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Date
05/24/2013
File Info
Song
2.8 MB
2 min 26 sec
Score
4.36 / 5.00

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Rated 4.36 / 5 stars
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Genres:
Easy Listening - Classical
Tags:
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Author Comments

Hey there,

here is my submission for the Art inspired Music Contest (A.i.m.) on NG.

http://www.newgrounds.com /bbs/topic/1339801

It is a classical "Kyrie", the first part of the liturgial mass.

The Piece has been inspired by the artwork "Hanging Above" by splosh999. He is my favourit NG artist and i really admire the versatility of his Work. Here is a link to the Artwork:

http://www.newgrounds.com /art/view/splosh999/hangi ng-above

I loved "Hanging Above" from the beginning - a solid artwork with just creates a heavenly feel, with wonderful colour gradient ... just awesome! If you want to see more incredible art visit splosh999 on NG:

http://splosh999.newgroun ds.com/

When i had seen it i decided to try out something which might feel a little uncommon on NG: To create a real ecclesiastic and epic flair by writing a "Kyrie Eleison", the first part of each classical mass.

I have used Logic Studio Pro, EWQL Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Choirs to create the sound. Unfortunately i could not use each aspects of Symphonic Choirs because my CPU has been to weak - my new iMac will be delivered soon *OMG!*

So i really hope you like it - even it is an uncommon submission - and have a good time! Special thanks to splosh999!

All the Best,

Chris

Reviews


HalcyonicFalconXHalcyonicFalconX

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Sound: Mixing sounds pretty solid. The Choirs definitely need work on the attack to not sound so synthesized.

Composition: A very standard and classical form in composition, so nothing wrong here. Classical or in this case Baroque music theory works pretty well. Of course, for the modern sentiments of music, this track is also slightly sleep inducing as most pieces of that style are.

Fit to Art: No doubt about it this piece fits the art paired with it quite well. The choirs and organs are an excellent choice of instruments and the melody and harmonies do convey the image well.

Originality: While there is nothing novel to the style in this song, I find there is quite some originality in that you decided to pick this style for the art piece.


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SoundChris responds:

Thanks a lot for your review! I definitely will try to improve the sound of the choir, experiment with the reverb settings and the attack and releases in the futere- new system makes it possible. So i agree with that issues concerning the choir!

I dont think that classical or baroque music is slightly sleep inducing. I didnt notice it for a very long time, but e.g. jazz has already begun @ J.S. Bach. If you look at the three-voiced preludes / fuges of the second book of bachs well tempred piano and their structure then just combine groups of 4 or 8 notes to chords and you will have unbelievable impressive jazz chords. I didnt believe it myself until i tried it out but i guarantee it is worth a look - trust me! This stuff can be extremely inspiring and there are lots of great ideas you can get out of that material - no matter what kind of genre you are composing for. But you are right that a lot of people dont think this style of music to be very interesting.

Thanks a lot for your review and all the Best!

Chris


RealFactionRealFaction

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is really beautiful....I love the organ and the choir and the...GAH! Just...beautiful! I liked the choir personally but I felt they cut of too quickly, if they had a longer release so they didn't cut off so quick it would be better in my opinion. It definately fits the picture, it makes me think I'm in a cathedral somewhere looking at it :)


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SoundChris responds:

Thanks a lot RealFaction!

Producing of this track was really fun - even if my old mac nearly killed me. The choir patches were to heavy for it. So you are right - with more release it would have been better, but i had to deactivate them all so the mac didnt crash. Orchestra and organ were made within one instance of logic pro and the female and male choir section within 2 other instances. I couldn not chose the full spectrum of articulations and all of the voices had to share just one instance of the word builder (Known Logic 8 problem). Even i divided the track in 3 sections it was impossible to let the release in. Glad you liked it anyway :D

Al the Best!

Chris

P.s.: If you felt to be within an ancient cathedral whatching this artwork, then i am absolutely happy!


SourJovisSourJovis

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is such an epic sound, I'm blown away. The choir doesn't sound quite real, but still pretty good you could pull this out of a computer. Better than what I can do. Great composition.


SoundChris responds:

Thanks for your kindness! You are right - the choir could have been a little bit more realistic. But i have to confess that working in three different instances of logic (my old mac mini has been to weak for the choir library - even though i deactivated all the release notes to save resources) just drove me crazy ... Thats the reason why i finally purchased a new mac after that editing horror :D

Hope to increase the realism within the next choir piece. Glad you liked the piece!

Best wishes!


PascalPalominoPascalPalomino

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I'm very impressed by this. Nice work. I though choir samples could only sing "oh" or "ah". How dose it work? You write the lyrics and the sampler do the rest? Man I'm impressed. Nice Kyrie by the way...


SoundChris responds:

Hey there,

thanks a lot. Glad you liked it - even as a professional! I have to admit that i would have wished to bring in more polyphony within the choir section, but unfortunately my old mac has been to weak to load more instances to trim the single voices separately. I also had to turn off the choirs release effects. I had to use 2 instances of logic for the choir (could just choose the men and women full sections - no s - b - t - b - settings :/ Within a third instance i had to create the orchestral part ... it was so annoying *lol*But things will be more easier and i will be able to use the programs full potential soon. Concerning how the choir vst works - i will pm you.

So thanks for your kindness! All the Best,
Chris


motakaymotakay

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Really good! I did'nt know about that software, it sounds really good! And it is a really nice composition too!


SoundChris responds:

Thanks for your kindness! There some very interesting choir vsts out there - 8Dio Requiem, Voxos epic virtual choir and EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs are the most common i think. I prefer symphonic choirs because it has got a wordbuilder. You can type in everything you want to and the choir will sing it - just interesting :D But tastes are different. The most important thing for me was the wordbuilder. Maybe the sound of voxos is a little bit better - dont know.

Glad you liked the piece :D

Best wishes!