Sort of Spoiler Alert….
Andor is one of the best shows I have seen on Disney Plus.
If you get to the last episode there is a section which I call “The Funeral Scene”. The music for it is written by Nicholas Britell and the song is called “Forming Up/Unto Stone We Are”.
And it’s always the music, the melodic soundscape to moving images that gets me to pay attention.
It starts with two separate marching bands at different ends of the alleys, just tuning their instruments and sort of jamming with themselves. Then the drummer starts the military like tempo and the most saddest of melodies is heard.
They start to walk towards the town centre and they eventually meet, and they are in time playing the song with each other. Director Tony Gilroy wanted this scene to be massive and he got the musicians to come in and learn the musical score so he could record it live instead of using the studio track.
This small attention to detail resonates.