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    GPO Strings

    GPO has many wonderful instruments but I have to say the strings are my favorite. I have long been looking for a piece to really demo the strings and I finally found one. Tchaikovsky's Serenade in C for Strings. I must admit Tchaikovsky is not on my short list of favorites (apologies to Tchaikovsky fans) but this is a wonderful work in it's own right as well as a good demo vehicle. The score is marked Pezzo in forma di Sonatina, piece in the form of a sonatina. The Strings used are mostly KS Combo with Lush and Short AG mixed in a few places. Tchaikovsky's Serenade in C for Strings, first Movement.
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    Valhalx, your strings sound really good.
    I didn't know this composition, but it has been a good listening.
    Thank you to make me know some other composer in a GPO way.
    Congratulations for the orchestration.

    Best,
    Roberto

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    Quote Originally Posted by beach
    Valhalx, your strings sound really good.
    I didn't know this composition, but it has been a good listening.
    Thank you to make me know some other composer in a GPO way.
    Congratulations for the orchestration.

    Best,
    Roberto
    Thank you, Roberto. I'm happy to have introduced this piece to you.
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    I am very familiar with this work. I have listened to it a kazillion times but I never tire of it.

    You did a wonderful job with it and I thank you for all of the work. It sounds great!

    My best,

    Larry A.
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    Thanks, Larry. A kazillion is alot. It's how many times I listened to it while tweaking it.
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    Tchaikovsky's Serenade in C for Strings is one of my favorites. It must have been a tough job but the result is great. I enjoyed it very much. Every time you post a new result of hard labour it is a surprise for the audience.

    Gerard

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    Thanks, Gerard. The hard work is always worth it for me when something finally comes to life and sounds good.
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    Re: GPO Strings

    Quote Originally Posted by valhalx
    GPO has many wonderful instruments but I have to say the strings are my favorite. I have long been looking for a piece to really demo the strings and I finally found one. Tchaikovsky's Serenade in C for Strings. I must admit Tchaikovsky is not on my short list of favorites (apologies to Tchaikovsky fans) but this is a wonderful work in it's own right as well as a good demo vehicle. The score is marked Pezzo in forma di Sonatina, piece in the form of a sonatina. The Strings used are mostly KS Combo with Lush and Short AG mixed in a few places. Tchaikovsky's Serenade in C for Strings, first Movement.
    Nice job! It's hard to believe that he was trying to imitate Mozart with this piece - more like the spirit of Mozart, I guess. It's a real challenge to make it sound convincing in GPO as it is such a lush, but highly articulated work - nice to see you choose easy pieces .
    How did you sequence it? Play in the parts? Notate, then draw in the data?
    In any event, good work.

    R. Pearl

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpearl
    Nice job! It's hard to believe that he was trying to imitate Mozart with this piece - more like the spirit of Mozart, I guess. It's a real challenge to make it sound convincing in GPO as it is such a lush, but highly articulated work - nice to see you choose easy pieces .
    How did you sequence it? Play in the parts? Notate, then draw in the data?
    In any event, good work.

    R. Pearl
    Thank you. As I worked on this piece the kinship to Mozart became more and more appearant. Tchaikovky's melodies and harmony are in no way related to Mozart but the manner in which he presents and develops them is very much Mozart. I use Overture 3 notation and GPO.
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    Hi Bill

    This is glorious music, superbly produced. The man had such a sense for beautiful harmonies .

    Kind Regards

    LouisD

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