Summer Field (Special Level Theme)
Uploaded on Aug 18, 2018
This is the piano version of a theme of a summery field level for a hypothetical video game that does not yet exist. The level itself is quite peaceful, and it possibly always comes with a sunset, but this doesn't sound like a first overworld theme to me. It sounds like a theme of a later level.
As seen in the subtitle, I want to rearrange this for different instruments someday. I keep hearing a harmonica play the lower melody in Bars 38-70 one octave lower than written, and I keep hearing twinkling bell-like instruments play the upper embellishments in those bars. There might also be a piano in that version, though.
In-game, the music is supposed to loop endlessly. The ending (starting at Bar 73, after the repeat) will only be in OSTs.
I've listened to quite a lot of Mario Kart 64 transcriptions lately, especially the Jonny Music ones for organ, and one thing I noticed with those themes is that they love using ostinatos. (Despite playing that game extensively in my childhood, I somehow didn't notice that ostinato use before.) These themes do change up those ostinatos reasonably often, so I thought I'd use left-hand ostinatos in a similar fashion here. I also figured I'd better brush up on my harmony-first composing skills with this piece. (I'm normally a melody-first composer.) The varied return in the second half of the loop is a feature I've picked up from several video game themes, including Mario Kart 64's own Rainbow Road theme.
I managed to come up with this entire piece yesterday evening, which has got to be a new record for me for a non-X-Minute Challenge piece. The first thing I came up with was the ostinato, and I actually had it in F major at first. (F sharp major is so much more summery, though, IMO.)
I might try sneaking this into a game I make someday, but if you like this theme enough, you can stick it in your game and possibly rearrange it! Just tell me which game!
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