Okay, so I know I've been adding relatively small parts to this piece and posting them, but frankly, I can't wait to hear what you guys say about them! So, this one is an addition to part II of Memories: A Medly from the Past. It takes my first band composition, "The Path of the Adventurer," and uses the finale section. I'm not 100% satisfied with the transition just before this new melody, and there is a Molto Allargando that for some reason won't play right before a fermatta, trust me, you'll notice. As far as the melody itself, I'm really happy with the way it converted not only from MIDI to GPO, but from Band to Orchestra as well. If you'd like to hear the melody in its original context, it is on my soundclick page, but since it isn't GPO, i'm not going to post the direct link to the song, you have to figure it out yourself! HAHAHA!
Hmm...that 2:04 piercing sound concerns me. I usually listen to everything through headphones, so I didn't here it. But, I know there are a lot of high sustained notes right there as well as for about 10 seconds after. I listened again with speakers, but I couldn't pick up on it. I'm hoping when you heard it, it was just a glitch? Either that or I'm going musically deaf. As far as the soundtrack feel to band feel, I forgot to mention that Part II has 2 parts within itself, the first part is the 2nd transition and melody #3 which comes from "The Lake at Night" (also posted on soundclick in its original form) Then, immediately after it goes attacca into the 3rd transition (I can never spell attacca right, so it may be wrong) then, after that transition it goes into the band melody.
Thanks for you comment! And if anyone else hears that piercing sound, please tell me!!! It may be a balance issue on my part, and I just don't realize it.
This sounds great. Exciting piece with effective orchestrations - good recording too.
I didn't hear anything bad at 2:04, I think Owen could be right that it's a problem with the lo-fi file--I never listen to those. High strings come in right there, they probably distort in the low rez version.
Very enjoyable. I also didn't hear anything screaming at 2:04.
Nice melodies with some very well done dynamics as well.
As someone else said the reverb level is right on!!
I love using the Basson to start a piece off. It just gives everything a nice depth and leads to more. The Clarinet followed by the chimes is neat as well.
I also didn't hear anything bad at 2:04, listening to the hifi version. Exceptional work you have done on this Michael, it sounds great!! That small bit of piano left me wanting more, but none of the rest was lacking in any way and sounded great without it, just my affection for the piano.