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Aug 10, 2012 | 7:26 PM EDT
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2.9 MB
1 min 36 sec
4.35 / 5.00

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Rated 4.35 / 5 stars
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My girlfriends family is moving to a property in a place called Kristberg, complete with three houses, an oak forest, a field and what the hell not. I was visiting, so we went and checked the place out.

While we were inspecting the properties (haha), I started whistling this pompy, silly tune to go along with it. The tune stuck in my head, so I decided to write this track out of it to celebrate my girlfriends' moving :)

Baroque/wien classicism/Jane Austen/whatever-inspired track for string orchestra.

(note: not intended to be an accurate baroque pastiche or anything like that)



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Good god. I came here prepared to mainly criticize the song's string sound quality, (because that's all I seem to be doing lately when I hear string pieces) but I'm instead going to spend all my time praising the melody you wrote. Hahaha!

It was incredibly captivating and it showed me that digital composing isn't just trying to make the most realistic sound as possible, but it is also acting with your sound samples to captivate the heart of your listener. Recently the sound quality of amateur string submissions has detracted so much from the song as a whole, that the listener cannot just sit back and enjoy the composer's piece of work. This. This is beautiful.

One of my goals in composing is to produce a song that I would gladly put into my mp3 player to listen to while I walk down the street, and this song definitely fits that criteria. Kudos to you!

(You've also given me a little more courage to work on a string piece that isn't just solo violin, which is the only thing string related I've done so far, even though I play in an orchestra. Hehe thanks. Keep up the good work!)

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Again a great piece. Very positive feel to it with an element of adventure. Your knowledge of classical composition is very good! Where did you learn to make pieces like this?

The only thing I can pick out which you could adjust slightly is the reverb. I feel there is a slight bit too much and toning it down a bit might result in a better sound. Again, this is probably to do with my personal preferences but you could always try and see how it sounds :)

descara responds:

Thanks! I study classical (well, contemporary really) composition, but stuff like this was something I picked up before that by simply listening to and analysing a crapload of classical music :)

And don't worry - you're spot on with the reverb. Sadly, what you hear here is just the natural room 'verb on the samples, tried to EQ some of it away but it didn't really work. Might redo this with some less reverby samples!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

You know this is something that I would see going well with a king deciding which peasant deserves his head being chopped off. That or one of those fancy English houses with the owner slowly sipping his earl grey as he does nothing all day.

descara responds:

Yeah - tea, crumpets, and some good 'ol head-chopping is where it's at!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

You know, I never look at someone's sound programs as a deciding factor in my reviews. But I must say, at the beginning I honestly had the feeling that I was sitting in front of a royal string ensemble, but before I realized I was in front of the computer, I thought I would take advantage of the moment and enjoy the comfort of my kingly baroque throne.

But anyways, I wish I was as inspired as you are. Who knows what I could create with such inspiration. I am so glad there is a true classical musician on Newgrounds who is willing to offer his musical skill to entertain a snobbish and brutish fellow such as myself.

I give thee a vote of five.

descara responds:

Thanks for the kind words and a funny review, haha. Spent some time on the MIDI to say the least, glad it sounds convincing!

By the way, are you in the RAC as well, or is it just the ADM? If you are, I shudder to think of it!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

The string arrangements are great! I really love the chord progression!

descara responds:

Thanks.. realised my arrangement skills initially almost felt a bit rusty while doing this, so it felt good to churn out something relatively traditional ;)