"“Of all the instruments in the orchestra it is the viola whose excellent qualities have been unappreciated for the longest time.” - Hector Berlioz"
Orchestral composer extraordinaire, Enjoy.
No one can beat Mozart
That didn’t make me feel better, just a bit more inferior.
and he was hung-overed
he would always wing the overtures
Wow this only had, like 0 notes when I reblogged it this morning. How did this happen?
No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
(Dead Poets Society, 1989)
Robin Williams for the win.
So the other day I was helping a friend work out the cords of Gerudo Valley on the marimba and somehow I transitioned to Stone Tower Temple. Eventually five or six people all jumped on the mallets and we all began jamming Stone Tower Temple. With that awesomeness, I decided to take the symphonic arrangement I did of Ikana Valley and make it a percussion ensemble. Here’s what became of iiit!
A fun little note—when I put in the tempo for Song of Storms, my program didn’t feel like noticing it so Song of Storms was (and still is in this take of the score you’ll hear) really slow, it sounded very waltz-like. I also did this score in two days. Two 6 hour blocks.
You can also learn more about the symphony by clicky on it up there.