When I was writing Gwenwhyfar I must have listened to Arnold Bax’s Tintagel about a million times. If you love Holst and Vaughn Williams you owe it to yourself to discover Bax.
Unnatural Issue is done, now to get serious about the next 500 Kingdoms book, Beauty. And here is the exact music for the first scene, Ralph Vaughn Williams Running Set.
Background music for Unnatural Issue (Elemental Masters) is Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead. A little late for Halloween but some of the spookiest music I know.
You really should listen to The Mission. I use this on a lot of books as general music to write to.
I listen to a lot of soundtracks as general background music. James Newton Howard is a favorite, and Hidalgo is on the top of my list (hey, come on, Viggo Mortenson AND a stunning horse? No-brainer.)