This is the last thing I'll post for a while as I can see a few of my threads floating about. I think the earlier I post this the better.
Similar to when I posted by WIP of Beyond the Stars which garnered great feedback, I'm working on another John Williams style piece.
I'm still working on minor aspects of the melody and structure for the little I've done so far, but the orchestration has been getting a lot of attention here. I've been listening to a lot of JW tracks for reference points on the orchestration. This is MIDI output, not audio. When I finish the piece some balancing and mastering will be done as normal.
Usual suspects when I do a big orchestration are
Cinematic Strings 2
East West (percussion)
Garritan AS (Piano - pulled this out of retirement as it's light and fluffy - plays along well with the orchestra) It's in there as texture, usually doubling the harp. For the last 4 bars the piano is playing a tremolo all the way through those bars)