This is the organ piece "Arioso" squozed into a GPO orchestra. arioso.mp3
And this is a quick and dirty GPO organ rendition just for comparison: ariosoorgan.mp3 .
The sheet music said it was written by Handel, but apparently its not. Maybe Harry Handel. Anyway, its played some in our church and I think occasionally at weddings. I really liked it and was about to make it my sonic 'raison d'être' till I found it wasn't authentic Handel.
I took a few liberties with it--At this stage with GPO, I'm trying to wean myself from the GPO woodwinds, and did my first real ensemble strings. I find myself reaching for the piccolo trumpets instead of getting the right sound out of the GPO trumpets. Also, I used the Sir reverb. Too much? Too little?
Any comments, good or bad, are welcome! Thanks for listening.
If you like the piece, don't let the composer's name influence your decision to perform it. It is very lovely. If we only played the music by well-known composers, think how much great music we might miss. George or Harry, who cares. Go for it. By the way, what you have done is lovely.