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{Heim} TOTRS Part 2

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"Temple of the Rising Sun" is the 3rd and final movement to my 3-movement Suite for Orchestra (the first two movements being "Nightfall" and "A Storm in the Night"). Unfortunately, the file size of this last movement is too large to be fit on NG, so I split it up into 2 parts.

This 3rd movement "Temple of the Rising Sun" has 4 smaller sections to it, and the last two are presented in Part 2.

III. Desert Dance (0:00 - 2:37)
IV. Sunrise (2:37 - 4:51)

Since this suite is about the course of the night, the 3rd movement begins in the shadows of the night, moving along slowly at first. Think of yourself as a traveler on a journey through this movement, gaining momentum and direction as the piece brings us towards the prospect of a new day along the horizon. During the second section, the traveler discovers an old temple and rests there waiting for the Sun to rise. This section has a very fluid African feel to it. The third section, Desert Dance is a transitional idea which distracts us from the beauty of the moment, and is supposed to represent a dance calling for the Sun's reappearance. The traveler witnesses a local tribe dancing around the temple moments before dawn, which takes us to the final section of this movement, called "Sunrise". You'll notice a familiar theme at the beginning of this section, and this last gesture is truly the epitome of the movement. It marks the Sun's anticipated appearance along the horizon, and the fulfillment of a lone traveler on a journey through the night, finished at last.

If you'd like to download the full version without interruption, please follow the link below:

http://soundclick.com/sha re?songid=7443574 (for the link to work, delete the space in the middle of "share" - it's created automatically every time I submit the link)



Very impressive work.


Mad props, I believe is the proper expression. You must tell me what tools you used to craft this fine audio experience.

JeffHeim responds:

haha this "fine audio experience" was crafted using the East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestras and Choirs. I use Finale 2008 which really limits what I can do with the sounds in terms of dynamics (crescendos/decrescendos), but overall I'm very happy with the quality I get from the sounds.

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my review is in the first part, but im listening to the full piece on the link u gave


I loved the sounds in this one, especially the first half, being more energetic than part one. The silent part detracts from the piece, although I understand you need it as transition.

JeffHeim responds:

Okay, I'll keep that in mind next time. This piece tells a story and thus has to have parts that contrast. The "silent" part you identified is actually the most important part of the whole piece. It's the Revielle theme in the marima which brings the Sun up! Thank you for listening through both parts of this movement! And of course, thank you for the feedback.

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Credits & Info


Mar 26, 2009
7:42 PM EDT
File Info
4.4 MB
4 min 51 sec
4.16 / 5.00

Licensing Terms

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