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Date
08/14/2008
File Info
Song
4 MB
2 min 54 sec
Score
4.20 / 5.00

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Genres:
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Author Comments

I recently read a user post that the Song of Storms (aka, Windmill Hut) does not mix with the Classical genre. Keeping that in mind, I set out to make this song and hopefully convince people otherwise.

This specific arrangement is for solo piano and incorperates the Serenade of Water in both the intro and outro. I was very liberal in my remixing of the source material, but the original melody is hidden in there somewhere. ;)

I feel as though this is my best piano work to date. I worked on multiple edits before getting this to its current state and recieved invaluable advice from multiple people. I have always had difficulty building climaxes but feel quite satisfied for once. Also, I finally figured out how to accurately work tempo changes. There is no way I could have worked some of the fermatas if not for learning this tempo change technique.

I put a great deal of effort into this and would appreciate any comments. Advice and criticism is welcome so long as you are not blatently rude. As always, I read and respond to every single review.

Thank you for listening,
~Blaze

Reviews


perfect-insanityperfect-insanity

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 19, 2008

good song

kind of depressing for the first minute or two, then it picks up for a bit and slows down for the ending, nothing need be added to this, it's perfect the way it is

.:.Review Request Club.:.


BlazingDragon responds:

I really made an effort when it came to the climax. Many of my climaxes are practically non-existent. I wanted this one to be evident. :)

Thank you for the review.
~Blaze


Squirrel245Squirrel245

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 18, 2008

Brilliant.

Back when I was a kid, I was a complete LoZ: Ocarina of Time fanboy, and one of the reasons was the music that was featured in the game.

The way you've managed to combine two of my favorite pieces of music from that game is nothing short of masterful.

10/10, 5/5.

Now if you'll excuse me... there's an N64 that you've inspired me to play once again.


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BlazingDragon responds:

LoZ: Ocarina of Time was an epic game in many regards. One distinctive aspect of the game lies in its powerful music. I love how Koji Kondo has used simplistic melodies and leitmotifs to effectively convey such a sense of beauty.

The ocarina melodies are very fun to arrange. The source material is simple enough that the ReMixer has plenty of room to include original material and manipulate melodic ideas. I have been quite liberal in my arrangement here, but the source is still there. It is a joy working with such amazing themes!

Thank you very much for your review!
~Blaze


DualGunnerDualGunner

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 17, 2008

You have Gone beyond those Horizons...

This is indeed...one of the most beautiful serenade pieces I have ever heard in my whole entire life. I haven't felt chills likes this in months. You are another composer who have brought me to tears (excuse me for being too emotional. Only happens when it comes to music) and have kept me listening this piece over and over again. Right now, I am even typing to the beat of the song. The pace is very and transitions of this is, how shall I say it....gorgeous. It strikes the emotions, the moods, and harnesses that inside you. Sends spine chilling tones and a strong message that is understandable only by ears.

You sir have indefinitely earned a thousand ovations, a million bravos and a the respects of many composers. I have to say, is indescribable. Your true piece of this serenade has surpassed all expectations and exceeded that of your demo.

The words that I have said aren't indeed the right words to describe this awe-inspiring piece. I have been brought to tears and been given more chills to my spine with a spark of inspiration set in mind. The words that I will end this post may not be much but...

Bravo sir. You deserve more than an encore and a standing ovation.


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BlazingDragon responds:

I can only hope that others share your opinion. I've submitted this to the judging pannel at OCRemix.org (A well known video game arrangement website) and am hoping that it is not immediately rejected. It is very difficult to get a piece accepted there from what I understand...

Your review is highly encouraging. I didn't compose this with any incredible emotions or inspiration in mind. I simply took two classic tunes in which I love and let the ideas flow. I just started taking a music theory class less than a week ago and am hoping that it shall aid me in all of my musical endevours. I believe that I have enough passion and drive...It is now a matter of refining my technique and learning proper compositional technique.

In writing this review you have encouraged me to strive forward and better myself. I am overjoyed to share my emotions and passions through music. Thank you for reviewing.

~Blaze


LightningLloydLightningLloyd

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 16, 2008

I hope that someday...

I can be half as good as you are.


BlazingDragon responds:

Practice, practice, practice. That, and a bit of music theory is helpful.
Just be aware that there are many musicians far more skilled than I. :P

Thanks,
~Blaze


PenguinSamPenguinSam

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 15, 2008

Woah...

If I could compare this to one of the absolute best songs on newgronds, it would be The Composer. This song...its...touching. It just, I don't know how to put it. It is like the saddest thing that has ever happened to you, but, not at the same time. This would be perfect for a scene in a movie when a loved one is lost, and no one can even bare the thought. I must say, by far the most touching thing I have ever heard, no doubt about it. Keep it up, I can't wait to see what miracle you come up with next.

<PS>


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BlazingDragon responds:

The Composer was a video that inspired me very much. It is too bad that JAZZA is leaving Newgrounds for the next two years. He did some great work. :(

You might notice that this isn't my first sad song. :P I did, however, work especially hard on this to build up to a climax to add a little emotional intensity. This is because I've never been particularly good with climaxes.

Thank you for listening and reviewing. I am honored that this song has been so touching for you.
~Blaze