So, I've completed the first half of my "Stone King" project. Let me know what you think (critiques most definitely welcome). I've been using Finale 2003a for the writing as well as playback (and it's weird: the snare tends to not have as crisp of a playback as the other instruments--lots of lagging).
You can download The Stone King here in WMA format (I use WMA because the file size is smaller than MP3).
I can also provide a link to the written score if any of you'd like to look at it.