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Drum and Fife - authentic or 'authentic'?

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:56 pm
by jonnybutter
Hi fellow Dispatchers

I'm working up a drum and fife piece as per the listing below, but am a little confused about it:

18th CENTURY TRADITIONAL AMERICAN FIFE and DRUM INSTRUMENTALS are needed by the Creative Director of an incredibly successful Music Library. He needs authentic sounding tracks to pitch for specific time-sensitive period projects in Film and TV.

Quoting the source: "Tracks should sound like the style of music that was written and performed between 1700-1780. We're going for a very traditional feel. I want tracks that can take the listener and viewer back to the time of the original Colonies." Check out the reference link below to get an idea of the general stylistic wheelhouse for the sound, vibe, and tone that he's going for.

Think of the style of instrumental that works so well in movies like "The Patriot." Make sure you have a traditional and authentic early American Colonial sound rather than a Celtic sound.

This company offers an Exclusive 50/50 deal. They keep 100% of publishing, and you keep 100% of the writer's share. Broadcast quality is needed (excellent sounding home recordings are fine). Do not submit any material containing any unauthorized samples. Please submit one to three instrumentals by land, by sea, online, or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No full critiques. All submissions must be received no later than Monday, December 9th by 12pm (PDT). TAXI #D131209IN

I was wondering that, since some of the music in 'The Patriot' is not actually traditional - it's traditional-ish with a hollywood schmear, as it were - maybe I should make my pitch slightly less than really authentic. Any thoughts?

Re: Drum and Fife - authentic or 'authentic'?

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:58 pm
by jonnybutter
...also, the ALA is Irish, but listing said to avoid 'Celtic' music.

Re: Drum and Fife - authentic or 'authentic'?

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:24 am
by jonnybutter
A few people (15) have apparently had a look at this thread, so i thought I would just share the track i submitted just in case anyone might be interested.

Despite the ad's being slightly ambiguous, I went ahead and did something very traditional or authentic (or tried to). Hope it passes, because it could be a long time before there is another call for this type of stuff!

On my taxi page; song is "Rondeau - Fife+Drum'.


Re: Drum and Fife - authentic or 'authentic'?

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:04 am
by irina456
The song very much, good lyrics :!: