Lost Deepwood (cover)

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After Subrosia, I wanted another song to remix. The moment I heard Deepwood Shrine, I knew it would be the one. "The Minish Cap" (notably by Capcom, who also made the Oracle Series) has strikingly good music, and Deepwood Shrine is one of the best. It always struck me how dark and heavy it's music was, despite the relative cheerfulness of the forest around it. I always feel an intensity when I go through the Deepwood Shrine, head rattling with every boom of the bass.

That rumbling of the bass was something I knew had to be emulated perfectly, or the whole feeling of the song would be lost. To ensure perfection, I included two instruments which I'm not sure are in the original song--a piano and a contrabassoon--to support the bass drum and timpani while giving volume to the low strings. Everything else really flowed from there. I was concerned that with a fortissimo on all the low instruments at the beginning the violins and violas would be drowned out, but they shone like the sun through the clouds, and broke the lumbering bass rather than be absorbed by it. I had no trouble whatsoever writing this fantastic member of "The Minish Cap's" soundtrack.

The instrumentation is as follows:

1 Contrabassoon
2 Violin Sections
1 Viola Section
1 Cello Section
1 Contrabass Section
1 Timpani
1 Bass Drum
1 Piano
1 Harpsichord

Wasn't sure if there was a vibraphone in the arco sections, so in the end I omitted it.

A keen ear will notice parts where the timpani is playing eighth notes rather than quarter notes. This is because when I hear the original, every now and then I hear a BUM-bum rather than a single BUMMMM. This is so subtle, and quite surely doesn't exist in the actual score, that I tried to emulate the faintness of it in my version's timpani part. Those who don't wish to hear the eighth notes don't hear it, and those who do do.

And yes, I know the title is bad. It was supposed to be a play on the Lost Woods, but didn't come out all that well...

Orchestration (c) Me
Original Song (c) Mitsuhiko Takano

You may find the original song on YouTube here:
http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=gn5sjAV-Nnc&feature =related

Reviews are welcome, appreciated, and encouraged. :)


sounds just plain perfect!


I really loved this one, in fact I like all yours zelda covers. If I can ask you a request, I'm curious to hear a cover of Trancmahr's theme (Spirit Track) or the song of Pirates (Oracle of Season). I love your work

Dreyfus2006 responds:

Il y a un petit probleme, je n'ai pas encore Spirit Tracks. Mais peut-etre peux-je faire de reorchestration (encore, je m'excuse, je ne sais pas le mot en francais) du theme des Pirates. Il y a beaucoup de musique merveilleuse dans cette jeu-la. :) Merci encore de m'avoir partager tes sentiments.

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4.22 / 5.00

Aug 22, 2010
5:40 AM EDT
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1.5 MB
1 min 39 sec

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