Ever since my first project, I've been very excited about exploring the sounds in GPO. The three shorter pieces I wanted to share today are all smaller in scope, focusing more on the solo instruments than a large epic sound. All of them except the last had been composed prior to owning the library.
One thing I was absolutely thrilled about with the GPO sounds was the inclusion of the english horn, one of my favourite woodwinds. I had written this duet previously, but finally was able to shape it to a nice sound. I explored a much larger room with the two intertwining lines.
This piece is actually a movement from a larger body of work called Dreamer's Path. Though the it was originally written to be performed by a smaller ensemble, I bolstered the sound with more woodwinds to fill it out a bit. The drum used was actually the clean snare drum pitch-shifted down an octave to sound more like a frame drum, as I don't currently have an authentic sample of one.
Exactly as the title suggests, this was written yesterday morning actually for an exercise in writing for dance. Someone from the dance department had choreographed a short 1'30" piece, and so I took the form and wrote something to accompany it. The dance was heavily based on having 3 sections to it, so I took that concept and structured the piece on the number as well, from the pitches in the scale to the phrase length and tempo. I bit more cerebral than I usually work
In any case, enjoy these shorter works and let me know what you think.
As a side note, I also launched my website this morning. It has a somewhat larger selection of what I've done, constantly getting updated with new pieces once I get around to GPOizing them or just writing fresh. The link's down there in my signature.