(EDIT 9/22/13)HERE IS THE MOST RECENT (AND POSSIBLY FINAL) VERSION. COULDN'T FIND A PIANO PLAYER, SO I DID THE NEXT BEST THING AND JUST RECORDED MYSELF OVER THE MIDI. AT THE TIME OF RECORDING, THIS WAS MY FIRST TIME PLAYING MY TRUMPET IN ALMOST A YEAR, AND I DID IT WITHOUT A WARMUP. IT'S MORE OF A FUN PROJECT THAN ANYTHING SERIOUS, BUT I FIGURED I'D POST IT HERE FOR THE SAKE OF CLOSURE. ENJOY (OR DON'T, I DON'T TELL YOU HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE)
ORIGINAL POST: Hey everyone. I'm a long time lurker here at OCR (got a 6 hour OCR playlist to prove it), and there's actually no guarantee I'll even submit this. But I could use some help. Before I get ahead of myself: https://www.box.com/s/vaesjxq004t3scviu8oz EDIT: Here's a revised version: https://www.box.com/s/sp1ek0g8ub8juo9rsih2 In the new intro, I decided to make it sort of a tribute to all the solo and ensemble contests and recitals I used to do as a kid, so it's kind of simple but I tried to make it sound like something you'd hear at a recital. The rest is more or less the same, with the ending also simplified. Arrangement of Aquatic Ambiance and Stickerbrush Symphony from Donkey Kong Country 1 and 2 respectively. Arranged for piano and trumpet. Pretty heavily inspired by nintendodude794's "Depth of the Deep" (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02427/). I plan to perform this sometime this semester at my college before I graduate. I arranged a medley of game tunes for brass quintet last semester, so I figured I'd crank out one more before I get out of here. First, a few things: The trumpet is supposed to be muted, at least at first. (not much of a problem since this is just a crappy little midi) I'm using Finale Songwriter for this arrangement, and can provide the .mus file if needed. While I'd like some advice and feedback, I also don't want to change much. I want this to be my own arrangement, with little to no outside help. That being said, if something sounds truly awful, and I get a suggestion I like on how to "fix" it, I'll probably take that advice. On that note: I HATE the ending. It sucks and I hate it. I couldn't figure out a good way to conclude the piece, so I just tacked this crap on the end. I'm open to any and all suggestions on how to fix that. Finally, even though I play the trumpet and do a little arranging, I'm first and foremost a voice actor, as it says in my sig. So this isn't really my strong suit. If I can get this recorded and it sounds decent enough, I may end up submitting it here. I don't expect it to be accepted, but I at least want to say I've submitted something. Thanks in advance.