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The Tower Ruins

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He returns home, to find the town razed. In the rubble, he finds something dear to him...



Nice song, but like the reviewers before me, the oboe is too loud - that's what lost you a point.

If you ever feel like remaking this, I suggest you lower the volume of the string so that it's only slightly louder than the brass, but slightly softer than the piano.

I also suggest that you replace the oboe with either bassoon, a quieter flute, or a clarinet.

Other than that, though, it's awesome!


there is definitely some mastering issues going on here. The oboe, strings, and brass are too loud. Drown out that piano, and that piano I felt was a very important part of this song.


There is however a great deal of nostalgic sorrow in this piece. That brass and piano intro set up the mood right away. That woodwind that came in later, though loud, complimented the mood as well. I'd say the song began to slightly fall apart after the initial introduction of the strings.

When they were by themselves the strings did justice, don't get me wrong, it wasn't all bad. After they picked up an octave, it further enhanced the song, but then the other instruments joined it, that woodwind, and then the song started slipping.

All in all, it was still a damn fine track, and the image it portrays is one I enjoyed. Keep up the good fight Grumble, and keep em coming!

Boo again!

Let's see, then.

Great piano melody, very sad and emotive. Right away, it sets the mood of the song.

The trombones(?) are a great add, too. Really reinforcing the tragic mood.

The trumpet is a bit loud, and the melody doesn't soud tragic enough to me.

At last, strings coming in! I thought they would never come! Really vibrating, but the trumpet seems louder with these strings.

Overall, a great tune, too! My only complaint is the trumpet.

But anyway, you won a 5!

Grumbleduke responds:

The instruments used are a piano, french horns, string ensemble, a cello, and an oboe. I really regret using the oboe (which I think is what could be the trumpet) because of it's piercing sound. Should have used the bassoon there, I knew it...

It has been a while since my last submission, I've been really occupied with life in general. You'll see a little more of me now, but I won't be as regular as I was.

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3.04 / 5.00

May 2, 2007
4:04 AM EDT
File Info
2.2 MB
2 min 25 sec

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