As part of my Mmus in composition at Royal Holloway University I was required to write some cues to the film Vipere Au Poing. The music for the original film was written by my lecturer Brian Lock. The music posed a challenge in many way: learning to use Apple Macs, learning Logic Pro, synchronising to film to name but a few. The course demanded that the soundtrack had to be orchestral in nature hence the scoring for:
Piccolo Flutes 1,2 Oboes 1,2 Clarinets 1,2 Bassoons 1,2 Contra Bassoon 1 Horns 1,2,3,4 Trumpets 1,2,3 Trombones 1,2,3 Timpani Harp Percussion Strings
I produced five cues for the film:
The Shadow | Butterflies | The Watch | Kid's Prison | The Portrait
Cue 2: Butterflies: The father is out pursuing his hobby of collecting butterflies. He muses over the names they have and calls to the boys who are playing near by. The light-hearted score to this scene is based on the Father motif. This is presented and developed. As the father muses over the latin names of the butterflies (bar 21, TCR 04:03:56) a new idea is introduced which employs the movies Main Theme and the Father motif. This is interrupted by small outbursts as the boys are called on and appear. The new idea is further developed before the boys appear again just before the end of the cue.