What doing this has reminded me is that trailer music is so awesome and the sound palette can be vast and varied.
In fact, that is one of the things that made me fall in love with it back in 2011 when I landed a track on the Men in Black 3 trailer.
This is why I ended up creating so many trailer music courses on small niches within the trailer music genre. Just because you can write great hybrid orchestral trailer music does not mean that you know how to write a great comedy track for example.
Trailer Music Monthly | Issue 4
2 First Act Masterclasses, Percussive Violin & A Free Piano
This Month's Featured Trailer
I just love what the composer and string players did in this trailer cue. Bloody brilliant. It really shows that you can take a well-known instrument and really explore its sounds to create interesting soundscapes. Plus, I love that they then went and made it into a full-blown orchestral horror-esque cue in Act 3 (including old-school choir stabs).
8 Trailers Worth Watching
The vocal acapella music in the intro of Dream Scenario is a perfect example of how the use of vocals can be quirky and funny (not scary screams etc.) Also, check out the use of the riser over the Cranberries track - so simple and so great!
The NYAD trailer is filled with such glorious music but the thing that I think is special about it is how it blends the acoustic guitar, lush soundscapes, scary drones, and building drums - just great.