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, Action, Adventure Orchestral
Optimistic rhythm builds to an orchestral climax giving the sense of ascending a mountain and the end effectively suggesting the grand summit panorama. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Action, Impending Pending Music
A quickening rhythmic pulse throbs on a suspenseful backdrop creating a sense of increasing tension and drama. Suitable for Film/TV, drama, crime, thriller, psychological documentaries. Instrumental, Action, Theme Crime
Triumphant, glorious, epic instrumental track with an intro reminiscent of Rome and Greece in Antiquity, with orchestral brass, strings, percussion and choirs with a contemporary driving rhythm. Suited for high adventure/action movies. This is a 15 second up tempo excerpt of the full length track. Instrumental, Action, Action Adventure Pending
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
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
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, Action, Impending Pending Music
A dramatic horn, piano and electric guitar intro lead to an inevitable and unescapable flight above a bottomless void. Atmospheric, action-pending instrumental track. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Action, Impending Pending Music
Purposeful, optimistic, uplifting orchestral cue conveying a strong sense of ascent and conquest, including assertive percussion and large choral section. Ideal for adventure, travel, cultural, historic documentaries and film/TV. Discovering being in love, exciting, reaching, filled with hope. Mixed Vocals, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Slow, brooding, dark, intimidating orchestral track with bells and choir conveying a sense of awe and grandeur. Suited for film/Tv, documentaries, adventure, extreme sports and fairy tales. Instrumental, Action, Impending Pending Music
Grandiose and dramatically powerful orchestral track of heroic and truly epic proportions, featuring full symphony orchestra, percussion and choirs. Suitable for Film/TV, Vocal Samples, Action, Intense Orchestral
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, Action, Action Adventure Pending
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, Action, Adventure Symph Rock
Confident, strong, rhythmically Powerful and intense cue with vocal pad and electric guitar power chords. Suggesting a strong sense of liberation and freedom. Suitable for TV/Film, Action, Adventure and Corporate movies. Vocal Samples, Action, Action Adventure Pending
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, Action, Action Adventure Pending