Craig McConnell is definitely not an artist who exists in one musical dimension but strives to explore and discover the many that dwell within the human heart. He is not only a studio artist composing for feature films, documentaries, and TV commercials, but also a powerful live performer as a composer, lyricist, lead guitarist and vocalist. Craig's work is known for its extreme dynamics, poignant melodies and depth of emotion.
From the rich traditions and hauntingly beautiful music of his native Scotland, Craig McConnell’s sonic embrace is both deep and wide. Craig 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 both film/TV and live performance, having composed music for productions worldwide.
Having spent 5 years in the US, Craig relocated to Switzerland in 2005 where he works 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").
Poignantly melodic strings swirl and swell with emotion in this deeply emotional orchestral track. Suitable for Film/TV. Perfect for Sci Fi study of the planets, moving through the black night with stars twinkling, filled with hope for peace on Earth and to all Mankind. Peaceful Explorations NOVAs, Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
An intensely dynamic rhythmically powerful instrumental track. Suitable for extreme sports, Film/TV. This is a 15 second up tempo variation excerpt of the full length track. Instrumental, Action, Action Adventure Pending
Ominous timpani drums and percussiion pave the way towards a heavy orchestral brass crescendo in this slow orchestral track with a strong and relentless military rhythm. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Action, Impending Pending Music
Dominant hard hitting instrumental with intense driving powerful bass and percussion conveying a strong sense of purpose, drive and determination. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Action, Action Adventure Pending
An inescapably threatening, suspenseful orchestral cue filled with fear and foreboding. A relentless piano motif builds to an inevitable crescendo on orchestral brass. Suitable for Film/TV, trailer, opening scenes. Menacing, dangerous, extremely scary music, giving a sense of inevitable doom. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
Tragic, retrospective, sad, mournful, longing instrumental track featuring a poignant acoustic piano on a emotional synth pad evolving into a choir filled bridge. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
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
Evocative soulful, emotional and passionately moving solo electric guitar soars above an orchestral background. Solo guitar performed by Craig McConnell. Suitable for Film/TV. Soulful romantic drama, emotional loss, nostalgic and tearful scenes. Loss, longing and heartbroken. Painful memories. Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
Great Gregorian chant ambient intro leading into powerful drum rhythm. Electric guitar power chords. Orchestral rock with French horn section, perfect for extreme sports, chase scenes, battles, mountain climbing, intense video games. Opening intro for action film dramas and trailers. Instrumental, Action, Action Adventure Pending
Elegant track featuring melodic light acoustic guitar harmonies and melody on an orchestral backdrop with airy choirs, pads and drum kit. Would work well in scenes on flight, sky diving, etc. Instrumental, New Age Music, New Age Acoustic, Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
High energy instrumental rock track featuring extreme electric guitar solos and with a unconventional time signature in the bridge. All guitar solos performed by Craig McConnell (no samples). Instrumental, Rock, Hard Rock
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