BenEmberley

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About BenEmberley

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    United Kingdom
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    I practise Kendo, Iaido and Kyudo, and I like to keep fit and exercise regularly, I play Golf and Darts and I’m also a Go enthusiast and Craftsman!

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    I am a British Composer, Orchestrator/Arranger and Conductor, living in Kent, just outside London. I was educated in Classical music at Canterbury Christ Church University, where my fields of study included Composition, Conducting, Orchestration and Musical Analysis. I have composed music for numerous mediums, and have recently become involved in Videogame arrangements.
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    Freelance Composer, Orchestrator/Arranger, Conductor
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    Arrangement & Orchestration
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    Organ
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    Piano, Keyboard

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  1. Hey guys, Here is the newest uploaded video to YouTube, this is the Orchestration of "Song of Healing" from Majora's Mask by Koji Kondo. As the original music only used piano and strings, I attempted in this arrangement to start off with the original scoring, then add more instruments for effect. There then follows a developmental part where the music builds up to full orchestra, portraying the blissful sense of relief upon being released from torment or unhappiness, followed by the original thematic material in contrasting groups of instruments to round the piece off, with a fragment of Zelda's Lullaby at the very end. (visuals are original artwork and in-game footage)
  2. It was made with Sibelius and NotePerformer. I haven't done anything to the Equaliser, but if you have any advice on making it a better sound, please do offer some as it'd be warmly received.
  3. Hi everyone! Here's the newest arrangement - one for full Orchestra, entitled "Ready for Battle". It is an arrangement of the Main Theme from Fallout 4 by Inon Zur. I first heard this music by the London Videogame Orchestra, then later on, performed by the BBC Studio Orchestra, conducted by Eimear Noone. The piece had such an impression on me, that I was inspired to write a version of my own, expanding upon the material in the original piece, to try and capture the Martial/War-like atmosphere of the Videogame, juxtaposed with the desolation of the world ravaged by War. Original music is by Inon Zur. Image Artwork is in-game footage from Fallout 4.
  4. Hiya guys, new piece here: ………*drumroll*………. …...The Football March! This is an arrangement for a full orchestra; a March based on the End Credits music of Super Mario World. As the Game is American Football-themed (the Chargin' Chucks, Goalposts, etc.), I decided to give this piece the name "The Football March". I have had plans on writing this piece for some time as the swing to the piece, as well as the faster strict-rhythm section made great material for a more flamboyant and impacting piece than the 16-bit music would permit, so I decided to give it the power of a full Orchestra to bring it to life much more. In this arrangement, I kept the music true to its original form, but developed the sounds through the different families of the Orchestra; Strings, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion to really spice the Orchestration up and make it sound like a March for an American Football event! Disclaimer:- Original music is by Koji Kondo.
  5. Thanks! It's part of my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/benemberley
  6. Hey everyone, new video! This is an arrangement of "Gourmet Race" from Kirby Super Star. I had the idea of arranging this piece in a Russian Folk song format, after listening to Korobeiniki, the main theme for Tetris played by the Red Army Choir, and also hearing it played in a number of guises at MagFest, I got the feeling that the music in Gourmet Race would really be very suitable for that kind of music. I gave it a go, and was very pleased with the resulting piece
  7. Hey everybody! This is an arrangement of the "Menu 1" Music from Super Smash Bros. Melee, which featured in the Materia Collective "MENU" Album at the beginning of the year. In this piece, I took the original version and developed adding sections to the piece that enhances it's martial, combative atmosphere. This is the Live recording, featuring musicians from Materia Collective. Disclaimer: Original music is by Hirokazu Ando, Images are original game artwork and in-game screenshots.
  8. Hi there everybody! I completed a new arrangement, entitled "The Marine Waltz". This is an arrangement for a full orchestra; a Waltz based on two themes: The Underwater music from Super Mario Bros., and Super Mario World. It's modelled on the Waltzes of Strauss and Tchaikovsky. I've have had plans on writing this piece for some years, as the melodies make fantastic material for a Waltz - the bouncy rhythms lend themselves to powerful and vivid orchestration. In this arrangement, I intended to evoke the atmosphere of a 19th Century Dance Hall. After a slow introduction, based on the opening line of the SMW Underwater theme, the theme is then played through in its entirety, first in the Woodwinds, then in the Strings, as the Brass provides the rhythm, before building up to the end of the section where the music modulates from F major to C major. The SMB Underwater theme is brought in, being played through three times in ever increasing thickness of orchestration, before the music comes to a radiant conclusion using a segment of the SMB Underwater theme in a Tchaikovsky-esque Coda.
  9. Hi Everyone! Sorry I've been away for a bit with many things getting in between me and coming here more often! Here is a new piece I've finished: Hyrule Castle. It's an arrangement for Orchestra of the Hyrule Castle Music from Breath of the Wild, Twilight Princess and WindWaker. I did my best here to let the different themes mix and flow into each other here, which I'm quite pleased with. I do hope you enjoy!
  10. I definitely can, although I'm not certain what the purpose would be for that?? And thank you!
  11. Hey everybody! I've just completed a new orchestral arrangement. It's a Battle Medley from a number of Legend of Zelda games. It contains music from Skyward Sword, Twilight Princess and Ocarina of Time. The piece is a collection of music from Boss Battles, including a climax to the big Ganondorf fight, with some other incidental music thrown in to provide transitions. It was made with Sibelius 7 and NotePerformer. Please enjoy!
  12. Hello everyone! I have a new arrangement to post here. Sorry to have taken so long to post another upload, but so much has been going on this summer, so please bear with me! This is an arrangement for full Orchestra of the music to Rito Village from "Legend of Zelda - Breath of the Wild". I attempted in this arrangement to get the original music as accurately as possible, the first time it is played, and then, when it is repeated, the melody and thematic material are developed for full Orchestra, to capture the awe of the physical surroundings of the Village in its mountainous setting. The link to the piece on Soundcloud is below:
  13. Hi there everyone! Sorry for the brief hiatus! Here is another Piece: A Meditation for Orchestra and Chorus, entitled "A Vision of Fi". It is an arrangement of a few Soundtracks from the Legend of Zelda Series. The whole piece is centred around The character Fi from Skyward Sword, who is the spiritual essence of The Master Sword, the weapon Link uses to defeat Ganondorf/Ganon in many of the games in the LoZ Series. The music starts off with the introduction of the original Zelda theme, and moves on to a quieter section where the Ballad of the Goddess is played, and then onto Fi's theme in its entirety, then throughout a number of pieces from various other games, all the time, with Fi's theme being played in the Flutes high above the music, as a reminder that while Link has the Master Sword on his many adventures, Fi is always there, and will always be synonymous with The Master Sword, created by the Goddess Hylia to destroy Demise and his incarnation, Ganon/Ganondorf.
  14. Hi everyone; newest remix here. I've tried to make the strings sound a bit more natural in this one, hence the hiatus in trying to get it just right, but aside from the sound, I devoted this piece to exploring and developing only a couple of thematic ideals; primarily Zelda's Lullaby. It's a Fantasia for Full Orchestra and Chorus, which contains material from a few of the Game Soundtracks in the LoZ series. I explored the different ways the Lullaby could be orchestrated and manipulated in terms of mood, timbre and contrapuntal manipulation, not just on its own, but with other themes closely associated to Zelda, most plainly in the central part, focussing on the endless relationship between Zelda, Link, and Ganondorf/Ganon throughout the whole series, and finally culminating, through its triumphant ending, the ultimate victory of good.