I'm assuming the "Balalaika" is mixed in to provide authenticity... and to me... total sadness. The film music providers are going to looking for some or all of this well done and well performed music. Great job as usual.
Best wishes for success. ----Dave
If only I had a "Balalaika" in my arsenal of instruments but unfortunately not Dave. I cheated and used a Chinese instrument called a Yan Qin and tweaked it as close as I could get to the real thing but don´t tell anyone LOL.
Beautiful song Gerry. So well done. Love the music.
Many thanks CT appreciate the listen and comments. Gerry
Very interesting and nice. I could hear it as a score. Do you pursue SYNC?
Sadly these days John I pursue nothing apart from the joy of composing and making music. LOL Best, Gerry
I was fascinated long ago by the ability of children in the midst of devastation to find hope, positive expectation, to play in a war zone.
The Nazi's wielding Government authority commanded the German Army to invade Russia in June, 1942, Operation Barbarosa. The Nazi SS (Schutzstaffel), a private militia of the Nazi Party (NSDAP), militarized, came behind the Army and slaughtered civilians, the Einsatzgruppen. Ben Ferencz was able to prosecute the commanders at Nuremberg using their signed reports of numbers killed, submitted to their Leadership Decision-Makers.https://www.google.com/search?q=ben...497j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Yes Children are resilient in the most adverse of conditions. A friend of mine said the music was more poignant due to Covid 19. The incredible thing is that in almost 7 months Covid 19 deaths World Wide are under 1 Million. In just 5 months, 1 week and 3 Days the death toll at Stalingrad was 2 Million. That number includes troops on both sides and Russian Civilians. Stalin decided to leave the civilian population of 400,000 in Stalingrad to lift the moral of the Russian troops. I Million Russian troops were either dead, wounded or missing at the end of the Battle and German loses were at 850,000. The figures are just too horrendous for most of us to comprehend or understand but I suspect if there was a hell on earth Stalingrad during those 5 months was it. Gerry
Nice job Gerry. You music captured the mood perfectly.
Hello John many thanks my friend. Best, Gerry
Ominous and haunting . . . Beautifully put together with some great touches (i.e., the guitar licks—really nice . . . don’t know why some of them reminded me of Mark Knopfler). Would be a credit to any film looking to use it as a score. Well done!
All my best,
Hi Deej as always many thanks for lending me your ears and kind words. Best Gerry