-Orr-Nocturne in C# Minor

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One of the nocturnes that I've written. Began as a fast piano concerto. www.davidorr.net!


Very nice.

I really liked this song, you're a talented composer. In my ears the song was reminiscent of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. After listening to it all I could think was, 'man, I have to write a nocturne'.

It is hard to be critical of this song as it was done beautifully. The only thing I would suggest is perhaps a more aggressive attack somewhere, a burst of ferocity that is then diminished into the bliss of the song's soft theme-- to add more diversity. Of course, there's no right or wrong here, it's preferential. You've inspired me to work harder as a musician, good work.

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Very inspiring

David, I enjoyed this so much. The piano shines brightly and directs my ear and mind in such a way that its worth more than one listen. Its the type of song that has the depth to it in such a way, the imagination cannot forget its ability to wonder off with the melody. Reasons piano patches are great aren't they? Great work man, I look up to your music highly and appreciate the work you do in the area of music.

DavidOrr responds:

Glad you enjoyed the piece man. The piano patches in Reason can sound pretty nice with a few tweaks, although I would like to get a separate piano VST someday :D.

Thanks for the review, I look forward to new stuff from you!

Nocturne in C# Minor

One word sums it up - BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

DavidOrr responds:

Thank you!


Amazing playing and composing! You really are a virtuoso!

First off, the piano sounds absolutely fantastic. Excellent job recording. I would love to know how you did it.

I really liked the melody line in the beginning. Emotive and dark, yet never too predictable.

The break in the middle was nice. I only wish it could have came sooner and was a little longer.

I think the strongest part of this piece is just how well you play it. The dynamics and the timing are just dead on. Good work. By the way, you are one of my favorite artists here. Keep it up!

DavidOrr responds:

I'm no virtuoso, but I am improving as time goes on, so perhaps one day I could be considered one (I doubt that though). I may upload some other piano works, considering people seem to be interested in my piano side.

Glad you love my music, it's always a great feeling to see people support what I do. Thanks for the great review!

Oh snap

this is a very nice piece indeed
this started off like a piece I've heard before,
just cant remember which
i love when u get into octaves
Sounded like u played it live but not sure if u
did. great ending as well
songs nowadays dont have good endings at all
at first i thought it was a guitar haha till the
right hand came in
how long did it take to compose this piece?

Great job on a very touching piece
beautiful on every level


DavidOrr responds:

Hey buddy! I played this into Reason 3.0 using my MIDI keyboard. I considered playing it live on a piano, but mics always pick up unwanted fuzz and the quality of the recording isn't amazing unless you have some top-notch equipment.

I wrote this piece the night before I had a composition recital for my teacher. I had found out that day that I had to play an original composition in it, and so I wrote this.

Glad you enjoyed it!

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3.91 / 5.00

Jul 16, 2006
12:31 AM EDT
File Info
3.8 MB
4 min 12 sec

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