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_-={Into That Gentle Night}=-_

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Row after row of shadows led by a robe of black, "Fear not, for at least you all tried..."


Hello !

Let's see, then.

Everything for that kind of theme is here, including the tubular bells. However, i think the snares don't have their place here. It's too "military", in my opinion of course. The timpanis are right in their place, though.

Well, i don't have much to say here. Just keep at it!

MaestroRage responds:

The snares were supposed to depict a military feel. The depiction was the death of the heros in this case. Being knights themselves, they are a military force to be reckoned with! In this regard, a military feel for the song would be appropriate.

Thank you for the review, i'm glad you liked it!


very nice song :D i couldnt even tell that the song repeated

To start off can see this as much as you other pieces. Great strong Choir but not over used. the trumpet i think was a interesting choice to add as i thoght this would be a dark shallow song. i think it would have worked better with a frech horn or trombone but i havent heard it with this song so im not sure :) althogh a great song that very well represents a dark night.

MaestroRage responds:

The song originally had plans to be carried out with a trombone/french horns, but I felt that the trumpets would have made a much more powerful medium, and was also done for a friend of mine ;). He knows who he is.

The phrase "Gently into that good night" was not meant with the intention of literally speaking of a night, but in the definition of silently dying. I forget the poet who first wrote the poem "Do not go gently into that good night!" and i'm sure a google search would clear it up, but the point was this song is supposed to depict heroes dying.

Thank you for the review, i'm glad you liked it!


That word describes whats this song embodies for me. The martial beat of the snare drum in the background of the song cinches it as a militarily based song. A perfect effect for the title of this piece.

Alrighty, here we go.
"They are coming." Said the soldier, looking out at the advancing horde.
"I know." His friend answers, and unsheaths his sword for the last time. All around, the few soldiers who remain do like wise.
"They outnumber us." The first continues, readying his blade as well. His friend simply nods. "We cannot win this fight."
"No, perhaps not." His friend says, and then looks up, offering his old friend his hand. The soldier shakes it and he continues. "Be that as it may, we must go." With that, he begins to walk, his sword blade glinting in the newly risen sun. The other soldiers form with him and a thin line marches towards its doom. The soldier's faces are dirty with sweat and blood and yet are proud. No fear is shown, for their deaths have been certain since the battle began. Though no victory can be had, they march out to face thier deaths. For though they will die, they never will give in...

MaestroRage responds:

I absolutely love this type of scene. Undying resolve in the face of absolute defeat. True friendship, comrades to the bitter end. Willing to die for the other and ask for nothing in return.

Well written, expressive and subtle. I have nothing more to say about this imagery, it was one that I found impressive and sad... well written indeed.

Thank you for the review Denver, i'm glad you liked the piece!


A group of young warriors fall in the heat of battle. They feel their souls leave their bodies and travel upwards where they are judged by God. They are permitted to enter but are hesitant. They feel they are not worthy to enter the kingdom of Heaven. David, one of the many previous kings of Israel, asks why they are hesistant to enter the greatest of kingdoms.
"Because we failed. We failed to protect our country. To protect our families. Our only regret in death is that we only had one life to give for our country. We feel that we are not worthy to enter the kingdom of Heaven."
"Fear not. You are believers or our king and have been permitted to enter. You may have felt fear at first but did that stop you from fighting? No, it didn't because you had the courage to enter the field of battle. There can never be courage without their first being fear."
"What do you mean? You have been on many battlefields before...you have been in more battles than we can even count."
"Yes...and I was always afraid at first. But the Lord gave me courage in the end. He gave me the strength to succeed. Now, enter my friends into the kingdom of Heaven."
I certainly hope this story is fitting for this piece. I felt this story enter my mind and heart as I listened to this piece. The snare drums inspired the army. The voices inspired Heaven itself. The trumpet, my personal favorite, inspired the courage needed for the field of battle. Keep up the good work.

MaestroRage responds:

The story like any other you have written for me Zen, fits perfecly. There is very little room to fail in my books as I hope each listen brings about something new, something interesting to the listener. The soldiers regrets and hesitance to enter heaven was one I found interesting. So strong were their determinition, their loyalty to their cause even being promised eternal peace was not high enough a price to sway them.

I knew you liked the trumpets Zen, I had personally put them in there for you. Originally it was going to be a more epic feel with french horns, but that was changed last minute, and I feel the song benefited from that change.

Thank you for the review, i'm glad you liked it!

I am entitled to ask

i am entitled to ask , what do you use for your brass part of your songs?

is it a soundfont?

MaestroRage responds:

I'm afraid the brass is a sample patch from the VST East West Symphonic Orchestra GOLDXP. Though don't be discouraged, there are a lot of good brass soundfonts over at sf2midi.com if you don't already know of that place! Happy hunting!

Thank you for the review, i'm glad you liked it!

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4.07 / 5.00

Aug 7, 2007
7:52 PM EDT
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1 min 17 sec

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