Emily's Parents
Custom audio

Emily's Parents

8 parts14 pages04:40a month ago150 views
Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Harp, Piano, Strings(2)
This is the newest addition to my album 'Harper'.

Singularity

8 parts19 pages08:357 months ago167 views
Synthesizer(4), Brass Ensemble(2), Voice, Percussion
I have been trying to make a score with a strong synthesizer base for a while to no avail... until now. While composing 'Singularity' I attempted to capture the soundtracks of the indie sci-fi films from the 1980s. This is not only (currently) the longest piece I've composed, it also took the shortest time interval to write; about six or seven hours.

Painting Demian

12 parts12 pages02:14a year ago42 views
Piano, Harp, Strings(5), Violin, Contrabass(2), Flute, Recorder
This is a piece I wrote for a class project for the book Demian by Herman Hesse.
The War Continues
Custom audio

The War Continues

28 parts32 pages07:502 months ago452 views
Guitar, Voice, Strings(2), Percussion(10), Piano(2), Timpani(2), French Horn(2), Trumpet(2), Cello, Trombone, Brass Ensemble, Violin, Harp, Flute
This has taken me exactly two months to complete, but it's finally here. This will be the first piece in a new album titled 'The War Continues'. This new album will be the successor to 'Good and Evil' and will have the same type of battle and war scores that one did with some softer ones sprinkled in.
This has taken me so long because I wanted to tell a story as well as compose the best piece of music I possibly could. It's been a while since I truly agonized over a transition, a notes velocity, or it's specific tuning. I have learned so much from composing this piece and I would like to thank everyone who gave me feedback and advice--it really helped a lot.

If you like this, please check out 'Good and Evil'. You can find it on all streaming platforms (except for Apple Music because reasons) or under the 'Sets' tab on my user profile.

Wellen - Waves

2 parts3 pages02:323 years ago354 views
Flute, Piano
Duo for piano and flute. This piece should give you the impression of wave pounding in harmony with a flute's melody.

Echoes (for orchestra)

13 parts20 pages03:072 years ago146 views
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Strings(4), Contrabass, Percussion(2)
Orchestra piece, transcription of own piano piece with same title.

The Funeral & Harper's Legacy

10 parts43 pages10:513 months ago154 views
Strings(3), Violin, Cello, Contrabass, Viola, Piano, Harp, Flute
I am currently building an album that will be called 'Harper'. It follows two main characters: Harper and Emily. 'The Funeral & Harper's Legacy' would be the final piece (Imagine it playing over the last scene in a movie and the end credits). There are several themes that show up in this piece: Emily's theme, Harper's theme, and their combined theme. There are actually two versions of the combined theme; the shorter one is made up of the truncated versions of each of their themes and the longer one us made up of the full versions of each of their themes. Emily's full theme first appears at measure 10 and goes until measure 22. The combined theme first appears on measure 50 and ends on 63. Harper's full theme first appears on measure 80 and ends on 90. There are also a few other themes that pop up once or twice within the piece, but they're not really the focus of this piece, but they will appear more in other parts of the album, 'Harper', as I compose it.

Sunset at Sea | Condensed Version | Finalist in the National Young Composers Competition! (Sadly not a winner though)

20 parts28 pages05:547 months ago1,187 views
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn(3), Piano, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion(4), Harp, Strings(5)
The Results are in and I was not selected as a winner, so for 3 years I have been good enough but not never enough for a winning slot I guess haha, Congratulations to the winners though, I'm sure they deserve it (:
Huge thanks to Brinson Moore for doing the audio for me! PAINTING HERE - https://d1lfxha3ugu3d4.cloudfront.net/images/opencollection/objects/size4/32.845_PS2.jpg
Hey! I'm really excited about this project because it has so much to explore. this piece is probably not what you're expecting from the name, but I chose the name because of the title of the painting.
I see in the painting 3 major things. the waves, sunset, and the clouds. I have 3 main themes that will be used in this piece, the "Waves" theme, the "Sun" theme, and the "Clouds" theme.

