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Quest for the Crown Contest Oct. 22nd, 2012 @ 09:40 PM Reply

Welcome, gentiles, to the...

QUEST FOR THE CROWN CONTEST

Theory Behind Contest
I have been creating music on this website for a long time, and I have grown weary of the constant struggles that this website gives me. I am stepping off the battlefield, and I have come to the realization that it is time to crown a king or queen... a KING/QUEEN OF CLASSICAL MUSIC!

I have seen genius minds on Newgrounds, men and women who are so strongly dedicated to producing music which sparks intuitive imagination, that I find it hard to believe that there is yet a contest that tests the limit of their talents. I seek to finally close the lid on the long lived question, "Who is the best classical composer?"

Requirements to Participate
You do not need to know how to write music, nor do you need to know how to read music. All I want from you is to produce an original song that dictates the best you have to offer. I will coordinate this contest myself, and will judge the music based on emotional and quality performance. If you believe that you are capable of defeating all the other self-proclaimed 'Kings/Queens of Newgrounds,' then you are the right person to join this contest!

Just be sure you understand the following...
1) The Audio Forum Rules

2) The music that will most likely be accepted is categorized in the classical, orchestral, neo-orchestral, cinematic/film, horror, European medieval, baroque, or choral category of music. I will provide a recommended list of instruments later.

3) Vocals are allowed. However, if you are a man and you try to sing soprano like they did in the old days of classical music, be sure to turn the volume of the recording to 0%

4) Copies of other works, whether copyrighted or not, are STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. If I hear the Star Wars or Nightmare Before Christmas theme, I will personally inform John Williams and Danny Elfman of your treachery.

5) "Lord of the Rings Music" is allowed as long as it sounds nothing like The Lord of the Rings.

6) Your submission must be completely original, and I prefer that it reflects your character as a musician. I will pay close attention to detail and your own trademark arrangements that you incorporate into the music.

Some Thoughts Before Proceeding
If you plan on submitting your famous piano solo, or any instrument solo, keep in mind that my judgement will favor you more if your music contains an orchestral arrangement of instruments. Brass, strings, choir, and percussion are basic necessities to succeed in this contest, but your submission will be your own design -- so don't let me influence your instrument selection. Everything is all up to you.

I will not reject any submission unless it violates the BBS rules, or copyright laws. So, you can choose to submit whatever you want, but keep in mind that this is a contest to crown the king/queen of classical music.

For those of you who cannot proceed without inspiration, HERE YOU GO:
Emotional Example
Cinematic Orchestral Progressions

Contest Deadline
You must submit BEFORE November 1st, 12:00 am
If you wish to complain about the deadline, then my vassal Lord Samulis Augustus will address your petitions. But not really.

REWARDS
(Must have a paypal account)
FIRST PLACE: A coronation for the King/Queen of classical music and a secret prize

SECOND PLACE: A day in the stocks and $20

THIRD PLACE: An opportunity to hang out with your friends on the gallows and $10

FOURTH PLACE: A chance to contract leprosy, and a foreboding reminder to not get fourth place

Judgement Specifications
I will be judging each submission that is submitted to this contest, and each submission will be placed on a 'top song list.' The three best submissions will receive their just rewards, and all other submissions will be honorably mentioned. The results of the judging will be posted on November 4th.

But Seriously, this thread is strictly for submissions so I can easily tally the songs. Please post any questions or comments in the Discussion Thread


Those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength

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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Oct. 22nd, 2012 @ 09:55 PM Reply

Before I forget to mention this golden rule...

You must create a song specifically for this contest. That means you cannot submit a song to this contest that you already created for Newgrounds in the past.

Your song must be original, and specially designed for this contest. I love you and your songs.


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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Oct. 22nd, 2012 @ 10:50 PM Reply

  • The King's Confession
    The King's Confession by ManAndAGuitar

    Classical guitar for Quest for the Crown Contest.

