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Audio Samples and Videos With Music

Scroll down for a small sampling of original music recorded in my home studio. For illustration purposes, most of these pieces are brief. More samples are available to filmmakers upon request. All compositions and recordings Copyright © Michael Leake 2009 - 2018. All rights reserved.
Hollywood in New Mexico (NM Filmmakers Showcase 2012 Intro) © 2012 Michael Leake
I was honored to be asked to write the music for the on-screen slideshow introduction for the NM Filmmakers Showcase 2012. The showcase was sponsored by the New Mexico Film Office ( and was held on Oct. 12-14, 2012 at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque. The audio can be heard using the player control below.
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Into The Clouds © 2012 Michael Leake A brief cinematic tribute to the aviators of the Second World War. The YouTube video can be seen at the right.
The End of the Line © 2012 Michael Leake A rock genre piece about endings and moving on, driven by a lead guitar solo.
Always © 2011 Michael Leake
A sweeping romantic piece for piano, horns, strings, woodwinds and percussion. Conceived as something for the opening credits of a film. It can be heard in its "natural environment" with cinematic images in the YouTube video to the right.
Lucky Day  2011 Michael Leake
A lighthearted, happy-go-lucky piece for strings. The YouTube video can be seen below.
Leaving Once More © 2011 Michael Leake
Brief background music envisioned for a departure scene for classical guitar, steel string acoustic guitar, oboe and strings. Intentionally kept very short.
The Waiting Game © 2011 Michael Leake
A short piece conceived as incidental music for film in which someone is anxiously waiting for something to transpire as time slowly passes. Instrumentation suggests the ticking of a clock.
Remembering What Was © 2011 Michael Leake
A wistful, contemplative piece for strings and horn. Intentionally brief. Imagined as background music for a movie scene in which a character is reflecting on times gone by.
The Reckoning © 2010 Michael Leake
A dramatic, energetic piece, with a shifting time signature and driven by percussion.  Conceived as a film piece for a scene in which things are coming to a climax. For strings, brass, piccolo and all manner of percussion.
Nobody’s Home © 2010 Michael Leake
A very brief, atmospheric piano number--a melancholy mood-setting piece.