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Other Topics and the Prerelease / Chrono Trigger score
« on: November 17, 2020, 10:22:42 pm »
Here is my transcription of Chrono Trigger. There are three key centers: bars 1-25 A, bars 26-39 B, and bars 40seq. E. Have a look, and let me know if you have suggestions. Lilypond code below.

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\version "2.20.0"

\paper {
#(set-paper-size "letter")
top-margin = 2\cm
left-margin = 1\in
right-margin = 2\cm
ragged-right = ##f
ragged-bottom = ##t
tagline = ##f
}

\header {
title = "Chrono Trigger"
composer = "Yasunori Mitsuda"
arranger = "trans. Ryan Hoopes"
}

tenorSax = \relative d' {
\time 4/4
%set up beaming
\set Timing.beamExceptions = #'()
\set Timing.baseMoment = #(ly:make-moment 1/4)
\set Timing.beatStructure = 1,1,1,1
% set up clef
\set Staff.clefGlyph = #"clefs.G"
\set Staff.clefPosition = #0
\set Staff.middleCPosition = #-4
\set Staff.middleCClefPosition = #-4
\key a \dorian
\partial 4 r4 | \repeat unfold 7 { r1 } | r2.. b8\( |
\repeat volta 2 {
\autoBeamOff e8. fis g8 b,8. fis' d8~ | d2~ d8[\) a16\( b] e[ a8.] |
b b a16[ gis] e2~ | e~ e8\) r4 b8\( | e8. fis g8 b,8. fis' d8~ |
d2~ d8[\) a16\( b] e[ a8.] | b8. b a16[ gis] e2~ |
\autoBeamOn e~ e8\) r4 e16\( fis | g2 a | b4. c4 c \acciaccatura c8 d8~ |
d8 d4 cis16 c b2~ | b2.\) r8 d,8 | e2 g | a g |
fis16 e fis r r2 fis16 e fis r |
}
\alternative {
{ r2.. b,8\( }
{ r1\) }
}
\key b \minor
\repeat unfold 14 { r1 } \bar "||"
\key e \minor
\autoBeamOff
\acciaccatura d'8 e2.. d16[ e] | b8. a b8 e,4 r8 e16[ fis] |
g8. a g16[ fis] e8. d b8~ | b1 | r8 a16[ b] c16[ d8 e16~] e8[ fis] g[ a] |
b8. e,8. d'4 c b16[ c] | b8. a g8 a2~ | a4 r g fis | fis8. g fis8 d8. b e8 |
r1 |
}

timpani = \relative d' {
\time 4/4
\clef "bass_8"
\key a \dorian
\partial 4 r8 e,, | a,4. a2 a8 | a4. a2 a8 | fis'4. fis2 cis8 |
fis4. fis2 fis8 | f4. f2 c8 | f4. f2 f8 | e4. e2 b8 | e4. e2 e8 |
\repeat volta 2 {
\repeat unfold 2 {
a,4. a2 e'8 | a,4. a2 a8 | fis'4. fis2 cis8 | fis4. fis2 fis8 |
}
f4. f2 c8 | f4. f2 f8 | e4. e2 b8 | e4. e2 e8 | c4. c2 c8 | f4. f2 f8 |
r4. a,16 a a2 |
}
\alternative {
{ a16 a a4. e'8 e16 e~ e16 a, a a }
{ a16 a a4. e'8 e16 e~ e16 a, a a }
}
\key b \minor
\repeat unfold 14 { r1 }
\key e \minor
\autoBeamOff
\repeat unfold 2 {
c2. g'4 | c,8. c8. c16[ c] c4. c8 | d2. a'4 | d,4. d16[ d] d8[ d] a'[ a] |
}
\autoBeamOn e16 e8 e16 e8 e16 e8 e16 e8 e16 e8 e16 | e2 r2 |
}

