Gwenwhyfar

Posted in General Background Music, Writing music on December 11th, 2010 by Mercedes Lackey

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.

Posted in General Background Music, Writing music on December 6th, 2010 by Mercedes Lackey

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.

Spooky!

Posted in General Background Music, Writing music on November 3rd, 2010 by Mercedes Lackey

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.

If all you know of Morricone is Clint Eastwood soundtracks–

Posted in General Background Music on October 23rd, 2010 by Mercedes Lackey

You really should listen to The Mission.  I use this on a lot of books as general music to write to.

Background

Posted in General Background Music on August 21st, 2010 by Mercedes Lackey

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.)

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