Sam sits on a tiny chair in a small room, wrists in handcuffs resting on the table in front of him. He’s been waiting for the better part of three hours without so much as a hello from anyone. He’s got a pretty good idea of what’s happening, at least the basics. He can’t say he wasn’t expecting to be brought in for questioning, he was, however, unprepared for the SWAT team knocking down the door to the mobile office at their construction site.
He takes a deep breath, running his hands through his hair. While he’s not new to being on this side of the law, he’s never been left to sweat in the box for this long.
For everybody’s listening needs! Feel free to add on if you didn’t see any of your favorites! Big shoutout to @lieutenant-sapphic for helping me out with this and also for being excited over Jerry Goldsmith and James Horner with me, you’re amazing!!!
hey, maggie. would you consider putting together a playlist you think would be cool to listen to as we read trk? i like listening to music as i read, because then the two things become intrinsically linked in my brain and the one always reminds me of the other (bllb = lo fang's blue film album now). thank you!!
I couldn’t share a list of all the music I listened to while writing the Raven King, because it is a year’s worth of music — hundreds of songs. But I reckon I can do this, a chapter-by-chapter playlist, picking one of the songs that I listened to while writing that chapter.
When you accidentally delete the first writing playlist and need to reissue it. Sorry!
50+ songs to get your writing juices flowing!
✩ canon in d johann pachelbel // the riders of rohan howard shore // fantasia on greensleeves ralph vaughan williams // symphony no. 9 in e minor op. 95 “from the new world”: ii. largo antonín dvořák // feast of starlight howard shore // he’s a pirate klaus badelt // welcome to jurassic park john williams // canceling the apocalypse ramin djawadi // psychological recovery … six months hans zimmer // enterprising young men michael giacchino // test drive john powell // davy jones hans zimmer // sandstorm darude // thrice welcome howard shore // battle without honor or humanity tomoyasu hotel // strength of a thousand men two steps from hell // carnival of the animals, zoological fantasy: aquarium camille saint-saëns // hymn to the fallen john williams // captain america henry jackman // mithril howard shore // jupiter, the bringer of jollity gustav holst // crime and punishment senju akira // 528491 hans zimmer // the sleeping beauty waltz pyotr ilyich tchaikovsky // sévérine thomas newman // lumos (hedwig’s theme) john williams // loud pipes ratatat // run boy run (instrumental) woodkid // danse macabre camille saint-saëns // a window to the past john williams // pacific rim main theme ramin djawadi // i am the doctor murray gold // promontory trevor jones and randy edelman // axe or sword? howard shore // xing symphony senju akira // star trek into darkness: end credits michael giacchino // take you down daniel pemberton // heart of courage two steps from hell // courtyard apocalypse alexander desplat // symphony no. 7 in a major, op. 92: ii. allegretto ludwig von beethoven // house of cards main title theme jeff beal // the winter soldier henry jackman // jerall mountains jeremy soule // the wings of icarus celldweller // olympic fanfare and theme john williams // irene’s theme (bbc sherlock) michael price // james brown is dead l.a. style // james bond theme monty norman // ride of the valkyries richard wagner // avengers theme alan silvestri // game of thrones theme ramin djawadi // tokyo revisted tomandandy // blackheart two steps from hell // what shall we die for? hans zimmer // the steward of gondor howard shore // the raiders march john williams // grand bazaar, istanbul thomas newman // fury road: main theme junkie xl // angry and dead again hans zimmer // symphony no. 9 in d minor, op. 125 “the choral”: ii. scherzo: molto vivace – presto ludwig von beethoven ✩
STUDY AT THE MOVIES: 20 OF THE BEST FILM AND TV SOUNDTRACKS TO STUDY TO
tracklist: the asteroid field; star wars episode v | a place among the stars; interstellar | enterprising young men; star trek | the riders of rohan; lord of the rings: the two towers | mountains; interstellar | battle of the heroes; star wars episode iii | do you bleed; batman v. superman | doomsday; doctor who season two | project insight; captain america: the winter soldier | journey into the star cluster; star wars rebels season two | the immolation scene; star wars episode iii | evenstar; lord of the rings: the two towers | end of the line; captain america: the winter soldier | the force awakens - trailer soundtrack; star wars episode vii | duel of the fates; star wars episode i | gravity; gravity | rey’s theme; star wars episode vii | welcome to jurassic park; jurassic park | beyond the forest; the hobbit | day of the dead; batman v. superman
(stu)dying - a mix for when you have to study but you really don’t want to | l i s t e n
i. arrival of the birds and transformation - the cinematic orchestra | ii. nemo (egg) - thomas newman | iii. i am sherlocked - michael price | iv. undan hulu - olafur arnalds | v. centuries (fall out boy) - vitamin string quartet | vi. enterprising young men (star trek) -
michael giacchino | vii. avengers theme - alan silvestri | viii. game of thrones theme - ramin djawadi | ix. final frontier (interstellar) - thomas bergersen | x. about time theme - nick laird-clowes | xi. royals (lorde) - vitamin string quartet | xii. lily’s theme (deathly hallows) - alexandre desplat | xiii. time - hans zimmer | xiv. spiegel im spiegel - arvo pärt
Enterprising Young Men - Michael Giacchino - Star Trek OST
Beginning with rhythmic strings, a quiet, high piano accompaniment and light percussion, the horns enter leading into the wonderful fanfare that introduces the film. Each section gives the listener a different emotional response sending us on a massive journey. It gives the audience the impression that they are about to watch a truly epic film…and I don’t use the word ‘epic’ lightly.
The full collection of cues are brilliant. Giacchino has not just written a 'typical Star Trek score’. While it fits wonderfully with the original characters, the emotions and story, he shows his own unique style and this makes for a very interesting soundtrack.