maracas = \relative d' {
\time 4/4
\partial 4 r4 | \repeat unfold 8 { r1 } |
\repeat volta 2 {
\repeat unfold 15 { r1 | }
}
\alternative {
{ r1 | }
{ r1 | }
}
\repeat unfold 56 { d8. 16 } |
\repeat unfold 10 { r1 }
}

snarePattern = \relative d' {
d8[ 8] 16[ 16 8] 8[ 16 16] r[ d16 16 16] |
8[ 8] 8:32[ 8] 8[ 16 16] r[ d16 16 16] |
16[ 16 8] 16[ 16 8] 8[ 16 16] r[ d16 16 16] |
8[ 8] 8:32[ 8] 8[ 16 16] r[ d16 16 16] |
}

snare = \relative d' {
\time 4/4
%set up beaming
\set Timing.beamExceptions = #'()
\set Timing.baseMoment = #(ly:make-moment 1/4)
\set Timing.beatStructure = 1,1,1,1
\partial 4 d4:32 |
\autoBeamOff
\repeat unfold 2 { \snarePattern }
\repeat volta 2 {
\repeat unfold 3 { \snarePattern }
d8[ 8] 16[ 16 8] 8[ 16 16] r[ d16 16 16] |
8[ 8] 8:32[ 8] 8[ 16 16] r[ d16 16 16] | 16[ 16 8] r2 d16[ 16 8] |
}
\alternative {
{ r2 d4:32 d16[ 16 8] }
{ r2 d4:32 d16[ 16 8] }
}
\autoBeamOn
\repeat unfold 12 { r1 } d4\< 4 4 4 | 4 4 8 8 8 16 16\! |
\repeat unfold 2 {
d8 16 16~ 16 16 8 8 8 8:32 16 16 | 8 16 16~ 16 16 8 8 8 8 16 16 |
8 16 16~ 16 16 8 8 8 8 16 16 | 8 16 16~ 16 16 8 8 8 8:32 16 16
}
d16 8 16 8 16 8 16 8 16 8 16 | 4 r2. |
}

crashCym = \relative d' {
\time 4/4
\partial 4 r4 | d1 | \repeat unfold 7 { r1 } |
\repeat volta 2 { d1 | \repeat unfold 13 { r1 } | d2. 4 | }
\alternative {
{ r1 }
{ r1 }
}
\repeat unfold 22 { r1 } d2 4. 8~ | 2. r4 |
}

harpRun = \relative d' {
e32 fis g a b d e fis a, b d e fis g a b d, e fis g a b d e g, a b d e fis g a
}

harp = \relative d' {
\time 4/4
\set Timing.beamExceptions = #'()
\set Timing.baseMoment = #(ly:make-moment 1/4)
\set Timing.beatStructure = 1,1,1,1
\clef treble
\key a \dorian
\partial 4 r4 | \repeat unfold 7 { r1 } | \harpRun |
\repeat volta 2 {
\repeat unfold 15 { r1 }
}
\alternative {
{ \harpRun }
{ \harpRun }
}
\key b \minor
b'8 fis' e fis b fis e fis | b, fis' e fis a fis e fis |
\repeat unfold 2 { cis d cis d a' d, cis d } | b fis' e fis b fis e fis |
a, e' cis e a e cis e | b fis' e fis b fis e fis |
b, fis' dis fis b, fis' e fis | b, fis' e fis b fis e fis |
b, fis' e fis b fis e fis | \repeat unfold 2 { cis d cis d a' d, cis d } |
b fis' e fis b fis e fis | a, e' cis e a e cis e |
\key e \minor
\repeat unfold 8 { b' a b e, b' a b e, } | r1 | r1 |
}

