Ron O'Dell (keeper1st) wrote,
Ron O'Dell
keeper1st

ooh I forgot one...

I went to town on this one -- most of the instruments are part of the extended instrument set. This will still sound OK on a General MIDI device, but on the XG (and presumably on any GS-compatible wavetable), it really comes alive. I'm using three different pipe organ sounds, for the two manuals and the pedals; two different versions of slow-strings (neither of which is the default bank), for the melody and countermelody; and a slow-attack violin for the solo.

I've long believed this to be the most beautiful piece of music ever composed.

http://www.california.com/~keeper/albiadg2.mid

It's by Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni. You've no doubt heard it used in various places before.

Like the Kiki's Delivery Service file, I did not make this MIDI file, but modified its instrument registration (well, for Kiki I also corrected the tempo) to support instrument sounds beyond the antiquated General MIDI standard.
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