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It's been too long since I've composed something like this. This is purely a choral medieval song, and it depicts the story of a lovely girl and a dashing knight who fall in love with each other.

Many composers out there tend to add neo-cinematic elements to songs like this, and feel that this style of music is outdated. I actually still enjoy creating music of this style, and I feel a connection with it. There is still beauty to be heard with the classical English or western European style, but of course I did add my own flair to it and gave it more of a dramatic feeling while also allowing a little Celtic theme to shine through there at the end.

I will be working on a huge production next.

Music by: Jon Babb
Performance Credits: Larisa Martinez

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This is great - I like these tracks from you a lot and hope you do more. Looking forward to see what your big production is.

Bosa responds:

Thank you! Yeah, it is coming real soon. Just to give you a hint, it's going to be more traditional orchestra and something you would hear in the good films from a years ago (similar to James Horner).

Also, yes, I do plan on creating more music like this one! I am so glad that you approve of this genre!

Awesome work! I'm neither one of those who would say that this kind of music is outdated. It sounds classical to me, which never will lose its presence. If you enjoy to compose such music, then you should go on with it. There are tons of movies I could think of your soundtrack could fit in, not even medieval held. But you did quite well in underscoring a medieval love scenario and it gave me the right feeling for it!
The melody and chosen chords are exquisite!

Bosa responds:

Thank you very much! Yeah, this was really just a minor side chain piece I cam up with, just because I've been wanting to write something like it for a while now. I will be creating some epic pieces as soon as the NGADM begins, and hopefully I will get some TV placements with those as well, trust me I have been storing ideas in my mind for months and I can't wait to put them all on the instrument floor.

Music is always subjective, and mainly depends on how somebody is feeling while they listen to it. If somebody has gone through something in their life recently, then sometimes an emotional piece is just what they want to hear and it is often approved of despite the genre. But the people I was talking about are the closed minded ones who refuse to listen to this golden genre of music. You and I may create classical or film pieces to our hearts content, but I think there will always be many out there who will always think this music is unfashionable and will not appreciate the beauty behind the notes.

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Welcome to NG Bosa, lol. The one complaint I have with your (awesome) works, is that they're too short. So I'm asking (seriously) do you have attention deficit disorder? Anyway, you've come to the right site to learn a thing or two and from where you're at now, things can only improve. Yes... this is a piss-take, lol. :)

Yeah this is gorgeous...absolutely don't listen to those saying it's outdated. Music doesn't GET outdated. The fucks... >.> Would easily flop down and listen to a whole album of this sorta thing.
Go crazy, man. You got me hyped with "huge production".

Bosa responds:

Sweet, thank you man. And I agree with you that music does not get outdated. I look forward to sharing my next project with you!

Beautiful! I love the Celtic-sounding instruments and the choir. The string swells and the modulation at :48 were both especially nice compositional elements. I like the emotional outro, too. Man I wish this piece was longer. Composition, mastering, and sound design are all fabulous. Great work, Bosa!

Bosa responds:

Thank you!

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4.46 / 5.00

Jun 9, 2019
5:40 AM EDT
File Info
3.3 MB
1 min 28 sec

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