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Crown of Grace

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I spent a good week exploring ideas before I crafted a spark that slowly evolved into this song.

Instruments include a full string section, horns, clarinet, orchestral percussion, a music box and a piano.

I hope you all enjoy, I really poured my heart into this :)

Good luck to all the other finalists!

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Nice one, dude!

I like the tranquil mood at the beginning. The instruments don’t sound entirely authentic, but the phrasing and tasteful use of dissonance (like at :57) are appealing here. The emotional appeal of the piano at 1:32 is really nice, although the beat that starts fading in at 1:43 or so seems a little too regular and energetic for a piece like this. The build-up into 2:41 was well-done, but the section at 2:41 itself felt a little bland and chordal. Some stronger melodic content at some point would’ve really helped tie this piece together. The meandering mallet riff at 3:24 seems a bit square and aimless to quite serve the “strong melodic content” purpose here. That said, I really like the rich, well-balanced texture and progression here. Some of the compositional details could use a bit more fleshing out imo, but the production, arrangement, and atmosphere are all very well-crafted here. Keep at it, Undervania, and thanks for coming out to this year’s NGUAC! ^_^ It’s been a blast.

Mixing, mastering, and balance
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
Instrumentation and sound design
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
Originality and uniqueness
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
Composite score

UndervaniaMusic responds:

Glad you liked it! Thanks a lot for the criticism:)

really like this one :)

I feel at peace listening to this therefore 5 stars.


Credits & Info

4.78 / 5.00

Sep 18, 2021
12:38 AM EDT
File Info
9.7 MB
4 min 16 sec

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