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Hey! It’s been awhile. I’ve got two tunes for you to check out.
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Fanfare and Jubilee (Remastered)

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This was actually completed about three weeks ago…

If you compare it to the original versions of the tune you’ll find some changes in the actual composition (as opposed to the sound), but nothing too significant. Mainly, I made the ending shorter so that the listener wouldn’t lose interest. I had thought before that the buildup to the large section that features all of the instruments playing together would be a good idea; however, even I as the composer was fatigued by hearing just one instrument come in at a time. Also, you’ll notice that the trombone starts off the buildup instead of the trumpet, and the percussion doesn’t take extra time to build up either. I think you’ll agree if you compare the two that it was in every listener’s best interest to shorten that section.

While this tune is technically final, having sought out some criticism of it I learned from other composers that they find the mix too dry. While I set out for a drier mix, I am going to run with the suggestions and see how I can improve the sound of the piece by altering the reverb to give it more depth.

(“Fanfare and Jubilee” on SoundCloud)
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A Binding Harmony

This next tune was written for the TIGSource Musical Challenge XXIII. You might recall that I entered one of the challenges a while back with my tune “Mr. AC (Keep Your Cool).” For that tune, the challenge was to make a thirty-second looping battle theme; for this, things were a bit less constricting. The challenge was, simply, to create a love theme. More

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Fanfare and Jubilee (Draft 1.0)

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License and ©2012 Gregory Weaver.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been so long since I’d posted my preview draft of this tune, but alas, it has.  The good news is that I was able to buckle down for a couple of hours yesterday and shell out a draft that I deem worthy of the “v1.0” label.  Check it, if you will:

 You may also listen on SoundCloud.

I don’t know what the deal was, but when I started to work on this tune again I couldn’t shake the notion of having the bridge go minor.  It was my intention to keep everything light and super major when I started, yet when I sat down all of my ideas were shying away from that goal.  I blame the fact that in my description of the scene last post I wrote something about an assassination attempt—at one point while writing something I ended up scrapping I had even thought that if I just slowed down what I wrote it could be some kind of sinister theme that would be great if the dignitary introduced by the fanfare was actually a tyrant!  Then I snapped back to reality and remembered that wasn’t really the point of this tune.  In any case, I think that the mood stays rather jubilant, despite it taking a different turn.

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