Kingston | 1.5K Followers!! | Original Composition | East West Virtual Instruments!! | HQ Audio in Desc.

For Symphony Orchestra


Uploaded on Aug 20, 2018

HQ Audio for mobile listeners: https://youtu.be/tMBVt1Mggv4

*Note: The score I've uploaded is only one page long (the first page of the full score). I've deliberately not uploaded the entire document, so as to avoid plagiarism and also so that it might maybe be able to be sold as part of a book of sheet music sometime in the distant future. If any of you want a messy, unpolished version of the score to look at I'm more than willing to send you a copy, I just don't really like having it downloadable for anyone who wants it. I'll continue to do this for any of my future major works, but I'll still upload full scores for smaller compositions/arrangements.

**Note #2: Although there are over a dozen places in the UK called 'Kingston', the title image I used is of another town called 'Castle Combe', and the image in the youtube video is of Highclere Castle, in Hampshire.

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Soooooo
Before I even get into describing the music, I want to say thanks once again to everyone who's even listening to this piece, I've been on musescore for almost 3 years now, and the community is still just as strong and supportive as it was when I first joined. It means a lot to recieve comments from other composers, and I think it's a great benefit for anyone who wants to really improve their abilities. At the end of the day, I think that's the stand-out feature that MuseScore holds above all other notation programs.

Anyhow, to continue the follower special tradition, as is such, let me follow up the sappy thankyou note with a bunch of individual thankyous to the users here who have recently inspired me with their music and kind words (NOTE: this list would be a lot longer if I was to include all the people who I've looked up to since I first joined the site - but as many of them have left since then, I'm just going to focus on those who are still actively here and whose skills I think definitely deserve an extra follow :D) Here they are...

Elliot Butler - https://musescore.com/elliot-butler
Robin M. Butler - https://musescore.com/robin_m_butler
Isaac Glover - https://musescore.com/isaac-glover
lizzapie - https://musescore.com/lizzapie
John Donaldson - https://musescore.com/johnwd
Rebecca Y - https://musescore.com/rebeccayang
Mozart_Forever - https://musescore.com/mozart_forever
wind.e - https://musescore.com/wind_e
Vigo Kovačić - https://musescore.com/user/6755401
KeldeoJustified - https://musescore.com/keldeojustified
MV - https://musescore.com/user/1394221
Celthyan - https://musescore.com/user/2544941
Owlman142 - https://musescore.com/owlman142
kalle edh - https://musescore.com/kalle-edh

And now I feel as though there are some others who I have missed. Some of these traditions are getting hard to partake in ;)

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And now the piece itself :)

This one came to me as a bit of a surprise. I've been planning my 1500 for a few weeks now, but up until Friday I was a bit clueless as to what I should actually compose for it. I think I have now well and truly risen out of the depths of composer's block, and recently I've discovered the feeling of actually having too many ideas, and simply not knowing which is the best to continue with. The benefit of this, I suppose, is the knowledge that I'll be able to line up a few melodies to use from this point onwards. Anyway, at the end of the day on Friday, I found this theme and decided to just go with it. The rest of the compositional story is pretty boring (I just spent the next two days writing it out. Really not that fun.)

However, as you've hopefully noticed, the audio is of a much more realistic quality than usual, and I'm very very VERY excited to announce that this is because I got a whole new bunch of virtual instruments a few weeks ago, by name, the EAST WEST COMPOSERS CLOUD collection!!!! (can you tell how happy I am :))))))

I've bought a subscription to East West Instrument's "Composer's Cloud", which allows you to access over 10,000 different instrument samples, including their well-known East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra collection. Because of this, I had a very fun 15-hour day yesterday spent entirely trying to mix this piece and polish up the audio to a standard that was at least somewhat representational of what the East West instruments can create. Here's a link to their website if any of you are looking for a good orchestral VST (I would highly recommend!): www.soundsonline.com

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[ INSTRUMENTS USED ]

EW Symphonic Orchestra -> Flute, Alto Flute, Oboe, Horns in F, Strings
EW Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds -> Bassoon
EW Hollywood Brass -> Trombones
EW Hollywood Orchestral Percussion -> Timpani, Orchestral Chimes, Vibraphone
EW Hollywood Strings -> Strings (mainly violins, doubled with Symphonic Orchestra)
EW Hollywood Choirs -> Choir
EW Hollywood Solo Harp -> Harp
EW Hollywood Solo Violin -> Solo Violin

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Pages 2
Duration 00:48
Measures 10
Key signature 2 flats
Parts 23
Part names Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet(2), Bassoon(2), French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Bass, Percussion(2), Voice(2), Harp, Violin, Strings(4)
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