New piece exclusively available as free download!!

Frederik Magle

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Update - Thursday, February 14th, 2008: Besides the free download (see below) you can now buy and download »Far Away« in the highest possible MP3 quality: 320 kbps for just 0.99€. The current lower quality free version will remain available, but the true "CD quality" 320k HD version is a must have for anyone who likes »Far Away« and enjoys great sound quality :)

Not only is this version encoded with a much higher bit-rate (320 vs 128 kbps) but it has also been re-mixed and re-recorded with greater dynamics and clarity so what you hear is exactly as it sounds in my studio when I composed »Far Away«.

Click here to buy the High-Quality version of »Far Away«


Note to Mac-users: The MP3 download is 100% compatible with Macs and iPods! The only incompatibility on the music store is the 30-second samples, which currently does not work on a Mac. Instead I recommend you download the free version as a "sample".

You can also buy »Far Away« on iTunes (in 256kbps AAC, which is almost the same quality as the 320kbps MP3)

[YOUTUBE]YB9v02TESOU[/YOUTUBE]


(click on the cover to view a larger version)

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October 22nd, 2003.

I just finished revising a piece I composed about 6 months ago. The sound and arrangement/orchestrations has been improved, and now I have decided to post the music here exclusively for free download!

The piece is called »Far Away«. It's highly inspired by drama/action/sci-fi "film-scores" and composed and recorded 100% in my own studio using mostly electronic instruments (but also some "acoustic" instruments such as an "Irish Pennywhistle").

I hope you enjoy this music, and as always, comments are most welcomed!


Click here to download »Far Away« (Free version) (6.0 MB, 128 kbps MP3 - 6:35 min.)


Disclaimer: Frederik Magle owns all rights to the music and any commercial use of it! You have the right to play, download and store a copy on your hard disk/MP3 player and/or burn CDs for private and strictly personal use (In accordence with your national and/or regional laws)
 
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Pamadu

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This Piece is Certainly Worth Downloading.!!!!! If You are Like Me,YOU will want MORE than 6 Minutes worth.It is Full of Emotion & Passion and The Orchestration Blending & Colours are Excellent..The Fade ins and Fade Outs etc...
It leaves Me wanting MORE....It Certainly Does Show The Brilliance of Frederik,in His ability to Work in Different Styles of Music. Well Done.!!!!! pamadu/Paul.
 

corno

Vice Admiral of Notes, Dots & at times also Slurs
Spændende... - hvad består dit eget "studio" af? - hvilket software/hardware bruger du til sådan noget her? sequencer?
 

corno

Vice Admiral of Notes, Dots & at times also Slurs
noget andet... har du mulighed for at lave noget pdf-lign. partitur af noget af dine værker som man måske kunne komme til at se nærmere på?
 

Frederik Magle

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I hope you don't mind that I reply in English in this thread, Corno.
(feel free to reply back in danish, though. Could be an interesting language mix
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Corno asked about my studio and equipment...

I primarely use a midi-sequenzer and audio (recording/editing) application called "Logic Platinum (6.3.1)" running on an Apple PowerBook G4 (with Mac OS X 10.3) with two external (1/2 terabyte) FireWire disks for the audio files and backup.
For use with Logic I have a collection of plug-ins and software synthesizers.

I also have a Hornung & Møller Grand Piano, a Yahama Digital Piano (P-150) and several Roland synthesizers and sound-modules.

I mainly used Audix microphones for the recording of the "acoustic" instruments. When it's time to mix, I have several good effects, amongst them a T.C.Electronics Finalizer (96K) and M2000 reverb.

I have more equipments than that, but this is the most important for this production (Far Away).

I was also asked about the possibility that I could make pdf-files with some of my scores:
Absolutely, I am thinking about uploading the scores of "The Hope" and "Phoenix" and will let you know here, when it's ready!
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corno

Vice Admiral of Notes, Dots & at times also Slurs
Re: New piece exclusively available as free downlo

well... there's nothing wrong in practising ones Enligsh... so here goes
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heh...

Ok, so the entire score is set up in Logic? or do you use another program for making your score? - I personally use Finale and Sibelius for notetyping purposes. - I had a brief interaction with a light version of Logic once some years ago, but haven't used it much.
I gather there must be a whole lot of setting up such a sequencer to get anything worth listening to.
2 1/2 terabyte disk... that sounds like an awfull lot, but ok... it's maybe not what's required for work with harddisk recording and sequencing programs, or?

I'm looking forward to the pdf's.
 

corno

Vice Admiral of Notes, Dots & at times also Slurs
Re: New piece exclusively available as free downlo

hey frederik...

still planing on making some pdf files?
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corno

Vice Admiral of Notes, Dots & at times also Slurs
Re: New piece exclusively available as free downlo

Dette bliver lige på dansk...

Jeg var lige inde på din hjemmeside - www.magle.dk og fandt nogle links til nogle pdf-downloads.... - ehm... hvilket nodesætningsprogram bruger du? jeg må indrømme at jeg synes det ser lidt gnidret ud noget af det - sammenfald af takttal, noder, pedal anvisninger, fortegn og lidt af hvert... - altså.. det er da helt klart læseligt... men ja, som nodeskriver så kom der lige lidt "nodeskrivnings-kritik" op i mig
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- og så var jeg blot interesseret i at høre hvad du brugte af software til dine noder?

