Thought I would post my very first attempts with GPO. These tracks were created excusively with GPO samples.
The music was written and/or arranged for a stage play called "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" by Frank McGuinness. (It is based on the true story of three hostages - an American, an Englishman, and an Irishman - in a cell somewhere in the middle east. A VERY powerful and timely play written about 10 years ago.)
I was asked to provide underscoring for several long speeches. After I did all the writing and/or arranging, the director and I agreed (after running with the actors on stage) that it was too distracting against the speeches. A hard lesson to learn, but the music remains some of my personal favourite, and probably most mature. (Not a total loss: most of it was played through the intermission, while they kept the non-intrusive bits like the Prologue and scene change cues in place.)
These three tracks are GPO only so it seems appropriate to list them. (If you're curious about the other tracks, including a merging of Gershwin's "Someone To Watch Over Me", with a mid-eastern "English Patient" theme that I wrote, go to my website, listed below.) Indeed, if you want a CD with all the music, let me know (there's about 20 minutes worth)!
01 The Eulogy (Steve Gallant)
02 "My father was absent at Christmas" (Abide With Me, trad., arr. Steve Gallant)
03 "Da, it's me" (The River is Wide, trad., arr. Steve Gallant)
Hey, you! Thanks for listening!