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Welcome to Subrosia (cover)

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Hmm, when I listen to this on Newgrounds' submission screen, something sounds funky about the Bass Clarinet in the beginning... Please let me know if I'm not the only one who hears this, because if it isn't just me than I'll gladly do the mp3 export process over again.

Late at night, I decided to stay up and write oboe music. That didn't work out, so I decided to find something to reorchestrate. The first thing to come to mind was the music in Subrosia from "The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons." I never particularly cared for the quiet, laid-back tune, but considering the time of night, I wasn't in the mood for a big re-orchestration project, so this small song was exactly what I wanted to work on. There isn't an instrument more laid back than the clarinet family, so I made sure that the clarinet and bass clarinet would have the melody, personifying that easy-going atmosphere you can't help but feel while searching for shells around the lava springs as spectating Subrosians chill in the molten rock. Everything else was more-or-less a direct interpretation of the original song, and I tried to match every instrument as best as I could. The resulting instrumentation was this:

2 Bb Clarinets
1 Bass Clarinet
1 Timpani
1 Bass Drum
1 Crash Cymbal
1 Marimba
1 Harpsichord

I added a small Clarinet countermelody and a Timpani/Bass Drum/Cymbal rhythm in the repeat, because the first pass is so quiet. I think it fits the volcanic atmosphere, despite the relative quiescence of Subrosia.

However, if I can think of one thing this song will be nailed on, it is that the song is too short, and doesn't really include anything original, even with my little countermelody in the repeat.

Orchestration (c) Me
Original Song (c) Nintendo, Capcom (anonymous composer)

You may find the original song on YouTube here:
http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=YLr90uFZcCc

The video's name happens to be the same as my re-orchestration's; I'm pretty sure the Subrosia song doesn't actually have a name, but the video's name was stuck in my head when I started writing this, and in the end nothing else fit.

Feedback is appreciated, encouraged, and always welcome. :)

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I was returning back to my old zelda games when i decided to start playing oracle of seasons and oracle of ages. Great cover!

This is pretty good. Great job!

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Aug 22, 2010
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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.