Journey

Inspiration: Before the Journey

26 parts40 pages07:292 years ago12,086 views
Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, French Horn, Trumpet(2), Trombone, Timpani, Percussion(4), Voice, Piano, Guitar, Synthesizer, Harp, Violin(2), Viola, Cello, Contrabass
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https://soundcloud.com/aaron-lanni/inspiration-before-the-journey-wip-updated-110216

*In this update, I've extended the beginning quite a bit (in fact I pretty much wrote a new one...) and extended the ending a little.*

As promised, this is indeed the prequel to “Journey”. As some of you know, I have already written and released a sequel called “Reflection: Journey’s End”, so adding this song completes the trilogy. I'm going to extend the ending to this a TINY bit, but other than that I'm done. Here are the links to the other two songs:

Journey - https://musescore.com/aaron_david/journey
Reflection: Journey’s End - https://musescore.com/aaron_david/reflection-journeys-end

I’ve really enjoyed delving into this world and exploring new themes, as well as coming up with origins for already existing ones. Those of you familiar with “Journey” will recognize a couple of themes popping up here and there along with the new ones. Writing a prequel was not on my mind when I began working on this piece, but I soon realized how cool it would be to turn it into one and started figuring it out from there.

You might notice that there are some lyrics along with the Soprano part. This is something I have never done before in one of my own songs, but I thought I’d give it a go and see what happened. The lyrics are in Welsh:

Hawlfraint dwy fil un ar bymtheg.
Rwy’n hoffi sinamon ac orennau.
Merlod ffyrnig yn byw beryglus.
Dicter yn weithiau y carped ymwybyddiaeth,
Ond mae hefyd yn gallu fod y mwyaf wamal bioden o faw.

My goal was to make this song somewhere around 10-12 minutes long, but I don't think that's going to happen XP. I would really love any sort of feedback I can get. Any suggestions on what I can fix or change, or maybe suggestions on what I can add are definitely appreciated. Or just let me know what you think of the song! And of course, negative criticism is always just as welcome as positive feedback.

As always, thank you so much for listening! I hope you enjoy what you hear! =D

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Journey
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Journey

27 parts66 pages08:084 years ago6,677 views
English Horn, French Horn, Trumpet(2), Percussion(2), Strings(5), Cello(2)
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https://soundcloud.com/aaron-lanni/journey

I don't own these pictures and this song is not related to the awesome game that these pictures came from.

Well my friends, this was indeed a journey writing this song. I took about 5 months of work, most of that spent smashing my face against the wall. There were complications along the way but I ended up writing something I'm proud of. I wrote the main theme about three months before I began working on the rest of it. I had written it and just set it aside, not thinking about it until much later. Then all of a sudden BAM AN 8 MINUTE SONG POPS OUT. XD I ended up using some melodies I had written a couple of years ago and forgotten here and there throughout the piece, and also a couple of hidden background themes from previous songs I have written.

This is the second song of the "Journey" trilogy. Here are the other two:

Inspiration: Before the Journey - https://musescore.com/aaron_david/inspiration-before-the-journey-wip
Reflection: Journey's End - https://musescore.com/aaron_david/reflection-journeys-end
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Here's an arrangement of this song by Seth Kasten!: https://musescore.com/user/2786051/scores/875756

And another one by Iceland's Puffin!: https://musescore.com/user/1337816/scores/1904021
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Please tell me what you think!
Also, any suggestions for future songs are appreciated! =D
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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS5mu8Lc_PeVk8gbLAy6m_A
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/aaron-lanni
Instagram: @aaronlanni
Snapchat: @pentaholic47

Reflection: Journey's End

14 parts20 pages052 years ago1,889 views
Flute, French Horn, Trumpet(2), Percussion(3), Piano, Cello(2), Violin(2), Viola, Contrabass
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https://soundcloud.com/aaron-lanni/reflection-journeys-end

This is part three of the "Journey" trilogy. Here are the first two songs:

Inspiration: Before the Journey - https://musescore.com/aaron_david/inspiration-before-the-journey-wip
Journey - https://musescore.com/aaron_david/journey

Here's an arrangement by Iceland's Puffin!: https://musescore.com/user/1337816/scores/2483341

As always, thanks for listening, and feel free to leave a comment below telling me your thoughts and critiques! ^.^
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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS5mu8Lc_PeVk8gbLAy6m_A
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/aaron-lanni
Instagram: @aaronlanni
Snapchat: @pentaholic47