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This piece was supposed to be an introit or "requiem" movement to a requiem I was writing until I realized I hate writing with established formats (i.e. symphony, sonata, etc.) so this piece remains as is. As such, the final buildup was planned to up an octave and take two phrases instead of one to descend the second time through, but I never wrote a "second time through" so what's here is what's here. Enjoy!

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I really enjoy it. It's peaceful and evocative, a bit sad (I like that). As a standalone piece it could be what you say but it also reminds me of film music. 

I understand you well about the classic Forms. In fact, some months ago I started exploring and working with other kind of Forms.

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1 hour ago, Monarcheon said:

I appreciate it, both of you. It's interesting how it sounds so unanimously cinematic to you. Maybe it's just that predictable. :happy:

 

It is predictable because you have used clichés in the lines, and it's cinematic because there are gestures instead of themes. Well done! Clichés are extremely useful, provided they are used properly. Many composers starting out don't realize this, I think, because they are trying so hard to be original, not yet understanding how deep the pool of originality is in the familiar.

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11 minutes ago, Ken320 said:

Clichés are extremely useful, provided they are used properly. Many composers starting out don't realize this, I think, because they are trying so hard to be original, not yet understanding how deep the pool of originality is in the familiar.

Of course! Yes, I was once in a band that was trying so hard to be "original" the resulting music, frankly, suffered. Glad it eventually moved past that little phase, haha.

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