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: