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Credits & Info
- Feb 5, 2015 | 1:34 PM EST
- File Info
- 1.4 MB
- 1 min 32 sec
- 4.64 / 5.00
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.
Change of plans. I meant to upload yet another old piano piece this week, but I accidentally made a new song. Just look at how things can go! I Guess that the piano piece will have to wait until next week :p
Now, let's start out by saying that this was made pretty lazily, in about 6 hours, so the quality leaves much to be desired.
You see, my sister is currently taking a writing course, and her classmates asked her to set music to the words of one of her poems. Well, she in turn asked me to do it in her stead, and here we are.
I originally composed this for the piano, but I was too lazy to record a proper version, so I ended up making an orchestral-ish arrangement of the piece isntead o.O
One thing bothered me though, and that was the fact that I couldn't find a free kantele vst (as I don't have Kontakt, to the full extent at least). Thankfully, our dear Newgrounds friend @Samulis has developed a free vst Zither that I could use instead! So without him this piece wouldn't have turned out the same at all (the zither was one of the first instruments I added too, so it impacts the piece quite heavily). It's a shame that he's feeling the need to take a break from Newgrounds, but if he feels like it, I guess he should :)
And before you mention the weird drums at the end, let me tell you my story: I don't have any good precussion vst that I like, so I downloaded some free samples. I only liked two of the tom sounds though... So what my lazy ass did was to simply put some weird delays and echos on the drum samples, and then cut them up. Obiously the best solution to an otherwise percussion-less track (Noooooo sarcasm at aaaaalll).
Either way. YAY for long descriptions!
Here's the poem:
Frostbitet gräs under ljudlösa tassar
Ögon som skimra i natten
Torra löv i vinden mjukt rasslar
I ton till de klingande skratten
I skogsbrynet står en skepnad allena
Fältets älvor betraktar
Med illvilja i blicken likt en hyena
Den all glädje i världen föraktar
Med sylvassa klor och mord i sinnet
Jakten varelsen gläder
Vill utplåna feer ur mannaminnet
Kanske blott Loke i kattakläder?
As you might notice if you're very observant, the poem is actually not in English, but in Swedish, which will make it very difficult to sing for the most of you. I should also mention that the melody is taken from the piano throughout the entire piece, so one is not get distracted by the strings and such. (And because I'm evil like that, it's difficult to hear the piano played melody in some parts of the track >:D)
Well then. My sister and I decided to translate the poem into English, as this is not a Swedish website after all :)
The translation is not exact, nor does it keep but one rhyme. Still, if you know anything about singing, it is worded so that one can sing the poem to the melody in English as well! Remember, the melody is taken from the piano...
Frostbitten grass under silent paws
Eyes shimmering in the night
Dry leaves in the wind gently rustle
In tune with the vibrant laughter
At the forest's edge stands a shadow alone
Observing the elves on the field
A hint of malice in its cold gaze like a hyena
All the joy in the world it despises
With razor sharp claws and death on its mind
The hunt amuses the creature
Will scratch out fearies from the memory of mankind
Perhaps only Loki in cat's clothing?
(Some lines begin in the end of a previous measure [where the melody leads up to the next part; not sure how to explain this], so one needs to think some about the structure).
So... I hope this composition didn't ruin the poem. It's up to you to decide I guess ;)