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Composing Medleys

September 14, 2012 at 2:11 AM

I found a trial version of the full Finale. It has a lot of features Finale Notepad doesn't have, such as the ability to change key and time signatures at will, so I decided it would be a good software to write medleys with while the seven-day grace period is active. So today I spent two hours writing a Doctor Who medley for a string orchestra (two violins, violas, cellos, basses) containing pieces from the show ("Main Theme", "Davros' Reign Theme", "Doomsday"). I gave the violas the hauntingly beautiful melody of "Doomsday", so if any violists ever manage to play this, happy birthday to you. This weekend I'm working on a Christmas Medley for the holidays. It's for two pianos, a violin, and Christmas bells. I may be able to play a piano part or the violin part if me and a group of people perform this at our December piano recital. I'm not quite sure how it'll work yet, but obviously first I should compose the piece!

If I can't get the files up online any way, then I'll try to post YouTube videos for y'all. If I do maybe I'll just update this entry and put 'em here. So, yep.

One last thing! I did mention the movie soundtrack I'm working on. Basically, it's a PowerPoint film animated by slides, and you click the spacebar to progress through their conversations or continue in an animation. The point is, I'm only doing this to try composing a movie soundtrack, which is what I want to do. Of course, I'm not writing anything down; I'm sitting at the keyboard and spilling ideas into it. For the next big film me and my sister do, I may write down the pieces on Finale first to get some practice in. Again, if I find any way to post this movie online (even in a YouTube video!), I will post a link here. I'll need all the critiquing I can get!

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