This is a concept piece in a cinematic orchestral style. The setting of this piece is during the final moments of the United States Civil War of 1861 from the perspective of the Southern Confederacy. The suite is comprised of four sections that represent a different scene. The concept comes from a project for one of my film scoring classes. Originally it is written to be one piece but I have also divided up the sections as individual audio tracks as well. A complete download package will also be available. Enjoy!
Southern Pastures – Miniature Suite for Orchestra
I. Homestead – An empty war-torn small plantation has only one occupant; A lonely and tired wife fearing for the life of her husband who went to fight in the war.
II. A Divided Nation – An intense battle between the Union and the Confederacy takes place. The south is forced to surrender and the husband of the lonely wife is captured and taken prisoner.
III. Escape – The prisoner makes a daring move to escape his captivity from the Union.
IV. A Southern Miracle – The southern wife begins to accept that her husband will never come back, but then unexpectedly in the distance her husband appears from the horizon to finally return home.
Download the complete package of “Southern Pastures” here: [click to download]
I’ve also added this track to the “film soundtrack” and “orchestral” pages.