Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you my Spring Break project: my own version of “I Just Want You,” arranged for full orchestra.
I’ve been writing and arranging music for as long as I can remember (pretty sure I composed my first song when I was 7). It’s more of a hobby than anything– I did arrange several pieces for the students to play when I was a teacher, but other than that, I’ve never had any of my works published or performed– I just keep them to myself.
A couple of things to keep in mind when you listen to this:
1) I do not own this song (obviously), and this is not my attempt at replicating it exactly; rather, I took the familiar theme and added to it, using extra voices, melodic lines, and instruments. So no, it’s not going to sound exactly like the original.
2) Every sound you hear is a computer-synthesized sound. These are not real instruments playing. So if something sounds a tiny bit funny, it’s probably due to the computer-synthesized instruments.
Thanks to fan1bsb97 for listening through part of it for me and giving feedback, and to securemyinsecurities for help with extracting the file and converting it to a format that would work with Tumblr audio.
If you want more details on how I composed this and pictures of the score, read under the cut. If you don’t care about that stuff, just listen. :)