about how much I enjoy getting y'alls responses.


We March as Brothers - "Brothers II" by gabrielhudelson

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Music: I Don't Believe in Guns

As with last week, this week's piece is from a project that I'm currently scoring. Here's the teaser trailer (which I did not score).

Enjoy! I need to get back to work... :-)

Introduction / Main Titles / First Victim - I Don't Believe in Guns by gabrielhudelson

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Music: A Peek Into A Project

This piece of the week is a bit different. Rather than being composed for its own sake, this is actually from a film score in progress. Today's Piece-of-the-Week is my initial title concept which I wrote for Ponder Pictures' next film, working title being "Brothers 2".

Don't the EWQL bagpipes (which will probably not be used in the actual film) sound excellent?

Early Concept from "Brothers II" by gabrielhudelson

Saturday, September 10, 2011

1 Cor. 6 - on effeminacy

Paul, being intolerant again...

"Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God." (1 Cor. 6)

The Greek word for "effeminate" there can be translated "soft" or "fine".

I really was shocked (in a thrilled "why haven't I seen this before!" way) to realize that "effeminate" is in this list.

Has anyone else noticed the fad of girly, soft young men lately? I'm getting tired of it. I even see it among homeschoolers. A gentle, quiet softness that isn't just manly meekness- it's girly. And it's disgusting. And it's unBiblical, most importantly.

And it's so fashionable, it seems, today.

I'm not advocating boorish, vulgar manhood- just manly manhood.

Any other men out there who agree? Who desire to have a bit of thunder in their step, lion in their voice, iron in their grip, determination in their stride, fiery vision in their eyes?

Of course, this strength must be tempered by meekness. Strength under control for The Glory of God.

But I can be meek and still be very firmly a man.

May it be so. By God's Grace, for His Glory.


(See part 2 for more on this topic)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Music: Inevitable

My piece of the week comes this time equipped with a 3D globe render from Genesis Effects, the family effects division. I pulled out good ol' EWQL Symphonic Choirs on this one.

Inevitable by gabrielhudelson

(Whoa, I didn't know I could embed like that... awsem!)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Music: The Road Home

This piece I wrote as a kind of audition for a potential client (sans-harmonica and with a few differences :-), and if you feel led you could pray that God would grant me favor in the client's sight.

However, it is also a stylistic stretch which was good for me- and it's my POTW. I'm envisioning a man- not quite a hobo, but having long been lost, tired, and wandering, very weathered, coated in dust and sweat, finally making his way down the last long stretch of dirt road, through the cornfields that he knows, and coming home.

What do you think? Does the piece sound good? Does it tell the story well? Is it interesting? How could it be better?

The Road Home