Version 6.7: “Ode to Beethoven”

Though the title of this version is about Beethoven, there were no songs added by him on this one. It’s called this because I recently discovered that the 74-minute CD was (allegedly) made that length because the execs at Sony were obsessed with Beethoven’s 9th symphony.

Consequently, I have had to rearrange several large sections, add several songs, and (unfortunately) delete a couple. The good thing is that the song has a distinctive halfway point (which has been there for a long time) but this time it’s actually at the halfway point. If you listen carefully at 37 minutes, you’ll hear the moment when it happens. It was something I’ve been planning for a looong time, but only now is it starting to come together. Of course, there are a lot of wrinkles to iron out, so I’ve got a lot of work to do before I’m happy releasing it.

Added “Heeding the Call” by Bear McCreary from Battlestar Galactica. If you’ve been keeping up with the show (don’t worry, I’m not giving spoilers), this is the music from the last few minutes of the third season. You know, the moment where four main characters suddenly walk into the same room…? Yeah, I’ve gotta add that moment to Symphoniacal.

Also, I added a track from the show “Heroes,” though it may be a while before I’m happy with it. The problem is that there hasn’t been an actual soundtrack released, so we can just gather moments extracted from the show while it’s playing. Don’t worry, I’ll get my hands on something…

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