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a promise in the sky


Author Comments

Today's prompt is "spectrum."

I am going Hard Mode on this prompt, as the term has a few different meanings, all of which bear weight to me. I will only be talking about two of them.

A rainbow forming in the sky in the midst of a rain shower (especially on a spring day) always brings me joy, even if I know it is ephemeral. The moment it forms, and the moment I look at it -- these stay with me forever. I have captured some pictures of rainbows and double rainbows in my time before they disappeared. As such, I've made it a tender song, to express that ephemeral joy and brightness, and also the sad understanding that it physically doesn't last -- but also the hope within me that it points towards things that do last.

And -- this is where Hard Mode kicks in -- I mentioned in a thread I'd created that I label certain instrument families with different colours. I made sure to use each colour in the spectrum when composing this, but because I'm terrified of even agitating the neighbours, I've had to rely on a MIDI guitar and BBCSO / VSCO / Flex percussions instead of playing my own strings and percussion. So, in order of spectrum colours:

  • Red: cymbals, windchimes
  • Orange: bowed strings
  • Yellow: horns
  • Green: piano, harp
  • Turquoise: melodic synth
  • Blue: guitar
  • Indigo: basses
  • Violet: piccolos, flutes, oboe, bassoon
  • Magenta: xylophone, glockenspiel

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Like yourself, when I first started out, I tried to give each instrument a persona of their own. Thank you for reminding me of what that was like.

I listened to it about 5 times... what a beautiful song.

So, I would like to use this song in a game. Is that ok with you?

Troisnyx responds:

Let's talk about it via PM, shall we? I'd like to know more about it, and how far along you are with its development.

this make me think of 2016 days

This makes me wanna cry this is so beautiful...well done.

Credits & Info


4.53 / 5.00

Mar 22, 2021
5:43 PM EDT
Video Game
File Info
2.7 MB
1 min 58 sec
  • Sytrus
  • VSCO 2
  • Flex
  • FL Studio 20
Misc. Kit
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.