{Heim} Eve of War

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An epic, driving and energetic piece for strings, brass, percussion, and choir. Ideally the choirs would be shouting Latin phrases, but Wordbuilder is not compatible with Finale 2008, so I made do with "Ah's" and "Oh's". As for the piece itself, the driving energy throughout represents the excitement the night before an anticipated battle, while the contrasting section with the chorale and trumpet solo in the middle provides a last moment of peace before the soldiers gather their arms in preparation for battle.



One of the coolest things...

... that I have ever had the pleasure of assaulting my eardrums with. And having scoured the Audio Portal for stuff of that nature, I've heard some pretty damn cool stuff. Also, I love the trumpet solo. Perfectly fits the mood. I would have liked to hear the choir singing Latin, because that just has a really cool effect. As awesome as chanting can be in the right moment, using Latin (or some other old language, for that matter) leaves the listener thinking, "Hey, all that stuff MEANS SOMETHING!" Anyway, good work. Again :)


I can imagine hearing this song during or before a war in a medieval film... or any kind of war. It's a really perfect composition, I always dreamed making songs like this:) Everything fits for everything, I couldn't even find a mistake in it.
10/10 and 5/5 for sure

JeffHeim responds:

Thank you so much! your perception of this piece fits very closely to my inspiration, too. I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

I can taste this music...

and it tastes like the most delicious thing on the planet, or at least pretty damn good. Good job, the way you made the contrasting components of music gives this song an epic, interesting feel

Amazing Composition

This is the kind of music that makes my hair stand on end. I am striving to create such epics myself and learning from people such as yourself. Totaly inspirational and makes me want to start composing straight away. We both composed songs called Eve of War lol I can't praise this piece enough, the strings, horns, brass are all great and big sounding. I can only aspire to be like you. 10/10 5/5 Downloaded and Faved for sure.

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Great job

This is a nice piece of work. It felt perfect and transitioned wonderfully into each different part.

JeffHeim responds:

Thank you for the kind words! I'll keep that in mind- nice transitions are extremely important and often overlooked.

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4.06 / 5.00

May 28, 2009
3:46 PM EDT
File Info
6.3 MB
5 min 31 sec

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