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I was listening to some different title music in films, and started composing my own "multi-theme" piece.

-Home
-Setting off on a journey
-Travelling through strange places
-On the mission
-The villain approaches
-Victorious, returning home

It was all done, start-to-finish yesterday morning from about 9am to 1pm, so it'll probably go through some major changes when I come back to it - I'm not too keen on the villain section at the moment.

Let me know what you think?
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Uploaded: Jun 09, 2013 - 07:58:06 PM
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kingbee said 1596 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
ambitious
I'm having trouble writing something with ONE aspect let alone 6 so big hats off to you and fitting it into 3.13 mins.
Everything seems to move into each part with ease.
Villain bit is fine by me.
Maybe double up the high strings with some lower ones to add just a bit more 'menace"
but is fine without.
Now you just have to find the film to put it all to.
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magnatone said 1594 days ago (June 11th, 2013)
Title Music
you are just so talented! this is so excellent - love the various sections as they tell their story. your orchestration skills kinda blow my mind!
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PeterB7858 said 1594 days ago (June 11th, 2013)
Title Music
It does all run together quite well and make musical sense. The various themes are quite descriptive. Perhaps the "villain" theme could build a bit more and lead to a major climax, something like 3 sharp stabs of music, to indicate the "fight" and ultimate victory, before the pastoral style denouement? Liking the arrangement. Fine work. Regards, Peter.
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jiguma said 1594 days ago (June 12th, 2013)
That's a lot
....... of action in 3:22. What you've done in so few hours is very impressive, but maybe expanding each section would give you more time for each to develop. Like Kingbee, I have problems thinking of individual themes for my songs, so dealing with 6 is a little mind-blowing.
Very thought-provoking concept., well executed.
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alackbass said 1592 days ago (June 14th, 2013)
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Lovely composition. During the first theme I was struck by the depth of the harmony and the clarinet is beautiful. Great variation between themes yet they chain together beautifully. Each theme is so strong they could each be further developed into their own piece in a much larger work. Think of this as the overture (I think you probably already were).
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XMaramena said 1592 days ago (June 14th, 2013)
exactly right
The idea behind this composition was to work in reverse to regular film scoring - usually we compose throughout the piece with different themed parts for different characters, scenes etc., then in the title credits, end credits and sometimes both, we mash them all together into a shorter piece that includes all of them.

This is essentially that - with a mind of each different theme being its own piece, then combining them all in a single composition.
Doug Somers said 1576 days ago (June 29th, 2013)
There and back again
Kind of a Hero's Journey packed into one movement. I certainly get the feel of your different stages of the story. Well orchestrated. The return home and the On the Mission bits are probably the closest - but not the same as - standard Hollywood styles at the moment, and I like the fact that you have departed from the great wash of film composers to make something that is fun and original.

As to the villain section, I wonder about more low strings (tremolo basses) and maybe change some of the cymbal crashes with trombone or low horn stabs. It really is good the way it is but to turn up the menace dial that's what I'd suggest.

I'm pretty impressed that you could lay all this down in an extended morning.
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XMaramena said 1568 days ago (July 7th, 2013)
Also
interesting to hear the difference between the fabled Vienna Symphonic Library (as heard here) and the lesser known (and much cheaper) HALion Symphonic Orchestra (as heard in "Distant Lands").
paul f. page said 1564 days ago (July 11th, 2013)
Compressed story
This is a wonderful overture to a narrative that could/will spin out for several hours. It is very impressive and quite skillful that you've been able to compress so much of a story into such a tiny space and without need for extensive bridge passages to make it al work. You leave me with no doubt that you could pull this off in a larger setting where you'd have the time to develop each theme fully. That you composed this idea and music so quickly is also impressive. ... the clarinet tune in the first section is particularly nice.
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WharmtonRise said 1536 days ago (August 8th, 2013)
Heh
Seamless transitions is where its at in this excellent piece. I agree the villain could be more villainous. Also if I was nitpicking and you did ask... the end is more wistful than victorious.. to my ears. Anyway, marvelous piece of skill and talent. Super orchestration and mix/engineering. Thanks for the D/L.
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