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May 22, 2010 | 1:47 AM EDT
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4.4 MB
4 min 49 sec
3.00 / 5.00

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Rated 3.00 / 5 stars
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I can never get enough of this. :)

The is the seventh, and most complete, movement of a suite I'm writing, the "Bus Suite," so aptly named because the story begins on a bus. By the seventh movement, though, the hero and heroine are aboard a giant, Pong-like vessel, high above a city. Unable to find their classmates on the field trip, they decide to dance (just a little); this is on the insistance of the heroine, after discovering a phonograph in the vessel's library. The hero (who is secretly in love with the heroine) happily agrees, and they waltz away. Little do they realize that this may be the last time they will ever hold each other's hands.

VI. Suspension of Belief
VIII. The Waltz II ~ Lost Dance

The accordian, until recently, sounded like an organ, because Sibelius doesn't have an accordian sound set. But after purchasing Garritan Personal Orchestra, I have an accordian! :)

This was originally written by me for piano, but in October I arranged it for strings, piano, accordian, drum set, bass drum, snare drum, cymbals, harpsichord, glockenspiel, timpani, and chimes.

Feedback is appreciated, welcomed, and encouraged. :) Hope you enjoyed it!



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Bus indeed

The begining made me feel obese hehe afterward it was like swinging high on a swing that is really high in the sky, with the accordions it gave it this Medieval feel. For some reason it made me want to swing in circles thing that could change was perhaps mixing it up abit. The tune just felt redundant after the 1st minute. Try mixing in different tunes, and then of course you could return back to the original tune (To Coda hehe)...I think its important to keep the melody but to change the sound, perhaps by making it slow down or even faster, something like that. Not just plain throughout...

Dreyfus2006 responds:

Very much agreed. That's probably the greatest flaw in the song, the repetitiveness. I think out of all the melodies and themes in my repertoire for the Bus Suite, this one's the hardest for me to mix up. Maybe if I ever do a V.2 of this movement... Hmm...

Thank you for the review, though, it was very helpful. :)