Classical Music/Soundtrack

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mediumaevum
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162 posts since 14 Feb, 2013

Post Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:50 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-NCOymPP0o

Wrote this long time ago, now refined and orchestrated. Please let me know your thoughts/opinion on this piece.
Last edited by mediumaevum on Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:19 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Allomerus
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2145 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Classical Music/Soundtrack

Post Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:59 pm

Instruments sound fabulous. Cool melodies and harmonic progressions.
Definitely anthemic.
Perhaps a bit more timpani.
Well done!
:)
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Bansaw
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443 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: Classical Music/Soundtrack

Post Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:52 pm

Nice, well done. Celtic feel to it.
Bass instruments didn't come in until halfway through, which leaves the first half a bit thin.
I don't remember if I heard any clear "call and response" sections...?

mediumaevum
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162 posts since 14 Feb, 2013

Re: Classical Music/Soundtrack

Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:20 am

Bansaw wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:52 pm
Nice, well done. Celtic feel to it.
Bass instruments didn't come in until halfway through, which leaves the first half a bit thin.
I don't remember if I heard any clear "call and response" sections...?
Allomerus wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:59 pm
Instruments sound fabulous. Cool melodies and harmonic progressions.
Definitely anthemic.
Perhaps a bit more timpani.
Well done!
:)
Thanks for the critique/feedback. I've updated the piece and here's the final version in the OP.

mediumaevum
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162 posts since 14 Feb, 2013

Re: Classical Music/Soundtrack

Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:47 pm

Any comments to the final version?

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folderol
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4775 posts since 5 Aug, 2006 from UK - Here!

Re: Classical Music/Soundtrack

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:16 am

Very good indeed. Vid is a perfect fit :tu:
It wasn't me! (well, actually, it probably was)

mediumaevum
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162 posts since 14 Feb, 2013

Re: Classical Music/Soundtrack

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:17 am

folderol wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:16 am
Very good indeed. Vid is a perfect fit :tu:
Thanks.

I'd like some feedback on the overall Mix, Arrangement & Dynamics/Expression of the strings.

I've been told elsewhere that my mixing and dynamics has improved, but I'd like to know if others feel the same.

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Bansaw
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443 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: Classical Music/Soundtrack

Post Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:45 am

Its a pretty piece. I like it , but it could be better.
You missed the chance at 1:45 to really take it to a new place in terms of energy. That should have been vertically developed. Maybe some other percussion, other instruments etc could have been inserted.
You also could have put a "bridge" section in where you provided some kind of counter melody or a different vibe. Not that orchestral music has necessarily a "bridge", but you know what I mean. Check out "call and response" too.
Nice woodwinds. You might like Shire Whistle from Embertone for this kind of music.
I'm sure you could take a "good" song like thing and make it "very good" with a few developments.

mediumaevum
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162 posts since 14 Feb, 2013

Re: Classical Music/Soundtrack

Post Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:08 am

Bansaw wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:45 am
Its a pretty piece. I like it , but it could be better.
You missed the chance at 1:45 to really take it to a new place in terms of energy. That should have been vertically developed. Maybe some other percussion, other instruments etc could have been inserted.
You also could have put a "bridge" section in where you provided some kind of counter melody or a different vibe. Not that orchestral music has necessarily a "bridge", but you know what I mean. Check out "call and response" too.
Nice woodwinds. You might like Shire Whistle from Embertone for this kind of music.
I'm sure you could take a "good" song like thing and make it "very good" with a few developments.
Thanks, I will take this critique into consideration for future compositions.

fastlanephil
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666 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Classical Music/Soundtrack

Post Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:08 pm

It’s a very nice pastoral soundtrack. The instruments seem to all have their own comfortable space and are balanced appropriately. I wasn’t listening closely if they were strictly placed on a traditional orchestral stage as it is soundtrack music.

I think Bansaw makes a good point. Something to take the listener a little out of the established calming mood and then bring them back.

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