3/2/17 note : there's a sheet music version available if anyone wants; it's a longer, more polished composition that includes an arrangement of the Force theme. This piece could probably use an updated piano cover, but I have other priorities at the moment so. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ https://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/93a4f89adb8ee21afecfe9a9c9b6660201e403d3
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Inspired by the Hadestown musical and fan written for the story presented in Lore Olympus https://www.webtoons.com/en/romance/lore-olympus/list?title_no=1320 EROS Mother darling, mother fair, You needn't care for mortal cares, You needn't care, but all the same, Just give to me that mortal's name; Mother darling, mother sweet, With the power to bring men to their feet; You needn’t care but all the same, Just give to me that mortal’s name. Psyche was born the daughter of a king, Far and wide, of her beauty they’d sing; Suitors would come, in hand they’d bring, Silver, and gold, and diamond rings. But behind closed doors…. But behind closed doors… I knew then I’d take her away, her way; I knew then I’d take her away… On that fateful day they’d cry, No uglier creature seen by mortal eye. Mother darling, mother fair, You needn't care for mortal cares, You needn't care, but all the same, You gave to me that mortal's name; Mother darling, mother sweet, With the power to bring men to their feet; You needn’t care but all the same, You gave to me that mortal’s name.
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If the Christopher Robin teaser trailer had been a musical. (´ω｀) Piano & vocal demos. - “The Hardest Part (of Growing Up)” CHRISTOPHER ROBIN They say, ‘Christopher Robin, cut twenty percent—it’s your job.’ To balance the books, manage finances, and Keep track of the daily logs. And ‘who cares’ if these men and women Are counting on you to find a way— Just another ‘hard decision’ to make before The end of the day… So forget about weekend outings or Having your own life; And forget about spending time with your Daughter and your wife; Just one weekend to think it through, To make your plans, and make that cut; How can you face all of them without coming up with a better way… Work harder, Work longer, Work all these hours as a Leader of men, a father at home, You’ll pull up your bootstraps When you work alone. Work harder, Work longer, Work all these hours as you Save for a home, save for your children, Save for a life thats barely begun for you— The hardest part of growing up is caring for the ones you love, The hardest part is finding all those hours, add them up; The hardest part of growing up is caring for the ones you love, When you can’t even care for yourself. Care for yourself? Where’s the time, oh Christopher Robin? - “You’ve Seem To’ve Forgotten” WINNIE THE POOH You’ve seem to've forgotten me, oh Christopher Robin; You’ve seem to’ve forgotten how we Set those twigs and pine cones a’bobbing in Slow-moving streams in the woods; We did it, just ‘cause we could. Oh, won’t you remember? Oh Christopher Robin. We wandered through wild, wide woods, we Borrowed honey from bees, Spending our days together, doing whatever we pleased. We visited Rabbit’s house, we Flew kites through the trees, Looking at clouds and Putting our minds at ease… - “I Haven’t Forgotten” CHRISTOPHER ROBIN I haven’t forgotten you, or all of my old friends; I haven’t forgotten but when you grow up, you find that your childhood ends. No more long walks in the woods, No more games, just ‘cause we could, No more time, no not for Christopher Robin…
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POE: Keep your head on straight, Poe Dameron, It’s not like Finn’s the kind who’s waiting around for you; Don’t get caught staring at that man down there, With his perfect smile and eyes and teeth and hair; Don’t get caught staring like you care. BB-8’s been telling me, she might be a droid, But even she can tell what’s going on. Rumors flying through the gossip mill, Truth that’s spilling out, but still it’s killing me to say: I’m afraid I might be falling in love with Finn. Yeah, I’m falling in love with Finn, BB-8 don’t you dare tell him— FINN: Poe Dameron, stop avoiding me! You run around the corner, like a man’s who’s fleeing; Won’t look me in the eye. Talking about some Resistance plans, Secret missions like you’re such a busy man; “I’ve got to run,” you said, “And ran.” Where’s the pilot long-renowned? Resistance fighter, flyboy swagger, No TIE-fighter bringing him down; All I see is some lovesick guy, blushing hard, So blind, it makes me sigh; But Poe, you’re my kind of guy. Can’t you see I’m falling in love with Poe? Yeah, I’m falling in love with Poe.
