In my ‘formative teenage years’, I had a couple of favourite orchestral albums. One was Holst’s The Planets. The other was a collection of current film themes which included Grand Prix and Dr Zhivago. The latter included a piece called, I think, Funeral March. Despite trying I’ve never again found this piece on any Dr Zhivago collections online or on album. I only have what’s recorded in my head from multiple teenage listens.
This isn’t an attempt to recreate that tune, but to use its structure as a jumping off point for a similar slow military feel. I still think I haven’t quite nailed my orchestral simulations but I’m getting better at it.
Hope you like it.