Friday, October 8, 2010

VGMusic Submission: Epilogue

Just a quick update to showcase another piece I've recently uploaded to VGMusic.Com. Interestingly enough, this one was actually arranged for my music theory class. Our teaching assistant (who might in fact be one of the most awesome people I've ever met) gave us an assignment that I was more than happy to complete: arrange any piece of music of our choice. Naturally, I was all over that #$%@.

The source material for the MIDI this time around is a game for the Super Nintendo called Chrono Trigger (perhaps you've heard of it? :P). Like NiGHTS into Dreams, Chrono Trigger was another game that I have actually never played, but nevertheless fell in love with the soundtrack. I was first exposed to the soundtrack at Video Games Live Indy, where a Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross medley was performed as the final act of the show (see a recording I was able to take here). Soon thereafter, I tracked down the soundtrack and found that the remainder of the tracks were just as great as the excerpts from the performance. I chose to arrange the track "Epilogue: To Good Friends" for this music theory assignment because it was fairly straightforward to analyze, even if I did get carried away and arrange the whole piece instead of just the first few bars. :) In any case, here's the piece (and here's the original for comparison):

Epilogue: To Good Friends

Date Submitted: 2010-09-16
Time: ~4 hours
Software: Finale 2008
MIDI Tracks: Flute, French Horn, Orchestral Harp, Bright Acoustic Piano, Celesta, String Ensemble 1, SynthStrings 2

Not much more to say about this piece. It's not quite perfect; perhaps one or two incorrect chords scattered around, but I think it's pretty close. Hope you enjoyed it!

Best wishes,


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