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A Glorious Survival(soundtrack)
Brilliant sounds, haunting and fitting
Such beauty from such a dark theme.R
iam stunned by how good this is...
Hey Andy! Just visiting this one, since I haven't heard the 3rd part of your suite.
Very nice dude. A very heavy (heartbeat-like) kick in the beginning. The song constantly moves into different sections, definitely belongs in a soundtrack like you've labeled it. I love when the piano enters; very emotive and captures the moment. I love the chord changes into the happier parts. It's so beautiful, then comes the contrast shortly after and then back into the "glory." It really is beautiful dude, that one chord change that sets the relaxing-the-tension-mood, because he's finally free. That one part really hits home man. Beautiful stuff. I wish I could write like you. :)
As promised here is my nomination.
Awesome... just awesome Andy...
The music really creates images and tells the story so well.... and again your use of dynamics just puts the icing on... really dramatic and thrilling to listen to!!! Top marks from me! R&N absolutely
It's all been said! Just amazing composition for me Andy. Kevin Mooney
Yeah as Richard says difficult to add much to what has been said below, and I echo all that has been said, the piece certainly does create the images of what it's all about.. it works, it's great music, and it gets buttons pushed, excellent Andy! Very well done!
Everything's been pretty much said by your following below! Another brilliant piece of music Andy! Freakin' brilliant soundtrack! Easy R8!
Well Amdy me ol m8.....this one i missed, soz. Now that ive found it...i dunno how to feel about it...emotionally. for me, this is THEE outstanding piece of the three. This captures , i think, everything u have tried to capture over all the pieces.....it has emotion, soul, its utterly breathtaking, and it envokes `pictures`! We can only imagine.....we can only watch the footage, but, if this soundtrack were behind the film, it would be so moving....almost unbearably so.
U deserve far more than this brilliant site can offer m8. Best of all possible work with this venture, and i agree wi ricky....u just CANT let this just sit in ur back catalogue....it needs to be put out.
Oops I've used all my nominations this week. I'll have to do the Dawn Sinclair thing then and come back.
I can't say anything about this awesome work other than to echo the comments made by all the others. I haven't read one negative view. Rated and Nmd.
Now this certainly catches the mood -the utter bleak chaos caused by the crumbling of the Nazi regime, and the subsequent ray of hope that shines on the grey faces of the survivors. However the horror of what has occured cannot be forgotten, and a tinge of sadness is mixed in with the euphoria of being free at last. Of the three, this is the most accomplished. Well done Andy and have another rate from me:)
As promised, came back with a nomination as soon as they let me....and Andy, thank you soooo much for your caring messages about my babygirl :))
again stunning intro and then the sadness of the woodwinds and strings all so magnificent. drums deff have the war theme to them and the French Horn Part moving toward the middle gives me chills andy and Piano again shocking and wonderful. The amount of emotion is so great in this one.
this track again like the other one tells such a story carring the listener on from part to part in the track. and somehow i don't know how u do it but the track slowly goes from such a sad mood to more happier feel as the track progresses just building and building. and the fact that you incorporated similar melodies throughout the trilogy really keeps the theme common.
seriously this is professional and a film is waiting to be honored with this trilogy. Rated! and should do very well in the charts.
millions of moods coming through. not sure how you get such a great vibe going. but its done well. im impressed, as this is clearly something i couldnt replicate. i hope one day you can get commissioned for a film.
Another 'show piece' track of your arrangement style Andy, and concludes the trilogy perfectly, big sounds and vocals used to stunning effect, this really has been an enjoyable trilogy for the listener and perhaps a starter or subject for your next cd project
very moody piece dude...nice dark haunting strings...and good use of percussion...another well balanced and dramatic piece...very rich in tone :) i like this one the best out of the 3 i think...nice mood setting piano :)and very nice choir and brass section so many nice tones in this
I shadow the words others have posted here for you Andy. A most impressive track. I do believe you hit the nail on the head with this one coach! BRAVO!!!
You have total command over the music these days, Andy...it's as if you have grown-up as a composer since we met. It was always lovely before but now it has a stature that commands us to listen. This piece is making my tears flow and that's no exaggeration. You seem to have got inside the mind of your subject and are wringing the emotions of your audience. i can tell this from all the other comments too. From that amazing start with the heartbeat, through brass and string, finally to the piano which becalms our emotions....it is totally commanding. You are truly a compose of note nowadays and you humble me.
Rated and if poss, I will nom...but if not, I shall return with one when I do, I promise.
Man this is so perfect for me, I agree with most comments esp. the comments that this would make the perfect score for a movie soundtrack,I can picture the scene in my head And isn't wonderful the way fine music does that to a person, I Loved It!
Fantastic Andy. The different mood changes real take the listener on a journey here. The percussion as mentioned below sounds particularly great on this track, and the orchestration as always is awesome. Love the piano and the choir. Actually, love everything in this. Brilliant. Rated.
