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On 6/11/2018 at 3:00 PM, Loert said:

Recently I had the wonderful opportunity of having my two piano arrangement of "Welcome to Jurassic Park" played and recorded by two outstanding pianists, Joshua Tamayo and Victor Cheng (who also recorded my arrangement of The Jedi Steps & Finale).

 

 

Hope you guys enjoy it!

 

Nice! Are your arrangements available for purchase?

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4 hours ago, Jurassic Shark said:

They apparently share history with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra...

 

Are the ellipses supposed to be provocative or something? The difference between these performances and the Prague's are night and day. 

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Oh, man, four-hand arrangements of film scores are just the bomb.  I've been a superfan of the Cheng/Lau Harry Potter medley for years, but I just stumbled on this playlist today.  What a shame they didn't keep going!  I'm glad Cheng and Tamayo have posted a few more, but I could listen to these all day and watch them all night!

 

 

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On 6/11/2018 at 3:00 PM, Loert said:

Recently I had the wonderful opportunity of having my two piano arrangement of "Welcome to Jurassic Park" played and recorded by two outstanding pianists, Joshua Tamayo and Victor Cheng (who also recorded my arrangement of The Jedi Steps & Finale).

 

 

Hope you guys enjoy it!

 

That's not Welcome to Jurassic Park, though, but the shorter Jurassic Park Suite. Otherwise excellent work, Tomak! :)

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On 9/18/2019 at 8:42 AM, Jurassic Shark said:

 

That's not Welcome to Jurassic Park, though, but the shorter Jurassic Park Suite. Otherwise excellent work, Tomak! :)

 

Actually, I did arrange "Welcome to Jurassic Park" originally but I also included an alternate ending, which is the ending they went with in the video. And thanks :)!

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1 hour ago, Loert said:

 

Actually, I did arrange "Welcome to Jurassic Park" originally but I also included an alternate ending, which is the ending they went with in the video. And thanks :)!

 

True, shortly after posting I realized it's a combination of the two. :) I just prefer the longer transition from the JP theme to the heroic trumpet theme that's found in Welcome to Jurassic Park. 

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6 hours ago, Loert said:

Here's my piano arrangement of the glorious track "The Rise of Skywalker":

 

 

I tried to respect the various orchestral subtleties, though listening back to it now I think I may have over-egged it in places!

 

This is outstanding! I think you captured the soul of the piece.

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Hello there everyone!

Recently, I’ve been experimenting with mock-ups and I thought this forum/topic would be the most appropriate place to share some of them.

  • Rey's theme:

This is probably the most complex piece I’ve tried to recreate, and probably the one to interest you the most, feel free to ask questions about anything. I’m a bit anxious about sharing as I’m just a socially anxious person in general and although there was a time I used to post here, in the past few years I did a Luke and went away, had to deal with a lot of family issues and such, I’m still not likely to be too active, but this is something I worked on to better myself and if even one other person likes it or gets inspired by it I will be happy, even if it's far from perfect.

 

And let me share 2 smaller, more "quick-fire" mock-ups from the end credits suite of The Force Awakens:

  • The Rey-Force theme connection:

 

  • Kylo's thematic material (this is probably the least accurate to my overly critical ears):

 

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One of John Williams' great contributions to world culture is bringing live orchestral music back to movies. It was in danger of being replaced by electronics.
The music is inspired and well-crafted so it works on almost any instrument ensemble. Loert shows that so well, I hope the sheet music is available some day :)

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