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Nocturne nr.5 in C-sharp minor


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My AIM contest 2014 submission. This year I wrote a piano piece based on one of Oponok's drawings.

Check out the music-sheet: http://www.scribd.com/doc/212690089/Nocturne-nr-5-in-C-Sharp-minor-5pm
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*edit* 2nd place in the AIM 2014! Album to be downloaded right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1FRt_rlq9s

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I just heard this piece at Versilian Studio's page for their EtherealWinds Harp VST and I had to track it down. Fantastic! I can't get it out of my head.

I loved the Grieg reference, btw~

newhansen responds:

haha, thanks! Yeah, inspired on Grieg and stuff ;)

Splendid! Really admire your talent!

newhansen responds:

Thanks Motakay ;)

Phenomenal piece.One of the best works I've ever heard from someone on the internet.

Extremely delicate and profound.


newhansen responds:

Thanks. I take that as a good thing, cause the internet is a huge place :)

Wow, very beautiful, very fitting!

I was going to suggest something but then you did it. :P

I think maybe having some alternatives to the arpeggiation might be interesting. Repeated pedalled chords can really have a great sound at a quiet velocity. Maybe experiment around with other approaches that can provide greater textural diversity. I also would have liked a little trip up into the top register. It's such a cold, icy zone it would match well with the piece and provide contrast to the warmth of the arpeggios in the middle register.

I may have preferred this on a different piano with a bit more dynamic and bite to it. Would you be at all interested/willing to send me the MIDI? I'd like to try a few pianos if you don't mind. The climax just didn't quite get there for me.

Compositionally solid; you're getting up there next to SoundChris in outrageously high standards of compositional quality. Better watch out or you'll be spending a week adding gracenotes and fret noise to flamenco guitar patterns so they sound just right.

If you were really crazy you might consider turning it into a violin or cello concerto or something. ;)

Keep compos(ed/ing)!

My ratings:
Originality- 7/10
Relevance- 29/30
Composition- 23/25
Instrumentation- 14/15 (N/A)
Mastering- 7/10
Emotion/Interest- 7/10

Total: 87/100 (NG: - stars)

newhansen responds:

Heya Samulis,

You wrote down things I didn't even considered or thought about. All of them are great ideas which I would add in future compositions without any doubt. Thanks for taking time to review the piece! The Midi file will be in your NG inbox ;)

I have no words to describe how good this is. I wish I could compose and play as serious and good as you can. I'm sure you will place high in the competition.

newhansen responds:

Thanks SourJovis for this kind review.

Credits & Info


4.31 / 5.00

Mar 16, 2014
9:02 AM EDT
File Info
12 MB
5 min 14 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.