Amor Vincit Omnia

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Friends, at the time of writing I have reached 200 fans, or supporters, or what have you, on NG. While it's not a big leap, it's definitely a small step, and I'm grateful. Amor Vincit Omnia, part of the OST I'm hoping to include in Project Chaplaincy (the bullet hell shooter project) is my 200-subscriber-special.

This is the field/battle theme for Westminster, widely believed to be the last destination of Project Chaplaincy. I decided to give this theme a little bit more gravitas than the others. Playing this, I get a bit of a PlayStation 1 feel. Those of you who saw this through Peter Satera's WIP group will know the backstory behind this. As far as musicality goes, I had LONG wanted to write a battle theme or a field theme based on the chant 'Christus Vincit'.

I have used my vocals from two recording sources: my HP integrated mic (several months ago, when I could still use it) and my Samson Go. The Latin vocals are as follows, now go look up the translations because I recommend you to do it:

O salutaris hostia,
Quae caeli pandis ostium,
Bella premunt hostilia,
Da robur, fer auxilium

Amor vincit omnia,
Dans vere cordis gaudia

Christus vincit! Christus regnat!


Used in this project:

Akai-Steinway III soundfont, by Denis.

Tubular Bells by Sonido media.

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Wonderful track - so mystical. Just awesome. I really like the singing because it creates such a dark mood. Also the combination of the piano with the clock sounds and those tubular bells sound so monastery-like. The piano reverb is perfect in my oppinion and the feel of freedom at 1:10 just blasted my mind away. Very very beautiful. Everything sounds so wet ... nice! Also incredible evolvement of the mood. The only thing i would change are the violin sounds because they sound quite bad compared to the rest of the track.

Overall very nice!

This is magnificent, it evokes an overwhelming sense of wonder.

I love it, you have a very keen sensibility.

This is a very good piece, I thought the instruments were really well utilized. It reminds me of a song, but I can't quite put my finger on it. In any case, great song.

Wow, very VERY well done! I love the lyrics, bells, flow, vibe, dynamic change, looping, whatev.
You said this was a battle theme for a bullet hell game? I remember the game Solace had a lot of slow songs, so this seems like it would fit right in.

Troisnyx responds:

Solace.... I must look that up. That's one BHS I'm not quite familiar with -- I know of Touhou and Jamestown. I was taking after the final battle theme of Kingdom Hearts II, which was a slow theme with nearly no percussion, and a lot of piano and minor chords.

Glad you liked it. Thanks for listening!

Great work. Very atmospheric indeed. I especially enjoyed the vocals introduced near the last minute. The light off-tempo percussion in the beginning was an interesting touch, and so was the speed up.

The problem I see, though, is that I can't imagine this as a battle theme at all (especially for a bullet hell shooter), as I feel it lacks the necessary tension/intensity. It could work wonderfully as an ending theme, especially if it were longer. I would love to hear an extended version that builds up to something even more intense.

Troisnyx responds:

Thanks for reviewing and listening! ^_^

Have you ever heard the softer bullet hell themes that actually functioned as level themes where you were shooting stuff? Touhou had its share of such themes, and for EBF Bullet Heaven, we had the water and desert world themes... I was doing it with that in mind. I'll have to spoil some backstory for listeners to understand the context though D:

Quite funny that you mention 'ending theme', because the post-credits theme actually is an alternate version of this piece! :D Guess you and I think alike on that.

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4.92 / 5.00

Jul 11, 2013
10:38 PM EDT
File Info
3.1 MB
2 min 44 sec

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