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May 15, 2008 | 6:51 AM EDT
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3.1 MB
2 min 16 sec
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4.22 / 5.00

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Author Comments

I recently updated my collection of intstruments so I decided to test them. This is the result, a sad, classical song. I haven't really put that much work into this song, only about 3 hours. It's pretty short and simple, but I tried to improve my usual instrumentations to give it more texture.

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necro405necro405

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Good but needs a little tuning

I find this piece very strong i do find that the instruments stop in places they shouldnt too but if you ignore that (which is easy) it is a very nice and emotional piece


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popraz responds:

Thank you ! This is one of my personal favourites among my works. I know it isn't perfect, and I haven't tried to mess with it too much, because it was one of those moment's inspirations that rarely come up. I've revisited this theme in my Dark World Adagio songs, which are better songs, in my opinion.


CFoxCFox

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice sense of movement

The string and choral sounds really mix well! I really like how the strings move not all in 'blocks' but against one another, creating a bit of counterpoint, and yet the basses/celli have a very steady pace to them. The fact that you're not recycling the same set of 2 or 3 chords over and over really helps I think, that it keeps moving to new sonorities really helps that sense of movement and keeps the steady bass motion sound grounded but fresh.
The way it moves reminds me a bit of Samuel Barber's 'Adagio for Strings,' if you have not heard it I highly highly recommend giving it a listen. If you've seen Platoon, they use it in that movie.


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popraz responds:

Thank you for the review. Big fan of both Platoon and Barber's "Adagio for Strings".


OfoxOfox

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Just Fantastic

I really like how the instruments are mixed with a totally peace... :| this one to my favs... wanna see more of your works 5/10


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FraGmenTdFraGmenTd

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Not bad...

From an arrangement standpoint, this is pretty good. Not all that fond of the samples, though. And you could widen the sound considerably just by tweaking the release up a bit; there are places where the instruments stop for a moment when they shouldn't. That has a place, but to me, it's not appropriate all the time. Other than that, very nice expression of emotion. You got your point across.


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vai90vai90

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Beautiful!

What a masterpiece! Never heard such a haunting and sad piece on Newgrounds! This could be played in a movie just after someone died and great emotions start to rise. Fantastic.

5/5 and instant favourite.
xx Martin xx


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popraz responds:

Thank You !