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DELTARUNE Piano Concerto (CHAPTER 1)(#1 Draft)


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Original Themes/OST by Toby Fox.

Arrangement by TCGFerrum.

Howdy, it's me again. I've been very inspired by the OST of Deltarune Chapter 1 and kinda want to make a piano concerto arrangement for some reason, so here's the first draft of it. I don't even know if piano concerto is the correct term to use. The orchestra part is almost equal to the piano part, but the piano part is a little bit more prominent. So I'm kinda conflicted on that one.

I do develop some of the motifs and themes to make transitions to the next track/theme, reharmonization and stuff, so hopefully it doesn't sound too simple and cheesy. It kinda has a structure, but it may change as I planned to add more track to the piece. 

No, I haven't made a score yet. Too busy.

Honestly a little bit nervous to upload this draft, but we'll see how it goes.

Feel free to leave a feedback down below. Enjoy!
 

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I am not familiar with DeltaRune so the themes presented are totally new to me.  Speaking of which - this music is totally awesome!  I know I can't give you full credit for the quality of the themes themselves, but you did orchestrate and produce a piano concerto arrangement and medley of the themes.  I don't think any of it is corny.  There's plenty of interplay between the piano and orchestra.  The themes in many places are kinda sweet and cute.  I like how you accompany the piano with woodblocks around the 4 minute mark.  There's lots of creative ideas to keep the listener occupied throughout.  I love the dramatic moment at 7:45 where the orchestra takes over the theme in a much more substantial way in contrast to the piano's slight statement.  The repetition of the theme around 10 minutes creates a melancholy trance like state that's really enjoyable.  Around 12:55 it starts to sound like it's about to end but then you elongate it and transition to a slow recap of previously stated themes (it seems like you're probably stuck here and don't know how to end the piece).  I think there's a danger of disrupting the pacing and natural flow of the piece towards a loud and bombastic ending that you seemed to have developed - it's up to you whether you continue the piece at a fast pace or maybe find a soft and gentle way of ending the piece (which could work too).  Thanks for sharing!

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14 hours ago, PeterthePapercomPoser said:

I am not familiar with DeltaRune so the themes presented are totally new to me.  Speaking of which - this music is totally awesome!  I know I can't give you full credit for the quality of the themes themselves, but you did orchestrate and produce a piano concerto arrangement and medley of the themes.  I don't think any of it is corny.  There's plenty of interplay between the piano and orchestra.  The themes in many places are kinda sweet and cute.  I like how you accompany the piano with woodblocks around the 4 minute mark.  There's lots of creative ideas to keep the listener occupied throughout.  I love the dramatic moment at 7:45 where the orchestra takes over the theme in a much more substantial way in contrast to the piano's slight statement.  The repetition of the theme around 10 minutes creates a melancholy trance like state that's really enjoyable.  Around 12:55 it starts to sound like it's about to end but then you elongate it and transition to a slow recap of previously stated themes (it seems like you're probably stuck here and don't know how to end the piece).  I think there's a danger of disrupting the pacing and natural flow of the piece towards a loud and bombastic ending that you seemed to have developed - it's up to you whether you continue the piece at a fast pace or maybe find a soft and gentle way of ending the piece (which could work too).  Thanks for sharing!

 

Originally, the theme at the start was supposed to be much faster and energetic (at 1:11). It's kinda like the main theme of the chapter (that and the "Legends" theme, around 7:04). I wanted it to be brought up after the Legends theme, so I partly introduced the theme in much slower pace (1:11) and at around 2:04 - 3:49, which is much faster because it is an orchestration of the original OST where the composer developed the theme into much more jumpier tone. You can hear me experimenting on how I can bring back this theme slowly at the end and finally fully introduce the theme, which I am going to work on more.

I imagined the coda of this chapter's movement would be like a question, like an unresolved chord or something and I figured it's not gonna be bombastic. There are like 7 chapters, 2 of them have already been released, and I'm planning to make each chapters as one movement.

Thank you very much for the feedback !!!

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