This is the very raw copy of my song, "Believe." I am going to use MuseScore to port this over as a midi file into more sophisticated software and go from there, but I'm pretty proud of this as it is. It's my first time actually notating percussion, and it came out a lot better than I'd imagined. I did essentially no sound leveling or anything since I'm going to make it my "real" recording later.
"Believe" was inspired by a character I made, Piper Quinn, who is a mage in a White Wolf RPG that my husband is the game master for. In this world, she's spent years underground hiding from the Technocracy. When the game started, she had nightmares all the time and was pretty paranoid. But, then she met someone special who changed her life. She's actually a musician as well in the game (I created her as the person I wished I could be, and now am becoming... well, except for the "mage" part. * sniffle *), so at one point I thought, "She should compose a song. Duh. She's a singer and that's her dream." At first, I started off just with the poetry, which of course became the lyrics . . . and then I started hearing the song in my head.
There's more to it than that, but I promised all of the real background stuff would go to my patrons on patreon.com. So, I must keep that promise. I hope you enjoy what this is now and will wait to see its inevitable evolution into something even more beautiful. =^--^=
Edit: 8/24/13: My friend pointed out that the violin part wasn't playable in some sections, so I have updated it. Might be more challenging now, but it *should* be playable, in theory. :o
Edit: 10/4/13: Made some modifications to tempo and to the bridge.