after working on Kodaly's Dances of Galanta, I got some more appetite for Hungarian music. So I took out the MIDI file (actually this is the Cakewalk file) for the rendition of Bela Bartok's Rhapsody #1, which I had created in 2001, and began re-working it for the Garritan Personal Orchestra.
Since there is no Cimbalom in GPO, I did use the Sonar Cakewalk TTS-1 General MIDI soft synth and used the "Santur" instrument instead.
I did rework the timings slightly, but mostly left intact the notes. When I had recorded this piece in 2001, it was mostly done in "live play". Therefore, there is almost no quantization. Some of the playing may need to be re-recorded, as I feel that not everything is right up to the standards which I have now, but I am too lazy to change that now.
So here it is, the first part of Bela Bartok's Rhapsody #1, composed in 1928:
I hope you enjoy this music, and I am looking forward to your feedback and criticism!