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Quintet 05.15.2007
"There is no rest in music...only silence."
Procella
Fermat's Last Theorem Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Song of Storms
Artist Comments: A storm approaches - first occurs a few raindrops, then a downpour. From thence, the eye, followed by the storm's other side. As the tempest recedes, the clouds part to let in the sun's rays, a drop of water falls from a rain-soaked leaf onto a still puddle...

I give credit where it is due; thus, my sincerest thanks to a dear friend, aka Kouen, who did the rendering.

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Beginning of Old Adventure
naia28 Legend of Zelda: Adventure of Link - Title Theme
Artist Comments:I wanted the challenge of arranging something from the 8-bit era to demonstrate my chops on orchestration. I also love writing for the orchestra and try to write it the way Koji Kondo hopefully envisioned the tune.

I sequenced my piece in Digital Performer using sample libraries from East West and Vienna Symphonic Orchestra. I did some mastering in Peak Pro 5.2. Thanks for taking a listen!

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Skull Dungeon
Tom Plets Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
Artist Comments: This techno remix is played at nearly twice the tempo of the original, creating an exciting new sound to this GameBoy song. Turn up your subs and enjoy!
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Frenetic Concerto
Virtuoso Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker - Sage Fodo & Raruto
Artist Comments: This is a pseudo-electronica remix of Sage Raruto and Fodo's theme from Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, conceived in the style of a piano concerto, in which I used classical forms and structures to guide the music along.
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Memory of the Dream
Joelathon Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - Ballad of the Wind Fish
Artist Comments: This comes from the Ballad of the Wind Fish. Well, it IS Ballad of the Wind Fish, just rearranged. Not even very rearranged. It's got one bar of 5/4, though, (repeated), so I guess it's kinda different... Try to find it! It's all sneaky!

It was made in Finale 2007c, a product of MakeMusic! (yes, the exclamation mark is part of their name...) and saved as a .wav file. Then I used a trial version of Acoustica wav-to-mp3 converter to get it into the correct format. Enjoy it (or not, maybe this type of music isn't your cup of tea...)

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Finally, It comes to an end! The finale of Round 1 is upon us. Above are the five submissions we received for this round. I think they're all great. You'll hear how I feel about them next week. For the time being just stay put and listen to them. We should have a reader judging form up in a few days, so keep your eyes peeled on the site index.

Thank you to all who entered, and I hope more people enter the next round (which I can just tell you now is going to be sweet!) The next round's theme announcement and Round 1 results will come next week. For those of you that want can check up on the Round 1 "The Shy but Courageous One" official page.

Have a great week.

Matthew 'barieuph' Russo

Sound Test Curator

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