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Piano Trio in C# Minor

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Apr 6, 2011 | 2:45 AM EDT
File Info
10.3 MB
7 min 30 sec
4.30 / 5.00

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Rated 4.30 / 5 stars
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Author Comments

Hello again Newgrounds!
I present to you A BIG FIRST from me...A piano trio in C# minor. (It has a lot of dynamic range a little like a real classical recording so be careful with your volume!)

This is the first classical work of this size I've ever made. I'm currently in the process of polishing and putting together the sheet music as well, so it will be playable by others across the world who want it! Just send me a message if you're interested - I will have the sheets completely ready in under a week from the submit date to the left.

I literally worked for 3 days straight on this (had to finish it by a deadline!). As such I'm sure I don't have a lot of objective space from it and it could be better, so please let me know your criticism alongside (hopefully!) your praise. Enjoy!

- Cubase 5 & included reverb plugin
- Ivory piano VST
- Garritan Stradivari Violin & Gofriller Cello
- iZotope oZone 3



Rated 5 / 5 stars

It's good

I really like it


Rated 5 / 5 stars

The Newgrounds community is petty.

If you are wondering why you have been 0'd it is because you are a perceived 'threat' to the talentless hacks who spam this section with their super amateur, prefabricated music (most of which sounds exactly the same)/rant

This is wonderfully creative and fun to listen to. You have real talent for this, I think. If we were making unfair comparisons to 'greats' like Shostakovich (random example) I'd give you perhaps a 6. But compared to most of the music on newgrounds (and much of it is fantastic) and really, most music in general, I have no choice but to give you a 10. Great job.

If you want criticism, the fact that you spent just three days on this is a little disheartening. If you spent time editing this it may be possible to improve it. I always write/edit music with the philosophy that 'Perfection is not achieved when there is nothing left to add but when there is nothing left to take away'. If you agree with this, consider revising this. I cannot find anything I do not like about it, however.

Again, fantastic job. Keep writing music and don't let the petty 0 voters get you down!

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NickPerrin responds:

Thanks for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
It was on a deadline (now added this fact to the description box!), thus the limited time spent making it. Otherwise it would absolutely have been a longer and more thought-out process. I definitely agree that taking more time would improve the final product, and having more time would have been great! Of course, now, I can edit it if I like, and may just do so (and add additional movements).


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wonderful +

The music came into my ears and stayed, partied, rocked out, danced, flooded my brain with joy. I definitely like this piece, not only does it get your blood pumping it helps you focus on the things that matter. In my opinion this kind of music offers clarity while providing enjoyment. I love the transitions from up to down to up. Wonderful mix of piano and strings. 10/10 for the clarity of my mind ;)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

What else could I expect from Nick??

Only you can provide this sound in this whole community. I've got to admit, 7 minutes is a bit on the long side for FFR, but you can trust me when I say that this is directly going to my iPod.

Constructive criticism: The only weakness in the whole thing I believe are the virtual instruments. I'm dying to hear this played live. And that's my only complaint. You are amazing.

And I really dig the last minute and a half of the song. Perfection, in my book!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

I love the weighty simplicity with which the main motive is initially stated in the violin and the cello; the use of the violin's register throughout is particularly effective in terms of contrast, and I'm a fan of the "perverted/twisted" quality in the beginning and in other places throughout (someone mentioned Shostakovich...). I like that you bring that material back around 5:10 and at the end. There are plenty of effective pianistic techniques in here, too--all those extended clusters contribute to a more sophisticated harmonic language than one usually expects from a piece you might find by a budding videogame composer (is that your main interest?)--and 6:15 remainds me of a great Beethoven-esque descending octave skip type thing. Great work! In general this has an enormous variety of textures and range of techniques. My one [constructive] piece of criticism is that sometimes, as in 3:48 or so, it seems a bit too transparent. You know, just a minor chord arpeggiated in a simple pattern in 4/4 meter, or something like that. I can remember thinking the first time I listened to it that there were more places like that, but I've just re-listened to it and can't find much worthy of criticism. Even if there are a few places where the repeating texture is a bit predictable, they're few and far between, and you do a good job of integrating them with the surrounding material. Oh yeah, and out of curiosity, did you think about how idiomatic this would be for real instruments, and to what extent? Sorry for the long and rambling comment... It's just that I enjoyed this too much not to enthuse about it!