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...
Beautiful, serene, mystical, graceful, elegant, inspirational track with mezzo soprano lead vocals in Greek. This is a musical journey down through the mists of time to the magical adventures of Ulysses ecounter with the Sirens in Greek mythology. Suitable for Film/TV. Female Vocals, New Age, Spiritual
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
A dark, deranged, unnervingly structured, deeply disturbing instrumental track which teeters on the very edge of sanity. A Gregorian chant intro descends into a pitch black and sinister void. Suitable for Film/TV. Ominous evil diabolical music with screaming tension, scurrying rats or menacing bats. Vocal Samples, Dangerous, Dark 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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dynamic, epic symphonic rock ballad with orchestral arrangement, female mezzo-soprano vocals, soaring electric guitar, celtic harp, bagpipe chanter, piano and choirs. Based on the Celtic tale of the legendary hero, warrior bard Ossian. Suited for film/tv, action adventure, legendary tales. Female Vocals, Rock, Melodic Rock
Dynamic, epic progressive rock ballad with orchestral arrangement with male and female vocals culminating in an intense fiery electric guitar solo. Vocals performed by Craig McConnell and Claire Millon. Guitar solo performed by Craig McConnell. Mixed Vocals, Rock, Symphonic 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