So I bought the Cello once again to the forefront. I thought about Russia and the war, Poland and their history and really got in the mood. Before I was given the completed film, I decided that I would write an opening theme in advance, like I did with St. John Bosco. I began with strings and soundscapes and added some phrases with Mystica - voices of female chants - as well as Cantus - male chants, subtly in the background whilst using the cello for the main theme and the piano as motion and movement, very eerie. I have spent the whole day so far mostly in building up the main titles.
I have the avi file of the film loaded in now so it gives me the correct time frame. I've added double strings, symphonic choirs, French horns, 2 or 3 types of pads, voices, piano, harp and baroque guitar and am finally now pleased with it; it is rich enough for an introduction. It's got the entire atmosphere of the Polish setting and is taking shape. I am very pleased to finally be working on the music for this film as it's been in the making for a while.
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