Scott Stransky's Music Compositions

Message (November 12, 2006): This page will undergo a drastic overhaul shortly, with new music posted.

Piece Purpose Performance Link Composed
The Tech Nomads Theme Featured on CNN Headline News, July 21, 2006 High Quality Computer Generated Orchestra Coming Soon June 2006
Main Titles MITWE Banquet 2006 High Quality Computer Generated Orchestra Download! May 2006
Part 2 For Fun High Quality Computer Generated Orchestra Coming Soon May 2006
Part 3 For Fun High Quality Computer Generated Orchestra Coming Soon May 2006
Love Theme For Fun High Quality Computer Generated Orchestra Coming Soon November 2006
End Credits For Fun High Quality Computer Generated Orchestra Coming Soon July 2006

Soundtrack for "Save the Hijabi Princess", a student film directed by Nadeem Mazen.

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Track Title Running Time Description Link
1 Main Titles 0:43 This track features the main desert theme in several variations. Coming Soon
2 Training Battle 2:30 This cue introduces us to a new theme, that of Seif, the hero of the story. Seif participates in a training battle as the music picks up pace. This intercuts with Seif's sister and brother-in-law snooping around a library. Coming Soon
3 Maher's Capture 0:24 Seif's brother-in-law, Maher, gets captured by the White Guard. Coming Soon
4 Sabotage 1:06 The cartographer sabotages Seif's voyage map, intending for him to die of thurst in the desert. Coming Soon
5 The Hallway 0:30 Seif travels down an extremely long corridor to visit the Amir. Coming Soon
6 The Amir 1:52 Seif is continuing down the hallway to meet the Amir. Eventually he arrives, and we hear the eerie theme for the Amir. Coming Soon
7 Save the Hijabi Princess 0:36 As Seif learns of his impending journey, we hear a new theme, representing travel. Coming Soon
8 Grandfather's Map and The Journey Begins 3:14 As Maher and Nour restore map, we hear the same theme as when the cartographer sabotaged it, but in major instead of minor. The theme is in the flute instead of the double reeds; this instrument is used to represent the female character taking charge. This cue picks up pace as the journey begins, with the travel theme slowly building and reentering. Coming Soon
9 End Credits 2:34 The end credits feature a medley of the various themes from the score, including the Amir's theme, Seif's theme, and the travel theme. Download!
All music is original and composed/orchestrated by Scott Stransky, Feb-May 2006. This music has been synthesized using the Edirol High Quality Orchestral Software Synthesizer (a $300 piece of software).


My "mock" soundtrack: a series of cues in the style of a film soundtrack.

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Track Title Running Time Description Link
1 Main Titles / Evil Lurks 2:57 This track features the main theme in several variations. As the credits end, an ominous theme enters as we see evil taking shape. The main theme reenters, but is interrupted by more ominous material in this montage of good and evil. Coming Soon
2 Joining of Forces 1:45 This cue introduces us to a new theme, which is the theme for the forces of good. The notes and harmonies of this theme continually rise. This theme is intermixed with the main theme. Intermixed are effects representing anvils and blacksmithing. Coming Soon
3 A Love Unbroken 5:57 The soundtrack contains two love themes, both of which are featured in this track. The first theme is for tender love (duet with oboe and horn), while the second theme is the passionate love theme (four bars of 3/4 followed by two bars of 4/4). This track ends with an expanded instrumental love song. Coming Soon
4 First Battle / Defeat / Hope Regained 3:31 The poorly trained forces of good have their first confrontation with evil. The battle goes terribly wrong, and many good soldiers are lost. At this time, while the camera pans over the scenes of destruction, the main theme is heard as a dirge in minor. The mood changes, though, as we realize that our main heroes are still alive and hope is regained. Coming Soon
5 Help from Afar 4:04 After major losses in the first battle, our heroes ask for, and receive, help from a far away land. This cue features the various themes of these allies. At the end, we see how the evil forces are still a major threat. Coming Soon
6 Night Before Battle 3:28 The night before the climactic battle, the forces of good are in camp. They are dancing around fires. Although they seem happy and energetic, they are actually quite nervous. The love themes are interspersed in this cue, as our hero must leave his lover for the battle, and they do not know if they will ever meet again. Almost the entire track is in 7/8 time and has a dominant pedal. At the end, they march heroically towards the field of battle. Download!
7 The Battle of All Time 2:51 This is the cue for the climactic battle scene. This features the theme that was introduced in the 2nd track, but in minor. It is an exciting, stirring track as our heroes engage the forces of evil in the battle of all time. At the conclusion of the track, we realize that good will prevail. Coming Soon
8 Victory and Peace 3:04 This track begins with the reuniting of the lovers. It then proceeds to the victory celebrations, culminating with the restoration of freedom and peace to the land, portrayed by the most dramatic and uplifting section of the entire score. Coming Soon
9 End Credits 5:08 The end credits feature a medley of the various themes from the score. Coming Soon
All music is original and composed/orchestrated by Scott Stransky, Jun-Dec 2005. This music has been synthesized using the Edirol High Quality Orchestral Software Synthesizer (a $300 piece of software). Thanks to Charles Shadle, Fred Harris, and Ken Amis for their advice on fine-tuning the score.


Some of my other compositions:

Piece Purpose Performance Link Composed
(Untitled) For Fun High Quality Computer Generated Orchestra Coming Soon Feb 2006
Jet Stream Movie For 12.818 Presentation High Quality Computer Generated Orchestra Coming Soon Oct 2005
The Flight of the Engineer For Fun Computer Generated Download! Feb 2005
Fanfare for the FFF
To Mahni, Farhan, Chris, Rachel and Sheila, my best friends from undergraduate.
For Fun High Quality Computer Generated Orchestra Download! May 2005
(Untitled) 21M.301 Final Project Live quartet Download! Apr 2002
Theme and Variations 21M.302 Final Project Live string quartet
Computer Generated
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Nov 2004
Minuet and Trio 21M.303 Final Project Live string quartet
Computer Generated
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Apr 2005
The Land God Forgot (Lyrics by Robert Service) 21M.303 Final Project Prof. Shadle, Piano, Prof. Cutter, Voice
Computer Generated
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Apr 2005
The Building of a Beat Soundtrack Computer Generated Download! Mar 2005
The Search for Gold Soundtrack Computer Generated Download! Apr 2005
18.821 Outtakes Soundtrack Computer Generated Download! May 2005
Snooker Preview Soundtrack Computer Generated Download! Apr 2005
Snooker in a Rich Man's World Soundtrack Daniel Steele, Piano
Computer Generated
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May 2005
Nelder Mead Soundtrack Computer Generated Coming Soon May 2004
Convection and You Musical for 12.307 Presentation Computer Generated Coming Soon Apr 2003
All music 2003-2005 Scott Stransky
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