Battle #42

Hello! I'm back. I'm sure everyone's very busy with the new school year, but let's hope we can get this group running again.

Congratulations to DaBrown on winning Music Battle #41! Our next battle's sides will be Eastern vs. Western Proverbs and Quotes. Examples include "The early bird gets the worm" (Western) and "It is easy to find a thousand soldiers, but hard to find a good general" (Eastern).

1. Choose a side and write a musical composition for it. You may also choose to be "peaceful" and include both sides in your entry.
2. Email an mp3 (we can't accept wav as it's too big) of your song to "musicbattlepieces@gmail.com". In your email, please state your Musescore username, your side of the battle, and the proverb/quote you based your piece on.

Unless changed, entries are due by September 25th, when voting will start. Good luck and happy composing!

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11 months ago
5

Hall of Winners

Battle #1: Good vs. Evil
-Winning Side..............................................................................................Evil
-Ultimate Victor...........................................................................................CORNCOBMAN
-Winning Song - Ascent from the Darkness: https://musescore.com/user/72721/scores/118547

Battle #2: Strings vs. Brass vs. Percussion vs. Woodwinds
-Winning Side...........................................................................................Strings
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................Piano1mn
-Winning Song - N/A

Battle of the Seasons #3: Winter vs. Fall vs. Spring vs. Summer (4 entries)
-Winning Side...........................................................................................Winter
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................phantom7
-Winning Song - Plight of the Winter King: https://musescore.com/user/121508/scores/131685

Battle of the Elements #4: Fire vs. Water vs. Rock vs. Air vs. Ice (9 entries)
-Winning Side...........................................................................................Fire
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................Monkeypuzzle
-Winning Song - Treasures of Stone: https://musescore.com/user/25524/scores/143948

Battle of the Genres #5: Minimalist vs. Choral vs. Orchestral vs. Romantic (4 entries)
-Winning Side...........................................................................................Orchestral
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................composer
-Winning Song - N/A

Battle #6: Sea Monsters vs. Soaring Bird vs. Aliens (13 entries)
-Winning Side...........................................................................................Aliens
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................trolol3000 & ..V..
-Winning Song - Alien Wars: https://musescore.com/v/alien-wars

Battle of the Biomes #7: Jungle vs. Arctic Tundra vs. Desert vs. Forest vs. Plains vs. Mushroom (9 entries)
-Winning Side...........................................................................................Mushroom
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................steelviper4
-Winning Song - Continuum of Death: https://musescore.com/user/168433/scores/170656

Battle #8: Sci-fi vs. Fantasy vs. Superheroes vs. Human Empire (7 entries)
-Winning Side.......................................................................................….Sci-fi
-Ultimate Victor....................................................................................….steelviper & Nintendo DS
-Winning Song - Sonatina for an Epic Battle: https://musescore.com/user/172360/scores/183361

Battle #9: Doom vs. Trancendence (10 entries)
-Winning Side.......................................................................................….Doom
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................trolol3000, T-Dot, & ..V..
-Winning Song - Apocalypse Unlocked: https://musescore.com/trolol3000/apocalypse-unlocked-aka-tio-part-2

War #10: Hope/Despair Collaborators vs. Hope/Despair Non-Collaborators (12 entries)
-Winning Side...........................................................................................Despair
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................ ..V..
-Winning Song - Darkness: http://musescore.com/v/darkness

Battle of the World #11: Americas vs. East Asia vs. Middle East/India vs. Russia vs. Africa (9 entries)
-Winning Side...........................................................................................Russia
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................TheBummucus
-Winning Song - Russian Themes: https://soundcloud.com/thebummucus2038/russian-themes-for-music-battle-11-on-musescore

Battle of the Animals #12: Mammals vs. Reptiles vs. Amphibians vs. Birds vs. Fish vs. Insects vs. Saurian (11 entries)
-Winning Side...........................................................................................Peaceful
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................steelviper256
-Winning Song - The Grand Terran Suite: https://musescore.com/user/168433/scores/293481

Battle of Trailer Soundtracks #13: The Avengers vs. Gravity vs. Journey to the West vs. Interstellar vs. Lost (2 entries)
-Winning Side...........................................................................................Peaceful
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................The Bummucus & Silentnights
-Winning Song - https://soundcloud.com/thebummucus2038/music-battle-13-piece-collaboration-with-silentnightspossibly-finished

Battle #14: Greco-Roman vs. Egyptian vs. Norse vs. Hindu vs. Native American vs. Asian vs. Halloween
(7 entries)
-Winning Side...........................................................................................Greco-Roman
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................ArtsyKidd
-Winning Song - Victory of the Olympians: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1g9u3mvZziqSWkwOVIyeXZPaWc&authuser=0

