Nightmare Night Konzertstück - I. Luna's Repentance II. Star Swirl the Bearded Weirdo Clown





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Uploaded on Feb 8, 2012

Mov. III video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFNkI-...
I. Luna's Repentance -- 0:00 -- 2:43
II. Star Swirl the Bearded Weirdo Clown -- 2:47 -- 4:42
Le mp3 - http://www.mediafire.com/?jxxdl5j6559...

A bit of nomenclature: A "Konzertstück" is merely a fancy German word for a usually short concert piece (though not necessarily concerto) which often defies the stricter formal outlines of a genre proper. This is a piece I had been thinking about writing ever since I saw "Luna Eclipsed" which was and IS, far and away, my favorite episode of season 2. After composing the Gala concertino, I still had an itch to compose a few more concerto works, and lo, this thing was born.

Or is being born! The piece is not actually complete, yet. These are the first two of a planned four movements, all built around the theme and characters of the abovementioned episode. On to the program!

Movement I -- Adagio. This is a sort of aria without words, after the Mendelssohnian "Songs without Words." It reflects what I like to imagine was Luna's internal monologue just prior to descending upon the Nightmare Night festivities; passively remorseful but more resolute and optimistic for redemption than anything else. We leave the angst and pathos at the door. I originally planned on setting it to lyrics before wisely axing that idea. A gentle coda leads to an attaca...

Movement II -- Prestissimo Scherzando. Important to note, the theme of this piece is based off of the very same which plays in the first five seconds of the "Luna Eclipsed" episode as Spike is pacing to and fro. William Anderson obviously had Grieg on the mind. This is my absolute favorite kind of concerto movement: ridiculously brisk, heavy on whimsy, and murder on the fingers, heh. I admit the form was slightly influenced by Prokofiev's own Piano Concerto no. 2 and that famous, breathless two minute perpetuum mobile. This is an illustration of Twilight's ambition and consequent frustration in her almost-but-not-quite successful portrayal of Star Swirl the bearded, but not without some musical evocations of the wizard himself.

Some of the artists I dug up include:

Dark omega
Fox in Shadow
John Joseco

If your artwork was used and you were not credited, message me and I'll rectify it quicklike.

Thanks for watching and enjoy!

P.S., I love the Great and Powerful Trixie. Don't mess.

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