Published on Oct 20, 2013
The .mp3 version of this song is available free of charge at this link:
An original orchestral composition recorded, mixed and mastered at Dreamweaver Studios. Follow me on Twitter @Andoran_
I was starting to learn the new lore for Everquest Next when I happened upon the book "The Last Stand of the Tier'Dal" by Maxwell Alexander Drake. It's a great read and I highly recommend downloading it at Everquestnext.com. I loved the entire book, but the first part of the book spoke to me especially, and I felt my muse stir and began composing music to express the emotions I felt as I read it.
I had also had many requests to include some performance footage in my projects, so I did a bit of research and purchased video editing software that would allow me to do multiple picture in picture videos for the different parts of the orchestral score.
I didn't show every single instrument part at once as that would have covered the whole screen, but I did cover most the parts through the course of the entire video.
I apologize for it taking this long to get this project uploaded (about 6 weeks) but I had the added complication of having a system drive in my studio pc fail, and it took about 10 days to get it sorted out. But all seems to be well now =)
My next project will be based on events related in the book "The Fall of Bastion" by Robert Lassen. It will feature original lyrics and music and vocals by Sarah, one of the vocalists in my project "Heaven and Hell"
My thanks to the artists of the wonderful artwork used in this video:
Wizard by muju, from Deviant Art
I use several sound libraries, and for this I used the following:
EWQL Symphonic Orchestra
EWQL Symphonic Choirs
Galaxy Vintage D Steinway concert grand piano
I used Presonus Studio One 2 as the DAW and Ozone 5 for mastering.
All performances, instruments and percussion were performed and recorded live, no audio loops,sequences, or slices were used.