Track-by-Track: The Dark Guardian 09 – At The Cemetery

Part III starts off kind of gothic with Batman exhuming Ra’s al Ghul at the Gotham Cemetery. Listen, read along and enjoy!     After a short opening with harp and celesta the music puts emphasis on the low register instruments since we’re now at the cemetery, where Batman hopes to find his next clue.… Continue reading Track-by-Track: The Dark Guardian 09 – At The Cemetery

Track-by-Track: The Dark Guardian 07 – Guards

After lots of drama, Batman is up for a fight. Let’s get into Goldsmith-mode, shall we? Listen and read along!     The music starts with the prison guards approaching. Very quickly Batman finds himself in the middle of a fight for which the music is written in 7/8 meter. Here, for the first time… Continue reading Track-by-Track: The Dark Guardian 07 – Guards

Track-by-Track: The Dark Guardian 06 – Break-in At The Big House

Today we’re going to analyze some stealth and psychological warfare music. Enjoy!     The track starts with some ominous chords on harp and celesta, while Batman sneaks through the prison corridors. You could call this “ambient music” I think. As suddenly two guards appear, Batman has to hide very quickly, a situation in which… Continue reading Track-by-Track: The Dark Guardian 06 – Break-in At The Big House

Track-by-Track: The Dark Guardian 05 – To See A Man About A Murder

This track features the Batman Theme in more than 3 variations. Can you hear them?     The track starts with some light jazz accompanying the talk between Commissioner Gordon and Bruce Wayne. The melody on the saxophone is a variation on the Batman Theme. The music then leads into a more recognizable citation of… Continue reading Track-by-Track: The Dark Guardian 05 – To See A Man About A Murder

Track-by-Track: Dark Guardian 04 – On The News

This time we’re looking at a short track, because “On The News” is just a piece of source music.     The music starts like a news broadcast with a bass drum pulse, fast hi-hats, brass and strings in unison and a synthesizer which is subtle but effective enough to give it a contemporary, less… Continue reading Track-by-Track: Dark Guardian 04 – On The News

Track-by-Track: Dark Guardian 03 – Guilty As Charged

This is probably one of the most diverse and psychological tracks I ever composed. Listen, read along and enjoy!   http://www.xanderscores.com/resources/DarkGuardian_tr03.mp3   The music starts slowly with the strings. Delicacy is brought to the chords by the use of solo violins and solo cello samples, while Batman looks at Talia’s dead body in disbelief. At… Continue reading Track-by-Track: Dark Guardian 03 – Guilty As Charged

Track by Track: Dark Guardian 02 – Gala Robbery

Today we get some Oscar music and Batman’s theme for the first time in this score. Listen, read along and enjoy!   http://www.xanderscores.com/resources/DarkGuardian_tr02.mp3   It all starts with Oscar/Golden Globes-source music. I wrote such music for the first time and figured the main elements that I should use are syncopes, a melody for trumpets and… Continue reading Track by Track: Dark Guardian 02 – Gala Robbery

Track by Track: Dark Guardian 01 – How it all started

Now that I’m officially provider to Spotify & Co I decided to make a short series about the tracks I composed and released recently. I think there may be a few creative decisions that you’ll find interesting. So let’s dive right in. If you haven’t already, start playback and listen along!   http://www.xanderscores.com/resources/DarkGuardian_tr01.mp3   How… Continue reading Track by Track: Dark Guardian 01 – How it all started