This is a rescore of the 1940 movie “Mark of Zorro” which is about the masked vigilante in Los Angeles, who fights the exploitative governor (the “Alcalde”) at the begin of the 19. century to protect the poor people (and btw reinstate his father the former Alcalde).
In this re-score composition I went full-steam Steiner-Korngold-Rozsa to create an old-fashioned, orchestral, melodic swashbuckler score in the vein of the Golden Age. The original soundtrack to this 1940 movie was written bei Alfred Newman. As the original my music is supposed to be colorful and heroic, perhaps a little less light-hearted and, at times, more dramatic.
For this project I used an all new setup of virtual instruments which I think suits the theme perfectly. Fellow composers feel free to contact me if you want to know what samples and effects were used.
Mark of Zorro is currently being distributed to all major streaming services.
Did you know that you can watch still videos to this composition on my YouTube channel? Here’s one of them – enjoy!