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Demo song for the chapter “Aidoneus” of Lore Olympus https://www.webtoons.com/en/romance/lore-olympus/list?title_no=1320 Conceptually, I imagine a lot more lyrics in here, but I haven’t fully written them yet. The melody during Cronus’s section is the motif associated with mother-centric narrative arcs (also Aphrodite, Hera, Demeter) as I’ve been playing with it so far, so I didn’t realize until hindsight I should change the lyrics here to Rhea’s name. :p RHEA Aidoneus… you have slept for quite some time; Aidoneus… don’t you know that you are mine. KRONOS Mother* darling, mother* fair, (*change to “Rhea”) You needn’t care for these affairs, You needn’t care, but all the same, Just give to me that child you’ve named. NARRATION She knew then she’d take him away, him away— Knew then she’d take him away. On that fateful day she’d cry, As he took her son away to die.
Concept for a stage musical song. At the end of Act I, Ye Xiu has a dramatic show-stopper describing his passion for the game of Glory and his comeback as Lord Grim. I imagine the staging to use projections depicting the images of One Autumn Leaf, Lord Grim, and the game of Glory in quick succession to accompany Ye Xiu singing. YE XIU One Autumn Leaf may be the face I left behind, But shouldn’t there be a path to a greater design…? I will reclaim what’s rightfully mine. I’ll run to spin the wheel of a thousand chances, Turn another chapter of a hundred romances— Lord Grim, the time is mine. Shouldn’t each life resolve in glory? It’s not the end of my career or my story— Shouldn’t each life resolve in glory…? For the love of glory.
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Inspired 100% by Oscar Isaac's folk singing in Inside Llewyn Davis. POE [with guitar] Mother said, don’t take my son away; Leave him to live yet another day. Death turned to gaze on my face; He said: you won’t find peace in this place. Let me fly swiftly, through wind and through rain; Let all the stars circle round; Let me feel deeply all loss and all pain Of all the worlds with which we’re bound. And the stars did mourn Alderaan; And the stars, they’re still crying; And the stars did mourn Alderaan, Yeah, that's why we're still flying; Yeah, that's why we're still flying.
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Original music written before Frozen was released, based on early concept art and teasers. Hurt, angry, and determined to isolate herself in her ice palace, Elsa sings this when Anna comes and attempts to coax her sister to return home with her. ELSA Everything you see is an extension of me, All the ice and the snow, And the wind blowing harsh and low. Like a winter storm, all my powers have come and grown... Dearest Ana, when they drove me away, I wandered lost and alone. Now you'll see that I'm free! And I've learned to let it go...
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What with Captain America 3 being released in some areas already: have a tribute piano and vocals medley to the first two films :D This is the fruit of… me messing around on the piano a lot, so months of improvising on the piano and also writing my own music. A solid four minutes of themes from the first two films, intermixed with original music and lyric arrangements. - The First Avenger Theme - “Star-Spangled Man” in Minor Key - “The Winter Soldier” - using the Winter’s Soldier’s theme with original arrangement “Asset, mission, target / eliminated in the silence of night, and the cold of the sunlight; / this is who I am, / who I was—“ “Sergeant Barnes” - original melody "Sergeant Barnes, died in the snow, / bleeding out, bleeding out in the cold; / and they dragged him away in the snow… // Sergeant Barnes, who was I? / Silent hero, / time is passing me by; / And they dragged me away in the snow…" -“End of the Line” -“Salutations from the Winter Soldier” ; an original melody mixed with the film theme “Taking a Stand” “Steve, it’s insanity to care, / about these broken lives, / and the blood spilled in there; / salutations from the Winter Soldier, / keep your feet on earth, / we don’t walk on air… // It’s why I cling to petty pleasures, like a warming hearth, / or other measures; / and though you’ve tried with all the words you say, / there are certain things you will never break from me…” “Steve, we’ve changed, / so what's the use in trying to rearrange things…”
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I went down with my lover, To the lakeshore wide and sweet; We laid out in the sunlight, Felt the pebbles beneath our feet. I went out to the water, With the sky so high above; “Don’t leave me behind,” he called. “Don’t leave me, my love.” We’d lived so long in wartime, Heard the gunshots hard and fast; I flew so high in air so thin, thought This life could never last. I took his hand, let’s run away, Let’s leave this world behind. Come with me, my lover, Come with me, be mine. Thought I’d left the fight behind me, Left the violence and the sorrow; But I couldn’t shake the heavy weight, Or see a life tomorrow. I went out to the lakeshore, Thought that here, my life could end. But my lover came and held me fast, Said with time, my heart would mend.