A beautiful and emotive piece which does justice to an incredibly emotive and sensitive subject. I'd like to know what orchestra you're using here Andy.
And this is A1 too!....just listened on the back of 'The Chambers', a slightly different pace, but just as powerful and emotive.
Your orchestration is absolutely brilliant!.....I could really hear this in a major WWII movie soundtrack. Quality!
You're the man Sir Andy, felt all the emotions. well produced also. take a rating and nom from me my friend.
Andy - fabulous piece mate. I like the way you have used the heartbeat at the beginning. Very intense piece, quite gripping, piano, strings, and the choir - very well composed piece. Gets a rating no problem.
This worked for me dude. Felt the theme/story and so collect a rate. Dunno about survivors experiencing euphoria tho. Just an opinion!
lovely meldoic ideas in this - you've really grown so much in your compostional skills since I started listening to you last year when I joined...keep em coming, andy - very nice:)
This is rather lovely, have you investing in some new equipment recently this sounds absolutely immense. Percussion track is probably your best yet, it's amazing, lovely swelling string, a glorious choir sound. I get the feeling lately the only limit to your tracks now is your imagination, and since this is tied to such a strong theme, you really have stepped up the game. Rated and nommed, I really loved this in every way imagininable :)
Touch of the Gustav Mahler's going on here. This is a truly remarkable piece Andy. How your music 'talks' in shades from melancholy to eyphoria is tribute to your mastery of tihs genre. This is immensely rich and captivating from the start -takes you on a real emotional rollercoaster - how you do this is really fascinating, but we do indeed take that journey. Brilliant.
Hi! I have been interested in music since an early age and now enjoy making tracks with the various software available.Such as Edirol, EWQLSO and my new addition, Miroslav Philharmonik which has some strings to die for, all this sequenced in Fruity Loops. I now seem to concentrate on composing Classical Soundtrack material. I also enjoy rearranging tracks in collaboration with the awesome talent on show here. Please stop by anytime and enjoy!The Chambers album has been accepted in the Music Dept of the National Library of Israel and hopefully will be added to the holocaust museum there.
My first album STAY with ME can be bought here: http://www.cdbaby.com/andrewfoyston and the latest BEYOND POLARIS at www.cdbaby.com/andrewfoyston2.
CHAMBERS is a trilogy in music with the Holocaust as the theme. All can be seen at www.andrewlfoyston.com I am also a proud member of DARD PRODUCTIONS a collaboration team www.soundclick.com/dardproductions whose members span across 3 continents.
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I really enjoyed the melody. Loved the flute.... more than the bass :)
If I had my music software working, I could put my finger on it, but overall, just loved it!
Seeing as how I have been completely laid up for the past two doing doing nothing but honking into a handkerchief and spluttering like a man drowning (Ed: just a seasonal cold, tut tut poor reviewer), it seems appropriate that I should come riding back into the fray on orchestral wings. On second thought, after that sentence, maybe I should just go back to bed. Andrew Foyston (to give
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Well, what can I say? It’s a huge track and no one can deny! Huge sounds, very dramatic indeed!
I’ll try to skip the obvious comment of “this should be in a film” because it is obviously your intention Andy, to make your tunes fire the imagination and conjure up all kinds of themes and scenes to which your tracks could be impl
This an immensely dramtic and emotional piece of music. It's actually difficult to think where to start. The beginning is probably the best place.The haunting melody at the beginning truly sums up the emotion I can only imagine would be felt by prisoners being taken to the gas chambers. The bells add a nice touch, hinting to everyone that death is close. You can almost smell the mud and
Andy wondered if i was up for classical pieces when he submitted this for review! Good news is, yes I am!
I have always loved orchestration, as does everyone if you really think about it. Whes used to it's full scope, 'classical' music fully captures and envokes all the feelings and meaning that modern music strives to recreate in different ways.
Andy's 'The Last Galleon' does just that, the sus
T'was brass monkey weather time, three years ago, I reviewed a track called Di Da Mix (October 2003) and although liking its content (a little), disliking its production (even littler) and thoroughly berated the composer to get serious about his sound. AndyF (yep, you guessed it) obviously did because as many of you know, he's been in here plugging away ever since and btw, he did get s
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Call me a sycophant if you like, I just don't care. I am bowled over by the undoubted talents of Andy F, and his latest track, Tears, is no exception.
Building his orchestration around the superb vocals of Amy Caldwell, the loving care and attention given to this crisp and professional work is evident from the outset.
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I have known Andy for sometime now , and his music has improved over the last year or so, he has this wonderful way of creating excellent , smooth , Well Produced Classical pieces that have a lot of emotion and very moving ...Take a listen to " Memories across the sea "the string work , t
ONE NOTE FIRST - “Although I am not totally into classical music, this song certainly has made me become interested in it. Fantastic score, fantastic instruments, fantastic feel to the song – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED”
Starting off smooth, the piano work done at the beginning is great, although could have been uplifted a bit to hear it a bit better, but with all the other instrument work