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About horn1

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    San Diego CA
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    classical music, retro games, baseball, analog photography

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    Professional musician, tai chi student/hobbyist, dad.
  • Real Name
    Darby Hinshaw
  • Occupation
    San Diego Symphony horn player
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    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
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    Real instruments.
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    Arrangement & Orchestration
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    French Horn
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    Wagner Tuba

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  1. I guess my main curiosity is whether the arrangement is either too ambitious or too conservative. I'm very used to dealing with complicated scores at my day job, so I'm not sure whether something that sounds perfectly clear to me will be obvious for others, or whether my stodgy classically derived ideas are fun enough (I've been known to listen to entire Bruckner Symphonies *for fun*). The first ~1:45 is basically a new composition made up from Uematsu's themes, which gives way to some of the original opening theme at 2:06. Then the bombing mission starts with a tense scherzo, again built
  2. Hello! FFVII Overture for 8 Horns This is my arrangement of the opening and bombing mission from Final Fantasy VII, for eight horns (all parts played by me). In the interest of turning this into more of a proper operatic overture, some other themes and leitmotifs make appearances as well, including Sephiroth, a melody from "Fight on!", and themes from Cid and Jenova. Does this sort of thing fit here at OCRemix? I wrote this arrangement in hopes of someday actually finding people to perform it with, and it's very much geared towards being playable live, though it's tricky here an
  3. Hello! I'm a long-time listener by association: my wife has been a huge fan of OCR for a long time. I've loved game music since my first NES back in 1989. Big fan of all things Zelda, Uematsu's Final Fantasy scores, and the earlier Castlevanias. I'm a full time professional classical musician: I'm the assistant principal (french)horn player in the San Diego Symphony. We are mostly a classical music institution, but we're also the orchestra for San Diego Opera, and we do a huge outdoor summer pops season on the waterfront right next to the San Diego convention center. So, I've had so
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