Battle of TV shows #15: Cartoon vs. Drama vs. Sitcom vs. Science Fiction (6 entries)
-Winning Side...........................................................................................Drama
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................CORNCOBMAN
-Winning Song - Hidden Grove: N/A

Battle of Christmas #16: Christmas Arrangements vs. Decorating the Tree vs. Stressful Last-minute Shopping Trip vs. Trying to Sleep on Christmas Eve (7 entries)
-Winning Side...........................................................................................Christmas Arrangements
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................Spoink
-Winning Song - Relax and Decorate the Tree: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6FcaGJWESZvUGtqenZjUHdoQjg/edit?usp=docslist_api

Battle of Time of Day #17: Day vs. Night vs. Dawn vs. Dusk (13 entries)
-Winning Side...........................................................................................Night
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................CORNCOBMAN
-Winning Song - Who's That? https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1g9u3mvZziqTllWVGxTb3g5OUptaUJwVURVYnppeVh4WnZj/view?usp=sharing

Battle #18: Evacuating Earth vs. Happy Village vs. PARTY PARTY PARTY!!! vs. Post-Success Depression
-Winning Side...........................................................................................Evacuating Earth
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................Bummucus
-Winning Song - Endeavor: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1g9u3mvZziqVUtRc0h3TGFjcjA&authuser=0

Battle #19: Beauty vs. Pain
-Winning Side...........................................................................................Peaceful
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................L7da
-Winning Song - Growing Old: https://goo.gl/W3bSTL

WAR #20: Avengers War!
-Winning Side...........................................................................................Thor
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................Silentnights and Bummucus
-Winning Song - Thor: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1g9u3mvZziqVGRRQnE3bG5NbVY1dWZUVVdFZk9BUFRmSVN3/view?usp=sharing

Battle #21: Anguish vs. Elation
-Winning Side...........................................................................................Anguish
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................♫DS♫
-Winning Song - Dark Memories: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1g9u3mvZziqN2x5WlVGTXUtLWRHelc2ZmYwRk1OV3psNERj/view?usp=sharing

Battle of Governmental Groups #22: Tyrannical vs. Open Rebellion vs. Conspiracy vs. Underground Resistance vs. Free Lance Fighters
-Winning Side...........................................................................................Underground Resistance
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................CORNCOBMAN
-Winning Song - Smuggling Vegetables: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1g9u3mvZziqWGtGaXdwYkxtWlBVSXhpMEtWQnBveHFiR0Rv/view?usp=sharing

Battle of Words #23: 5 Tiers
-Winning Side...........................................................................................Tier 1
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................L7da
-Winning Song - Hide and Seek: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1g9u3mvZziqNGI5c1dKbTlVWGk1MnF4MFl3cWFVNDlDRHk0

Battle #24: Blood vs. Sweat vs. Tears
-Ultimate Victor........................................................................................ShadowFlame
-Winning Song - Wut: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1g9u3mvZziqRFg1NUFLcmNYSDVDRlVqQ0NJam55dXdXVDFB/view?usp=sharing

Battle #25: Dragon vs. Unicorn vs. Phoenix vs. Griffin vs. Troll
-Ultimate Victor.........................................................................................TheMasterXCaliber
-Winning Song - Rise from the Ashes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1g9u3mvZziqLWlzaHplcmdOVDZXLXhkOTRBOW9TbXBueDFn/view?usp=sharing

Battle #26: Waiting for Santa vs. Last Minute Shopping vs. Opening Presents vs. Christmas Miracle
-Ultimate Victor.........................................................................................Richard G Perret Sr
-Winning Song - Mixed Feelings: https://musescore.com/user/3353381/scores/1647141

Battle #27: Happy vs. Sad vs. Angry vs. Scared
-Ultimate Victor.........................................................................................Airik Daily
-Winning Song - Desolation: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1g9u3mvZziqRzF2b1U3eFJmdVZha3VaZUZiS0E2RC1iWHJZ

Battle #28: Anime vs. Cartoon vs. Soundtrack
-Ultimate Victor.........................................................................................Airik Daily
-Winning Song - Fantasy Fanfare

Battle #29: Perfect Hero vs. Unwilling Hero vs. Tragic Hero
-Ultimate Victor.........................................................................................Airik Daily
-Winning Song - Heroic Demise

War #30: Good vs. Evil
-Ultimate Victor.........................................................................................ArtsyKidd
-Winning Song - The Dragon Arises

