Music Monday: Winds of Cyrene

Welcome to another Music Monday. This week, another instrumental track, taken from the soundtrack of Assassin’s Creed: Origins by Sarah Schachner.

I listen to music from assorted scores quite a bit when I’m writing. It’s music that, for the most part, is designed to be easy to listen to and to generate a mood and it generally helps me to get down to work. (I say ‘for the most part’ because there’s always an exception or two, where the music and the scene it’s attached to are too interlinked, or when the music is a particular character’s theme – trying to write to any of John Williams’ Star Wars scores is a complete non-starter, for example!)

Occasionally, though, particular pieces will just absolutely nail a character, and Winds of Cyrene does with Nick. It’s a very sparce, moody arrangement that (for me) always brings to mind a sense of melancholy and loss, which is very much where he starts in Sekhmet. It very quickly became my go-to for finding my way through when I was finding writing his scenes tough.

The Elsehere Soundtrack on Spotify has been updated to add this in.

That’s all for now. Happy reading and listening!

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