Hi, This was a great opportunity to test out Spitfire’s Scraped Percussion. This piece is sort of Mussorgsky meets JunkieXL meets someone who has trouble using her phone.
It’s in g min. The opening section & recap stay in g min with only a V chord before the tempo change.
I have the melody in the low ww, str & brass. The high ww’s have a whole tone scale to take advantage of the Devil’s interval in quarter note triplets hoping to give it a three against four feel.
The changes for the middle section are g min, D7, em, C7. For the recap I shifted the pitch down randomly on the Strevnos choir sopranos & automated the volume to get a wailing sound. Also, I dropped the pitch 2 octaves on the Albion One trellis perc and added tape delay.
During the recap also is a tribute to Spinal Tap’s “Christmas in Hell”… At least that’s what the bells reminded me of.
I used a lot of free Spitfire LABs for this with Albion one strings & Studio Brass & woodwinds.
Thank you. I’m glad I made time for this.