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16 Dancing Strings


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Written in about a week, this piece is a fun little sketch for a fun little ensemble; it's not the most nuanced composition but with it's rhythmic backbone and cheeky melodies I can't help but love playing it.

Written in Sibelius 7 and produced in FL Studio 12 with East West Symphony Orchestra Gold

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I don´t generally listen to classical music, but overall, I enjoyed this track. I´m not really sure how these pieces are arranged, but I´ll just divide them into the first part (from 0:00 to 1:30) and the second part (1:30-onwards). I don´t know anything about terminology, so please forgive my ignorance in this.
I really liked the first part. It reminded me of some plays I used to see in the theatre (like the Nutcracker). Some short (plucky?) progression with a longer overtone that is great for setting the tone for a setting where something is happening, but the audience doesn´t necessarily need to pay much attention to it, and the music underlines all the movements on stage nicely.
The second part was slightly less to my liking, but not because of anything you did. To me it just sat slightly differently to the first part. From 1:30 to about 1:50 I was really digging the deeper tones, but after that the melody got a little - frantic? - for me, I suppose. Listening to the second part separately from the first it sounds better to me, like it just sits better on its own. But even so, the last ten seconds were a little strange to me.
Like I said, I´m not good at revewing or maybe even listening to classical pieces, but I enjoyed this composition and it was enough to make me go listen to some of your other pieces (L´Aria di Notte is pretty damn good!), so keep up the good work!

Qu4drupleForte responds:

Thanks for the small essay of a review!
I certainly understand what you mean by the "frantic" melodies, they're definitely an acquired taste that comes from romantic and classical music, but the fact you sensed that shows you could follow the progression I tried to create. Don't sweat the terminology by the way, very descriptive and much appreciated.

Credits & Info

4.50 / 5.00

Mar 1, 2019
3:46 AM EST
File Info
5 MB
2 min 46 sec

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