Here's a little something I did. It is mainly a bit of an exercise, it is not inspired by anything in particular nor has any artistic claims... it is sort of an "improvised notation".
It is scored in "Score Writer". I bought this as a cheap way to have a permanent demo of Overture (it is its "small brother"), as I am still searching for a notation program that really suits me. I demoed Finale, Sibelius and other smaller products... at the moment it is between Overture and Notion (that doesn't have a demo but sounds promising). I actually like Score Writer/Overture a lot (tastes are strictly personal), but I noticed a few quirks in the playback that bug me pretty much. If only Sonar's notation would be a little more powerful... it is very annoying to notate in a program and switch to Sonar to render... one basically has to do it all over again.
No title, we were saying. I was tempted to name it "Dawn" as I rendered it the last night, under a massive attack of insomnia, and finished it by dawn. This also might entitle me to borrow Rodney's nickname... only in my case it would be "renderingatnight"
"NOTITLE" is scored for winds quartet, horns, harp, the usual 5 strings sections plus solo violin and cello. Everything runs in a single instance of Aria outputting to 5 buses with dedicated instances of convolution reverb. Not everything is GPO, though. Section strings are the dimension pro strings re-patched in Aria and the solo strings are Gpo's (violin 1 and cello 1), but reprogrammed with the same code used in those sections, that basically modifies the level of eq-ing that cc1 applies, so the sound is more "open", controls expression by both velocity and cc1 (this suits me better) and I get cc controls for samples' offset and attack curve that I use all the time.
Well, that's all. Suggestions highly welcome. I am such a beginner composition-wise... so feel free to fire at will!