|Impromptu in Quarter Comma Meantone
"Impromptu in Quarter Comma Meantone"
Feel: Calming, Eerie, Somber
Impromptu performed on a Steinway Model D tuned to Quarter Comma Meantone. This gives a very rich feel to the base chords, but leaves a couple of "wolf notes" in the gaps (most notably in the Ab). 2 minutes in, it lingers on the most out-of tune part of the scales.
Instruments: Trombones, Basses, Flutes, Clarinet, Marimba, Percussion, Horn, Violins, Violas
Feel: Dark, Epic, Intense, Somber, Unnerving
Starts without percussion, then adds in a groove later on.
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Instruments: Oboe, Trombones, Clarinet, Percussion, Strings, Choir, Flute
Feel: Dark, Mystical, Somber
Theme from "AngloZulu" expanded on, but in a more relaxed sense.
|News of Sorrow
"News of Sorrow"
Instruments: Percussion, Trombones, Basses, Violins, Tuba
Feel: Dark, Intense, Somber, Suspenseful
African-influenced short piece with continuous accelerando.
|End of the Era
"End of the Era"
Instruments: Brass, Winds, Strings, Tympani
Feel: Calming, Somber, Unnerving
Alto Flute along with the low brass in the beginning, switching to strings. Final sounds are more harsh than the beginning. Ends with a tiny flourish.
Instruments: Basses, Cellos, Oboe
Feel: Dark, Somber, Unnerving
Long broad notes with a solo oboe.
|Long Note Three
"Long Note Three"
Instruments: Strings, Synths
Feel: Dark, Mysterious, Somber, Suspenseful
A very long dark note. Use under dialog, or to kill site noise.
Instruments: Brass, Strings, Winds, Percussion
Feel: Dark, Epic, Somber
Several feel, tempo, and instrumentation changes throughout this orchestral piece.
Instruments: Piano, Harp, Violin, Basses, Clarinet, Flute
Feel: Calming, Dark, Somber, Unnerving, Uplifting
It looks like an uncommon mix of descriptive words, but this simple piece does a good job of displaying complex emotion.
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|Stages of Grief
"Stages of Grief"
Instruments: Piano, Basses, Violin
Feel: Calming, Relaxed, Somber
That sort of "I'm kind of 'ok', but I'm still standing out in the rain feel". Pretty depressing for being in a major key.
Instruments: Piano, Basses, Oboe, Synth Bells
Feel: Dark, Eerie, Mysterious, Somber, Unnerving
Dark, creepy theme with a modulation about 2/3 of the way in.