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    Dante's Theme

    Here is

    Dante's Theme

    Dante is an assassin character who is also a shape-shifter. He seems like a villain at first but is revealed to be one of the three main hero figures, and the music reflects this. Overall the theme is cold and lonely, but also has some energy due to the events of the character's story.
    This track is from the Golden Age project, a fantasy style audio play production.

    Uses GPO layered with EWQLSO

    Thank you for listening

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    Re: Dante's Theme

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Dillard View Post
    Uses GPO layered with EWQLSO
    What did you do? And how? I am listening while writing this message and it really struck me. Never heard such suspense going on in music. This is really great and I a mean GREAT!!!!!! Congratulations.

    With admiration of what you achieved here, greetings,

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    Senior Member rpearl's Avatar
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    Re: Dante's Theme

    Very evocative, very cinematic. Your description is apt; and you have a lot of material for you, and your character, to develop. Stunning realization! Wonderful orchestration, fabulous control over the samples, reverb is just right - in short, BRAVO!!

    When is the film going to be released?
    Ron Pearl





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    Re: Dante's Theme

    I agree with the others here, this is stunningly created and orchestrated music. It truly captures the imagination. What version of EWQLSO did you use together with GPO here? Great job. Thank you.
    Kind Regards

    Louis Dekker
    My Music Site

    Pour être grand, il faut avoir été petit.

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    Re: Dante's Theme

    Sam, this is excellent! Masterful use of thematic material, exceptional structural planning, great rendering. Like other responders, I would like to know how this was inspired, planned, notated, and rendered. Congratulations on a wonderful piece. Thanks for posting this.

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    Re: Dante's Theme

    Quote Originally Posted by LouisD View Post
    What version of EWQLSO did you use together with GPO here? Great job. Thank you.
    I used Gold which I had recently purchased about a month ago, been using Silver before that hehe. Much of the strings and supporting instruments are GPO, brass is from Gold and also some VSL, additional instruments are from my trusty old keyboard lol

    Thanks very much for the comments, I had some trouble getting this song to sound right, had to go back and make some edits several times, but it is nice to know that it has been well received thus far!

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    Re: Dante's Theme

    Masterful, Sam:

    Seems like your equipment, as I think you stated earlier, even though
    a bit humble, produces a fantastic product. And, that is because you
    are a talented virtual instrument musician.

    The orchestration is really great. Reminded me of a lot of "John Williams"
    stuff. Also, the percussion really makes this piece. The shimmering cymbals
    and gongs really provide a setting for the strong horns.

    Yes, Sam, really cinematic and done so very well.

    BRAVO and more,

    Jack Cannon--Toshiba laptop, 2.8 GHz CPU, 1.5 GB RAM, GPO4-JABB3-Auth. STEINWAY-Gofriller CELLO-Stradivari VIOLIN-COMB2-WORLD, FINALE 2009/11, RME Digiface, Cardbus, V-Stack---Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 8, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express.--MacBook Pro 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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    Senior Member fastlane's Avatar
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    Re: Dante's Theme

    You really take it to the limit here. It really slams you.

    You have to create a world just with your music and you do it very well.

    I noticed the change in the libraries. It gives it quite a boost in quality.

    Hope to see your name on a major movie's music credits some day.


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    Re: Dante's Theme

    Gorgeous work again, Sam... you never miss.

    I admit I know nothing about the accompanying audio
    play... but from my perspective, they could skip the
    talking and just do an album of the music... lol!

    Keep it coming, Sam -- every time's a pleasure:
    intriguing, inventive writing, great rendering, the

    All my best,


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    Re: Dante's Theme

    Hi Sam!!

    I love it!! I've been a fan since your first piece...

    Great work!!

    Take Care,

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