This contest seemed to have elements of epic, majestic and some Celtic folk jam in Santa Cruz, California. So my piece has some ominous stuff in it plus a bunch of happy Celtic type music that represents the happy go lucky elves and their incredible victory over the trolls who were severely punished. So I got some some penny whistle, accordion, bodhran, upright bass, oboe, French horns, bass trombones, harp and trumpets. With great imagination the key progresses from C minor to C major, The tempo somehow got set to 117. Not sure why but it seems to have worked. Most of the instruments came from Sample Tank, which is rapidly replacing the Spitfire Audio stuff as my go to source for virtual instruments. Bodhran was a loop from somewhere and the celtic melody was based on a loop a friend sent me from Logic Pro.
One of the great things about this piece is that it got me more into Celtic music more and now my acoustic guitar is tuned to DADGAD for you guitar aficionados out there. I love it and hope to get that guitar involved with future compositions, ran out of time on this one.
Thanks for listening and even if you can only get through the first two minutes I personally consider that a huge success, maybe my biggest accomplishment to date.