Battle #31: Opening Lines vs. Closing Lines
-Ultimate Victor.........................................................................................CORNCOBMAN
-Winning Song - Metamorphosis

Battle #32 (Pictures): Train Tracks vs. Bunny vs. Hot Air Balloon
-Ultimate Victor.........................................................................................RookWizard
-Winning Song - Train Tracks

Battle #33: City vs. Country
-Ultimate Victor.........................................................................................TheBummucus
-Winning Song - Wisconsin Adventure

Battle #34: Anguish vs. Exictement
-Ultimate Victor.........................................................................................RookWizard
-Winning Song - Heartache

Battle #35: Cats vs. Dogs
-Ultimate Victor.........................................................................................ShadowFlame
-Winning Song - Stray

Battle #36: ???

Battle #37: The Turning of the Leaves vs. Thanksgiving Dinner vs. Thanksgiving Dinner From the Turkey's point of view vs. Oh-no-my-house-is-full-of-relatives-that-I-have-to-cook-for-and-entertain-and-clean-up-after-and-get-along-with-for-a-week-even-though-I-don't-like-them
-Ultimate Victor.........................................................................................Elizabeth Asher
-Winning Song - Gently Falling

Battle #38: Winter Wonderland vs. Chiming of the Bells vs. Christmas Morning
-Ultimate Victor.........................................................................................Eric Fausto
-Winning Song - Discovery

Battle #39: Infant vs. Child vs. Adolescent vs. Adult vs. Senior
-Ultimate Victor.........................................................................................HoldenWT
-Winning Song - Innocence

Battle #40: Infant vs. Child vs. Adolescent vs. Adult vs. Senior
-Ultimate Victor.........................................................................................TheBummucus
-Winning Song - Symphony No. 1 in E

Battle #41: Realism vs. Surrealism
-Ultimate Victor.........................................................................................
-Winning Song -

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5 years ago
27

Hall of Theme Ideas

This discussion archives all the old themes that have been suggested. This is also the place to suggest new ones when theme selection isn't actively going on. The winners can tap into these if there's ever a lack of inspiration.

Two things to remember about this list:
1. Keep in mind none of these ideas are finalized sets of teams and the actual teams on the list can be tweaked as desired if the theme is chosen.
2. This page shows all previous battles --> http://musescore.com/groups/contests/discuss/119577

Goods vs. Bads:
Freedom / Captivity
Love / Sorrow
Heaven / Hell
Bliss / Pain
Prosperity / Apocalypse
Lucky / Unlucky

Thematic Battles:
WWII: USA / Britain / Soviet Union / France / China / Germany / Japan / Italy etc.
Natural Disasters: Volcano / Earthquake / Hurricane / Disease / Flood / Bagel Attack
Divergent Factions: Amity / Candor / Abnegation / Erudite / Dauntless
Hogwarts Houses: Gryffindor / Ravenclaw / Hufflepuff / Slytherin
Video Games: 80s / 90s / 00s / 10s
Dawn / Day / Dusk / Night
Deities: Christian / Ancient Greek / Norse / Egyptian *
Inferno / Purgatorio / Paradiso
Warm Colors / Cold Colors / Grayscale
Anime / Cartoon / Soundtrack
Marvel / DC
Nature / Humanity
Journey / Destination
Romance / Lonliness

Technical Battles:
Diatonic / Pentatonic / Harmonic Minor / Ocatonic
Classical / Romantic-era / Modern
Band / Orchestra
Allegro / Andante / Adagio / Presto
Solo Efforts / Collaborations **
No traditional Western instruments ***

* (Or a battle between deities within one religion - for example, Apollo / Zeus / Aphrodite etc.)
** (We tried this before but it utterly failed, as no one collaborated. It might be worth another try if we organize better and make sure some people collaborate.)
*** (This would be an additional restriction on the chosen theme.)

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4 years ago
106

Voting for Battle #41

The Squarespace site is no longer working. We will have to revert to the old method of voting on the Musescore forum. As we only have three entries, I feel that it is best if everyone gets one vote (other admins may disagree).

REALISM
Ms. Belivet: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1g9u3mvZziqSUNIbkQ1TmloczVEbkd0d0FZSm00TklobVZz
Description: A character piece about Therese Belivet, the main character of Carol.

For Syria: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1g9u3mvZziqVkV6bWZNa05mLS02ZElnSEt1dXhJaTFvTUZ3
Description: Realism is an art movement opposed to the romantic, and I can't find anything less romantic than the situation crossing the Mediterranean through recent years.
1st movement: Waves
2nd movement: Inquisition
3rd movement: Refuge
I'm not in any way done with this piece, but I want to present it anyway.

