Here I have finally finished a piece I started a couple weeks before Halloween. The second part, which I posted a week or two ago, has had a couple very minor changes, thanks to some comments and suggestions from the last posting, to improve the sound quality a bit.
The third part, which I am posting for the first time now, has a few sections that I attempted to go out of my comfort zone on, thanks largely to the advice of etLux.
If you want to skip to the link below, now, I wouldn't blame you, as the next paragraph or two will just be me ranting about some of the details of the piece.
This song is heavily based on themes I developed on the piano in my spare time. Unusually more so than most of my compositions. The first theme is introduced right at the beginning at 0:20 of part I, and is featured in every proceeding part. The next theme introduced at 1:30 was developed for my love of well-placed dissonance. It is featured in part I and III. There is a third, contrasting theme at 3:10 of the first part that I used in variations in parts II and III as well. The final theme of part 1 is near the end at 3:25. Simple as it is, I really enjoy the depth it provides. This theme was based on my favorite chord modulation of C minor to Ab Major.
Part II only introduces one new theme at 0:45. This theme is used in various places throughout part II. One of the hard-to-catch tidbits that you might find interesting about part II is the last 10 or so measures are the same as the first, only written backwards.
Part III, as I said, I tried to write a bit out of my comfort zone. I would consider piano solos, key changes, and accelerandos to all be out of my comfort zone Part III starts quite similar to part I as it recapitulates some of the themes. The biggest difference is that the original theme is introduced in a very slow tempo and in major tonality, as opposed to the original minor and moderately paced version. My personal favorite section of this piece is 1:45, where I try to emulate sort of a crystal-like feel without using windchimes (partly because I don't have a windchimes sample, and partly because that would be too easy!).
When it's all said and done, it is about 14 minutes in length. I really hope you enjoy the listen, and thanks to everyone who has followed this one as I began the posts a couple months ago!
Downloads of all parts (click the arrow pointing down):
Streaming of parts:
lo-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=8376039&q=lo
hi-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=8376039&q=hi
lo-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=8541172&q=lo
hi-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=8541172&q=hi
lo-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=8601708&q=lo
hi-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=8601708&q=hi