Rivals — Intense Orchestral Music (See Description)

For Symphony Orchestra


Uploaded on Aug 13, 2018

This is the story of two adversaries, never at peace with each other, and neither side ever giving in nor triumphing over the other...

UNFORTUNATELY, MUSESCORE.COM DIDN'T SEEM TO LIKE MY 3MB SCORE, SO ALTHOUGH THE CUSTOM AUDIO IS THE SOUND OF THE ORCHESTRA, THIS IS ONLY A QUICKLY MADE PIANO REDUCTION. If (for whatever reason) you want the full score just let me know and I'll send it to you :D

youtube audio: https://youtu.be/6tm2l6pr4oM

This was originally just a random idea for a rhythm I had in my head, which I wrote down and it was one of those very rare occasions where it actually sounds on Musescore how it did in your head. So I wrote a bit more, but instead of my usual compositional formula of Fast-slow-fast, I tried to make it all as intense as the first few bars I'd written, and see how long I could make the piece without it becoming oppressive to listen to.

I soon introduced a jazz element because I'm kinda into that at the moment, and it made me think of rival gangs fighting each other, so that's where the title came from. Later on I tried a more heavy metal thing and so the title 'Rivals' fit quite nicely with several genres of music 'competing' for time in the piece.

I then mixed the music, trying to amp up the intensity x100 (actually x30, because I used a 30:1 compression ratio in parts, (which is not always a good idea fyi)) I mixed together several soundfonts and recorded samples of cymbal and timpani rolls (pitch shifted to fit the note, I only had one timp sample) Most of the instruments in the mix are 2 to 3 different soundfonts mixed together.

Enjoy, and comment whether you liked it or whether you thought it needed some respite from its ferocity at any point. :)

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Pages 3
Duration 05
Measures 396
Key signature 1 sharp
Parts 43
Part names Piccolo, Flute(2), Oboe(2), Clarinet(2), Bassoon(2), French Horn(3), Trumpet(3), Trombone(3), Tuba, Timpani, Percussion(8), Piano(2), Guitar(3), Bass(2), Harpsichord, Harp, Strings(5), Cello
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