Tchaikovsky’s Theme and Variations from Suite No.3 for full orchestra is one of the composer’s finest works in my opinion. Every kind of variation technique and orchestration are explored, and the gentle opening theme built up bit by bit into a scintillating finale.
I'm sitting here listening to this and enjoying the heck out of it. I'm wondering how you go about creating this. I think I remember you use SONAR, but do you use a notation program to enter/render the midi. The expression/dynamics are fantastic and I know that SONAR's staff view is pathetic in this regard...I know because I use it for almost all of my work (except the fiddle part on Larry A's duelin' banjos).
I would never use Sonar's staff view to enter anything primarily. I enter everything from MIDI keyboard, trying for good velocity as I go along; then I go back a second time to work the mod wheel. Pedal I do live maybe, more likely this is when I use the staff view: to enter pedal marks for legato. Why all this and not three in one as recommended? Because I'm an old man and can no longer do three things at once.
Well, I'm listening again...Is that a timpani roll I hear toward the end? I'm probably nit-pickin' here, but what I'm hearing sounds a bit unnaturally staccato. I've had a lot of trouble with this myself and was unable to get a natural-sounding roll, even when alternating the "hands". Has anyone figured this out? I'm talking hear about extended rolls, not brief flourishes.