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Classical Music Room

Live Classical Sample Compilation
00:00 / 10:20

As a classically trained composer, writing classical music is my creative passion. As young as six years old, I would regularly lie on the sitting room floor listening to the violin concertos of Bruch, Brahms and Sibelius and the orchestral works of composers like Dvorak and Tchaikovsky - a very romantic diet! Somehow I understood them and they touched me and left their mark. 

When I started writing music for orchestras as a teenager, I was often told it sounded akin to the German and Russian composers, like Mahler and Shostakovich. I agreed and promptly went away to find out what their music actually sounded like, not having the faintest idea.

My classical writing is dark, intense, emotional, beautiful and oddly both demanding and easy on the ear, according to the feedback I've had over the years. At the very least, I can say it differs a lot from the music I write for films.

This crossover of scoring for the stage and the screen is an interesting one and I find both influence each other. When commissioned to write music for film and TV, I am often required to score music that is mostly or purely classical in style. This is where my classical composition skills get challenged. You see, when you write for the concert hall, you have a freedom limited only by your chosen muse. When scoring to screen, you are, in essence, a slave to the symphonic ballet of movement, emotions, words and colours. 

Below, is a small window into some of my classical music, some for screen and some for the concert hall. 

Thank you for taking the time to read and listen. It is always much appreciated.

Saul

Classical Music for Concert  Hall
The Listener's Mood P.1 (Chamber) Live
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4 Trumpet Fanfare Live
00:00 / 02:05
The Listener's Mood P.2 (Chamber) Live
00:00 / 03:08
The Listener's Mood P.3 (Chamber) Live
00:00 / 05:48
Poltergeist (Orchestra/Soprano) Live
00:00 / 13:58
Classical Music for Screen
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A Better Place (Wounded Film)Sam Jaegar/Saul James
00:00 / 03:48
Soundtrack Preview (Hudozhnic Documentary)
00:00 / 05:17
Final Words (Tiny Town Film)
00:00 / 02:28
Dance without music (WAKA Film)Liliana Aslanidou
00:00 / 02:13
C'e Sempre Una Persona (Soukhina Film)Erica Eloff
00:00 / 04:31
Classical Music Meets Electronic
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Dark Night (Orchestra & Electronic)
00:00 / 02:31
City Chill (Guitar/Piano & Electronic)
00:00 / 02:04
Episode Adventure (Strings & Electronic)
00:00 / 01:02
The Battle (Orchestra & Electronic)
00:00 / 03:57
Mission X (Orchestra & Electronic)
00:00 / 02:06
Storm (Orchestra & Electronic)
00:00 / 02:01