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    First GPO piece completed - written to a brief!!

    Hi all,

    I have no delusions that I am anywhere near as talented as some of the people on this board, but here is my first completed GPO composition.

    http://www.hitworks.co.uk/music/Italian%20Chef.mp3

    It was written to the brief that it be remeniscent of Ennio Morricone's Cinema Paradiso soundtrack, though be more up-tempo. I hope I have achieved this!

    All the strings (and the harp) are from GPO, the piano is the Galaxy Steinway 5.1 and the guitar is my Takemine nylon string mic'd with a Cad M9 microphone.

    Please be brutal - I need as much constructive criticism as I can get.

    Kind regards,

    Graeme Osborne

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    Re: First GPO piece completed - written to a brief!!

    I like this piece very much. It is great to hear what a beginner can do, since I am a beginner too. I wished this track had been longer, with some crescendoes here and there. A modulation into another key towards the end would also give it a little lift. Try adding a french horn and oboe counter melody later on. I think it would sound wonderful (even though it already is a great piece as it is).

    Congratulations on your first GPO piece
    Thanks for sharing,

    Kin

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    Re: First GPO piece completed - written to a brief!!

    This is nice Graeme. I think it would be interesting to not have the guitar and piano playing in unison all the time....it would add a bit of variety. However, I do like a lot of this piece just as it is.....it's fresh...it's got drive!

    I also think you've programmed the violin/viola rather well.....which variety is it?

    Frank

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    Re: First GPO piece completed - written to a brief!!

    Hi Kin, Frank,

    Kin - I have read your comments and am just adding the finishing touches to an English Horn counter melody that is working really well - it was something I considered but decided not to include first time, so great minds think alike!

    As for the track being longer, I was limited to a 1:30 max for this piece.

    Frank - I totally agree about the guitar and piano! I will compose a new guitar line for the last 30 seconds or so to give it more interest. When I get back in the studio I shall let you know what Violin I used.

    Kind regards,

    Graeme

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    Re: First GPO piece completed - written to a brief!!

    Can't wait to hear it
    "Life is rarely fair..." - Garlan, of Thorandall
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