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Period Showreel

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'Period' include costume dramas, historical dramas, war films, medieval romps, or 'period pictures' that often cover a large expanse of time set against a vast, panoramic backdrop. Epics are often a more spectacular, lavish version of a biopic film. Some 'sword and sandal' films (Biblical epics or films occuring during antiquity) qualify as a sub-genre.


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1 Return to Shiloh [1:31] - David Gosnell Return to Shiloh [1:31] David Gosnell Classical Orchestra
A story from American history, not the battles of the civil war or the gunfights of cowboys but the story of the lives ordinary people. The challenges of individual existence played out on an epic landscape. Perfect for opening titles, historical documentary or ads evoking traditional values.
2 Medieval Scene [2:00] - David Gosnell Medieval Scene [2:00] David Gosnell Medieval Ensemble
A scene of everyday medieval life. A busy street scene, castle or banquet with nobles, peasants, jesters, troubadours and the anticipation of a tournament, jousting and feasting. Intro & lively dance, written for original medieval instruments and suitable or historical drama or documentary
3 Blessed Continuity [1:54] - David Gosnell Blessed Continuity [1:54] David Gosnell Piano, Chamber Orchestra
Whatever grand and dramatic events play out on the main stage, everywhere else, life carries on as normal. This track celebrates the continuity in everyday activities, sometimes happy, sometimes routine, sometimes unusual - but always present.
4 Sword and Sandals [2:00] - David Gosnell Sword and Sandals [2:00] David Gosnell Cinematic Orchestra & Mens Choir
Epic scale high energy action adventure soundtrack! Perfect for fight scenes, marching to war, preparing for battle or a trailer with a hint of sword & sandals. Driving rhythms, constant momentum, heroic melody and powerful climax. Full orchestra with drums of war, male choir and an anvil!
5 Conan The Librarian [1:40] - David Gosnell Conan The Librarian [1:40] David Gosnell String Quintet, Bass Flute & Harpsichord
Sherlock Holmes type theme for string quintet and bass flute. Available as library track via Focus Music as 'Eye Spy'
6 Before Appomattox [1:40] - David Gosnell Before Appomattox [1:40] David Gosnell Classical Orchestra
Happier times in the rural American South, the opening credits to a story of how that was all going to change. Simple folk living their lives on the land, and whose nobility was to change from battling the elements to fighting each other. Scored for full orchestra with soulful 'Southern' violin solo
7 Waltz Triste [1:15] - David Gosnell Waltz Triste [1:15] David Gosnell Piano Solo, Classical Orchestra
In every plot line driven by a tragic love in the past, there comes a time where the happiness before a fateful event is remembered - star crossed lovers dancing a waltz. The melody of the waltz is heard in the present on a solo piano, but as the vision of the past is glimpsed it is joined by an orchestra - and we see them happily swirling across a dance floor now covered in dust, cobwebs and the shadow of regret.
8 Restoration Man [1:36] - David Gosnell Restoration Man [1:36] David Gosnell String Orchestra
In a quiet country church and aged craftsman sets to work restoring the stained glass windows, reflecting on the centuries of English history which surround him. An emotional yet subtle pride In England, it's history and achievements. For string orchestra offering a versatile dramatic underscore.
9 La Fleur Bizarre [1:35] - David Gosnell La Fleur Bizarre [1:35] David Gosnell Hot Club swing band - gypsy guitar solo
Extra-French 1930's Gypsy Jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt. Feature an Acoustic Guitar accompanied by bandoneon, Jazz Bass, rhythm guitar and brushed drums. Uptempo swing track with a blues feel. More improv than melody, so a perfect underscore for commercials, travel or 1930's mood setting
10 Ye Three Kings [3:01] - David Gosnell Ye Three Kings [3:01] David Gosnell Medieval Ensemble
Enjoy a festivity of times long past with the carol 'We Three Kings' arranged as a medieval dance. Using only authentic sounds of the period this lively track exudes the ambience of Christmas Past as well as traditional seasonal markets, recipes, customs and costumes in the present. Ads drama tourism

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