stringsUpper = \relative d' {
\time 4/4
% set up clef
\set Staff.clefGlyph = #"clefs.G"
\set Staff.clefPosition = #0
\set Staff.clefTransposition = #7
\set Staff.middleCPosition = #-11
\set Staff.middleCClefPosition = #-4
\key a \dorian
\partial 4 r4 | <c' e g>1~ | 1 | <a cis e>~ | 1 | <c e a>~ |
1 | << { fis | g | } \\ { <b, d>~ | 1 | } >>
\repeat volta 2 {
<c e g>8^"staccato" r4 <c e g>8 r4. <a d fis>8 |
<c e g>8 r4 <c e g>8 r4. <a d fis>8 |
\repeat unfold 2 { <a cis e> r4 <a cis e>8 r4. <fis b e>8 }
\repeat unfold 2 { <c' e g>8 r4 <c e g>8 r4. <a d fis>8 }
\repeat unfold 2 { <a cis e> r4 <a cis e>8 r4. <fis b e>8 }
\repeat unfold 2 { <a c e> r4 <a c e>8 r4. <g b d>8 } |
\repeat unfold 2 { <b d fis> r4 <b d fis>8 r4. <b d g>8 } |
<g b e> r4 <g \parenthesize b e>8 r4. <b e g>8 |
<c e a> r4 <c e a>8 r4. <c e g>8 | <a d fis> r8 r2 <b d fis>8 r |
}
\alternative {
{ r2 <b d fis>8 r16 <b d fis>8 r16 <b d fis>16 16 }
{ r2 <b d fis>8 r16 <b d fis>8 r16 <b d fis>16 16 }
}
\key b \minor
<a d fis>1^"tenuto" | <cis e a> | <a d fis>~ | 1 | 1 | <cis e a> |
<< { <fis b>~ | 1 | } \\ { e | dis | } >> <a d fis> | <cis e a> | <a d fis>~ |
1 | 1 | <cis e a> |
\key e \minor
b'2. r4 | b2. r4 | d2. r4 | d2. r4 | e2. r4 | e2. r4 | fis2. r4 | fis2. r4 |
<a b e>16 8 16 8 16 8 16 8 16 8 16 | 16 r8. r2. |
}

stringsLower = \relative d' {
\time 4/4
\clef french
\key a \dorian
\partial 4 r4 | b1 | e2 a | b e | a b | c1 | d2 e | fis8. g fis16 d b2~ |
2. r4 |
\repeat volta 2 {
\repeat unfold 15 { s1 }
}
\alternative {
{ s1 }
{ r2 a,8. b16~ b e a8 }
}
\key b \minor
b2..\( a16 g | fis2 d | cis8. d a'8~ 2~ | 1\) | b2.\( a8 b | cis2 d | b1~ |
2\) a,8. b e16 a | b2..\( a16 g | fis2 d | cis8. d a'8~ 2 | 1\) | b2.\( a8 b |
cis2 d\) | <b, e>8^"staccato" 16 16~ 16 16 8 4 r8 <b e> |
8 16 16~ 16 16 8 4 r8 <b e> | <a fis'>8 16 16~ 16 16 8 4 r8 <a fis'>8 |
8 16 16~ 16 16 8 8 8 <a g'>8 8 |
\repeat unfold 2 { <b e>8 16 16~ 16 16 8 4 r8 <b e>8 } |
<a fis'>8 16 16~ 16 16 8 4 r8 <a fis'>8 | 8 16 16~ 16 16 8 8 8 <a d>8 8 | s1 |
s1 |
}

