There’s always some way to tell everyone I’m still alive, eh?
The idea of arranging an HtTYD suite started a long time ago while I was working on the main bulk of the project. But it was soon brushed aside for lack of creativity – I knew the themes, but not how to arrange them in a logical sequence, or to come up with the transitions in between.
Yesterday I returned to the idea again out of sheer boredom. After a whole morning of hopping back and forth between the laptop and the piano, the whole thing was drafted up, thanks to a fresher mind after a long break from the project and also some improvisation lately. The next step is to actually write out the notes in Sibelius, which is going to be a very slow process, as all the segments will be re-arranged (i.e. my personal takes) and the whole thing currently sits at 15-20 minutes.
The detailed schematics of the suite will be a secret for now, but I can tell you at least that it begins with “This is Berk” and ends with “Test Drive” – how else?
In other news, I was watching trailers and features of the “Rise of the Guardians”. Who else is weirded out by the use of HtTYD soundtrack?
Have a safe a sound rest of the year,