Santharian Development

Santharian World Development => Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources => Topic started by: Maggie O'Shannachan on 05 February 2009, 23:16:55



Title: Sonata of the Aér'aí'chán.
Post by: Maggie O'Shannachan on 05 February 2009, 23:16:55
Thought it would be funky (and a nice little challenge) to compose a piece for each of the four elements. The original score was a sibelius file, but the midi sound that was produced was very,very bland! Hence i have recorded each of the four tracks for solo piano (Hence the numerous mistakes. ;) ) It looked much easier on screen than it did on the manuscript stand! :P

The four Pieces are as follows...
Waltz of Fire----"Burning desire!" (http://www.upfordown.com/files//2798/Waltz%20of%20Fire.mp3)

Requiem of wind----"Ethereal bliss" (http://www.upfordown.com/files//2798/Requiem%20of%20wind.mp3)

Fanfare of earth----"Solidity"

Allegro of water----"Ebb and flow" (http://www.upfordown.com/files//2798/Allegro%20of%20Water%201.mp3)


However ive just uploaded the Waltz of fire, as although they are all composed in a similar style, it is the most abstract of the four, and requires alot of patience! :P
Ill upload the rest if yall like it!

Once again apologies for the piano mistakes, ive tried to cover it up by smothering it with reverb! ;)

Edit----Just found out that theres no Santharian relative to the piano!! Imagine it as some sort of percussion maybe?? :buck:


Title: Re: Sonata of the Aér'aí'chán.
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 05 February 2009, 23:26:56
We do have something, I just have to find it. At least we have an organ. But I need to listen first!

I like it, we have to find the right place for it though! More please!


You might want to read Music of Santharia (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php/topic,11846.0.html)


Title: Re: Sonata of the Aér'aí'chán.
Post by: Alysse the Likely on 05 February 2009, 23:30:52
We may not have the piano, but I'm sure we have the medieval equivalents, even if they haven't been written up yet,  such as the dulcimer, or the harpsichord.  I'm not a bard, but we have a few around who might be able to give you more information, such as Bard Judith or Gean Firefoot, for instance.

I like the sound!  And we can use more bards, so please, do upload more, I'd like to hear it.

Alysse


Title: Re: Sonata of the Aér'aí'chán.
Post by: Maggie O'Shannachan on 05 February 2009, 23:39:12
Yeah i think i read something about that...a resonance organ i think, im not sure but from reading that entry it sounds like the organ has a very powerful resonant timbre (i think it was modeled on the cry of a dragon or something like that.) But the piano (mine old one in particular ;)) is really punchy and woody.... hmmmm, ill have to ask Bard Judith about that...

Thanks for the link Talia, i think ive read up on that entry, however ill have a search for the older version and maybe i might find something on the comments on the older thread.

Will do! ^^


Title: Re: Sonata of the Aér'aí'chán.
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 06 February 2009, 06:09:21
We can definitely see your talent here, Maggie! Nice job!  :grin:

But yeah, the problem with the piano is of course that it doesn't sound that medieval anymore. On the other hand it could be a more modern instrument in Santharia - but maybe such pieces can be somewhat tweaked and/or played with other instruments. I remember Macar tried his hand on making some midi pieces into MP3s, and it worked pretty well - the pieces definitely sounded pretty cool!


Title: Re: Sonata of the Aér'aí'chán.
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on 06 February 2009, 11:37:51
Wasn't Petros working on a piano type instrument?  Might be ideas in that.


Title: Re: Sonata of the Aér'aí'chán.
Post by: Maggie O'Shannachan on 06 February 2009, 12:52:13
Thanks Arti! :)

Hmmm *Puts on thinking cap...* I think i saw some effects that could be added to recordings to make them sound like different instruments.... Ill upload various "variations" and see what you think!

Speaking of timbre and the like, i was listening to a clavichord for the first time the other day, and when i shut my eyes i couldn't tell the difference between them! nonetheless Piano has become a rather modern sound...Ill do another bit of research on instruments, and ill check out the info Altarios given me.. and see if i can track down a relative...If not...we might just have to make one! ;)

Thanks again guys!


Title: Re: Sonata of the Aér'aí'chán.
Post by: Maggie O'Shannachan on 06 February 2009, 22:59:17
Allegro of water uploaded!

Sorry its in a really nasty key (f# major!) so mistakes are a-plenty! :buck:
 Its also in 9/8 most of the time, so it has to be played with a limp!


Title: Re: Sonata of the Aér'aí'chán.
Post by: Nsikigan Ho´Tonanese Yourth on 07 February 2009, 06:33:40
Well, bizarre tuning and tempo, but done very well! The water sonata certainly gives me a feeling of just that, water. Almost like oriental music, I think of a zen garden, with a nice water feature. Well done :)


Title: Re: Sonata of the Aér'aí'chán.
Post by: Maggie O'Shannachan on 22 February 2009, 03:49:22
Thanks Nisiki!

Thats requiem of wind uploaded, one side note, Harp is just a hobby of mine so pardon all the crackles! Thought id make a wee shift from piano! :cool:

Once again sorry for my absence, Ive been caught up with exams and the like, however will be fully back very soon!

Apologies again! :heart:


Title: Re: Sonata of the Aér'aí'chán.
Post by: Shabakuk Zeborius Anfang on 22 February 2009, 05:52:27
That's very beautiful, Maggie! Aeolus himself would no doubt be impressed. That's a rather accomplished piece of "hobby" music making. Piano is your profession, then?

Just one question: why is the piece called "requiem"? Who died?

And another one: did you compose these pieces yourself?

I like the watery allegro furioso and the wildfire waltz, too. Will curiously await the trumpets of earth.  :)


Title: Re: Sonata of the Aér'aí'chán.
Post by: Maggie O'Shannachan on 22 February 2009, 06:09:45
Why thanks! :heart:

Yep, Piano is my first study, but i always wanted to play harp ever since i was small, so i eventually got my wish! To be honest ive had harp lessons almost as long as my piano, but i excelled alot further on my piano.

Its called Requiem because i intended it to be a reflective piece, but got a bit carried away! :evil:

Yep, fires theme was originally intended for my composition for school, however i scrapped it, and only recently picked it up, water was just some ramblings, and wind was based on a theme of an original scottish tune, "the rowan tree" :)




Title: Re: Sonata of the Aér'aí'chán.
Post by: Decipher Ziron on 22 February 2009, 06:33:36
As Nsiki mentioned, Allegro of Water sounds very Oriental. By a matter of chance I am working on a tribe (quite obviously) inspired by Oriental cultures. They use music as an aid to their spirituality, would you be interested in letting me use it as a soundtrack to their Holy Capital- Tarshuntee?

Deci


Title: Re: Sonata of the Aér'aí'chán.
Post by: Maggie O'Shannachan on 22 February 2009, 07:23:45
Of course Decipher!
Ill brush it up in garageband, try and get rid of more of that hiss! ;)
Didnt find allegro as fitting as the others, gives me an excuse to compose another water theme!