Sad Scene Music by Mark Priest published on 2012/01/29 21:36:27 +0000 I wrote a "sad ballad" for a deleted scene (from the 2006 movie "Akeelah and the Bee"). This music has also been added to the video clip of the scene, and can be experienced on YouTube for the time-being: http://youtu.be/MX7nRvPxXD0 This is a DEMO of my films-coring technique. Preparatory to composing this cue, a variety of melancholy film music examples were analyzed (including John Williams' "Schindler's List"). Turns out the main difference between composing "love ballads" and "sad ballads" is the mode (i.e., major vs. minor). So, bring a handkerchief or two, and push the play button!