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...
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 Music, Dark 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 Music, Energizing Music
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 Music, Hectic 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 Music, Calm Mellow Music
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 Music, Edgy Music
Romantic Elegance, so silky sweet it could set the scene for a beautiful love story. Gentle, sensuous, an evening at The Ritz or shopping at Tiffany's. Reflective, very laid back, creamy smooth Jazz featuring piano & sax. Candlelight Warmth Love. Suitable Film/TV Advertising, high fashion or design. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Smooth Jazz
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, New Age Music, Contemporary Instrumental
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 Music, Action Impending Buildup (pending)
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 Music, Smooth 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 Music, Edgy Music
Light, smooth, funky/jazzy instrumental track featuring acoustic piano and funky bass line. Suitable for TV/Advertising. This is a 30 second excerpt of the full length track. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Smooth Jazz
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 Music, Energizing Music
Magical, majestic orchestral track featuring beautiful soprano voice suggesting a regal bastion reaching towards the heavens. A suspenseful harp intro leads to an inevitable and dramatic orchestral climax. Ideal for film/TV and documentaries. This is a 30 second excerpt of the full length track. Female Vocals, Dramatic Music, Magical Music
Uplifting, happy, lively, optimistic, energetic, uptempo instrumental track featuring electric guitar and organ, reminiscent of the B52s. Suited for film/TV, corporate films and commercials. Instrumental, Pop Music, Pop Music
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 Music, Action Impending Buildup (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 Music, Action Adventure Music (pending)
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, New Age Music, New Age Electronic
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 Music, Ethereal 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 Music, Energizing Music
A delicately poignant, deeply melodic orchestral track featuring the oboe. Suggesting the ever changing seasons of the countryside. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Calm Mellow 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 Music, Action Impending Buildup (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, Dramatic Music, Regal Orchestral
A bleak and disturbing introduction unfolds into a dark cyclical orchestral track with a strong sense of foreboding, suspense and mounting desperation. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Dangerous Music, Edgy Music
Ambient, tropical atmospheric track suggesting the vast green canopy of the Amazon rain forest. Featuring a warm relaxing slow drum beat with bamboo flutes on a spacey ambient backdrop. Ideal travel, cultural, historic documentaries and film/TV. Budding romance, discovery, new day & second chances, Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Ethereal Music
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, Dramatic Music, Energizing Music
Triumphant, glorious, victorious, epic and lively instrumental track with an intro reminiscent of Rome and Greece in Antiquity, featuring orchestral brass, strings, percussion and choirs with a contemporary driving rhythm. Suited for high adventure and action movies. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Regal Orchestral
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 Music, Ethereal 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 Music, Action Intense Orchestral
Cool, smooth jazz, laid back instrumental with electric guitar conveying a slight sense of unease and tension in the atmosphere of the big city at sunset. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Jazz Music, Smooth Jazz