bassGuitar = \relative d' {
\time 4/4
%set up bar numbers
\override Score.BarNumber.break-visibility = #end-of-line-invisible
\set Score.barNumberVisibility = #(every-nth-bar-number-visible 5)
\tempo 4 = 130
\clef "subbass_8"
\key a \dorian
\partial 4 r4 \mark \markup { \abs-fontsize #15 Intro } | a,,4 8 8 r a8 4-- |
a4 8 8 r a8 4-- | fis4 8 8 r fis8 4-- | 4 8 8 r fis8 4-- | f4 8 8 r8 f8 4-- |
f4 8 8 r8 f8 4-- | e4 8 8 r8 e8 4-- |
e4 8 8 r8 e8 4-- \mark \markup { \abs-fontsize #18 \box A } |
\repeat volta 2 {
\repeat unfold 2 {
a4 8 8 r a8 4-- | a4 8 8 r8 a8 a4-- | fis4 8 8 r8 fis8 4-- |
fis4 8 8 r8 fis8 fis4-- |
}
f4 8 8 r8 f8 f4-- | f4 8 8 r8 f8 4-- | e4 8 8 r8 e8 4-- | e4 8 8 r8 e8 4-- |
c4 8 8 r8 c8 c4-- | f4 8 8 r8 f8 4-- | e4 8 8 r8 e8 e4-- |
}
\alternative {
{ e4 8 8 r e8 4-- }
{
e4 8 8 r e8 4--
\mark \markup { \abs-fontsize #18 \box B }
}
}
\key b \minor
g1 | a | b~ | 2 a | g1 | fis | b~ | 2 a | g1 | a | b~ | 2 a | g1 |
fis \mark \markup { \abs-fontsize #18 \box C } |
\key e \minor
\autoBeamOff
\repeat unfold 2 {
c8. g' c8 c,4. r8 | c8. g' c8 c,4 g' | d8. a' d8 d,4. r8 |
d8. a' d8 e[ d] a[ d,] |
}
\autoBeamOn e16 8 16 8 16 8 16 8 16 8 16 | 16 r8. r2. \bar "|."
}

musicaTota = {
<<
\new Staff \with {
instrumentName = \markup {
\center-column { tenor saxophone }
}
shortInstrumentName = \markup {
\column { ten. sax. }
}
midiInstrument = "tenor sax"
}
\tenorSax
\new ChoirStaff <<
\new Staff \with {
instrumentName = "timpani"
shortInstrumentName = "tim."
midiInstrument = "timpani"
}
\timpani
\new RhythmicStaff \with {
instrumentName = "maracas"
shortInstrumentName = "marac."
}
{
\set Staff.midiMinimumVolume = #0
\set Staff.midiMaximumVolume = #0
\maracas
}
\new RhythmicStaff \with {
instrumentName = \markup {
\center-column { snare drum }
}
shortInstrumentName = "snare"
}
{
\set Staff.midiMinimumVolume = #0
\set Staff.midiMaximumVolume = #0
\snare
}
\new RhythmicStaff \with {
instrumentName = \markup {
\center-column { crash cymbal }
}
shortInstrumentName = "cym."
}
{
\set Staff.midiMinimumVolume = #0
\set Staff.midiMaximumVolume = #0
\crashCym
}
>>
\new Staff \with {
instrumentName = "harp"
shortInstrumentName = "harp"
midiInstrument = "orchestral harp"
}
\harp
\new StaffGroup \with {
instrumentName = \markup {
\center-column { arco strings }
}
shortInstrumentName = "string."
}
<<
\new Staff \with
{ midiInstrument = "string ensemble 1" }
\stringsUpper
\new Staff \with
{ midiInstrument = "string ensemble 1" }
\stringsLower
>>
\new Staff \with {
instrumentName = \markup {
\center-column { bass guitar }
}
shortInstrumentName = "bass"
midiInstrument = "electric bass (finger)"
}
\bassGuitar
>>
}

\score {
\musicaTota
\layout {
\context {
\Score \RemoveEmptyStaves
}
}
}

%generate correct midi
\score {
\unfoldRepeats { \musicaTota }
\midi { }
}

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Other Topics and the Prerelease / Longing of the Wind score
« on: October 13, 2020, 01:01:29 am »
I transcribed Longing of the Wind from Chrono Trigger, and coded it with LilyPond. I'm pleased with how it turned out, however, I'd like feedback on it, if you all have the time. I noticed that there are no scores hosted on this website, and I think scores could be useful to musicians who are fooling around with the music. Anyone can do this, however, it does take time!