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    5.00 / 5.00
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    Genre
    Classical
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    1 Views

Here's my submission to Quest for the Crown Contest. Enjoy it. Just me on guitar, no other instruments.

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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Oct. 23rd, 2012 @ 12:15 AM Reply

Sounds like my kind of contest :D

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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Oct. 23rd, 2012 @ 07:13 AM Reply

Seems like a rather quick deadline, but count me in.


Always willing to voice act. Make music in my freetime. That's what I get for not having Flash

Click the pic to see the cool stuff I do on the Youtubes

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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Oct. 23rd, 2012 @ 07:21 AM Reply

Let's do this.


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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Oct. 23rd, 2012 @ 01:04 PM Reply

must have paypal

aww, I stuck to webmoney... whatever, I join this damn contest for fun, not money...


What comes around goes around...

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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Oct. 23rd, 2012 @ 03:13 PM Reply

I'm so taking part in this one !
Deadline is kinda short, if you ask me, but i guess it's part of the fun !


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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Oct. 23rd, 2012 @ 09:59 PM Reply

wait, Two Steps FromHeaven is OUT already? Fuck me, must get it soon.


What comes around goes around...

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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Oct. 23rd, 2012 @ 10:25 PM Reply

Well, in that case...

THE DEADLINE IS NOW NOVEMBER 7TH @ 23:59.99

or in peasant terms, 11:59 pm Newgrounds time (Eastern Standard Time I believe?), so be sure to mark your calenders. Do not procrastinate! You have a throne to claim!

I am being lenient with the time, so do not persuade me further please. You will not win this contest through charisma alone, so give it everything you've got! There are great rewards ahead for the worthy victor!

You must hurry... before the neglected and ignored Prince Rupert steals the crown for himself:

Quest for the Crown Contest


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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Oct. 23rd, 2012 @ 10:44 PM Reply

Thanks for extending the deadline. I'm totally in!


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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 03:07 AM Reply

YAY time extension!!!!!!!!

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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 09:57 PM Reply

This is a pretty freeform/sandbox contest, the rewards are out of this world, and now you all have extended time. I believe all of you will have a good chance at winning this contest, and I am quite eager to see what great music will be brought forth.

I'm trying to make this contest unique, but I am failing miserably lol. Good luck to thee, CHAMPIONS!


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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Oct. 27th, 2012 @ 06:29 PM Reply

Rapefunk is going to win don't even bother other competitors u big losers heh

  • Throne of Water Lillies
    Throne of Water Lillies by Gobblemeister

    Fuh evry king a throne, fuh every throne some concubine booty...

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    Classical
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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Oct. 28th, 2012 @ 12:27 AM Reply

  • Through Twists And Turns
    Through Twists And Turns by ZipZipper

    For Bosa's "Quest for the Crown" contest.

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    4 Views

Here's my submission.

Good luck to everyone else.


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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Nov. 3rd, 2012 @ 09:50 PM Reply

  • Dawn
    Dawn by samulis

    Bright orchestral music with a light side.

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    5.00 / 5.00
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    Classical
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    13 Views

My humble entry.


My Music - Virtual Instruments - Website
Orchestral/Cinematic Composer

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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Nov. 4th, 2012 @ 02:08 PM Reply

  • -:: Calamity ::-
    -:: Calamity ::- by dem0lecule

    Sad song, just what I wanted

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    Loop
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    Classical
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    2 Views

I am dem0lecule! I have to use alt because I got tempo banned from some stupid flame wars on General.

Here is my entry...

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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Nov. 4th, 2012 @ 07:23 PM Reply

I decided to split up what I was working on into multiple projects. I might be changing my submission later on, but here is the link for what I'm entering now:

It's very minimal and I have a more cinematic track that I'm working on that you might like a little more.

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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Nov. 4th, 2012 @ 07:25 PM Reply

Er... Woops. Linked to the project page.

