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The Last Migration (CD version)


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I've been putting off uploading this version to MJ for months because I would have preferred just swapping out the previous version file. But we can't do that here. Anyway, this is the final version of the piece after considering ideas from previous comments and then mastering it for my CD, "SOMETHING". I understand if the changes don't jump out immediately those of you have heard the earlier versions. They're subtle but significant.

I did various changes to the arrangement and lots of fine detail work on the composition, notes and velocities.

Again, this was composed entirely within GB using Jam Pack 4 instruments and the pencil tool (written note by note). No loops involved.

Originally inspired by a childhood memory of Prokofiev's "Dance of the Knights". (No, I had no idea who Prokofiev was back then.)
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Uploaded: Jan 29, 2006 - 11:54:50 PM
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2006 - 05:57:34 PM Last Played: Jan 19, 2018 - 06:47:21 PM
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Comments
said 4697 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
One thing missing
a real orchestra.
Bravo. Well done, Peter.
Tom Atwood said 4697 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
This sounds even better
on the CD! So I suggest to whoever is reading this to get a copy of
"Something," to enjoy the higher quality. Let's see, how could you do
that?

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Lovely, dark, stirring, Peter.

10-10-10-10
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eleveneyes said 4697 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
kinda scarey
great sounds. i don't have JP4 and wasn't in a rush obviously to get it but
after hearing this i might have to take a last migration over to the apple
store, while i'm there i'll pick you up a replacement lead for your
computer. after using the pencil for all this i think you'll need it. very
cinematic piece! Great use and treatment of the instruments. I love the
dramatic dynamics in this too. Envisioning apocolyptic episodes while
listening is really quite frighting.
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Peter Greenstone said 4696 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
kinda scarey
Thanks, eleveneyes. The JP4 instruments a great for more than just pure
orchestral stuff. I've used in all sorts of things.

Thanks for the lead. I'm down to nubs.

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Parichayaka said 4697 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Carefully and beautifully crafted.
You can tell, that a lot of time went into this wonderful piece. So much detail and a variety of different ideas, moods and themes. Quite extraordinary. After reading your generous comment on my latest posting I was curious to hear your use of Garageband's orchestra. Quite different in sound and very mature in every sense of the term. The instrumentation and overall mix are solid and refined. Your composition would certainly be worthy of a live performance by a real orchestra!

You proof that there is a world of difference between casual playing with loops & samples and the fine craft of composing and arranging music. Thanks for sharing this!
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Peter Greenstone said 4696 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Carefully and beautifully crafted.
Thanks for listening and leaving the comments. When I composed this I became
entranced in the process and basically got it 99% done within 48 hours of
starting. I spent more time massaging it, getting the velocities and positions
just right.

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<b><a href="http://www.simig.com/records/artists/peter/peter.htm">My debut album, "Something", available on CD here</a></b>
Check out my latest song called Iridium Flare (2013 Re-Release)
thoddi said 4696 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Great composing
...as well as the performance. Clever arrangement and great dramatic build up. Vivid images comes sailing along when listening to this.

I guess you must have laid this out on a score to get such a complex orchestration blend so well together?
Impressive use of the pencil tool.

It's very imaginative and could very well be used as a soundtrack to a dramatic movies scene.

Great work!

D/L of course.
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Peter Greenstone said 4696 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Great composing
Thanks, Thoddi. I actually composed this entirely within the GB edit window.

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<b><a href="http://www.simig.com/records/artists/peter/peter.htm">My debut album, "Something", available on CD here</a></b>
Check out my latest song called Iridium Flare (2013 Re-Release)
J.A.Stewart said 4696 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Imagine...
Can't.

As patient as I believe I am, I can't imagine the patience it must take to do
this with the pencil tool. Perhaps it's because you're accustomed to
working in the tedious frame-by-frame world of animation. I don't know.
I believe I've used the pencil exactly twice --- to finesse drum parts a bit.
But THIS???

This is an extremely well-done orchestral piece, full of textures,
subtleties, moods and dynamics. Although dark, a lovely piece of work,
Peter.
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Cori Ander said 4695 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
Beautiful
Wonderful. Haven't heard the previous versions, but I can tell that this one
is surely alive! A beautiful piece from the bottom and all way up to
performance!
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perceptualvortex said 4693 days ago (February 2nd, 2006)
This is cool
...in fact the whole CD is cool. Great job with the insert and the artwork and the lyrics too.
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RickW said 4693 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
Weary but hopeful
Peter, I don't know which migration this piece refers to, but images of
thousands of travel weary immigrants pouring through Ellis Island came
to mind while listening to it. They were exhausted, fearful, yet hopeful at
the same time.

Well done!

God bless,

Rick

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barnold73 said 4690 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
this could be used as a movie score
this could easily be used in a movie sequence.
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Einarus said 4689 days ago (February 7th, 2006)
This has always been...
...one of my all time MJ favorites.
I really need to buy your CD soon - only a couple of weeks 'til I can get a
credit card. Then, who knows? :)

Beautiful work.
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macgalver said 4681 days ago (February 15th, 2006)
so gorgeous
Listening to your music is always such a treat. You really have an ear
for it. Thank you so much for sharing it with me. your fan, kelli
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ktb said 4674 days ago (February 22nd, 2006)
simply beautiful
its incredible to me you can do this with GB. its just so damn nuanced.
what a joyful composition. brightened my mood, def a fav
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Peter Greenstone said 4673 days ago (February 22nd, 2006)
simply beautiful
Thanks, Karma, for listening and commenting.

AND THANKS TO THOSE OF YOU ABOVE WHO I DIDN"T GET A CHANGE TO REPLY
TO. ALWAYS MUCH APPRECIATED.

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<b><a href="http://www.simig.com/records/artists/peter/peter.htm">My debut album, "Something", available on CD here</a></b>
Check out my latest song called Iridium Flare (2013 Re-Release)
Mr. A said 4668 days ago (February 27th, 2006)
fascinating, hypnotizing
Absolutely love the quality of the instrumental sounds... am completely
entranced by the rolling cello and horn lines. Exemplary work.
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Morris R said 4501 days ago (August 13th, 2006)
impressive
Impressive, magnificent, panoramic, and moving. I have no idea how
you'd even begin to create something like this. Are you planning to
compose any more music along these lines? I hope so.
Peter Greenstone said 4501 days ago (August 13th, 2006)
impressive
Thanks, Morris. I do plan to do more big symphonic pieces in the future but
haven't had the time or right frame of mind to get into such a task for a while.
It's a lot of work but becomes a tremendous intoxicating pleasure once into the
midst of it.

---
<b><a href="http://www.simig.com/records/artists/peter/peter.htm">My debut album, "Something", available on CD here</a></b>
Check out my latest song called Iridium Flare (2013 Re-Release)
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