Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Raise The Flag - Epic Symphonic Music




"Raise The Flag" National Day - Music composed, orchestrated and programmed in Logic Pro. It features an excerpt I arranged of UAE's National Anthem towards the end. I love the visuals! "National Day" 2010

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Director: Anwar Al Amin
Producer: Aiham Ajib
D/P: Elvin Lee
Music: Jon Brooks
Post: Real Image Dubai

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The visuals and music are subject to copyright and are provided for demonstration purposes only. © 2010 Jon Brooks.

Some of my musical influences include: Jerry Goldsmith, Gustav Mahler, Danny Elfman, R. Strauss, John Williams, James Newton-Howard, Wagner, Debussy, Patrick Doyle, Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams, Bill Conti, Sibelius, Elgar, Klaus Badelt, Michael Giacchino, Aerosmith, Elliot Goldenthal, Harry Gregson-Williams, James Horner, Def Leppard, Michael Kamen, Ennio Morricone, Hans Zimmer, Christopher Young, Gabriel Yared, Bon Jovi, Debbie Wiseman, Shirley Walker, Brian Tyler, Alan Silvestri, Howard Shore, The Beach Boys, Marc Shaiman, Wishbone Ash, Graeme Revell, John Powell, Mozart, Rachel Portman, Michael Nyman...... and many more!!!

(As cited on Wikipedia)
"National Day (Arabic: يوم استقلال الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎) is celebrated on 2 December each year in the United Arab Emirates. It marks the UAE's formal independence from the United Kingdom and the eventual unification of the seven emirates in 1971 which combined to form the modern-day country. The union became independent on 2nd December 1971.

On 2 December 1971, all emirates except for Ras Al Khaima, united as a country at the suggestion of H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, H.H. Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and his other brothers, the rulers of other emirates. Ras Al Khaima joined later as a part of the country. Qatar and Bahrain were also suggested to be a part of the country but they declined the idea.

People celebrate this day with flags and drawings on their faces. They also go on streets and celebrate this day with decorated cars. The locals also do a "Maseera", in which people go on the road and drive around the Emirate in celebration with music, poems, and many, many flags.

Many Schools in the UAE celebrate National Day by holding an event in school where kids will dress up in the Cultural "thoub" and "kandoora" and perform the "youlah" and dance the cultural dance."