  • Flashbulb Nocturne
    Flashbulb Nocturne by WizMystery

    Quest for the crown

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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Nov. 5th, 2012 @ 01:33 PM Reply

  • Heroes of Earth
    Heroes of Earth by DuttonsaysHi

    COME CHAMPIONS MEET YOUR MAKER!

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    173 Views

Oh wow I only just found out about this contest! My internet has been down for a few days while it was running so I almost missed it! good thing the deadline was extended! Anyway, I made what I think is my best orchestral yet over the weekend that would probably fit into the cinematic/film category.

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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Nov. 5th, 2012 @ 07:17 PM Reply

Alright, enough hesitation, here's my submission :

  • ~~= With Malevolence =~~
    ~~= With Malevolence =~~ by Deflektor

    Quest for the Crown contest submission

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    1 Views

Best of luck to every contestant !


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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Nov. 5th, 2012 @ 07:34 PM Reply

  • ==(Nemesis)==
    ==(Nemesis)== by Buoy

    Quest for the Crown entry

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    5.00 / 5.00
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    Song
    Genre
    Classical
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    2 Views

I don't have time to finish it, but this sounds kinda cool already I think. I will now become a hermit for the next week or so so I won't fail in all of my schools :(

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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Nov. 5th, 2012 @ 09:15 PM Reply

Crap boys, you only have two days left. Are you all getting tired? Do you all need more baby food or pacifiers?

JUMP ON IT.


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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Nov. 6th, 2012 @ 04:24 AM Reply

  • Southern Pastures
    Southern Pastures by deadlyfishes

    A miniature cinematic orchestral suite. >MADE FOR THE QUEST FOR THE CROWN CONTEST<

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    3.60 / 5.00
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    Classical
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    50 Views

Here is my submission. If you guys check out the description I put a heavy-set chunk compositional and conceptual notes. There's a lot of stuff going on compositionally and conceptually. I wanted to do some sort of cinematic orchestral piece, with some time-period elements as well. Hope you guys like it!

Here's a bonus from me (just for fun!):
If it interests anyone, all of this is fully scored and notated. You can watch the video of it playing in Sibelius or FL Studio if you wish. I'll even post a download link for the sheet music of the full orchestral if you guys want it:

Sibelius playback video (Notation):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgJJR4IwgO4

FL Studio 10 playback video (DAW):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6PxVGGZnPM

Download the .PDF of the full orchestral score here:
http://www.matthewpablo.com/wp-content/Files/Scores/Southern %20Pastures%20-%20Full%20Orchestral%20Score.pdf

BOOSH.Best of luck to everyone!


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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Nov. 6th, 2012 @ 02:23 PM Reply

and here is my submission for the contest just for the love of music

and i hope i linked the song in the right way
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/509898

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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Nov. 6th, 2012 @ 02:27 PM Reply

no i did not D= but at least its there

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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Nov. 6th, 2012 @ 03:41 PM Reply

After a lot of procrastination and lack of inspiration here is my submission!

  • The Heart of a Knight
    The Heart of a Knight by DivoFST

    My submission for Bosa's "QUEST FOR THE CROWN"

    Score
    5.00 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    3 Views

Well here i go in the middle of the sharks around here xD
Good luck everyone!


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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Nov. 6th, 2012 @ 03:53 PM Reply

What could be a more fitting submission than a majestic overture dedicated to the Crown itself? Hope you all enjoy!

www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/510213

And here's the score for anyone interested - notated in more or less baroque manner if you're wondering about the lack of detail:

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BxsT7xHZWU2mUHFtLTdCd0Z1M0k

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Response to Quest for the Crown Contest Nov. 6th, 2012 @ 06:46 PM Reply

  • Crimson Night
    Crimson Night by Step

    My submission for Bosa's Quest for the Crown contest! (2:11)

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    5.00 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    5 Views

Finished! Don't ask me how. Miracles happen I guess. Now for some much-needed sleep.

Good luck to everyone, the music submitted so far is really really good.


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