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Down the River from Kievan Rus

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One of the more melodic things I've written. Violin, cello, euphonium, 2 harps, marimba.


voume issues

you must have volume issues with your speakers - I had to turn this WAAAAY up to even HEAR it..

its an interesting piece.. I could see some fantasia animation applied to this, involving mickey, or donald

it feels very natural - and not programmed at all :)

the prt at 1:00 reminds me of the game jersey devil for a second..

its quite the changing of feelings all the way through - how its sort of happy peasent ish at christmas or something.. in the marketplace.. and now sort of broody, liek a dark alleyway during the day or something..

how its almost contemplative at a riverside as some fair lass is picking flowers and reflecting on.. stuff.. maybe a lower peasant she cant have because she is of noble class and he's just a smelly peasant.. as she flops onto her back and watches the clouds pass by..

then it gets sinister and we are flashed to some medeival mad scientists lab where the peasant goes to ask for help - the scientist knows a way for them to be together,.. but it will come at a heavy price - his heart!

to be continued!




It was good. I enjoyed it. Keep up the good work.

Esn responds:

Wow, those exact words are like 90% of your reviews. O_O

Uh, thanks.

Nice! vote 5!

Nice work dude! I love it. but it is still missing something...

((VOTED 5))

Very nice song dude. It sounded great. Almost like the kind of music from those 1950s christmas songs. Which is a good thing because I personally love those songs. A little thing you just might want to change is make it louder because it was pretty quiet and whenever I put my speakers up high I get a static noise. Anyways it was a great song. Good job.


Well written Esn. Well written indeed. I personally felt there were segments that seemed a little rushed.

I'm talking about roughly after the one minute mark, there is a flurry of sounds. I understand that this makes for a great image of a "rushing" river, but somehow I don't quite like how it was handled. Don't get me wrong, I like the part itself, which might sound contradictory to what I said, but I mean I just don't quite like the structure behind the construction, not the actual segment itself... if that makes any sense.

I really like it after 2:12... it becomes really melodic, and really powerful then. Well written there.

It's a nice mellow piece. Well worth the listen. Keep up the good fight Esn! Keep em coming!

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3.76 / 5.00

Apr 13, 2007
6:13 PM EDT
File Info
3.7 MB
3 min 50 sec

Licensing Terms

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