SURREALISM
No entries

PEACEFUL
Emotions Suite for String Quartet: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1g9u3mvZziqdnBlVXUtUWxNa3ZlQmRYQ2VFOFc5c2l1Y1hn
Description: The emotions are in this order: Joy, Sorrow, Fear, Calm, and Romance.

Cast your vote below. Voting is no longer anonymous. You may not vote for yourself. Until further notice, voting deadline is August 12th, 2017.

I apologize for the massive tardiness. This group seems to have died.

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a year ago
6

Battle #41

The Bummucus has chose our next battle to be:

Realism vs. Surrealism

as in "music that conveys something real vs. music that has something magical, fantastical, or otherwise surreal about it".

To enter:
1. Choose a side and write a musical composition for it! You may also choose to be 'peaceful' and include both sides in your entry.
2. Email an mp3 of your song to musicbattlepieces@gmail.com

Until further notice, voting will start on the 27th. Good luck and happy composing!

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a year ago
7

A few updates

First, welcome new admin Jakob Cordes aka 4thavar! He's been around Music Battle for years and has offered to help out.

Second, we are going to have to abandon the SquareSpace site. It costs to keep and the advertisements are not bringing in much. We will have to go back to using Google Drive links to present the pieces for voting, and voting in the comments.

I personally will be taking a break from Music Battle, but I'm confident the other admins will keep things running smoothly.

Happy Battling!

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a year ago
1

Battle #40 Results!

And the winner is:

1st: Symphony No. 1 in E by The Bummucus (2 votes)

Tied for 2nd with one vote each:
Ebb and Flow by Kofles 2.0
The Voyage Across The Mountains by Wesley Coleman


Comments and Critique

Joshua Phillips voted for Symphony No. 1 in E and said:
Very nice and well written



Wesley Coleman also voted for Symphony No. 1 in E and said:
I loved both the other compositions a lot! Symphony No. 1 in E won my vote, but props to the fancy piano comp. p.s. what are using to get that nice sound fount?


Good job everyone. Each piece received at least one vote!

Congrats Bummucus! Email us or comment and let us know what you would like the sides of the next Battle to be!

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a year ago
1

Battle #40!

Holden has chosen!
Ocean vs Forest vs Desert vs Mountains!
This is similar to a previous battle (Battle of the Biomes), but it has been a while and I think it would be okay if we did it again.

To enter:
1. Choose a side and write a song for it! You may also choose to be 'peaceful' and include every side in your entry.
2. Email an mp3 of your song to musicbattlepieces@gmail.com
3. That's it!

Voting will start on the 28th, so make sure you have your song in by then.
Good luck!

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a year ago
10

Battle #39 Results!

The votes are in!

1st: Up to Mischief (HoldenWT).......................4 votes
2nd: Innocence (Mick456).................................2 votes


Comments and Critique

Mick456 voted for Up to Mischief and said
"I like the interesting method of using jazz."

Congratulations HoldenWT! Let us know what you want the sides of the next battle to be by email or comment and we'll get it started!

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a year ago
4

Battle #39!

Happy New Year!

The first battle of the year will be a battle of ages!

Infant vs. Child vs. Adolescent vs. Adult vs. Senior!

Write a song that depicts one of these ages and send an mp3 of it to musicbattlepieces@gmail.com. (or you can incorporate a part from each side and be 'peaceful')

In your email, include your name, the side you will be joining, and if you'd like, a description of your song for the voters to read.

The deadline is the 25th. Good luck!

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a year ago
6

Battle #38 Results!

Battle 38 is over! Let's see the results.

1st: Discovery by Eric Fausto - 6 votes
2nd: Carol of the Bells by Fitz44 - 5 votes
Honourable Mention: The Only One by Anonymous

Great job everyone! And congrats to Eric Fausto! Here's what the voters had to say about the pieces:

COMMENTS/CRITIQUE

-Elizabeth Asher voted for "Discovery" and said:
I love this song, but I don't know if the synth sound fits it as well as maybe, a horn, a flute, and some strings.

-H. Pak voted for "Carol of the Bells" and said:
my honestly was just layering and the one I choose had good voicing and also over all was superior

-Jakob Cordes voted for "Discovery" and said:
Sounded like something from Stardew Valley. Definitely a different take, but not a bad one.

Congratulations again to Eric Fausto! Choose the sides for Battle #39 and we'll get it started.

-Mr. Hat

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a year ago
1