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Anakin Skywalker's Force ghost attempts to reason with Kylo Ren. And by reason, I mean figuratively grab him by his unwashed robes and shake some sense into him. ANAKIN: Ben, come back to the light; You’re coming back if I have to drag you there myself, grandson— Ben, come back to what’s right! Turn away from death and violence… I’ve been down this path before, I know How hard it is to tear yourself away from the darkness. But you’ll follow me, so follow me home— You think I’m nice about this? Think again! I was Darth Vader once, I can show that power again, for you. If it’ll help you follow me, so follow me home— Ben, I know what it’s like; I’m familiar with the bloodless screams, The death of dreams; I, too, have blood on my soul; But staying here won’t heal your mind or make you whole.
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Inspired by the teaser trailer for Disney's Christopher Robin. I was going for a classic Sherman brothers vibe ;) - You’ve seemed to've forgotten me, oh Christopher Robin; You’ve seemed to've forgotten how we Set those twigs and pine cones a’bobbing in Slow-moving streams in the woods; We did it, just ‘cause we could. Oh, won’t you remember? Oh Christopher Robin.
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Fan written for Lore Olympus https://www.webtoons.com/en/romance/lore-olympus/list?title_no=1320 Stylistically inspired by Panic! At the Disco's "Death of a Bachelor." HADES In the Underworld, the sun never sets; Well, the sun never rises on it either; In the Underworld, I’m losing that bet That I’ll ever find a happy ending after— But one night I saw when you walked through that door, Knew then I’d never seen another girl as beautiful before; Well, I don’t know about those hopeless cases, but, Seems like I’m losing my mind; Baby, it seems like I’m losing my mind. Every morning, I wake up to darkness; Every night ends the same. Every day, as I look at this office, At this kingdom I’ve made— But I dream of warmer days, Thinking that maybe it’s not just some phase; Well, I don’t know about those hopeless cases, But seems like I’m losing my mind; Baby, it seems like I’m losing my mind.
"History Maker" Yuri!!! on Ice vocal cover in an Indian influenced style. Forgive me, for I have no vocal training, much less training for Indian style microtonal singing. Anything I know about Hindustani or Carnatic music is also from either singing bhajans when going to the ashram every weekend, or from youtube.
Ragtime + 1930′s cover I’ve been playing with of the Bendy and the Ink Machine fan song "Build Our Machine" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZstsPUKT5CI) ; since I did this without listening too much to the melody, the cover ended up sounding pretty melodically different from the original; the lyrics are the same though except where I made a few mistakes.
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FINN Wake up not knowing the hour, Or which power runs the galaxy; Is it the First Order? Am I really free? All I recall is the fall, Kylo Ren standing over me, And there’s Rey calling out my name– And who’s been sitting vigil at my side? And in my dreams they’re confiding All the fears they had to hide; All of us confronting the Dark Side; All of us confronting the dark… Back with the Order, We held to strict borders of conformity; Keep your sights on the enemy; Raising my weapon to kill, but still staring At the blood on my face, of this place, I want to run till I— Have nothing chasing me but stars, And in my heart I know There’s nothing haunting me But but the lingering ghosts of these scars; Like I’m still running from the Dark Side… FN-1287, What, no nickname? Just 1287; Even Slips fit in; and also Zeroes and Nines, in regimented lines; Well, FN’s Not the name I’ve been given; No, not FN, or even 1287 I’ve got another plan; I got off that base and became my own man; With BB-8, Poe, Rey, you gave to me A chance I only saw in my dreams; A way to find a life, and to find the way to be free; Well, Finn’s the name I’ve chosen for me Finn’s the man I’ve chosen to be.
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KIRK Captain's Log, Stardate 2811.9 Captain Kirk is on the line... James Kirk here, James T. Kirk speaking his mind... Third year of our five year mission, And ever since I took this captain's commission, I've been working hard to live up to my crew's regard-- Taking lead, as we traverse the stars, With faster than light speed, In the Enterprise; Charting space, marking planets, As we encounter each galactic race...
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I'm not trained in classical Indian music... but anyway, this is my attempt to incorporate the style into my Space Fantasy Sci Fi Musical. And by incorporate, I mean it's going to be one of the centerpiece styles used throughout, along with Brazilian samba, and Western styles of music. The last section is using an old piece from the Star Wars musical set, that will be revised for the original musical.
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Lyrics by bomberqueen17 : http://archiveofourown.org/series/468505 - Beep, beep, beep-- go to sleep little beep! Time for good droids to sleep! Back up your datacenters, spin down your hard drive platters, plug in and go to sleep! Sleep, sleep, sleep, for another day with the fleet! To calculate trajectories and hyperspace jumps, and all the other stuff that you do! Or whatever you do, You know, all the rest of you! Beep, beep, beep-- go to sleep little beep! Charge up, sleep tight plug in, turn out the light spin down, take a break and go to sleep, little beep.
