How to Train Your Dragon: The Distinct Elements of Orchestral Adventure Music
As is known to all, adventure music, which usually has a complex and multi-layered orchestration, is hard to write. If the music is written for an animated movie, the piece shall be added an extra feeling of innocence by the orchestrator. Nowadays, a number of orchestrators which are good at adventure music are active in Hollywood. Their compositions exist in various well-made animated adventure movies and really impress the audiences. As a result of their impressive and famous works, the soundtrack of animated adventure movie has been fixed in a certain pattern. In this article, I would like to explore and approach this pattern by analysing the soundtracks of "How to Train Your Dragon", and try to give a review and summary to it, in order to help inexperienced composers familiarize themselves with this type of music quickly.
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Gong, Ao. “How to Train Your Dragon: The Distinct Elements of Orchestral Adventure Music.” Master's Project, Berklee College of Music, 2016. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-scoring/38.