The forum software is not letting me upload the LilyPond code, so here it is, for those interested:

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\version "2.20.0"

\paper {
#(set-paper-size "letter")
top-margin = 2\cm
left-margin = 2\cm
right-margin = 2\cm
ragged-right = ##t
tagline = ##f
}

\header {
title = "Longing of the Wind"
composer = "Yasunori Mitsuda"
arranger = "trans. Ryan Hoopes"
}

pizzStringsOne = \relative d' {
% set up bar numbers
\override Score.BarNumber.break-visibility = ##(#f #t #t)
\set Score.barNumberVisibility = #(modulo-bar-number-visible 4 1)
\time 4/4
\clef "treble^8"
\key d \minor
\partial 2 d''4^"melody has pizz. strings + flute patch" e |
f8 e c a d4 r8 d | c a f g a4 <g d> | e8 f a c <e c g>4 f | <c g f> r2 e4 |
f8 e c a d4 r8 d | c a f g a4 <g d> | e8 f a c <e c g> d <c a> d |
<d a g>4 r2. | \repeat unfold 23 { r1 } | \partial 2 r2
}

pizzStringsTwo = \relative d' {
\time 4/4
\clef mezzosoprano
\key d \minor
\partial 2 r2 | d8 a' e'4 bes,8 f' c'4 | a,8 e' c c' f,, f' e, e' |
d, a' e'4 g,8 d'4 g8 | c, g' d' f <e c>4 r | d,8 a' e'4 bes,8 f' c'4 |
a,8 e' c c' f,, f' e, e' | d, a' e'4 g,8 g' a, a' | d, a' e' g <a fis d>4 r |
\repeat unfold 23 { r1 } | \partial 2 r2
}

doubleBass = \relative d' {
\time 4/4
\clef "bass_8"
\key d \minor
\partial 2 r2 | d,,4 r8 d bes4 r8 bes | a4 c f e | d r8 d g,4 r8 g |
c4 r8 g c2 | d4 r8 d bes4 r8 bes | a4 c f e | d r8 d g,4 a | d2 r |
\repeat unfold 23 { r1 } | \partial 2 r2
}

arcoStringsOne = \relative d' {
\time 4/4
\clef "treble^8"
\key d \minor
\partial 2 s2 | \repeat unfold 7 { b''1\rest } | b2\rest d4^"legato" e |
f8 e c a d4. d8 | c a f g a4 g | e8 f a c e4 f | c2. e4 | f8 e c a d4. d8 |
c a f g a4 g | e8 f a c e d c d | d2.. a'8 | a2 g4 f | e2 f4 g | e2. c4 |
a2. c4 | bes2 c4 d | e2 f4 g | e1 | c | a'2 g4 f | e2 f4 g | a2 g4 f |
e d e f | a2 g4 f | e d cis d | e1~ | \partial 2 e2 \bar ":|."
}

arcoStringsTwo = \relative d' {
\time 4/4
\clef "treble^8"
\key d \minor
\partial 2 cis''2^"on loop"\repeatTie | \repeat unfold 8 { s1 } | f,1 |
e4 d c cis | c1 | f2 e | f1 | e4 d c cis | c1 | g'2 fis | f' e4 d | c2 d4 e |
c2. a4 | f e f a | g2 a4 bes | c2 d4 e | c a g a | es f g8 a bes c | f2 e4 d |
c2 d4 e | f2 e4 d | a2~ a8 g a c | a1 | b1~ | b1 | \partial 2 cis2~ |
% draw the tie
\override Score.BarNumber.break-visibility = ##(#f #f #f)
\hideNotes \stopStaff cis4
}

arcoStringsThree =\relative d' {
\time 4/4
\clef treble
\key d \minor
\partial 2 cis'2\repeatTie | \repeat unfold 8 { r1 } | c2 d | g,4 bes a2~ |
a1 | g1 | c2 d | g,4 bes a2~ | a1 | a1 | d8^"non legato" d r d d d r d |
c c r c c c r c | c c r c c c r c | a a r a a a r a |
bes bes r bes bes bes r bes | g g r g g g r g | a a r a a a r a |
a a r a a a r a | d d r d d d r d | c c r c c c r c |
\repeat unfold 5 { d d r d d d r d } | \partial 2 cis2~ |
% draw the tie
\stopStaff \hideNotes cis4
}

