C.63 - "March Theme #1"

Composed: ~July to August 2014

     This "March Theme" was originally going to be "Heat Theme #2", but after it started sounding increasingly militaristic, it became a "March Theme". While it follows a very cliché harmonic sequence (as do most of these video game themes), there is something rather catchy about the propulsive ostinato in the brass and strings. Combined with the chromatic segment with the trumpets and it becomes something more interesting.

     The booming of the bass drums was intended to represent cannon fire, for whatever reason, even if I did not envision cannons to be present in a video game where this theme could be used.

     In 2019, I re-purposed this composition into a video track for my music library, "RPG Orchestral Essentials", giving it a proper title - "The Tread of War".

Reminiscence written on 19th July 2016

Last updated: 20th October 2018

© 2020 Jonathan Shaw