No return celebration is complete without my next Mega Man Orchestra: Spark Mandrill !!!! Comes out this week, and it feels good to get back into the swing of things - everything is improved so now I’m not only faster but I’m also better now.
Every note in this orchestra arrangement screams happiness. You can just feel it. You know I’m back, you know Mega Man is about to kick some ass, and you know the cover art screams “dsakfjhsadjkf!”.
I’ve been thinking a lot. I’ve been thinking about stories, faces, and eyes. Those 3 things have been the difference of whether I really connect with something anymore. Stories give me a theme to follow - something to hold onto and think about. Faces give me an identity - something (or someone) I can see myself as. And eyes give me an emotion - a feeling I can center everything around and communicate through.
I really wanted to capture those 3 things with this next piece. I wanted it to be thematic, relevant, and hit you right in the feels. For the video I’m going to use my eyes a lot because I want the music notes to “speak” to you somehow. This video will not be a dance but instead use my face because I want to try a new idea with the story-telling aspect - speaking through the eyes.
As you listen you’ll hear improvements in my trumpet and brass writing, and you’ll hear the quick percussive drum fills perfectly closing after the big brass phrases. Over the years as much as I’ve loved to pair the flutes with the basses I’ve also always loved the combination of snare drums and brass. To me, it just sounds so aggressive to create a march-like emotion that leaves the listener on edge.
And what an edge it is. The solo is joyous and crushing. It’s one of favorites, right up there with my Final Fantasy or Wooden Toaster arrangements. The violins perfectly punctuate the fast melody while the basses answer their calls. And the clarinets and oboes bring it all to a close as the two instruments dance alone… together.
Can the hero in blue save the world from the wrath of Spark Mandrill? We’ll all find out soon enough.

No return celebration is complete without my next Mega Man Orchestra: Spark Mandrill !!!! Comes out this week, and it feels good to get back into the swing of things - everything is improved so now I’m not only faster but I’m also better now.

Every note in this orchestra arrangement screams happiness. You can just feel it. You know I’m back, you know Mega Man is about to kick some ass, and you know the cover art screams “dsakfjhsadjkf!”.

I’ve been thinking a lot. I’ve been thinking about stories, faces, and eyes. Those 3 things have been the difference of whether I really connect with something anymore. Stories give me a theme to follow - something to hold onto and think about. Faces give me an identity - something (or someone) I can see myself as. And eyes give me an emotion - a feeling I can center everything around and communicate through.

I really wanted to capture those 3 things with this next piece. I wanted it to be thematic, relevant, and hit you right in the feels. For the video I’m going to use my eyes a lot because I want the music notes to “speak” to you somehow. This video will not be a dance but instead use my face because I want to try a new idea with the story-telling aspect - speaking through the eyes.

As you listen you’ll hear improvements in my trumpet and brass writing, and you’ll hear the quick percussive drum fills perfectly closing after the big brass phrases. Over the years as much as I’ve loved to pair the flutes with the basses I’ve also always loved the combination of snare drums and brass. To me, it just sounds so aggressive to create a march-like emotion that leaves the listener on edge.

And what an edge it is. The solo is joyous and crushing. It’s one of favorites, right up there with my Final Fantasy or Wooden Toaster arrangements. The violins perfectly punctuate the fast melody while the basses answer their calls. And the clarinets and oboes bring it all to a close as the two instruments dance alone… together.

Can the hero in blue save the world from the wrath of Spark Mandrill? We’ll all find out soon enough.

Coming soon once this recording is figured out.

ArtistWalt Ribeiro
TitleFrozen 'Let It Go'
AlbumWalt Ribeiro

Here’s “Down With The Sickness” For Orchestra before my computer crashed. It’s my best piece but I’m getting upset that my computer can’t keep up and I don’t know how much longer I can wait :(

ArtistWalt Ribeiro
TitleDisturbed 'Down With The Sickness'
AlbumWalt Ribeiro

Attack On Titan ‘Guren no Yumiya’
String Quartet and Percussion by Walt Ribeiro

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ForOrchestra T-Shirt Holiday Sale

The ForOrchestra T-Shirt store is all in stock and available to arrive by the holidays.

Since I give away my music, T-Shirt purchases (and music downloads) support my work as I hope to keep doing this for you. Thanks!

my next arrangement is going to be a stomp. i hope you like heavy percussion. #hatsunemiku #worldismine #fororchestra #comingsoon #stomp

my next arrangement is going to be a stomp. i hope you like heavy percussion. #hatsunemiku #worldismine #fororchestra #comingsoon #stomp

Change my Tumblr name from @ForOrchestra to @WaltRibeiro?

On more than one occasion people have been unable to find me, and now that I’m starting to branch out onto other things (other than ONLY orchestra music) I’m considering this very strongly.

My concern is that it breaks my brand (my Youtube, Twitter, etc. are @ForOrchestra ).

For example, Tumblr people tell me “I didn’t realize it was your music across my dashboard. I’d have known if I saw @WaltRibeiro instead of @ForOrchestra though”.

So, the @ForOrchestra alias was started because my music lessons from 2006-2010 were made under my @WaltRibeiro alias. Separating them was the right decision, but I knew I’d face this concern in the future if my orchestra ever grew, which it has.

In a perfect world I would:
1.) make @WaltRibeiro my main orchestra/music site
2.) retire @ForOrchestra
3.) move my music lessons to @WaltRibeiroLessons or something

Thoughts?

ForOrchestra T-Shirts are live! Unisex with $11 intro price. You’ll be the most fashionable Symphomaniac in the world.

May The Fourth Be With YouBeethoven SelfieBack To The CodaFor Orchestra LogoYou + Me = Us Forever 

The direct URL is http://fororchestra/store

I hope you all love them. Let me know any suggested shirt colors, problems, etc :)

ForOrchestra T-Shirts are live! Unisex with $11 intro price. You’ll be the most fashionable Symphomaniac in the world.

May The Fourth Be With You
Beethoven Selfie
Back To The Coda
For Orchestra Logo
You + Me = Us Forever

The direct URL is http://fororchestra/store

I hope you all love them. Let me know any suggested shirt colors, problems, etc :)

T-Shirts are in stock (online store goes live tomorrow!). Music books and more music coming up. SOOOO happy. We’re changing the world!

T-Shirts are in stock (online store goes live tomorrow!). Music books and more music coming up. SOOOO happy. We’re changing the world!

Here’s my first of six T-Shirt designs coming out!

So I know how many to make, who is interested? Also this will support me so I can keep writing music for you.

Here’s my first of six T-Shirt designs coming out!

So I know how many to make, who is interested? Also this will support me so I can keep writing music for you.