The Tower of Babel "Rhapsody No. 3" (New With Musescore 2.0)

Uploaded on Jan 1, 2015

"Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves"
~Genesis 11:4
King Nimrod is associated with the creation of The Tower of Babel. Following the great flood, humanity spoke only one language. God came down and saw this tower that man had built. God punished man for his pride by giving man different languages and scattering him across the earth.
I believe this piece is finished. Sorry about the tremolos. I don't know why they extend an extra 2 beats. But other than that, this piece is all good!

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Pages 57
Duration 08:06
Measures 210
Key signature natural
Parts 24
Part names Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet(2), Bassoon, Alto Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone(2), Tuba(2), Timpani, Percussion(3), Piano, Strings(5)
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wow! fantastic composition. keep up the good work.
I looked carefully at this score. You know loads already ! Be proud of that foremost and your personality here suits film music perfectly. Full of humor and whimsy your music is! So different from my ultra seriousness and my type of humor . Only criticism I have is and it doesn't matter a bit in the commercial world as you know already-It lacks a true personlaity.We've already heard these kind of statements. Isit ain't concethall classical music .It's strictly limited to hollywood. -I dont care for your obvious harmonies or transitions -which I hve heard a million times already at the cinema but you know what sells and you knowledge of orchestration compared to others at muse shows real erudition. Your whimsical rythms ,playful humorous style is the /"go to style" for anyone who wants to write cinematic music. The limitation being of course .Intellectual concert-hall music is a vastly different world and I havent heard this music in th e concert hall.Declining subscriptions and the changing face of classical music will probably change all that. Why is alto sax "iffy" Hilarious uninformed comments here.What a laugh!Don't compare the lit you get in band with what you should be prepared to do once you have undergone serious study at a conservatory as most orchestra players have done. Kids dont even practice much in highschool unless they are from really exceptional backgrounds and already thinking of music as a career. Let's get real !
Thank you!
Unfortunately, I'm moving away from wanting to write for film. Recently I've been writing just to write. I actually want to go into law and economics!
This piece is full of chords that, like you said, are very familiar and often used. Which adds to the simplicity of the piece and allows for many views, comments and likes! I tried writing very seriously before, but I couldn't get the following behind my "Symphonic Poem No.1" as I can behind this piece and my "Military Soundtrack".
That's one of the main reasons I've been moving to jazz. It's complex enough to keep serious composers happy, yet the rhythms are simple enough to keep the piece light and fun. Much like my "Streets of Cancun" , "Year of Love" or my new unreleased piano solo.
I heard this and was like "bguhbryirbi;zsfhgis I've heard this before!!!!!!! i don't think I've ever listened to this piece before, but I must have I suppose. Great work, I can definitely imagine this being performed in a concert hall.
Thank you very much! Hopefully it will be one day!
hi Great!!!!!!!!!!! What is the general form of the piece?
Thank you. It is a rhapsody, so it has no specific general form.
Make me think to the Persian March : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gI5X6qZFAE#t=5
Yes, actually, that part is inspired by a combination of both Strauss' Persian march and Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, of orchestra. Both of those pieces were inspirations in writing this piece.
There is also a tad bit of Stravinsky in there as well!
Really ? I don't know Stravinsky very much.
The quintuplet motif that can bee seen throughout the piece is borrowed from Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring".
I don't know if you've ever heard the piece before, but it really is one of the greatest modern pieces of music ever to be created!
Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq1q6u3mLSM
I've already listened to the beginning and I like the symbolic of this piece. But it's not my style of music ^^
I understand. Stravinsky is probably my favorite composer of all time with his pieces "The Rite of Spring", "Firebird", and "The Flood". Right behind, or course, George Gershwin. Nothing can beat his opera "Porgy and Bess" or his "Rhapsody in Blue"
For whatever reason I'm getting a Legend of Zelda vibe from this...I love it.
That really makes me feel great! I glad it was so catchy!
It could be used for the sequence of the film 'Metropolis'.
I will take that as a complement! Metropolis is a fantastic movie
This is beautifully delicious, like a sandwich.>:)


that C note above the staff in the beginning on Bb Trumpet. ill be gosh darned if someone can hit that cuz i know i cant >.>
Just my input as a fellow composer. High C is not out of range but it is about as high as u wanna write unless u hate trumpet players. Idk where you're from but for all state and all county/district the trumpet requirements for the chromatic scale is 2 octaves on C. So yeah high C is a standard.
ive never heard of the C being in the chromatic scale. i live in mississippi and we trumpets in my school start on low G (Conert F) below the staff and and play all the way to high G above the staff
That's fine except for the tenor saxes and horns, which both work better with concert Bb. And I would assume a decent high school player should be able to play it in the practice room at least.
But any player will get exhausted playing at the top (or bottom) of their range for more than about 30-60 seconds at a time, depending on the player.
Most of Evilpie's trumpet 1 (and horn 1 parts for that matter) are virtuosic almost to the point of physical exhaustion XD
Lol, Well, anyone who plays this piece will have too!
i mean i can hit a high B above the staff but ive never gotten to C so thats my goal now ill get there! lol
I'm a horn player, but I borrowed a Bb trumpet over the summer and managed to hit it twice. That was, before I got braces XD
I've only ever heard 3 trumpet players play concert C6, of them 2 that can kit Eb6, and once one of them hit a Bb7. But unless you, like Mozart with his horn concertos, are writing with specific performers in mind, I would reserve myself to the standard limitations of each instrument in general. Just my 2 cents worth
Contrabass Clarinet! Nice! Maybe make the clef change hidden, since it would just confuse the performer. And there is less than a measure to change back to bass clarinet. But I like the new sections!
nice! i liked some of the orchestral combinations you used. Like the bells and horn I have not heard before. And for the bassoon use tenor clef, not alto. or if it goes really high you can use treble.
Sorry I know this is completely unrelated to the score... but coolest piece ever: Gabriel Faure's Pavane. The pizzicato strings are so cool with winds.
Make me think to Scheherazade...
It does sound very similar to the beginning of Scheherazade
yay euph solo!!!!!!!!!! i just wisg it was or pornouced