Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wuthering Heights

Classical music. At first, I would say I extremely dislike it. But in all honesty, Beethoven is pretty cool. And classical music beats the modern "artsy" music that composers write nowadays. So,  I guess I don't mind classical music. But, I do have a confession: most of it makes me fall asleep.
Classical music is completely different from the stuff I usual compose. When I composed this, I didn't have too much trouble, but I realized that it wasn't necessarily classical, in a sense. But at the same time, it's not not classical. So hopefully it will pass for the classical genre.
I call it Wuthering Heights (book inspired).

Wuthering Heights by Jon M.

I hope you like it, and if you have a minute, please let me know what you think. I'd like some feedback on this piece.

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco


  1. Very cool! I love the effect of the crescendo & decrescendo; it adds to the body of the song. The piano is also a really nice addition. I could almost see it going for a bit longer...maybe adding in another expression or a second kind of tune before returning to the melody. However, I do think it's great just the way it is :)

    Noticing the name "Wuthering Heights" --> is this just something that came to mind or did you have that particular novel in mind when you wrote this?


  2. This might be my favorite of all yours so far.

    *agrees with everything Squeaks said*

  3. Actually, a few parts sound a lot like the soundtrack from Amazing Grace, while a few other parts sound like the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and the last piano part sounds classical.

  4. *nods in agreement with Hannah and Squeaks*

    Jon, I am officially floored by you. This just may your very best so far. I haven't even read Wuthering Heights and I could see it in my head. This was beautiful, engaging, not overwhelming OR bland. In short, just about as close to perfect as human can get. Well done.

  5. ps Classical music makes you smarter. Not kidding. Listening to it actually exercises your brain cells and, I'm not sure how to phrase it, but "grows" your brain. Which is why playing music also heightens intelligence, because you're seeing, feeling, and hearing one thing all together and it uses your brain. ;) too funny.

    So thank you for making me smarter XD XD XD

  6. This is really cool! I agree with you, that it's both not, and not not classical. But still awesome :D I like the varied uses of violin, and the clear piano sounded amazing :D

  7. It's classical with a special flair - your own.
    I've listened to it twice already, and I can't help but picture one of my novels I'm writing, a steampunk/fantasy set in London. I think I'll go write now... :D

  8. Very nice! I personally love classicl and thus I love this piece!!!!!!! Bravo!

  9. Confession. I think I have listened to this about 30 times and I haven't bad of me but *ahem* back to the point.

    I love the violins in this piece, and the tenderness of the piano at the end is so beautiful. The energy and the depth it has is so beautiful and yet it has this gentle, peaceful feeling all at the same time. It's perfectly beautiful. Wow.

    *listens for the 32nd time*

    It is just sooooo beautiful.