I really like writing in this style, material seems to come a little easier when I do this type of piece than other styles I do. anywho, I hope you enjoy what I have so far! :D

Final Battle

18 parts44 pages04:224 months ago202 views
Flute(3), Other Woodwinds, Voice, Strings(4), Piano(3), Percussion, French Horn, Trumpet(2), Cello, Trombone
This is the primary version of the action score I have written for my friend's video game. There are some small differences between this and 'Final Battle (Dark)'; for example this has some more dynamics and (I think) one fewer note. The main difference (and the reason I decided to release two versions) happens in the second half where this piece doesn't use

Final Battle Dark

20 parts40 pages05:024 months ago234 views
Flute(3), Other Woodwinds, Piano(4), Strings(4), Percussion, French Horn, Trumpet(2), Cello, Trombone, Synthesizer(2)
This is the second score for my friend's video game (the first being "The Forest"). For the name I kind of stole the idea from Hans Zimmer's 'Interstellar' because in that you have 'Day One' and 'Day One Dark'. However unlike that, Final Battle (Dark) is the darker more evil version of 'Final Battle' ; the difference is in the second half where this has the theme for the (as of yet unnamed) enemies. Using the crying sound along with bending instruments upwards created a nice and evil tone.
Stacked Kolos - Third Movement - Donut Kolo
Custom audio

Stacked Kolos - Third Movement - Donut Kolo

9 parts23 pages03:486 months ago62 views
Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Percussion, Bass, Viola, Cello, Contrabass
Kolo (lit. Wheel) is a circular dance common among South Slavs.

The 7/8 time signature is the signature time of the traditional and folk music of nations of former Yugoslavia.
Not every kolo is written in 7/8 and not every 7/8 folk tune is a kolo but there are is a large intersection between the two sets.

Since the structure of the 7/8 time signature of the first movement was (3+2+2)/8, and of the second movement (2+2+3)/8, I’ve decided to go with the remaining combination of (2+3+2)/8 for the third and last movement. I have never heard a kolo with this particular variant of 7/8 but anyway gave it a try.

All three movements: https://musescore.com/user/75150/sets/5097494
Wings on the Waves - String Orchestra
Custom audio

Wings on the Waves - String Orchestra

9 parts3 pages01:277 months ago535 views
Strings(8), Contrabass
A Work in Progress, mostly just getting ideas down. Ideas are welcome!
https://soundcloud.com/robin_m_butler/wings-on-the-waves-string-orchestra

There are some techniques that are used that soundfonts can't really replicate, so it would sound different in real life :)
Also the last chord would be a volume swelled bell attack like how Baroque pieces usually end :)

Intermezzo "Summer Rain" | UltraHQ Audio

5 parts3 pages01:4410 months ago731 views
Strings(5)
EXTENDED VERSION HERE - https://musescore.com/robin_m_butler/scores/5128482
https://youtu.be/LvW7koPXeLw
- The subtitle could also be "Floating in Space" (because of the image Vigo got listening to it, and now I see it too lol)
A calm piece for String Orchestra with a very free chord progression.
It doesn't really have a melody, but its melody is within the chords allowing your own ears to pickup a melody that may or may not be different from what another person hears :)
Audio made with Edirol Orchestral: Slow Strings mixed with Full Strings.

Running Away WIP - A Letter Home

20 parts9 pages01:5410 months ago292 views
Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn(2), Piano(2), Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion(2), Harp, Strings(5)
Hey guys! I'm not sure where to go from the spot I'm at right now so recomdations are welcome lol

Say it with flowers ... dites-le avec des fleurs !

16 parts37 pages03:49a year ago365 views
Alto Saxophone(2), Tenor Saxophone(2), Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet(4), Trombone(4), Piano, Bass, Percussion
My first composition for a big band, inspired by a recent successful musical comedy :), hope you'll enjoy it !
I couldn't help doing some modifications...it's the final version now, I hope so...:)

"Leading Steps" - EXTENDED!

9 parts9 pages03:10a year ago201 views
French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Strings(5)
This is the extended version of my original "Leading Steps"
I felt this deserves more than just 1:20 minutes so here it is, I am pretty happy with it.
What do you guys think? :)

"The adventure starts, quests lie ahead and with faith in yourself you walk into this new unknown world."

This is the link to the first draft I posted a few days ago:
https://musescore.com/fabiolaw/leading-steps