I am done with school for the semester, so I finally have free time! So, let's get started...
I'll answer the questions that everyone asked on the Celtic post. But first, I would like to thank everyone for the encouraging words, ideas, and advice! It really meant a lot to me.
Question #1 from Noah: What do you think about Hans Zimmer? I think he is very original and has a great sound. The Pirates of the Caribbean and Sherlock Holmes are two of my favorite soundtracks, along with many of his others. While he is one of my favorite composers, my all time favorite is still James Newton Howard.
Question #2 from Jill Williamson: How many instruments do you play? My primary instrument is piano, and my “secondary” is flute (the fingering on the flute is the same for the piccolo, so I can also can play the piccolo). And I used to play the violin. I really want to learn all the instruments in the orchestra. How cool would that be?!
Question #3 from Cson: Has Peter Jackson talked to you about composing a soundtrack for The Hobbit movies yet? That’s classified information. :D
Before I get into the contest/new music, I wanted to say that... I've been interviewed!
Millardthemk, who by the way has an awesome blog interviewed me about two months ago. I forgot to mention is here on my blog... just click here to read it. Sorry it took me so long!
The contest: here are the names that people sent in...
The Wild Hills of Erin
The Hebride Fisherman
The Safest Way To Travel
So, now you vote! Which name should they be? The polls are to the left... they will be closed in two weeks. Whoever gets the most votes wins.
And now, a new song: two months ago, I did another song for Ranger's Apprentice. I just couldn't help myself. This one is called Will's Father. The song is based off the scene where the character Halt tells Will about his (Will's) father, and how he died a heroic death saving him ("him" being Halt). Here it is:
Will's Father by Jon M.
Please let me know what you think!
Right now, I'm working furiously on my pirates song. Maybe I'll post a sample soon...
Thanks for listening,