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    first work with GPO

    Hi guys,

    Here is my first work with GPO (with SONAR).
    Maybe some of you will find it not very nive, I may have made a lot of mistakes, but I'm still learning !

    http://www.alexandrecarlin.com/oceans.mp3

    This piece is a special brass ensemble for low level musicians. It uses strange french instruments with no valves at all !!! You can imagine that writing for that orchestra was not so easy because you can't use all the notes. (Only the tuba can play a C, for example).
    I won the first prize in a writing contest this year with it.

    Thanks for your help telling me the mistakes I made with GPO.

    Alex
    Windows XP. P4.
    Full GPO and CoMB.
    Finale 2008 and Sonar 7 PE.

    Mostly writing music for concert Band.
    Publishing his own work.
    http://www.alexandrecarlin.com/catalog

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    Cool, kind of wet and wild! Interesting. Nice work.
    Styxx

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    Re: first work with GPO

    Hi Irish28,

    I like this piece. It's nice to hear the GPO brass featured separately now and then. Only a few comments for improvement: there is a slight distortion on and off around 1:15 that lasts for only a couple of bars. Some of the cymbal rolls seem a bit over the top, e.g., 1:42, but maybe that's what you wanted. Also, try leaving some "breathing space" for the brass. The continuously sustained chords sound neat, but real players generally won't be able to do that without passing out.

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    Re: first work with GPO

    another file, second one with GPO, nearly same style as the other.
    It was also written for a contest.

    http://www.alexandrecarlin.com/galactix.mp3

    thanks for your comments.

    Alex
    Windows XP. P4.
    Full GPO and CoMB.
    Finale 2008 and Sonar 7 PE.

    Mostly writing music for concert Band.
    Publishing his own work.
    http://www.alexandrecarlin.com/catalog

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    Re: first work with GPO

    Nice, particularly given the restrictions. For a piece for low level musicians playing brass instruments without valves you've managed to keep it interesting.
    Trent P. McDonald

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