From young high school drop-out to renowned music composer. Danny Elfman. Childhood . Danny Elfman was born in Los Angeles, California on May 29, 1953 Danny’s mother, Blossom Elfman , was a writer of children’s books, and his father, Milton Elfman was a teacher.
A couple years later in 1985 Danny Elfman began his journey with Tim Burton.
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0:00 – Intro. This piece starts off with some type of electric instrument that fades in. It begins by switching between two notes.
0:08 – Percussion, Guitar, and vocals are introduced. The humming vocals mimic the electric instrument.
0:28 – The first verse begins. The Percussion and the keyboard continue along with the vocals, but the guitar cuts out.
0:44 – The chorus plays for the first time. The guitar comes back in to join the keyboard, percussion, and vocals.
1:09 – 2nd verse begins. The instruments are all the same as the first verse, but the words are different.
1:24 – The chorus is played for the 2nd time. The same as the first.
1:41 – Following the chorus it gets changed up. Trumpets are introduced. They play a few quick pairs of staccatos.
1:49 – Bridge. This time around, the verse is a little bit different. There is trumpet and guitar, and the verse lasts a little bit longer.
2:21 – Chorus is played for the 3rd time. It is played the same as the first two times.
2:37 – Following the chorus this time humming is added.
2:45 – The 4th verse sound like the first two verses, but unlike the first two times, it includes a guitar.
3:10 – Outro. The music slowly fades out. Almost just like the song begins. The last instrument you can hear is the same electric instrument and the same two notes from the beginning of the song.
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0:00 – Intro. Begins with string instruments. Percussion quickly comes in with some chimes. Then the brass is introduced playing the melody with the accompaniment of some woodwinds.
0:14 – 1st verse begins. All sorts of strange creepy voices begin to sing with all sorts of instruments fading in and out.
0:26 – The chorus begins for the first time with “this is Halloween.”
0:43 – another verse begins but with one voice at a time. There is less accompaniment so that you can hear clearly what the voices are saying.
0:54 – chorus plays for the 2nd time.
1:06 – Another verse is sung with characters taking turns singing their separate parts.
1:52 – This time the chorus is sung a little differently. There are different voices as well.
2:02 – 4th verse is sung while the accompaniment is quickly switched between percussion, brass, and woodwinds.
2:48 – Outro. All voices come in at once. Some are humming, some are cackling. It slowly fades out until the last instruments you can hear sound like a bass clarinet and an oboe.
College commencement Address. (2007). Retrieved from http://www.gearslutz.com/board/so-much-gear-so-little-time/150606-life-danny-elfman.html
On composing scores for Tim Burton. Retrieved from http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000384/bio?ref_=nm_dyk_qt_sm#quotes
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