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Battle of the Champions - Orchestral Battle Music

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Hi there,

for a long time I wanted to write something like this: a flamboyant "final fight" track with broad, heroic themes swirling above driving ostinati.

https://soundcloud.com/dustin-naegel/battle-of-the-champions

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=674265&songID=13676086

Originally this piece belongs to the score I wrote for a student film project realised many many years ago. The music was produced via a MIDI-based digital sequencer and of course orchestral sample libraries. Unfortunately, the London Symphony Orchestra was just too busy at the moment for a recording session. :P

While the last bars in asymmetrical 7/8 meter surely feel a bit overloaded (with syncopated choir fills and such), I am quite happy with the overall arrangement and the final mix. But maybe I am a little bit biased since I listened to it too often and it's just chaos to your ears... ;) If you have some hints on how to improve the mix, sound, orchestration etc. please feel free to let me know.

Best regards,

Dustin

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I really enjoyed hearing this. In the beginning it struggled to keep me interested at first, I guess since the introduction played longer than I was expecting, which isn't necessarily a bad thing just a personal preference of mine to see introductions shortened but it works well here.

The piece is a wonderful balance between sounds of war and peace that was done very well. It wasn't too blatant and wasn't too soft either. Nicely done.

When the choir came in the thing that first popped into my head was the God of War theme which I love! I couldn't help but bob my head to it as it had a smooth rhythm/hip-hop vibe mixed with epic war music. VERY GOOD.

Great work with the string and brass instruments. They complimented each other well; counter-point was written splendidly.

This would be great for a action scene in a film. Keep up the great work!

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