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A Halloween Tale [Short]

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Here is my yearly Halloween track! This year my choice went for something symphony like, if you can call it like that.^^

Once again I spent so much time composing this. I thought that starting 3 weeks before the holiday would be enough. At the end it was (I guess, but I had to deal with much of pressure to get it done before the holiday arrives.

As I spent a lot of time and effort into the composition, I truly hope you enjoy listening! =)


Instruments list:


Double Basses

Cellos

Violas

1st Violins

2nd Violins

Contrabassoon

Bass Clarinets

Bassoons

Oboes

Clarinets

Flutes

Piccolo

Tubas

Bass Trombones

Tenor Trombones

French Horns

Trumpets

Male Choir

Female Choir

Female Child soloist

Soprano soloist

Pipe Organ

Harp

Harpsichord

Xylophone

Glockenspiel

Tubular bells

Theremin

Timpani

Snare

Cymbals

Triangle


I'm currently working on the longer version of this piece.

It'll be a full symphony with four movements, and a total length of about 36 minutes. The piece will be published around this year's Halloween time!

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Hey what did you do to make all this? This is absolutely beautiful no joke man.

VociferousMusic responds:

Studio One as DAW, good instrumental libraries, music theory knowledge and much skill in terms of audio design and orchestration. :)

Lovely as always, Vocif! I like the stringed instruments at the beginning and the flowing quality of the piece overall. The vocals at :26 sound like a children's choir, which enhances the haunting aspect of the track. I like the injection of energy at :56 too. The mood of the piece is just wonderful - whimsical, adventuresome, and at times cutesy (e.x., 1:45). The title is fitting in that you really told a story with the piece. I especially like when the more mature-sounding vocals come in at 2:40 - sounds like a major point of arrival. Nice use of theremin at 3:32 as well. As always, the sound design is one of the strongest elements of your work, and the mixing and composition are equally as compelling. There may be a couple of sudden transitions in here, but the sound design and mood keep everything rather tightly knit in here. I think my favorite part of the piece is 5:55, which feels like the most action-packed part of the story line. The circus-like mallet instrument at 6:15 was a great touch, too. One of my favorite elements of the composition here is how energetic and driven the texture is towards the end. Details like that really emphasize the story-like nature of the piece, while at the same time leaving the listener wanting more. The theremin during the outro was another stellar sound design choice, btw. You should team up with someone from the movie portal next time to make a corresponding animation! Until then, fantastic work here, VociferousMusic. Beautiful and well-varied piece all around.

VociferousMusic responds:

Thanks a lot for such a detailed feedback even though you are not judging this time! In case you didn't know, the stringed instrument at the intro and outro is the celtic harp. It's a bit more complicated at the circus-like melody later. There it is an ensemble of the piccolo, glockenspiel, xylophone and harpsichord, so definitely very hard to identify. Now we are back at the transitions, probably my currently biggest weakness, which always costed me .25 points during the contest. This time however I have to comment that the rather sudden transitions (for example at 6:40) were done like that by intention. I thought this is cinematic music and a Halloween track just as well. Imagine within the story-line something (bad, shocking) would be happening out of nowhere.
I think that making a real transition there kind of would ruin the moment of the surprise.

That's a pure eargasm... A true Halloween track

Well, this is gonna wind up in a movie or game, whether you like it or not. And no, it won't be by my hand. I'm not talented enough to make movies or games rofl.

Reminds me of Adam's Family and Danny Elfman. Keeps evolving too, like a Hollywood classic. Before Hollywood started to suck ass.

Credits & Info


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Faves:
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Downloads
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Votes
27
Score
4.80 / 5.00

Uploaded
Oct 29, 2019
7:57 PM EDT
Genre
Classical
File Info
Song
21.2 MB
9 min 10 sec

Licensing Terms

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