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A Melancholy Evening

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Date
04/23/2012
File Info
Song
4.2 MB
1 min 51 sec
Score
4.31 / 5.00

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Score:
Rated 4.31 / 5 stars
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Genres:
Easy Listening - Classical
Tags:
orchestral
melancholy
violin
sorrowful

Author Comments

This piece arose from my recent attempts to improve with using strings in more important parts in my pieces, especially violins. This resulting piece was shaped around a dark progression to form a progression from a less formed A theme into a more lamenting and solid B theme, from 4/4 into 3/4.

I really wanted to go back to working with silence as a medium of transition in my work, as much as I have explored using dissonance for transitions. It always seems to create such beautiful pieces.

Please, by all means, feel free to give any constructive criticism you want, it is highly appreciated and will be returned if you wish.

Reviews


Vadik222Vadik222

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 2, 2012

The music! What are the notes! it's just great! Listening to music, I feel it's melancholy music, and showed his emotions ... shedevor is classical music! I'm more accustomed to listening to rock and rap. I really like rap and Towns anglissky rock! But when I heard this I was porozhon! This is great music!


samulis responds:

Hey there, glad you like it!

The song is in A Minor. The opening melody on violin goes A, E, D-C-D; A, F#-C-E E; F#-C-E Eb, in case you're interested. :)

Feel free to check out some more of my work if you want, I have a lot of "dark/sorrowful" pieces around (the new one "King Bosa" for the NGADM is pretty sorrowful).

-Samulis


ChronamutChronamut

Rated 4 / 5 stars May 1, 2012

NAC Judge

while I would have liked more despair and misery with the use of effects.. maybe some post apocalyptic wind in the bg.. people shouting, dogs barking.. church bells, fires crackling.. it's still pretty good.

However with a classical piece you really do have to focus on effects if you want a song like this to really shine through. Some of the notes seem kinda odd on the violin, but other than that.. an acceptable song :)

8/10

-shawn-


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samulis responds:

I would add effects... if I were an Ambiance producer. :3

I might have made it more apocalyptic, but the melody was too sweet and soft for the typical loud-crashy-bangy style that would have followed a more apocalyptic feel.

The feel I wanted was that of someone who just got dumped sitting alone on a park bench, the camera slowly zooming out.


Evil-DogEvil-Dog

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars May 1, 2012

NAC Judging
Awesome composition, I can feel the despair. I like how it sounds rather classical, there was similar music in one of the Dungeon and Dragon games, in the realm of vampires and stuff, it was awesome. You only lose points for the weak attack times of your instruments that you clearly hear when there are fast notes, you should have reduced the attack time of your instrument to have better fast melodies. That's the only complain I have, great job.


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samulis responds:

Ya, I was trying to find a sound in EWQL that was sweet and lyrical, partially sacrificing the attack for that particular feel. I am glad you liked the style. :)


DjCryogeneticDjCryogenetic

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars April 23, 2012

Excellent Strings. Good composition. Have a definite build and progression that drives it. The main strings are excellent to the ear, well mastered. Good flair to slow sections brings it back up. overall a good song, no overt flaws. Wish it was a tad longer.


samulis responds:

One of these days I will write a longer piece... I generally hit a roadblock around 2:00 where I run out of thematic material unless I go into a C theme.


LasciviousGorkLasciviousGork

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 23, 2012

Man, that was beautiful. Nothing else I can say but that.
Btw I heard a little hiccup at around 0:56. Small error :)


samulis responds:

Yeah, it's a problem between Finale and the EWQL reverb... I need to figure out a fix somehow.

I'm glad you liked it. :)