Craig McConnell's musical dimensions include discovery, exploration, risk-taking, and the rhythms of the human heart. In addition to being a brilliant performer, guitarist, and vocalist, he is also a composer and lyricist known for writing music with extreme dynamics, poignant melodies, and depth of emotion. Craig's music appears in feature films, documentaries, and TV commercials, and with the rich traditions and hauntingly beautiful music of his native Scotland, his sonic embrace is deep and wide.
Craig McConnell is an accomplished rock guitarist, film composer, and something of a “chameleon” within the world of music. Working in an impressive variety of styles and genres, Rock, Jazz Fusion, New Age and Classical, are but some of his many musical colours. His artistry reaches far beyond the realms of the technically and musically accomplished guitarist, for he has enjoyed international success as a composer and arranger for Film, Television, and live performance -- having composed music for productions worldwide.
Having spent 5 years in the US, Craig relocated to Switzerland in 2005 where he worked as a professional musician and film composer, having scored music for films featuring the work of the Swiss world leading extreme sportswoman Géraldine Fasnacht (“Dessine-Moi Une Ligne”, “Une Femme Choucas”, "La Haute Route des Pentes Raides" and "Holtanna, l'Aventure Antarctique").
He passed away on June 22, 2011 after having fought ALS with great courage. Let his great spirit live and spread forerver through his beautiful music...
Epic, high energy, fast orchestral track with a powerful contemporary driving and relentless rhythm featuring horns and trumpets conveying a strong sense of positive purpose and momentum, building towards a forceful conclusion. Suited for action adventure movies, documentaries and fast sports. Instrumental, Corporate, Corporate Dramatic Epic
Slow, evocative, New Age atmospheric track transports the listener to the heart of the mist-covered Andes and ancient Peruvian Inca civilisations of South America, featuring pan flute, rain stick in a contempory musical setting. Ideal for travel, cultural, historic documentaries, film, TV, National, Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
A bright, rhythmically strong instrumental track conveying a sense of positive upward movement and triumph. Featuring a French horn section. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Corporate, Corporate World Beat
Evocative music with strong percussive rhythm, Andean flute and ethnic male and female vocal chants and drones conveying a sense of freedom and new discovery. Ideal for travel, cultural, historic documentaries and film/TV productions on the natural world. Suitable for Film/TV, Mixed Vocals, Dramatic, Energizing Music
Purposeful, driving, high energy, optimistic, focused and fast instrumental music conveying a sense of achievement, success, freedom, and powerful drive. Suitable for Film/TV, corporate movies, travel and sports documentaries, Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
A dark, deranged, unnervingly structured, deeply disturbing instrumental track which teeters on the very edge of sanity. A Gregorian chant intro descends into a pitch black and sinister void. Suitable for Film/TV. Ominous evil diabolical music with screaming tension, scurrying rats or menacing bats. Vocal Samples, Dangerous, Dark Music
Beautiful, serene, mystical, graceful, elegant, inspirational track with mezzo soprano lead vocals in Greek. This is a musical journey down through the mists of time to the magical adventures of Ulysses ecounter with the Sirens in Greek mythology. Suitable for Film/TV. Female Vocals, New Age, Spiritual
An emotional, bluesy Hammond organ and string section provide a sensitive backdrop in this touching instrumental featuring a slow and very melodic electric guitar solo. Suited for film/TV and documentaries on lost love, heartbreak, sadness, divorce, pain, suffering, departure, aging, illness, death. Instrumental, Blues, Modern Electric Blues
Relentlessly dangerous, Dynamic, Threatening, Ominous orchestral cue with industrial rhythm, choirs and acoustic piano. The full orchestral brass section ride the tympani to a powerful and ominously dark orchestral bridge. Suitable for Film/TV and Halloween/horror movies. Instrumental, Horror, Horror Electronica
Evocative, New Age cue with a strong melody and a persistent percussive motif, conveying a sense of grandeur, freedom and new discovery. Ideal for travel, cultural, space flight documentaries and film/TV productions on the natural world. Suitable for Film/TV. Instrumental, Corporate, Corporate
Upbeat, atmospheric track with lively percussion and bamboo flutes on a spacey ambient tropical backdrop suggesting the vast green canopy of the Amazon rain forest. Ideal for travel, cultural, historic docuemntaries and film/TV. Instrumental, New Age, Contemporary Instr
Dramatic, dark and brooding orchestral cue commencing with church bell and Gregorian chant, building to an inevitable tense climax and resolving through a recurrent haunting and repetitive motif. Suitable for horror, suspense and productions on the supernatural. Suitable for Film/TV, Vocal Samples, Dangerous, Dark Music
