Space Opera for Piano - Part I by Adam Haynes
This is Part 1 of my Space Opera for piano.
This is actually a score I composed for a student film a few years ago, but the film was never planned to be published anywhere. So I’ve taken the score, which was a terrible sounding piano midi, and have rendered it through some more up-to-date software to make it sound a bit grander. I’ve given it a good polish too by tidying up some duff notes, errors, and velocities.
Therefore, what you hear is *not* 100% my performance - it has been heavily edited. Sorry! ;)
The 15-minute silent-film that this piece was originally scored for was called Attack of the Killer Cupcakes, and to be honest my score was probably far too over-the-top and dramatic for what the film was. The film needed something more cartoon-y, but my score ended up a bit pretentious haha… Still, it gave me a chance to explore composing piano to picture, and now I can present it as an original piece of piano music.
I’ve decided not to explain what the film was originally about in detail - only that it is space/alien-related. Each part of the music was specifically tailored for what was happening on screen, but I’d rather not describe the scenes. Instead, you are welcome to interpret the music any way you wish. Envision your own movie with this piece if you like :)
Leitmotifs were very important to me in this entire score, so listen out for them in Part I and future parts :D
The remaining three parts will be uploaded very soon once I’ve given them the magical touch of polish.
This piece is a bit slow so thank you for your patience if you decide to listen to it all. Hope you enjoy it :)
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