Too be honest DrZonka, I have never heard this hymn before, and frankly I am glad, because I can give you an honest review, without being biased in any one direction.
So lets take it to the bank yes?
First off, it's quite a diverse piece, definately, going from one batch of instruments to another, pretty well, so I will give you kudo's on being able to shift melodic and tonal qualities so well.
I wonder, if you had sped this song up a bit, if it would have been a bit more energetic, and driving. Especially that organ part. I could be wrong, just ideas.
Bells my good sir, why were there no bells?! When I hear organ, AND choir, if I don't hear bells I get agitated. The three belong together in one happy family.
On another note, I felt the choir was a tad too quiet.
The oboe opening was quite interesting, definately not an instrument I would normally consider using to usher in an organ, but it DID work in it's own way so nothing bad to say about that.
Good string work.
I'm glad you didn't use snares or kicks in this piece, timpini worked just fine. I wonder though, if maybe a triangle at keypoints... I think it would have made quite an interesting sound, but again it might jeapordize the song's feel.
Chords DrZonka, I am not hearing chords, I am hearing that string melody in the background, but if those strings were playing distinguishable chords, I think that the song would become much more powerful as it would feel more "full"
Thats all I have to say about this piece DrZonka, I would like you to listen to my song, I use a good amount of chords in that piece, if you listen to the background sounds, you will hear them, their role is not great, but they serve greatly to make the song more full and provides a great foundation for the song as well as enhance the melody I created them for.
Keep them coming DrZonka, impressive work here.
Thanks for the ideas and for the most part I agree with you maestrorage. I do agree that it needed bells now that you reminded me and I do agree on a more distinguishable string melody in the background of my music from now on. Thank-you for the musical criticism, that helps a lot! I will check out your music- DrZ
A collective "WOW!!" your "Summer Family".
Yes yes a "WOW!!" indeed. A truley spectacular and origional idea by remixing a Hymn. This is history in the making, a birth of a new genera that will be filled with sounds of wonder, excitement, and "BALLS TO THE WALLS!!!" greatness. I was blown away by this song and by my obvious over-exageration in this review. I mean seriously, Dude, "You don't even realize...". On a lesser reminder note - There is always room to improve. None the less I give it a perfect score. Keep up the great work man. "If you ain'y kickin' the tires you ain't lightin the fires! If you ain't shakin' it you ain't bakin' it! SHAKE AND BAKE BROTHA!!!" - DJ_Spicy
...kill kitty...Thanks for the review! DJ Spicy it kills me to know people out there like you are working at mcdonalds when you could rule the world with the power of articulate literature such as "balls to the wall" and "you don't even realize". Congrats on listening to my song- DrZ shake and bake
This has always been one of my favorite songs... and this an INCREDIBLE mix of it. You make it sound so mideival its great. The organ and choir,... man it gave me chills! I rarely download a song from here, but this one is going on my desktop. Awesome job!
Thanks a lot Aflixon! This kind of review keeps me making more music and hopefully get better and better at it. I am currently working on a trilogy that will be online by next week if everything goes well. Thanks again for the review- DrZ