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Imperion Anthem

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I went back to this older piece and worked it into a real beautiful piece by adding a calm center part and then building it into a full climax. One of my few truly epic scores- a song of both darkness and glory.

Feel free to give feedback or any thoughts on the piece.

Thematic "Story":
The empire of Imperion has for long held court at a high citadel of white marble atop a glorious city. Below this stands a holy city of both great size and beauty, know well for its culture and might. Great cathedrals stand high into the golden sky. As the sun dips below the horizon, the great citadel gleams brilliantly in the glorious twilight.

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A good entrance for a knight or feudal prince.

The celebrating crowds roar with approval, as the city gates are flung wide, the horse of the hero walking down the boulevard, taking in the plaudits on the approach to the palace and the Royal Reception, that will be bestowed. Colours are bright and airy, as the city and the surrounding territories know happiness and peace. But how long will it last?

The ending of the tune seems to bring with it darker portents, slowly and deliberately. Even those last few steps, when you fade out the fanfare and leave the kettle drums for a few beats seems as if something is not all well, just for that brief moment. I wonder...

The whole orchestra gets in on the act and it could have been longer, perhaps a minute or so, to that end. Given that there is so much of the orchestra packed into this, you need to consider fleshing out the length, to give each section a chance to shine through and strut their stuff. Scenes of this nature usually last longer than 2 minutes in the cinema, so why not throw caution to the wind and plug on for a little while longer?

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samulis responds:

You're completely right... I seriously need to try writing longer pieces again. Thanks for the review.

I really like this piece of work you have! I plan to be a composer myself in the future, I'm still looking for a college or university to study in cause I'm still in high school. Keep up the good work! And the best wishes to you in your future!

samulis responds:

Thanks for the comment, I wish you best of luck.

I gave your stuff a listen, it's nice. My main advice is to keep exploring new ideas and themes. Just keep working on writing more stuff- I started off shaky but wrote a lot and I have honestly come a very far way from my first piece (which I believe is still up here at the bottom of my audio submissions).

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Mar 4, 2012
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5.4 MB
2 min 23 sec

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