War and Humanity

Music to accompany the images of war. In a world where conflict is never out of the news there are many different stories to tell.

Title Track Length Description Composers Controls
Land Mines 3:48

An unfolding story of the tension of the ebbs and flows in a conflict. Crossing the old war zone mindful of the land mines and I.E.Ds that remain scattered around. 60bpm

Ray Russell
The Cost Of Freedom 2:29

A soaring orchestral theme and a strong percussion rhythm blend with an Arabic horn. A powerful thematic backdrop to the emotions of war and conflict. 90bpm

Ray Russell
There Is Always Hope 1:48

Building from a slow mournful start to a proud triumphant orchestral ending. The determination to recover from the loss and sorrow and to build anew. 90bpm

Ray Russell
Homeless 3:02

Sad and beautiful string melody follows repeating piano phrase and ethnic horn. Long straggly trails of displaced refugees walking for days looking for safety. 90bpm

Ray Russell
War Torn 2:48

After a sparse dark start ominous military drums and dramatic horns and strings take over. In the aftermath of the conflict people search the devastation for loved ones. 60bpm

Ray Russell
Finding Solace 1:57

Ambient and atmospheric solo piano and shimmering synth halo. A brief moment to reflect. A small oasis of calm in the midst of sadness and suffering. 54bpm

Ray Russell
Convoy 2:58

Constant percussion rhythm with sparse dramatic string figures. Travelling across inhospitable terrain alert to the many dangers that lie all around. 90bpm

Ray Russell
The First Victims 2:46

Atmospheric flute and piano with a dramatic backdrop that gradually builds, In the eerie silent aftermath of an attack the smoke and dust slowly clear showing the devastation. 60bpm

Ray Russell
To Live Without Fear 1:20

Gentle piano and strings create an atmosphere of hope and calm. Some small grains of hope as a country starts to believe that peace and a normal life are possible. 115bpm

Ray Russell
Insurgent 1:23

Tension strings and dramatic driving drums with a military feel. On high alert after receiving intelligence about the threat of an attack by the enemy. 90bpm

Ray Russell
Dogs Of War 1:47

Ominous drone, horns and drums conjure the essence of evil and war. Under a thunderous sky, forces are gathering ready to carry out a deadly attack. 80bpm

Ray Russell
Reconnaissance 1:11

Dark heavy drone and ticking percussion lead into intensifying drums and strings. Under the cover of darkness the armed forces stealthily move into position. 80bpm

Ray Russell
Human Shield 1:07

A low drone and ticking percussion precede ominous swelling string chords. Innocent civilians are rounded up and moved into buildings that may be targets of bombings. 80bpm

Ray Russell
Desert Landscape 2:12

Sparse plaintive Arabic wind instrument phrases and strings. Views across the dusty sand coloured  landscape of a war torn country and its people. 80bpm

Ray Russell
Walk A Narrow Road 1:06

Textures of percussion, flute and guitar create a bleak soundscape. Underlying tension is ever present trying to live every day in a landscape wracked by war. 60bpm

Ray Russell
Against The Odds 1:48

Emotive and repetitive strings build to become more positive and hopeful. Villagers return to their destroyed homes with sadness but the resolve to start again. 90bpm

Ray Russell
Repatriation 1:47

Determined percussion rhythm with understated but positive horns and strings. Driving forward and building a better future with hope in the face of adversity. 95bpm

Ray Russell
Walk To The Border 3:00

Percussion and atmospheric bed behind dramatic accented strings. Sunrise reveals a line of weary souls heading for the border while heavy artillery sounds in the distance. 95bpm

Ray Russell
Bringing Hope 2:22

A gentle build from delicate piano and string swells to a positive ending. Hope grows as the distant dust clouds reveal a small line of trucks bringing in food and water.  90bpm

Ray Russell
Children Of Afghanistan 1:47

Gentle and pretty with  touches of sadness and an uneasy undertone. The beautiful faces of the children show the toll of war and a lost innocence but with a desire for life. 90bpm

Ray Russell
Never Forget 3:11

An atmospheric opening with distant drums builds to a strong emotive finale. Remembering and honouring the fallen in battle with sadness and pride. 60bpm

Ray Russell
Never Forget with voice and horn 3:10

An atmospheric opening with ethnic horn and voice builds to a strong emotive finale. Remembering and honouring the fallen in battle with sadness and pride. 60bpm

Ray Russell