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A Journey of Friendship

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Wow...I never knew I could write a classical song of this length.

Anyhoo, I started this during the holidays, hence the Christmasey feeling throughout the piece. There is a lot of variation of melody, especially toward the middle where the song drops into a more foreboding mood. (3:28)

Inspired by "Circle of Friends"

Happy (very belated) Hearth's Warming Eve!
Thanks for listening!

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Nice song

It's a pretty nice song. I like how it creates some sort of fair atmosphere. After all, a friendship should be as fun and entertaining as a fair, right? :)

I also like that this song is over 7 minutes long, without repeating itself too much. It's nice to listen to this song and I didn't get bored the whole 7 minutes, so that's something you can be proud of.

However, I think the song is too quiet during some parts of the first half. I think you should power up the instruments a bit.

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TheBellmaker responds:

Yes, this is true. Generally my classical song have been really quiet compared to my electro ones. I'm not sure how to fix that though...

Thanks for appreciating my work! I'm actually quite surprised at the length too :)

Amazing piece!

It's always nice to see an orchestral%uFEFF piece, especially one as well done as this. ^.^

The movement at 1:46 is lovely, but I feel the samples dulled the full effect of the solo viola, and made the low end of the mix a bit muddy. The transition at 3:23 is awesome, and I loved the sliding strings throughout that movement. :) Loved the celesta @ 5:46, very nice touch to the end of that "cold" movement, but wished the french horns were an octave higher during the theme afterwards.

Overall, the orchestration was extremely well done, but the final mix was limited a bit by the samples used. You still get a 10/10 for producing amazing music though. ^.^

TheBellmaker responds:

Thanks for the review! I also saw it on the channel :P I guess I respond here then.

I don't know why, but I just really suck at mixing. I've been playing with EQ settings a bit to separate out the instruments, but I really do need work. Unforunately, Edirol doesn't allow me to separate different instruments to different mixer tracks :'(

Thanks for the review! I'm glad you liked it.

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Jan 8, 2012
4:39 AM EST
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9.9 MB
7 min 13 sec

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