Ladyhawke (alternate)

Ladyhawke, the 1985 fantasy film directed by Richard Donner, has always been one of my favorites. An interview on Soundtrack Alley that I gave in 2017 reminded me that I always wanted to know how Ladyhawke would turn out with an exclusively orchestral score. At the beginning of 2018, mainly for fun and for practice, but also in honor of that wonderful classic and its director whom I deeply admire, I challenged myself to compose an entire alternate score, not only inspired by but actually frame-wise perfectly in sync with the movie.

Composing the score took me about 3 months resulting in 75 minutes of music (see this post for some interesting stats). If you love medieval-fantasy romantic film scores, even if you’re a fan of the original (as am I, btw), you must give it a shot! I marked my personal highlights from the score with an *. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I did composing the score!

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Featured Track: Did She Speak

 

All scenes with alternate score in one video:

 

TrackNameLengthDownloadLink to Video
1. *Opening and Main Titles3:10
2.Dungeon Crawl1:43
3.Escape With A Prayer1:08
4.Underwater0:55
5. *The Bishop's Guard2:20
6.Sunrise0:42
7. *The Tavern1:52
8.Navarre Saves Philippe2:45
9.The Saddle Bag0:55
10.Sunset0:41
11. *Dangerous Woods4:55
12. *"Did She Speak?"2:19
13.Nocturnal Activity0:34
14.Captured0:46
15. *Ambushed and Wounded4:38
16.Shelter1:23
17. *"Are You Flesh?", The Healing3:07
18.Talking About Navarre1:07
19. *The Tower Scene3:02
20.Same Direction1:06
21.The Hunter And His Trap3:57
22. *"Not Even That"2:17
23.Separate Ways1:08
24. *The Frozen Lake2:36
25. *The Transformation3:23
26.Into The City4:30
27.The Promise0:49
28. *Enter Navarre1:41
29.Final Fight Pt. 14:37
30. *Final Fight Pt. 22:25
31.Isabeau Appears1:04
32. *The Curse Broken2:35
33. *Reunited and End Credits5:12