Tag Archive for classical

Scherzo

From what I can remember, this song was created, like many other pieces of mine, somewhat inadvertently. In this case, the project that was the genesis for Scherzo was the beginnings of a depressing-sounding visage-of-war track, complete with synth winds and battle ambiance. This project has yet to actually see completion, but as a result, I began to play around with some elongated string melodies, somewhat in the style of Samuel Barber’s Adagio. As I began to focus on the string arrangements, the song began to take on a life of its own, and when I had finished, I had created a new piece in its own right, albeit too upbeat for my project.

Originally, I was going to end it on the third note from the last, but after listening to it, I realized that it ended what had become a more upbeat and calming piece with a dark-sounding chord, and it seemed an awkward way to finish the song, so I added in the final two chords to compensate.

http://www.idlecircuits.com/digintmedia/Scherzo.mp3

CED’s March

If you’ve ever played a Final Fantasy game, you’ve probably heard of Cid. knowing that, you’d be quick to realize that this song has absolutely nothing to do with that at all. In fact, it’s named Ced’s march for the main chord progression: C,E,D. Aside from that, not much else to say about this song – it sounds kind of like brass-heavy marches by some british composers, hence the “strange british variant.”

http://www.idlecircuits.com/digintmedia/Ceds_March_Strange_Bri.mp3