Recreating Aslan’s Theme

Who else grew up watching the BBC version of Narnia?

I recreated Aslan’s Theme from the opening and closing credits. It was a lot of trial and error and trying to make my sample libraries do the right thing but I think I got a fairly accurate copy in the end. I learned a lot more about orchestration in the process. If anyone’s interested, here’s a link to a copy of the notation and midi file.

Geoffrey Alan Burgon was the original composer, born in Hampshire. He sadly died in 2010. Among his most recognisable works are Monty Python’s Life of Brian for film, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Brideshead Revisited for television, the latter two earning Ivor Novello Awards in 1979 and 1981 respectively.

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