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ANAKIN: Ben, come back to the light; You’re coming back if I have to drag you there myself, grandson; Ben, come back to what’s right, Turn away from blight and violence. I’ve been down this path before; I know how hard it is to drag yourself away from the darkness; But I know you’ll follow me, so follow me home… You think I’ll be nice about this? Think again! I was Darth Vader once, I can be him again For you, if it’ll bring you back…
POE: Papa, in this letter that I’ll never send to you, / I write about the fears I’ve had and longing for a home that isn’t there, anymore; / honestly, I’m terrified; / and even with the bravest pilots at my side, / I’m so scared, it feels like my heart might just give out–
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For my original untitled space musical. - LANRE My first day being on the run, I can’t look afraid, or like I’m waiting for a gun; ‘Yes sir, my papers are in order, I’m not looking for an exit, or searching for a border to run towards…’ But the truth is: I can’t stay here anymore. Past patrols, I’m off the ship, I can’t afford a slip, or a one-way trip back home; Not alone in avoiding the draft, Anyone who’s not daft would have the same idea; Which don’t allay the shame and fears.. I’ve left all my family behind, But what am I to do? Father told me “run,” But where am I running to? Stars shine night and day, Even unseen by our eyes they’re still glimmering; Stars light their own way… Feels like fairy tales, doesn’t it? Feels like a dream; But when you’re living the fantasy Escape’s not so easy it seems…
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POE: Papa, in this letter that I’ll never send to you, / I write about the fears I’ve had and longing for a home that isn’t there, anymore; / honestly, I’m terrified; / and even with the bravest pilots at my side, / I’m so scared, it feels like my heart might just give out– KES My son… / how was I so blind; / I was cruel to you, / pushed you from my side; / what have I done? / I am undone… (‘my heart might just give out’ is echoed again, then) BOTH My heart, / feels so old and weary, / my breath gone cold, / the light in my soul extinguished and buried— POE How can I go on? KES I’ve got to go on POE How can I go on KES I’ve got to fucking move on (The holovid ends). KES: Come on, BB. You’re right. / It’s time for me to face my life / and fight for my son.
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Original music written before the release of "Frozen Fever;" inspired by early teaser images. ELSA Spring is here, and the flowers blooming into life around us Are brighter than the life we had for so long; Spring is here, and the water melting from the ice and snow Are sending me a message that’s pretty clear; I’ve never been there when you needed it; ANNA Well I! Have never been the perfect sister you deserved— ELSA Well, now, we’ve grown up, and it’s time to see— ELSA & ANNA It’s going to be a perfect day for you and me.
Yuri!!! On Ice : musical scribble Original music and lyrics, set to the scene in episode 2 where Yuuri goes to practice alone. Unfinished. YUURI Skates on the ice; lately, I've been eating too much pork and rice-- Feels nice, to be finally Out here again... And I'm flying; No more space to think, anymore; And I'm gliding on the water... Alone. VICTOR What's up with Yuuri? MARI He's always been like this before...
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KYLO REN All of my life, I’ve heard a voice in my head; I thought it was you, Grandfather; Now I know it was Snoke, instead; All of my life I’ve heard a voice in my mind; Urging me: reject kindness, and make myself willfully blind; I’ve been marching further and further in darkness, Losing my way, losing my mind; If you can hear my words, Grandfather please come and guide me, Grandfather find me, Help me out of this endless night. Mother never knew my mind, Father never had the time, No one there could understand, And Luke, just an old foolish man; I knew if I could speak to you, You’d know my rage You’d be the sage I could turn to… All of my life, I’ve felt a wound in my heart, The world was a terror Full of lies and of pain, from the start; All of my life, I’ve never trusted a soul And now that I know, now that I know it was never you within How can I begin, How can I begin, To find my way again.
