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OCR01857 - Final Fantasy VI "Vision of Celes"

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Total awesomeness! I really enjoyed the subtle orchestration and attention to dynamics and pacing. This really had me glued in the whole time. Gets the nostalgia glands goin big time. :nicework:

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just needed to say that i love the pacing of this - and when the trumpet comes in at the end - it feels so good and takes me to another place the original never did

good work - hope to see more in the future

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Gorgonian! I saw your name on the front page and was like, "YES!" You were easily one of the (if not the singular) most promising orchestral arranger back on VGMix2, so it is incredibly exciting to see that you've continued your great arrangements.

That said, this is an exceptional piece. I feel like it really managed to avoid a lot of the cliches that most VG orchestral arrangements are prone to, which is a huge plus in my book. I think what really does it for me is that you managed to get a very full sound here - phenomenal orchestration.

In fact, if you wouldn't mind, I'd love to see a copy of the score.

Please, don't ever stop arranging/writing music. And please, submit more stuff to OCR so that we can all enjoy it!

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Very simple and to the point arrangement. Sometimes going that direction is the best way to remix. Very beautifully and wonderfully created. I especially love the way the strings fade in the end.

10/10

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Lovely work- i'm very happy you stuck it out on this one- It's a very classy arrangement of an incredible theme, and I'd love to hear more of your arrangements. :-)

I really loved the ending, it was handled really well.

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Wow.

This arrangement just sent some chills down my spine, which I'll admit happens very rarely, nowadays. Very subtle, yet it has a certain sublime quality to it that I can't pin. The arrangement is incredibly rich, yet it doesn't sound cluttered at all.

Wonderful - Orchestral arrangement at it's finest, folks. Just download it.

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Incredible. I totally have to agree with what djp said - it's awesome to see a band director loving VGM! I wish mine did. And also, he's spot on with the Elsa's Procession vibe - I definitely pick up a Wagner feel. The arrangement of this is so great that I really don't care about any sort of production issues - nothing distracted me from the piece too much. Excellent stuff - I would love to hear more.

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I'm a sucker for orchestral arrangements and this one is definitely an amazing piece!! It's very inspirational and brings out the original very well! Truly magnificent, one of the few great pieces since Jeremy Soule's FFVI remix.

Keep it up. I'll be looking forward to more of your remixes that i'll hope to see in the future!

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I have been hoping to listen to this remix for a week or two now, and I'm glad I finally found the time to listen. I absolutely love orchestral mixes and Final Fantasy VI is one of my favorite games, so this was simply an incredible combination. I always found Celes theme, in particular, to be a beautiful piece and you drew that out perfectly. The horn entrance at 2:58 along with that dramatic build up was my favorite part and simply wonderful to listen to :) .

Fabulous work! Please keep up with any other projects you are working on. If they are anything like this, I am sure they will be instant classics!

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Very nice pacing and instrumentation. While most of the remix sounds just like an orchestral remix should sound, i.e. very good, I have to say that my favorite part is 3:00 onwards. The brass and the melody it's playing really remind me of 60's/70's western movies, and that is something a.) I really dig and b.) we don't get to hear very often 'round these parts.

Nice work.

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I will whole-heartedly agree with Dave that this is very reminiscent of "Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral". Very slow, very dramatic, very exxagerated, and a pretty awesome arrangement. At times the harmonies and instrument balance works just right to give me shivers.

Unfortunately, this is one of those pieces that just can't be done justice without a full orchestra, which isn't the easiest thing to get. The lack of realism in any of the instruments does take this down a notch or two, sadly. Here's to hoping that someday someone pulls this off live (and gets an awesome recording of it!).

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It's great to see you back, Gorgonian!

I've had this tune since it was on VGMix 2, but this version is a nice improvement -- it seems a bit more carefully put together. I can only hope that you decide to stick around and give us a similar treatment of "Farewell, Terra" or some new stuff! :)

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Ahh Celes, such a favorite amongst many with FF6.

This song evokes more of the sensitive side of the original, going more gentle approach early on and the eventual crescendo towards the end, which even then didn't ever feel very forceful.

There is also some nice interplay going on here with the woodwinds and the strings, and later with the strings and brass. The gentle atmosphere maintained means that this song doesn't seem overly complex in a casual listen, but there's more to it than what initially meets the eye, which is some of the beauty here.

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I was wearing a hoody while listening (quite cold atm) and around the 3 minute mark, I ripped my hood off and moved a little closer to the speakers. Not because I couldn't hear well enough... I don't really know why, I guess it was subconscious - but I think my ears wanted to get out to capture the full sound...

I really enjoyed it,

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