Track Description : Magic spiritual “religious” song.
My Creative Vision : I thought about a fantasy RPG, with an eye on the guidelines:
Soft & Dreamy, Smooth & Beautiful, Enchanting & Magical
Trying always to force my limits, how could I choose a magic inspiring scenario, apart from a pacefull elves village? A magical location where the hero recovers when the battle ends. My idea has been to make a music for a “Healing Sanctuary”. In particular, a Christian Sanctuary, an abbey, monastery, church, cathedral. A beautiful, mistical place, where misterious forces live, safe from war.
A good oportunity to use ancient instruments, choral voices and, why not? a huge tube organ.
I discovered the nyckelharpa and it was “a love at first sight”, I had to use it in both ways, long notes and rythmic passage.
Composition Overview : The song works like some kind of “canon” in the chords background.
Mainly: Em-G-C-Bm-C-Am-Bm-B, that repit all the time with very few variations.
So, the rest of it has many changes, not in tempo but in timbre, intensity and message. In that way, the changing main intrument and the slow pace make the canon not boring.
The instruments assembling is: … well, better, let them surprise.
Main Sounds :
I had in mind a sound similar to Loreena Mackennitt, so I included some synth sounds in the background chords and in echoed pianos.
Strings: Reason sounds and Stringwerk by e-instruments.
Pianos: Parsec (Propellerhead), LABS (spitfire) and Nada (Tarilonte-BS Engine)
Flutes: Tenor, Low flute, Chirimia and Bulgarian piccolo (Tarilonte-BS Engine)
Nyckelharpa: (Tarilonte-BS Engine)
Zithers: (Versilian) and (Tarilonte-BS Engine)
Organ: Town Hall Organ (Samplephonics)
Voices: Samples from, Symphony of Voices (Spectrasonics)
I hope you enjoy it.
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