"Alamo" Movie Extra Goes The Extra Mile

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Austin-based composer, Joe Basquez, went the extra mile after participating as an extra on the production of the upcoming movie "Alamo". He composed 14 tracks of music, released as the CD, aptly named "Extra Notes - 13 Days at the Alamo".

Composer, Joe Basquez, of Austin, Texas, went the extra mile after participating as an extra on the production of the upcoming feature film "Alamo" by Walt Disney Pictures which is currently scheduled for a December release.

While spending 13 days on set working as one of the Tejano townspeople for the San Antonio de Bexar plaza scenes, Basquez was inspired by the experience, sights and sounds of the "Alamo" production and began composing the initial tracks of what would eventually evolve into a 14-track CD release.

The CD, aptly titled "Extra Notes - 13 Days at the Alamo", chronicles the story of the Texas fight for independence and the historic battle that made it possible. The music portrays many of the events that shaped the birth of a republic from the arrival of the Mexican army in San Antonio, the final battle at the Alamo and the overwhelming victory by the Texians at San Jacinto.

While this was a labor of love by Basquez, his commitment to the project was also a relection of the general consensus of the majority of the extras that participated in the production. The history of the Alamo loomed large in everyone's minds along with the honor of having participated in this classic production.

For a free preview of the music tracks, please go to http://www.basquez.net or search for "Joe Basquez" at http://www.mp3.com.

For more information on the filming of the movie plus informative message boards, please visit The Alamo Film website at http://www.thealamofilm.com.

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