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OCR01863 - Vagrant Story "Youthful Bravery"

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Absolutely stunning, my favorite track from my favorite game soundtrack.

(And for the record, Freddie is anything but a "newcomer" :-))

Great performance and arrangement, but also a really nice recording quality too. I guess my only qualm is how it goes to major key at the very end, without any hint or lead-in.. but that's a really minor detail and totally just artistic license.

Awesomesauce!

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Ah really cool mix. Glad to finally hear a mix from this game up here, what a friggin awesome soundtrack! I'm a sucker for emotional solo piano performances and this one pins the tail on the donkey for sure. Can't wait to hear another mix from you dude! :nicework:

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Very beautiful rendition of "Joshua", one of my favorites from the Vagrant Story OST. I love that you chose piano! It's a perfect fit for this piece.

Keep it up! And I can't wait to hear more beautiful piano renditions from you. :)

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I really seem to be mildly annoyed with Larry's comments...he seems to have some stringent guidelines that even if a mix--like this one--is absolutely gorgeous and incredible, if it isn't variant enough, etc, then it's some horrible affront. I've never been of the opinion that a mix had to be so much different from the source, as long as the arrangement worked, and this one certainly does. It's absolutely gorgeous from start to finish!

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Nice arrangement of a great track from a great soundtrack for a great game. So short though!

But yeah, welcome to OCR, Freddie! Hope to see more of you. :)

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Man I've spent all day listening to great music, and this is a really nice way to top it off! Your perfomance is very delicate and tasteful. I'm checking out your website now too :)

I've always been interested in playing Vagrant Story, this could serve as a little nudge to go do it.

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This is beautiful. I've never heard the original so I can't really comment on the arrangement, but this definitely makes me want to look into the OST.

I guess I'll be the one to ask: is there sheet music available?

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FINALLY, someone turned their eye to the wonderful soundtrack of the amazing game that is one of my favorites of all time, Vagrant Story!

This is a very well-done, a delicate touch but still filled with emotion - I love it. Great contribution!

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great dynamics and phrasing. I remember loving the art style to this game, but I never really remembered much of the music. This is certainly memorable, though, and really is a moody and a bit lonely. I really like the performance, as it really brings the arrangement to life; this wouldn't be near as wonderful sequenced. Well done, I can't wait to hear more. :-D

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Hey, everyone! Sorry for the really late reply. :)

First of all, thanks a lot for the wonderful comments! I'm glad my little piano arrangement was liked by so many people.

Second: Yes, there is sheet music of this. However, the sheet music doesn't really resemble the final arrangement that much, since I took some liberties when I played it and switched some chords. If people are really interested in what the original looked like, I suppose I could share the sheet music.

Anyway, thanks again! I hope I'll be able to contribute more to OCRemix.

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This is very pretty! I don't know the source, but there is no need to enjoy this wonderfully emotive piece.

I was originally going to comment on the brevity of this, but the more I listen to it, I think it's just the right length. Kudos on that.

My favorite moment is 1:50-2:00. It's just perfect, nothing else I can say about it. Oddly enough, I can only describe it as a sigh. Don't ask me why.

Great job, and I'd love to hear more from you!

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Emphasizing just the piano from the source is a pleasing choice. It hits all the right keys as it explores an emotional tale of a boy's act of courage, its pace deliberate and evocative. The tune lingers on three main notes at 1:18-1:23 and 2:23-2:29 as if it's pondering an unclear or unfinished side of the story, leaving me wanting more.

Tender.

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The arrangement gets kind of repetitive for a solo piano mix, but I can feel that it's very emotive as well, and as a pianist myself I can really appreciate that. The nuances of your playing, especially in intro, remind me of the work of Reuben Kee :-)

Not a bad endeavor!

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