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Fleeing the Storm

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Made in memory of the April 27th tornado outbreak that hit 8 years ago yesterday

This event inspired my interest in weather (and my username)

That loud drone trombone note is a tornado siren

The story is this: A man and his wife are fleeing the tornado in Tuscaloosa, AL when it eventually catches up to them. The wife is instantly killed and the man is injured so badly he dies over time while trying to save his wife.

This is dark again

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Total Time: 12 hours 2 minutes

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Amazing piece

I do enjoy a good weather related username and song title ^_~

Compositionally, it's really interesting and it's always nice to hear something more symphonic on NG. Some of the choices you made at 58s such as that long note might sound a bit more fitting with a different instrument, but I did enjoy that brass at 1:15 and the section that comes after this sounds very boss-battle theme. It somewhat reminds me of the track 'Heishin Duel' from the game Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories with its level of intensity and style of composition, so I can definitely appreciate it on that level.

The entire composition is actually really interesting and on a purely compositional level, I can appreciate it as a composition draft as opposed to perhaps a final recording as imagining a live orchestra performing this, that would be an incredibly invigorating performance to experience. You make a lot of bold, confident choices in your composition like at 3:14 for example that sound pretty awesome in the context of the entire piece. I love the slow-down at 3:17 and that cello that comes in at 3:37 with the harmonic minor scale and that intense piano is great.

I kinda feel that the composition could perhaps benefit with a more developed climax > outro section. It ends on what feels like should be a climax section to me! I think it's because there's so much going on at the section at 2:39 that is really satisfying, then the song after that slows down and begins to rise again, but doesn't take me to that same level of activity that I'm almost led to expect. The part at 3:18 with the beating drums creates a feeling of tension that leaves me as a listener, waiting to hear where it's going to lead. I would personally have those drums slowly rise in tempo around the 4:18 mark to lead and inject more energy somewhere into the end of that 4:38 part to develop it into a climax, but of course that's just me. I love that shift in tempo, and there are many things in this composition I would never think to do myself.

Probably one of the most interesting compositions I've heard in a while - Fav'd :)

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