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EveryDayDashie – The My Little Pony Symphony | Orchestral

EveryDayDashie heralds the 40th anniversary of My Little Pony with this glorious orchestral piece! The artist makes frequent references to the show’s theme while splitting the song into different sections and varying the arrangement in each one in wonderful ways. The track opens with Overture, which has a classic, cinematic feel; the arrangement then takes on a more acoustic angle before becoming more brass-driven in Beginning of Friendship. A small piano interlude gives way to a marching drum section which ramps up into a full band arrangement in Marching Into Ponyville. Another piano guides the listener into a sparkling field of joyous instruments and urges them to Smile. Friendship Feud carries a delightful tension and intensity featuring some awesome electric guitar. A True True Friend is a blissful return to harmonious friendship, and the Finale is the sweet icing on this musical cake. Taken as a whole, it’s a wonderfully constructed tribute to the show that delights at every turn. Take a bow, EveryDayDashie!

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Wooshy – Fit Right In (Cover) | Orchestral / Electro Swing

Okay, this is cool. Wooshy (better known for making slick PMVs) has taken this great song and made it sound like it’s playing out of the orchestra pit at a Broadway adaptation of the film (please, oh please make this a reality). The video plays through the original song followed by the adaptation as it runs through the sheet music score, and it’s a great way to see how Wooshy constructed their version. The energy from this arrangement is so uplifting, and it’s great to hear all the supporting percussive instruments add their depth and nuance to this piece. Kudos to the artist–I am super thankful  that they decided to follow their muse on this journey!

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Thunder Dash – Together In Unity | Piano Solo

In a beautiful call for a unified, loving Equestria and Earth, Thunder Dash, one of the fandom’s absolute champions of positivity, has composed this wonderful piano piece. It’s a touching tribute to the spirit of G5 and the MLP values, and I got some nice Bill Withers vibes while listening, recalling for me another great song about love and solidarity. This song is definitely its own thing, though, and Thunder Dash’s piano work has some really nice melodic progressions that seem to acknowledge the complexities of the world and the difficulty of unifying it even if it would create an obviously better world. In the end, the beautiful hope and heart of this song shines through, urging the listener to work towards a better future no matter the difficulties.

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RedSpark – Phoenix Rising | Epic Orchestral

Phoenixes are unquestionably some of the most dazzling mythical beings portrayed in the MLP universe, and RedSpark’s “Phoenix Rising” pays homage to these compelling creatures with inspired musical story telling.  The piece is initially subdued, not immediately throwing the listener into an epic battle, but rather, creating a slow crescendo with strings, horns, and powerful drums that slowly build to epic heights.  Later on, the climactic moment drops to a steady pace complimented by faint vocals in the background.  Towards the end of the piece, the instruments recede to feature only the vocals in the forefront.  However, the powerful drumbeats and the horns soon return to achieve a final epic triumph. Though, overall, the piece is somewhat subdued in nature, strong emotional overtones resonate through every instrument, creating a truly inspiring vibe throughout the track from start to finish. Enjoy this first track from RedSpark’s upcoming new album; it’s a tasty intro of the good things to come!

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Songbird Choir – Legacy | Orchestral

With Generation 5’s release of “Legacy” right on our doorstep, many of us in this community find ourselves looking back at countless fond memories of G4, the unforgettable legacy it has left behind, and the friendships that will never end! Such is the inspiration behind Songbird Choir’s emotional tribute to the G4 fandom. Both uplifting and melancholic chords comprise this piece with powerful strings and drums flowing throughout, complimented by gentle piano sections. The track’s alternating happy and sad chords highlight the good memories of the show along with the solemnity of saying goodbye to many beloved characters and compelling stories that have captured our imaginations for many years.  Songbird Choir has even created a nostalgic PMV to go along with their commemorative piece. Experience a nostalgic trip down memory lane as “Legacy” immerses you in heartwarming memories of the “magic” that friendship can bring. 

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Skyshard – The Pursuit of Magic | Hybrid Orchestral

Skyshard really knows how to craft beautiful music, and this track is no exception! The heart and inspiration from the movie really come through here, and the lovely progressions create a wonderful journey that fits the film’s top tier aesthetics. It all feels as welcoming as a Maretime Bay breeze, so tune in and drift along with this song’s beautiful passion!

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Ocean Melody – Set Sail | Orchestral

Are you HYPE for G5 yet?! With the movie nearly upon us, this fantastic tune from Ocean Melody will definitely help you get there! The song opens with a gentle melody courtesy of strings and horns and goes through a lovely progression, adding bells and delicate percussion. There’s a nice passage where the arrangement mostly subsides to make way for some light drums, and it’s easy to imagine trotting through a sunny landscape, especially when the drums are combined with some light keys. The optimism and joy of this song is infectious and inspiring, so please give it a listen and get uplifted!

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[PF] Skyshard – Onto Another Call of Destiny | Orchestral

Well, have I mentioned that Skyshard does amazing orchestral pieces? If not, let me do so now! “Onto Another Call of Destiny” is a wonderful piece dedicated to G5, and it’s full of the most beautiful strings, stunning drums, and so much more! I don’t make it a secret that I enjoy me some good orchestral music, but this blows everything else out of the water. No matter what you think of orchestral music, you will enjoy this!
Thanks once again to theCANderson for proofreading!