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...
A bright, rhythmically strong instrumental track conveying a sense of positive upward movement and triumph. Featuring a French horn section. Suitable for Film/TV. Bold adventurous and energetic music. About bravery, winning & triumphant heroes. Sports mountain climbing racing, endurance, challenges, Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
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
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
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
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, Dramatic, Heartwarming 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
Optimistic rhythm ascends to orchestral climax. Gives a sense of ascending a mountain and the end effectively suggests the grand summit panorama. This is a 15 second more upbeat excerpt of the full length track. Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
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
A mid-tempo purposeful, optimistic, dramatic and motivating instrumental track featuring electronic drumbeat and synthesizers, evolving into an orchestral bridge of epic proportions. Ideal for film/TV, Olympic sports and corporate movies. Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing 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
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
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
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
Shimmering and dancing, bright sonic loops carry a melodic, soaring bamboo flute in this new age instrumental track. Suitable for Film/TV Advertising. This is a 30 second excerpt of the full length track. Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal 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, Dramatic, Regal Orchestral
A guitar riff driven, full on driving beat pushes orchestral pads and power chords in this determined, uplifting, bold and fast instrumental track concluding with electric guitar solo. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Dramatic, Hectic Music
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, Dramatic, Sad 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, Dramatic, Energizing 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