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REY Breathe in, hold silence, Turn your mind away from fear and violence; Breathe in, you’ll find You’ll feel the force with mastery of your mind... Left behind at the age of six, My world tunneled down to a goal of fixing: Not a war fought far, far away, But a lonely life spent in endless days. Every night I’d look to the stars, Calculating travel time in distance and hours, Wondering where’s my family? Is this really where I was meant to be? No— Look to the stars, Feel there’s a force that’s binding; There’s still light worth finding…
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Stage musical number; takes place when Yuuri goes to practice at the rink during episode two and before Takeshi is talking to Victor about Yuuri. YUURI Skates on the ice… Lately, been eating too much pork and rice; Feels nice to be finally out there again. ‘Cause I’m flying, No more space to think anymore; ‘Cause I’m gliding on the water Alone. Balanced on the edge of my blades, Feel the wind in my hair with the jump that I’ve made; Silence as I spin in the air, If I fall when I land I don’t know if I care; ‘Cause I’m flying, No more space to think anymore; ‘Cause I’m gliding on the water… Victory on my mind… Yes, Victor on my mind…
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FINN Wake up not knowing the hour, Or which power runs the galaxy; Is it the First Order? Am I really free? All I recall is the fall, Kylo Ren standing over me, And there’s Rey calling out my name– And who’s been sitting vigil at my side? And in my dreams they’re confiding All the fears they had to hide; All of us confronting the Dark Side; All of us confronting the dark… Back with the Order, Upheld were strict borders of conformity; Keep your sights on the enemy; Raising my weapon to kill, but still staring At the blood on my face, of this place, I want to run till I— Have nothing chasing me but stars, And in my heart I know There’s nothing haunting me But but the lingering ghosts of these scars; Like I’m still running from the Dark Side… FN-1287, What, no nickname? Just 1287; Even Slip fit in; and also Zero and Nines, in regimented lines; Well, FN’s Not the name I’ve been given; No, not FN, or even 1287 I’ve got another plan; I got off that base and became my own man; With BB-8, Poe, Rey, you gave to me A chance I only saw in my dreams; A way to find a life, and to find the way to be free; Finn’s the name I’ve chosen for me Finn’s the man I’ve chosen to be.
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YUURI Skates on the ice; lately, I’ve been eating too much pork and rice– Feels nice, to be finally Out here again… And I’m flying; No more space to think, anymore; And I’m gliding on the water… Alone. Balance on the edge of my blade, Feel the pick digging in with the jump that I’ve made– Holding silence as I turn in the air– But if I fall when I land, I don’t know if I care! Here, I’m flying; No more space to think, anymore! As I’m gliding on the water– Victor in my mind; Yes, Victor in my mind. ["Stay Close to Me"] Skates on the ice, Can’t believe it’s uploaded on every device–! It’s not nice, Imagining all of that laughter, The abused morning after– Well, no use crying– Is there? No use dwelling on it anymore– Well, I’m off to shovel the freak April snow– But is that a dog down below? It looks like a dog that I know– It couldn’t. Oh, my God, noO–
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I'm launching a website for my writing and a full-length musical in-development titled THE DREAMS THEY CARRY. The full track list will be posted to SoundCloud and my website rather than here. I'll probably continue to post my more casual or fan written music to YouTube though :) Website: https://www.daphnele.com Musical: https://www.daphnele.com/musical/ - In the mid-1930's, two young artists start work at an internationally acclaimed animation studio and fall in love, to a backdrop of the Great Depression, an exciting and stressful work environment, and a kind of gorgeous, surreal magic that may be their most secret fears and desires come to life...
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Haters see me rolling, roaming through the compound; Wheels up, shields on, but put your guns down; Off to my ‘fighter, gonna head to outer space ‘cause you never seen an astromech until you’ve seen my face— They never gonna see us as we fly, Bang, bang, hot shot, Couldn’t hit us if they try; We gonna set a record ‘fore we die, First Order hear us coming? Better get outta the sky. BB-8’s favorite past-time Flying through space, stopping war crimes; See us dive, take those fighters out, Then high-five; Poe, what’s going on; BB-8’s pilot master, Flying through space, with our blasters; X-Wing foils locked in attack position; When Black Leader radios you know you better listen.
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Yuri! on Ice musical opening number. I'm still developing the rest of the song, which would include Victor and Yuri P. singing. The little melody at the beginning is from the YOI background track “Kiss and Sky” that plays in the first episode. YUURI Kiss and cry… Lately, it seems that I’ve been crying more than kissing medals, backpedaling to a shameful past when all was falling round me— hidden backstage, afraid of outrage coming from home; they’ll say Yuuri, how could you, fail so hard— well, maybe, that’s what I do….
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1st Mvmt. : Prep for Flight 2nd Mvmt. : Takeoff & Firefight 3rd Mvmt. : Critical Hit | I Want to Live The idea behind this is a narrative background score for a TIE fighter pilot. Inspired by John William's scores and misc. classical music I probably couldn't identify for you off the top of my head.
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