arcoStringsFour = \relative d' {
\time 4/4
\clef alto
\key d \minor
\partial 2 a2\repeatTie | \repeat unfold 8 { r1 } | d2 bes | a4 c f e |
d2 g, | c1 | d2 bes | a4 c f e | d2 g,4 a | d1 |
bes8^"non legato" bes r bes bes bes r bes | bes bes r bes bes bes r bes |
a a r a a a r a | d d r d d d r d | g, g r g g g r g | c c r c c c r c |
f, f r f f f r f | f f r f f f r f |
\repeat unfold 2 { bes bes r bes bes bes r bes } | b b r b b b r b |
b b r b b b r b | g g r g g g r g | gis gis r gis gis gis r gis |
a a r a a a r a | \partial 2 a2~ |
% draw the tie
\stopStaff \hideNotes a4
}

perc = \drummode {
\time 4/4
\override Score.MetronomeMark.padding = #4
\tempo 4 = 84
\partial 2 r2 |
r4 tamb^\markup { \small \halign #-0.75 tambourine } r wbh^\markup { \small "wood block" } |
\repeat unfold 6 { r tamb r wbh } | r tamb r2 | \repeat unfold 8 { r1 } |
r4 wbh^"wood blk." r2 | \repeat unfold 14 { r4 wbh r2 } | \partial 2 r4 wbh
}

cymbal = \drummode {
\time 4/4
% set dynamics above staff
\dynamicUp
\partial 2 r2 | \repeat unfold 7 { r1 } | << { s4\< s2\> s4\! } { cymc1 } >> |
\repeat unfold 23 { r1 } | \partial 2 r2
}

\score {
<<
\new ChoirStaff <<
\new Staff \with {
instrumentName = \markup {
\column { pizz. "strings 1" } }
shortInstrumentName = \markup {
\column { pizz. "str. 1" } }
} \pizzStringsOne
\new Staff \with {
instrumentName = \markup {
\column { pizz. "strings 2" } }
shortInstrumentName = \markup {
\column { pizz. "str. 2" } }
} \pizzStringsTwo
>>
\new StaffGroup \with {
instrumentName = \markup {
\column { arco strings } }
shortInstrumentName = \markup {
\column { arco str. } }
}
<<
\new Staff <<
\arcoStringsOne
\\
\arcoStringsTwo
>>
\new Staff \arcoStringsThree
\new Staff \arcoStringsFour
>>
\new Staff \with {
instrumentName = \markup {
\column { pizz. double bass } }
shortInstrumentName = \markup {
\column { dbl. bass } }
} \doubleBass
\new DrumStaff \with {
instrumentName = "percussion"
shortInstrumentName = "perc."
} \perc
\new DrumStaff \with {
instrumentName = \markup {
\column { crash cymbal } }
shortInstrumentName = "cymb."
} \cymbal
>>
\layout {
\context {
\Score
\RemoveEmptyStaves
}
}
\midi { }
}

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Wow, that document's huge! Thanks for posting! Mathew Valente's video is fuzzy, but I guess my query has been solved.

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Other Topics and the Prerelease / Re: Longing of the Wind instumentation
« on: September 28, 2020, 12:39:03 am »
My sense of Mitsuda's work is that he prefers real instruments, rather than electronic ones. Of course, he uses electronic instruments, but he bases them on real ones. So I'm mostly comfortable calling the upper voices a piano. I did consider pizzicato violin & viola, but that sound decays rapidly, whereas I'm hearing a struck string sound. (The Triforce Quartet recorded the tune on Ultima Phantasia, for comparison).

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Other Topics and the Prerelease / Longing of the Wind instumentation
« on: September 25, 2020, 10:09:59 pm »
Hello, forum members. In the first sixteen bars of Longing of the Wind from Chrono Trigger (1995), what are the instruments used? I'm certain of a double bass in the bass line, but what of the strange upper voices? Is it a sampled instrument? There's a percussive component at the attack.

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