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Concerto #5 for Harpsichord/Strings (Final Drakonus)



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Final version included everyone's suggestions in this version for the mixing like fixed the reverb with less delay in a proper concert hall, used some compression added a predelay shortened the delay time for some more fatness, and added a coda improvisation tonight on piano at the end which is pretty amazing with some chord variation at the end. Managed to shorten the length to around 5 minutes as well, too many cellos in the middle were interrupting the flow. Second cello movement: 2:10 3rd piano movement: 2:30 if you want to skip ahead.
Enjoy and thanks for the listens. Let me know if you like the changes. -Chris
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"Das Amerikus Drakonus, I am the American Dragon" I realized when I heard my composer friend Volker's harpsichord part that the song would be called "Drakonus" and the third movement of my piano is a sleeping dragon slowly awakening in answer to battle the harpsichords of the first.
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paul f. page said 1507 days ago (May 11th, 2015)
Full of energy...
...full of surprises along the way. Sort of an ethereal feel to this whole movement. Now and then you drop into what appears to be a moment of deep contemplation, but these spots are very brief. Wish there were a little more of that. But the spontaneous flights into pounding chords and rhythmic bravado are really compelling and make for a pleasant, if unusual, sonic experience.
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H3nry said 1506 days ago (May 11th, 2015)
Dragon Rider
A much clearer mix. Emphasizes the rhythmic workings of the first and third sections. Quite a battle going in the first movement. Lots of energy and excitement, followed by the dreamy second movement, and reawakening of the third makes for a compelling listen.
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Ultrabeast said 1505 days ago (May 12th, 2015)
Thanks Henry.
I tried using sony track compressor as well for a 3:1 compression -4db which I don't use for classical songs usually happy to hear it works. -Chris
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Relic67 said 1498 days ago (May 19th, 2015)
some very interesting sounds in there. I like those low register piano parts. applause!
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mystrag said 1486 days ago (June 1st, 2015)
Excellent piece, with better mix. You are probably finished with this, but let me add a few suggestions just in case. The ending is definitely more refined in this version. However, I think you can let the cello sing a bit longer in the second movement. (I like 10+ minute epic songs, so take that with a grain of salt) In fact, 3rd movement could use a bit of strings(cello) to support piano, and make the sound fuller. Anyway, it is great as it is. Cheers.
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Ultrabeast said 657 days ago (September 6th, 2017)
My original version had just exactly what you are describing 9 minutes epic with fat cellos I'm middle I do too grew up listening to hour long Beethoven symphonies
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