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This has been in the works for at least 4 months now. The piece originally started out as a segment of the next symphony, but I gradually realized that it didn’t fit the concept material I was working with and I eventually started working on it out of context, and it became this.

This is what is classically called a “symphonic poem“/”tone poem”. 9 minutes long, one single movement, based around the conceptual characters from a game I’ve been playing lately called “Dishonored”. The idea here is two contrasting themes, one for the Princess of the story and one for an Assassin named Corvo, presented and interwoven. There is no set “story” in this, per say, just a feeling/mood/idea that is to be evoked. It’s more music for music’s sake, but there is some background to it.


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