Project Description

Ken Burns “The Roosevelts” Series – TV Trailers

For 30 years, Ken Burns has found the Roosevelt family “irresistible”. Now, Burns shines a spotlight on the family itself in “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” a 14-hour film debuted Sept. 14 on PBS, and ran for seven consecutive nights.

Although Burns usually uses historical music for his projects, I was honored to be asked to create the original music theme for the Roosevelt series trailer. It was a bit tricky composing music that was intended to be “powerful and energetic”, yet without a melody or any musical element that would interfere with the narrator (Peter Coyote). PBS was very pleased with the final music score, recorded with live strings, french horns, etc.

Here is the Music Track only, without that pesky narrator (Peter Coyote) in the way… 😉