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Uranus, the Magician

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Uploaded
Nov 14, 2008 | 9:45 PM EST
File Info
Song
7.4 MB
5 min 25 sec
Score
3.10 / 5.00

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Rated 3.10 / 5 stars
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632 Plays | 68 Downloads
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Genres:
Easy Listening - Classical
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Author Comments

From Gustav Holst's The Planets suite. This is a powerful and eccentric piece which keeps making me think of Kefka from FFVI (the character, not the piece XD).

Commentary from http://www.aquarianage.or g/lore/holst.html:
"This is not the god Uranus of mythology we meet here -- not Ouranos of the Sky who fathered the Titans on Gaia and whom even Saturn (Kronos) found so odious as to be worthy of overthrow -- but Uranus as the ruler of astrological Aquarius. As such, he has more in common with the Titan Prometheus than with any other figure. Prometheus was damned by the gods for sharing their knowledge (of fire) with mortal humans -- a Magician who cannot keep his secrets -- and thus keeps company with the Serpent of Eden coiled about the Tree of Knowledge. This magician is bumbling and accident prone, yes, but also a born performer who cannot resist just one more try, one more kick at the cat, before the men in white suits come to take him away ... But this veil of eccentricity cloaks deep wisdom and a knowledge of the infinite. So what is he -- an adept or just inept? On the last try, he gets it right and we hear the opening of the doorway into eternity."

Reviews


inikaninikan

Rated 5 / 5 stars

the start can be used in a dungeon scene, very nice.



TehSpicyPineappleTehSpicyPineapple

Rated 4 / 5 stars

TehSpicyPineapple

Pretty interesting song. Not exactly my style, but I liked it!


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Beacon515L responds:

Thanks. XD