Rise of the Brave Tangled Dragons

It’s here. It’s here! [Purchase link]

As a culminating finale to all the soundtrack arranging over the last four years, I present to you the epic combo of what is better known to fandoms as The Big Four – Tangled, How to Train Your Dragon, Brave, Rise of the Guardians – four of the most popular recent animation films all rolled up into a 15′ piano suite.

The thought of arranging a suite was conceived shortly after RotG. With two of the soundtracks already in my repertoire, the main difficulty was not so much arranging the rest. Rather, it took me over a whole year to organize the various themes and motifs in a logical progression – more like a plot, if you will. Almost everything had to be rearranged to accommodate smooth key changes. Then I took things a bit further:

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True to the fandom spirit of mishmashing, I tried combining motifs (colour-coded) down to the bar-scale and was quite happy with the result. As such, I entitled the piece a suite instead of the often-seen medley. Now, I remain impartial over what people have to say about putting unrelated characters together in any setting. But, at least, I proved that the music blends together more than splendidly!

The suite includes (in order of appearance):

If you familiar with my HtTYD scores, all themes included in the suite are newly-arranged and probably my favourite takes (e.g., Test Drive, Forbidden Friendship) compared even to the recent revisions.

And if you’re looking for a nice cover to go with your score, click here.

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5 thoughts on “Rise of the Brave Tangled Dragons

  1. I just bought this and I’m learning how to play it!! >.< SO EXCITED. Thanks so much! I'm going to play it in my next piano recital!!!

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