Prophet of mercy (soundtrack)

I've tried to mix the western choral music and mandolin and flamenco guitar and then to add a touch of Arabic world music (to show the origin of his berth) by adding Oud which is a Lute like instrument mostly used in Arabic countries then I added Santur and Daff (Which is a percussion) both from my country Iran(AKA Persia). The key is C minor so It's not ethnic music in anyway, don't worry :D
Constructive feedback is most appreciated. 8-)
https://soundcloud.com/m_masoomi/prophet-of-mercy

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  • Another nice one/ Floating in it suggests its title on the word "Mercy." Rueful harmonies but quietly assertive. What's likeable is that you seem to use fairly easy elements to create a long build-up and I can imagine it as accompanying a video set against a hazy background in warm colours.

    The length is about right. I wasn't too sure about the ending and wondered if a simpler fade out would be better. Just a view though and as this is your work so it rests there.

    Altogether good and thanks for giving us a listen.

  • This is indeed absolutely beautiful how you build up this scenery like a rising of the sun. I love also the instruments you use and how you use them - a fantastic mix of western and eastern music. . But the ending I think  is all too sudden - I wish you could prolong this, maybe with entering of vivrant strings.... ... it is worth it!!!

  • Thanks for the kind words Dane 

    My director friend - whose ideas on music I almost always agree on - had said the same thing as you did about the ending, so I changed it into a fade out instead. Thanks for that suggestion. I uploaded it, do you think it's become better now?



    Dane Aubrun said:

    Another nice one/ Floating in it suggests its title on the word "Mercy." Rueful harmonies but quietly assertive. What's likeable is that you seem to use fairly easy elements to create a long build-up and I can imagine it as accompanying a video set against a hazy background in warm colours.

    The length is about right. I wasn't too sure about the ending and wondered if a simpler fade out would be better. Just a view though and as this is your work so it rests there.

    Altogether good and thanks for giving us a listen.

    Prophet of mercy (soundtrack)
    I've tried to mix the western choral music and mandolin and flamenco guitar and then to add a touch of Arabic world music (to show the origin of his…
  • Thanks Gerd

    I'm glad you liked it, the suddenness is partly due to the lack of fade out which I've fixed in the new version, about continuing the song I have to disagree since the structure is AABBA'A' and adding another A type would be repetitive and lame... what can be done is to continue the song with a new story that we can call C, but no more A s :D

    Gerd Prengel said:

    This is indeed absolutely beautiful how you build up this scenery like a rising of the sun. I love also the instruments you use and how you use them - a fantastic mix of western and eastern music. . But the ending I think  is all too sudden - I wish you could prolong this, maybe with entering of vivrant strings.... ... it is worth it!!!

    Prophet of mercy (soundtrack)
    I've tried to mix the western choral music and mandolin and flamenco guitar and then to add a touch of Arabic world music (to show the origin of his…
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