Pavane for a Dead Princess

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A famous piece of Maurice Ravel which I copied and sequenced.

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Pretty good.

All in all the sounds are fairly realistic and you use dynamics fairly well. The biggest problem with this arrangement tends to be articulations. Many instruments attack with a "mwah" kind of attack and there could be more legato passages in general.

As an aside, this is one of my least favorite Ravel pieces. He was a fantastic composer and great orchestrater. Try some passages from Daphnis et Cloe for more practice.

sinequanon responds:

this is a strange piece compared to his general oeuvre, isn't it? unfortunately I worked GPO to the max here (within reasonable non-computer-busting limits) and couldn't work around the various sample quirks. i'm happy to hear, if i'm not mistaken, that you're also a GPO user so you'd be familiar with that experience.

that said i wouldn't dare touch Daphnis et Chloe with a computer, it would be diminished by sequencing in inverse proportion to its greatness.

Ravel! Yay!!

I love Ravel and I love this piece! However, I thought the sounds were kinda meh and not very alive. It made it sound like what Ravel would call a "Dead Pavane for a Princess" rather than a Pavane for a Dead Princess. But it works for the most part. Good job!

sinequanon responds:

thanks, not sure what kind of magic you expect from these samples though. the strings especially are generally weak when exposed. nice ravel quote.

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Jan 25, 2012
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5 min 58 sec

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