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    Return Of The Heroes (big anthemic orchestration)

    Hi folks,

    I just finished this piece, Return Of the Heroes. It's a big film-score type anthemic (yeah, write what you love right?) piece. Reasonably simple, two key changes, big brass, big percussion and all that good stuff.

    I didn't really try for any specific goal in this piece, in fact I almost threw it away but I decided to rescue it and finish it off; I'm glad I did, I think it was worth it

    John Hawksley - Return Of The Heroes.mp3 4.8 MB.

    Hope you like it

    John

    Full Disclosure: the percussion and piano (such as it is) are not GPO, the rest is.
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    I really like it!!!
    Beautiful composition.
    Keep in writing, and
    Best of luck!!!

    Sincerely
    Roberto

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    Re: Return Of The Heroes (big anthemic orchestration)

    Your work never ceases to amaze me.

    Your music is uplifting and triumphant! The composition itself is first rate as well as the arrangement, orchestration and the mix.
    Very well done.

    I hope you don't mind if this finds its way on the GPO demo page.

    First Francesco's Super Hero theme and now the Return of the Heros.
    It's one of those heroic times.

    Thanks for posting this!

    Gary Garritan

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    Ciao Roberto & hi Gary

    Thanks for taking a listen! I've had it on a few times and it's really growing on me, I'm really glad I didn't let this one go!

    Should sound great with the El Guapo brass section.

    Gary your post made me blush big time - thanks! No problem with posting to the demo page - it would be an honour.

    You know I almost didn't buy GPO because I feared I had reached my limit with pop band arranging and I was scared to expand into orchestration... man am I glad I did!

    Thanks again guys,
    John
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    My goodness, I love it! Great orchestration, great percussion, great melodies . . . it's a great piece! I'll have it stuck in my head all day. Thanks for posting it! You da man. Your music is really addicting.
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    Re: Return Of The Heroes (big anthemic orchestration)

    Really great piece of music!!

    Really like all the percussion bits, I love music like this thats really uplifting and also has a strong theme for us to latch onto.

    Well done

    Chris

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    Always a pleasure to hear you, John!

    The clarity of your writing is, as ever, refreshing.

    etLux
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    Hi Sean, David, Chris,

    Thanks for listening :-) I think the next one is gonna be an angsty film score

    -John
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    Re: Return Of The Heroes (big anthemic orchestration)

    Excellent John, your writing, orchestration and production skills are second to none (here at least! )

    Did I hear a choir for a few seconds at around 1.04, or am I just a silly old sod? Whatever it was it sweetened the sound just right.

    It's great to hear a piece with a melody a theme and a structure. Logically, it's much harder to do than just random doodling, as far as I can see. The results are certainly worth the extra effort.

    Your pieces are always worth a listen.

    Frank

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    Re: Return Of The Heroes (big anthemic orchestration)

    Quote Originally Posted by John Hawksley
    I think the next one is gonna be an angsty film score...
    Oh, heck, John, we've got plenty of angst all over the place.

    Keep giving us a lift, John... the world can use that!

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