Chad Skopp has submitted a GPO realization called "Ethan's Dream".
Chad used Sibelius along with GPO Studio to realize this piece. For notation this is an excellent realization.
The following sounds were used: Flute Solo V, Alto Flute Solo, Oboe Classical Solo, Bb Clarinet Ens1, French Horn1 Ens1, Basic Orch Perc Combo, Percussion Toys, Cymbals, Glockenspiel, Chromatic Harp 2 Lite, Stienway Piano Lite, Violin 2 Strad Ens2 (on 2 separate MIDI channels), Viola Ens3, Cello1 Ens1. Chad uses a bass section from the Sibelius Collection as well
Chad has listed below his notes from Loyola Marymount University's concert program -- Frances Moore, director of their chamber orchestra, commissioned and performed the piece, last April.
Program Notes This is extraordinary work and fwell written. It's amazing this was done with a notation program.
A father certainly may dream about the arrival of his first child. Yet, when that baby sleeps, even in the womb, what comprises his dreams? Deprived of personal experience from the external world, can he even produce images or ideas based on what little he hears or senses? Perhaps his dreams are shaped by unconscious impulses inherited over thousands of years and codified in his DNA; perhaps in his dreams his mind and soul are beginning to prepare him for a lifetime’s journey.
Ethan’s Dream is not only a present to my son, but also an imagined window into the ethereal, indefinable sensations he experiences when he sleeps. This piece is also an attempt to convey to Ethan, through music, my own bounded understanding of the complex world into which he will soon enter - a world containing beauty, love, sadness, pain, and joy. As Ethan grows up, I look forward to sharing music with him and helping him to give life to his dreams.
Thanks Chad for sending this in.