bravo...any chance you could follow up with confutatis??
Nice rendition. Mozart, would be proud.
You really know how to use choirs...
I'm glad you used a full SATB choir for this, instead of just the ever so annoying one layer that lots of people do.
Let's see... I do love the text, and the way you wrote it does really compliment what it's talking about.
Well you don't start quiet as upbeat as Mozart, but it's still powerful. Also, this is in D minor! My favorite key man. Awesome.
Length is not an issue. I have no problem with this being 1 1/2 mins. Length is no indication of a good piece of music.
I love the part that starts at 0:37. Nice buildup of power.
I can't tell exactly what words are being said at the ending. However, I don't think you said "Quantus tremor est futurus? Quando judex est vendurus? Cuncta stricte disscusurus." throughout, which is no big deal, it's just my favorite part of the text.
Strings are well written. I love the triplets at 0:14-ish. I love how they double the voices sometimes as well, nice. (Strings are my favorite by the way.)
Brass adds great color to the piece, while not having much of the melody (unless they double the choir, I can't tell though.) But anyway the trumpets especially sound good.
Nice and powerful ending as well. But you have i - i i i - i..
I think i - i Vsus V- i might've been a bit more interesting. That's just me though.
All in all a great piece. I thoroughly enjoy it :)
Keep it up,
Wow! Thanks for the good review :) I love in-depth reviews like this.
The second part of the text, the "Quantus tremor..." is stated once at about 36 seconds, repeated, and then it launches back into the first three lines. Then, its stated again at 1:06-ish. It's there :) I promise!
But thanks again for such a good review :) It really does make my day!
Apparently, you have already read my review for this piece. But that will not prevent me from stating that it is indeed one of the most powerful choral works I have ever heard.
But I must ask: How did you make this wonderful piece of work!?
Lots of blood, sweat, and tears :)
And then East West Quantam Leap Symphonic Orchestra and Choirs plugged into Sibelius. The EWQLSO and EWQLSC you can find at www.soundsonline.com, and Sibelius I think is just Sibelius.com. All outstanding programs and gave me just about everything I ever needed to create music like this. Obviously, years of study and mistakes are going to refine things a bit :-P Just write lots, and lots, and lots of music, and try to do something ridiculous and wild, and if it doesn't work, fine. If it does work, however, it's ridiculous, wild, and you find that you'll really be proud of it.
Hope that answered your question :)
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.