Welcome to Part 2 of Quaver’s peek into the Making of the Quaver Theme Song!
Catch up on the first three theme-attempts in last week’s post!
Last week we looked at the first three contenders which were entertaining, but not quite up to the Quaver standard. Now we’re ready for the next three candidates – “Theme tune number 4 – please step up!!”
This one is a bit out of the box! I have always loved A capella music and I did the whole thing with just my voice. The only thing I can say about this is . . . it was a good idea at the time. I actually ran out of ideas with this one half way through, but kept it for fun!
Assessment: NICE TRY
Here, we tried to combine a really modern sound with a real jazz piece called “Filthy McNasty” (would you believe?!), and Rachmaninov variations on a “Theme of Paganini.” Through the first chords, it seems quite effective, but not really catchy enough and over-the-head of the vast majority of listeners.
Assessment: TRIED TOO HARD
This one was inspired by a conversation with Quaver producer Steve Gilreath who coined the phrase “Quaver’s Got It!” – the idea that Quaver had the answer to any musical problem, instrument, question, or musical situation. So we built this theme around that idea. I think with hindsight we tried to pack too much stuff into this piece, but it is a gallant attempt, and I will award it 3rd place!
Assessment: GOOD JOB