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. *The Bishop's Guard2:20
5. *The Tavern1:52
6.Saving The Mouse2:45
7. *Dangerous Woods4:55
8. *"Did She Speak?"2:19
9. *Ambush4:38
11. *"Are You Flesh?", The Healing3:07
12. *Tower Scene3:02
13.The Hunter And The Trap3:57
14. *"Not Even That"2:17
15.Separate Ways1:08
16. *Frozen Lake2:36
17. *Transformation3:23
18.Into The City4:30
19. *Into The Cathedral1:41
20.Final Fight Pt. 14:37
21. *Final Fight Pt. 22:25
22. *The Curse Broken2:35
23. *Reunited and End Credits5:12
Bonus 1.Underwater0:55
Bonus 2.Sunrise0:42
Bonus 3.Saddle Bag0:55
Bonus 4.Sunset0:41
Bonus 5.Nocturnal Activity0:34
Bonus 6.Captured0:46
Bonus 7.Talking About Love1:07
Bonus 8.Same Direction1:06
Bonus 9.The Promise0:49
Bonus 10.The Lady Appears1:04