You’ve heard composer Patrick Doyle’s work in “Brave”, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”, and “Thor”. But the challenge of the Coronation March, that’s a story you need to hear Beyond the Mic with Sean Dillon.

Welcome Patrick:

We’re joined on the Starline by the Henry Mancini award winner for “outstanding achievements & contributions to the world of film & television music. You’ve heard his music in Thor, Brave and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. His latest project is the Coronation March for King Charles III. We welcome composer Patrick Doyle.

Patrick, let’s go Beyond the Mic. When writing an important piece of music, one that time will associate with you, how do you balance the importance of the song with the vision you have of it?

The last time there was a coronation was 1953. How do you respect the moment while not getting lost in the past?

After your 30 year personal and professional friendship with the King, what pressure did it put on you to make this march perfect for your friend?

How did the limitations of the site limit you to what you could have performed?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. Best Kenneth Branagh movie?

2. Favorite Disney character other than Cinderella?

3. Best thing about your wife?

4. Favorite instrument to write for?

5. Key place you do all your writing done?

6. Do you believe Tottenham will bounce back after the trouncing versus Newcastle?

7. Best opera tenor of all time?

8. Of all the movies you scored for, was there one that still holds a special place in your heart?

How has your Scottish heritage helped you through your years?

One Big Question:

How did your fight with Cancer change the way you look at life?

After people hear the march, what do you want people to think?

The Wrap:

He loved scoring Henry the Fifth, writing for the violin and never talks about soccer or politics. The composer for the coronation march for King Charles the III Patrick Doyle, thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.

Whenever you are in Texas, you are always welcome to visit…

And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

Listen to other Beyond the Mic conversations with composers here.

Check out Patrick Doyle at his website here.

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