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...
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
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
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
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
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
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, Lounge Jazz
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
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
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
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, Contemporary Instr
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
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
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, Pop 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, Magical 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
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
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, Edgy 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
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, Regal Orchestral
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
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, 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, Intense Orchestral
Heavy, intense hip-hop instrumental track with vocal chants and deep pounding bassline. This is a 30 second excerpt of the full length track. Suitable for TV/Advertising. Instrumental, Hip Hop, Hip Hop Instrumental
Driving, optimistic, dynamic hard rock track with male vocals and soaring electric guitar solo. Lyrically optimistic and confident conveying a sense of freedom and personal achievement. Male Vocals, Dramatic, Energizing Music
An airy and slightly melancholic oboe melody suggesting the dance of the autumn leaves as they ride the fall breeze and drift down a babbling brook, featuring grand piano, flute and French horn. Suitable for TV commercials, films and documentaries. Instrumental, Dramatic, Romantic Music
Apocalyptic, Dynamic, Frightening, Dark orchestral cue featuring the full symphony orchestra. A dramatic orchestral introduction builds to a crescendo which descends on choirs to a hauntingly dark conclusion. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
A swirling, ambient, atmospheric track with a sense of vertigo suddenly poised on the brink of a great void and dizzy height. Exploration, adventure, mountain climbing, extreme altitudes. Windy crags, dangerous peaks, angelic whispers, climactic setting, travel, discovery, planetarium music, Sci Fi, Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy 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
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