EDIT: Worked on the criticism that people suggested. This now has an ever so slightly modified ending and more reverb on the guitar during the intro and outro. Also some more atmospheric embellishments if you listen closely enough!
Despite the extremely demanding demands (I'm sleepy, give me a break) of Maltese schools, I have somehow miraculously created a song for the Quest for the Crown contest that Bosa is running. Check out its thread here! http://goo.gl/qCZwI
The point of the contest is to basically make something in the genre of soundtrack, classical, orchestral and some sub-categories of such genres. Since one could say that those kinds of genres are my strongest, I didn't want to miss out on such a great opportunity, even if it meant missing out on some sleep.
So here you have it, one of the shortest recent songs of mine. I'm not sure what inspired this... might've been Assassin's Creed's music or Zelda's... or just the fact that I composed most of this at night due to being at school or doing schoolwork for the most part of the day. I've thought up a scene for this but I don't have time to write it, so I'll leave the story in the minds of whoever listens to it. In any case, if my intentions were reached, this should tell a story without me having to write it.
This uses Virtual Guitarist for the strummed guitars, Omnisphere for the choirs and plucked guitar, East/West Ra for some of the string section, the duduk, the hardanger, the jaw harp, East/West Symphonic Orchestra for most of the strings, the brass, and most of the woodwinds, and Stormdrum for the bass drums, hard-hitting drums, darabuka, bowed cymbal, cymbal roll, gong, snare and tambourine!
I hope this is enjoyable. I worked really hard on it... maybe not spent a long time on it since I've got a tight schedule, but I gave it my all! Maybe I can expand on this sometime in the future since I feel that it's got some potential, but for now, enjoy! Thanks for listening, and constructive feedback, whether positive or negative, is always appreciated!