The Human Playback feature in Finale 2005 is quite remarkable. Scoring in a notation program can be very mechanical and often lacks the feeling, phrasing and nuance of music that is performed. But Human Playback takes notation and imparts a human dimension to it. With Finale version 2005, Human Playback is now GPO compatible.
HP harp features are largely unknown but are unique. I was impressed with what the Human Playback can do with notated harp parts. Below are some examples:
Here is the Intro to Waltz of the Flowers:
And a part of a Bartok and Debussy peice.
What you have heard has been notated in Finale where the notes were drawn in with a mouse -this was not played in with a keyboard.
Here is the Finale score of the Bartok:
Here is the Finale 2005 File of Waltz of the Flowers if you have Finale 2005 and want to try it.
Robert Piéchaud has also written a tutorial for Using GPO and Human Playback.
Thanks to Robert Piéchaud, the developer/programmer of Human Playback, for providing these files and for developing such an amzing program.