Thanks to everyone who has commented so far, I have several comments on the need to improve the instruments and reverb.  I am posting this here again with the PDF, so if anyone would like to add their comments, I am grateful for the advice.  This is one of my first attempts at taking a Sibelius composition into Protools. Thanks for listening.

Hope PDF 4_11.pdf

Hope.mp3

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  • Hi Sandy

    Nice piece. A good atmosphere evoked and some nice interplay between the parts. It's a pity it's quite short. Maybe you could tell us for what purpose this music is intended. Is it meant to be a piece of commercial music, a student piece or a more serious work? The reason I ask is because some of the parts seem quite basic - eg the keyboard only has a right hand part. I'd like you to develop this music - new sections, more thematic material and then a reprise - but good work so far; let's see you take it further.

  • Adrian,  I submitted it for a movie scene. Free work. Funny how it turned out, they loved the piece, but didn't like the idea that I couldn't play all the parts for a 'live' recording.  Well, I composed it to learn... and I liked the piece after that, so kept it and just wanted to develop it for my own library.  I guess I could add more parts, but I don't want to crowd it.  I'll have to think about it.
  • Good job,if this was played from real instruments maybe more people will understand how much talent you have,keep working Sandy ,well done!
  • Very nice melodic idea! I enjoyed it. Though, try to be careful with overusage of windchimes, They can be used once in a while for maybe a dynamic change or a pickup to a new part, but anything more than that they start to become a little on the cheesy side. I did the same thing with cymbals. But you are very talented, and I look forward to hearing anything else you can come up with!
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