§Arbiter§ - Glory, Sacrifice

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This is a triumphant song using the full spectre of symphonic instruments, ranging from deep percussion, heavy brass - to the arpeggiated strings and piccolo flute.
This is a rather complex piece, where I have focused much of the time I spent on creating melodies that should be complementary to each other - as well as a focus on the dynamic between instruments.

At this piece I had little time to adjust levels of volume and velocity - so expression is fairly sketchy in my humble opinion.
Based upon a theme written by Nathan Allen Pinard, I changed some of the values of notelengths - as well as added pausing to it.

I hope this could prove to be a good listen, and I hope you enjoy.

- Christian Sandviknes

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This is really good work! Captures a very strong heroic essence. The cymbal crashes are slightly loud, in my humble opinion. Haha, this is create.
Out of curiosity, how did you get your songs so popular?
I'm honestly curious. Obviously peices like this deserve the popularity, but not all of them get it. Any tricks to Newgrounds advertisement?

Arbiter responds:

Hi again, sir! : )

My songs popularity has always been "semi-high" due to the fact that when I entered competitions, I've been either at first or second place most of the times, in addition to the fact that I used to be active on the forums, which does add a bit.

Other than this, I could only say that you should review others a lot, which will kinda "get your name out there".

--Christian S.

very awesome.

You are probably one of the greatest orchestrators here on newgrounds, I mean seriously this kicks ass.


Its a pity you only submit 2-3 songs a year, because your quite talented. the variation in this song is very good, not to mention the composition itself. Very good, hope to see more eventually!


ill consider this for the game

Arbiter responds:

Thanks for the comment! :)

Too much percussion.

I think the cymbals were used to often. The other percussion instruments were fine, just the cymbals. Everything else was pretty good, I like the arpeggiated strings in the beginning, and my favorite character in Halo is the Arbiter. So, hehe 4/5 8/10

Arbiter responds:

I agree :3
They were mostly fillers - as I didn't have much time to compose something else that could have the effect.

Thanks for the review and the vote :)

Credits & Info


4.81 / 5.00

Aug 16, 2009
11:37 AM EDT
File Info
3.5 MB
1 min 33 sec

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