Film Corpse Bride Opening Credits Music

I’m a massive fan of Danny Elfman. In my humble opinion, the Edward Scissorhands soundtrack is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever! I really enjoyed Corpse Bride and I felt the urge to do a reworking of the opening credits sequence. In the original, Danny Elfman makes a strong musical reference to the ticking clocks that appear halfway through the sequence. In my version, I decided to focus on the butterfly in the jar and accentuate the fluttering, graceful, liberating feeling through the piano and strings.

All the instruments were performed by myself using Eastwest Complete Composer Collection. One day I’d like to redo this using some real strings players…

A massive thank you goes out to Mark Kershaw who did the sound design for this (barring a few subtle voices by me).