/Thomas
 

Frederik Magle

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Re: New piece exclusively available as free downlo

Ja, jeg er godt klar over at det ikke er nogen æstetisk nydelse at læse mine partiturer...
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Problemet er at jeg har arbejdet med mit nuværende nodeskrivningsprogram (Logic) i så mange år at det vil være et betydeligt problem for mig at skifte til noget bedre (som f.eks. Finale eller Sibelius) nu.
I det hele taget kunne jeg nok godt have brug for en professionel nodeskriver/redaktør til at se mine partiturer igennem, da jeg sjældent har tid til det når først selve kompositions-processen er overstået. Problemet er, som så ofte, økonomien
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corno

Vice Admiral of Notes, Dots & at times also Slurs
Re: New piece exclusively available as free downlo

Nu er der jo så også en grund til at nodeskrivere som mig eksisterer...
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- og ja... - jeg ved at økonomien kan være noget af et problem... men så igen... nu er det ikke alle noder der skal være lige "tryk-klare" til udgivelse... nogle skal blot være klar til prøver/koncert brug og så ellers ligge og samle lidt støv indtil der er nogle (et orkester, kor eller forlag) der får øjnene op for musikken... og ja... det er jo slutproduktet der er det mest relevante når vi kommer til musik - det man kan høre... men alligevel... en flot nodeskrift hjælper mange gange et langt stykke af vejen i forbindelse med promovering/tilgængeligheden af musikken...
Nu ved jeg ikke helt hvad mulighederne er i Logic... har selv brugt noget der hed micro Logic for nogle år siden og kun i en meget kort periode... - og mht. Finale og Sibelius så er mindre betydningsfuldt hvilket program man bruger - nu bruger jeg så de to - så derfor finder jeg dem "lettere"... hvis jeg skulle lave nodeskrivning i andre programmer ville det da også tage forholdsvis længere tid - hvad der er vigtigst er resultatet... - så...
men hvis det er så må du jo sige til... så må vi jo kigge på sagerne - nu er det jo ikke sikkert at det økonomiske problem er så stort igen... det afhænger som sagt af en hel del.

nå, nu vil jeg fare ud i det ganske land og vender først næsen hjem efter jul... så en lille julehilsen skal der lyder her fra...

god jul til alle...
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Frederik Magle

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Re: New piece exclusively available as free downlo

Det er jo meget rigtigt hvad du siger.
Nå, men når jeg er ved at være færdig med det orkesterværk jeg arbejder på i øjeblikket, så vil jeg lige henvende mig til dig og høre hvad det skal koste evt. at redigere partituret så det ser smukt ud (og så jeg undgår at blive lynchet af orkester-musikerne, de er så forvente
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Og rigtig glædelig Jul også til dig!!
 

corno

Vice Admiral of Notes, Dots & at times also Slurs
Re: New piece exclusively available as free downlo

hehe... lynchet er måske så meget sagt... men jeg har oplevet at selv et rigtig godt arrangement har det svært at blive "hørt" hvis de noder man spiller efter ligner noget værre hjemmestrik - har lært af egen erfaring
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Men ja... orkestermusikere - især i kapellet og DR kan til tider godt være meget forvente... - men hva'... - jo mere forvente de er jo mere omhyggelig skal jeg være... og jo flere penge er der i det for mig i sidste ende... så... skal nu heller ikke klage hvad det angår... nu handler det så også om at holde en hvis node-læsbarhed generelt
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heh...

Glædelig jul (og godt nytår hvis dette bliver sidste skriv i dette forum i år).
 

Mac

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I just listened to "Cantilena" and "Far Away." Both are gorgeous pieces.
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Can you let me know when/if you will make any of the organ scores available for purchase?
 

Frederik Magle

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Thanks Mac! I'm glad you like them. The preparation of the organ score for the Cantilena is on pause until I have finished composing my symphonic poem "Cantabile", but it will come out (sometime early next year hopefully). When it's ready I will write about it here and on my personal website
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"Far Away" was never really intended for an organ score, so that's not top priority, but you never know
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Jette

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Hi Frederik

I just wanted to ask about Flammer for frihed
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, are you still considering or have you dropped the projekt
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, yes, I know you have been busy, but I just had to ask
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Jette
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Frederik Magle

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Hi Jette, I haven't dropped that project but unfortunately I can't give it top priority right now, though I'm definitely going to take a look at it soon. Please be patient
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Jette

Rear Admiral of O Theatre & the 4 - 1 + a few more
Sounds good you haven´t dropped it
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and I will try my best to be more patient
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, but I´m afraid I´m not very good at it, sorry
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, just
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me in the head, that usely helps
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Jette
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Re: New piece exclusively available as free downlo

Really nice tune, mate.
I love the drums in this one. Dang, i get so inspired. I havent made any music in weeks...
 

Frederik Magle

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Re: New piece exclusively available as free downlo

Thanks for the comment, Frederik, I'm glad you like »Far Away«
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Btw, to celebrate the new year, I have just re-encoded and re-uploaded the MP3-file in a slightly but audibly better audio quality (128kbps vs. 112kbps). I also made some (very) minor changes to the orchestration at the same time - see if you can spot them
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I recommend anyone who downloaded the "old" 112kbps file to re-download this new improved one.
 

susangio

New member
Far Away

Far Away is Amazing! The first part makes me imagine standing on a high pinnacle overlooking beautiful canyonlands on a clear day, or turn around and around on a bright starry night watching the stars. The ending sounded very Native American. I Love it!!! :up:
 
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