Rustic, Rural, Earthy, Honest, Country instrumental track featuring acoustic guitar and dobro slide guitar. Energetic sweet upbeat fun festive & wholesome. Suitable for Film/TV Advertising. Fun folksy families and their kids, mutts, puppies, lazy backwoods afternoons. Gone fishing, biscuits & gravy, Instrumental, Country, Alt Country
Warm, melodic, soothing, reflective, relaxing synth based medium-slow instrumental track created for looping. Suited for travel, vacation, family, film/TV and documentaries. Instrumental, Dramatic, Heartwarming Music
Magical, majestic orchestral track featuring beautiful soprano voice suggesting a regal bastion reaching towards the heavens. A delicate horn intro leads into a suspenseful harp and an inevitable orchestral climax. A gong signals the final dramatic build up and conclusion. Ideal for film/TV and doc. Female Vocals, Dramatic, Regal Orchestral
Bright, flowing, reassuring, sincere instrumental track featuring the acoustic piano on a subtle backdrop of choirs, orchestral strings and brass. Suitable for Film/TV. Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
Horror and suspense music. Ominous, dark, suspensful instrumental orchestral track with acoustic piano. Great for credits, soundscape, credits, or to set up impending doom. Foreboding, scary, edge-of-your-seat track! Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
Relentlessly heavy industrial rhythm builds into an orchestral track of epic proportions. Suggesting the unstoppable march of machines across the universe. Suitable for science fiction productions. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
Period inspiring and motivational military instrumental track featuring the fife with a strong marching rhythm with field drum and reminiscent of the Revolutionary War. Instrumental, Military, Military Civil War March
Dynamic, epic symphonic rock ballad with orchestral arrangement, female mezzo-soprano vocals, soaring electric guitar, celtic harp, bagpipe chanter, piano and choirs. Based on the Celtic tale of the legendary hero, warrior bard Ossian. Suited for film/tv, action adventure, legendary tales. Female Vocals, Rock, Melodic Rock
An intricate and subtle instrumental track of weaving breathy synth pads, piano and strings take the listener on a journey rich with flavours of the Orient and the Far East. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Slow ethnic electronic rhythmic track with a slight sense of forebodîng featuring orchestra string section and choirs. Ideal for travel, cultural, historic, extreme sports documentaries and film/TV. Instrumental, Dramatic, Electronic Music
Grandiose, Regal, Glittering, and pompous orchestral track of truly epic proportions featuring the power of the full symphony orchestra and conveying a sense of achievement, victory, adventure and discovery. Suitable for Film/TV. Instrumental, Action, Adventure Orchestral
Reflective, spacey, sensitive, retrospective minimalistic track featuring the piano. Suitable for Film/TV. Edgy reflective flashbacks, reviewing life, watching a baby sleeping, caring for elderly mom or dad. Daydreaming about the future, studying a memory, deciding what really happened, was it real? Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
Dramatic, heroic, epic, triumphant orchestral track with stirring bridge featuring the piccolo flute and pizzicato violins building up to a courageous and abrupt conclusion. Suited for war, adventure and investigative movies/documentaries and series. Instrumental, Action, Action Adventure Pending
Tense, spacy, uneasy instrumental with a powerful heavy percussive beat and dual harmony electric guitars, inducing intense feelings of anticipation and excitement. Suitable for Film/TV, sports, documentaries. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
Purposeful, optimistic, orchestral/electronic cue conveying a strong sense of discovery, freedom and adventure incorporating the sound of the natural world and its elements, ie. wind, snow and ice. Orchestral brass on a spacey backdrop. Ideal for adventure, travel, cultural docs and film/TV, Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Evocative dramatic music commencing with a delicate atmosphere, evolving into strong percussive rhythm with orchestral brass, strings and female soprano voice conveying a sense of adventure, freedom and new discovery. Ideal for adventure, travel, cultural, historic documentaries and film/TV, Female Vocals, Action, Action Adventure Pending
Mysterious synthesizer and sampler based instrumental track suggesting the vast orbital paths and perpetual journey of planets through the solar system, containing cathedral organ, choirs and female vocal.
Suited for science documentaries and science fiction movies/documentaries. Vocal Samples, Dangerous, Edgy Music
Positive, grand, regal and triumphant orchestral cue with a contemporary rhythm. Featuring French horn, timpani and bells. Suited for film/tv, corporate and documentaries. Instrumental, Dramatic, Regal Orchestral
Unsettling and chaotic orchestral arrangement featuring relentless orchestral stabs and high pitched string section, à la Alfred Hitchcock. Intense, disturbing and deranged. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
An up-tempo, purposeful, optimistic, energizing and motivating instrumental track featuring electronic drumbeat and synthesizers. Ideal for film/TV, travel documentaries, sports and corporate movies. Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music