As you might expect from the title, this is a melancholic orchestral piece that starts with a sad piano motif, accompanied by some lovely atmospheric string pads. The progression remains consistent, and slowly builds in tension, yet the transitions remain subtle, like a train of thought. Inspired by AshleyH’s “Remembrance” series, its a mournful piece for Princess Cadance having lost a loved one.
Written as a lullaby from Celestia to Luna, we have an appropriately soothing, and loving piano improv from Ataraxia. We don’t get enough of these in the fandom, and Ataraxia is no stranger to them! The video description does a great job of setting the scene, give it a listen!
Those familiar with Friendship Symphonies have already heard CainbowRrash and A Symphony of Two, but this piece was the beginning of their collaboration, and a great end to the P@D Amity album. It begins with a tranquil wind section that slowly progresses as more instruments and harmonies are added, and finally resolves into my favorite section when the sax, and a lovely trumpet solo are introduced. You can actually see them recording this in the video! It’s an exploratory piece open to interpretation and doesn’t linger on one idea for too long. I definitely recommend checking it out!