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Overture to the Crown

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Nov 6, 2012 | 3:48 PM EST
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8.6 MB
3 min 46 sec
4.32 / 5.00

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A majestic overture in late baroque style, for Bosas 'Quest for the Crown' contest. Had a lot of fun writing it as it was some time since I did baroque. My fugue writing is a bit rusty and it was done in all haste, but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless!

Link to baroque-styled score for those who have such inclinations: pen?id=0BxsT7xHZWU2mUHFtL TdCd0Z1M0k



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Good piece of music!

The midpart was really strong. At the beginning the legato - strings sounded a little bit unreal, maybe surrogate some of those parts with staccatto - synths would have improoved the piece even more. Super-consequent thematic work and song structure. The "legato-problem" is getting much better within the midpart because of its high tempo and agitation which makes it sound really jaunty. Beautiful that you did usesome "pedal-tone" (dont know how to translate the german word "orgelpunkt", but you know what i mean :> ).

I just can say that this is absolutely brilliant. I know its hard to bring synth strings into shape, so my critics above do not allude to the composition itself but to the synths. Would be really cool to hear the song with a real orchestra.

Keep it on. 5/5



Rated 5 / 5 stars

I couldn't get hold of the score, which is a shame. Really wanted to see the part-writing, especially when it is standing on the dominant. Very excellent though. Picardie 3rd at the end made me giggle.

descara responds:

Thanks! Everyone loves picardy thirds ;)

The harmony for the modulations goes, somewhat simplified and all with A in the bass of course - E7-Am-Dm-A7, Dm-A7-Dm-D7, Gm-Cm-Gm-A7, at least!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Baroque music! Awesome! Holycow I can't never write this complex. I love this!

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descara responds:

Haha thanks! It comes pretty easy when you listen to baroque 24/7 ;)


Rated 5 / 5 stars So majestique. Oh my Jesus, when the fuguey thing began at 01:34 and it all went building up and up and up...Ugh I just came. I'm seriously clasping my face over how marvelous this sounds. The style is PERFECTLY implemented. I wish I could make classical as brutal as this. The energy from the middle part got me so excited that I wish it went on much longer, in tandem to the slow rhythm of the beginning and end. I guess what I'm trying to say is I thought the end began too early. Or I'm just greedy and selfish. But great as is, obviously. Not much else I can think of saying...Bravo.

descara responds:

Thank you for the very kind words!

The B-section could definitely have been longer, I was just in kind of in a rush to finish it so I took the first reasonable chance of an ending that I got ;)