May I present to you part one of Vesuvius, my work in two parts for large orchestra. Part 2 is still in early composition stages. This realization was done in Sonar 5 PE, using only Garritan Personal Orchestra, Perfect Space convolution reverb, and some light compression and EQ.
Vesuvius, pt 1 - 8.9MB
This work is for a larger orchestra than I normally compose for, and the file really put my machine to the test. In it, I used 56 MIDI tracks, 14 instances of GPO, and 6 instances of Perfect Space, representing 6 different stage positions. I also did some ensemble-building for the first time, subtley mixing multiple solo string instruments in with the sections. I also used multiple instances of clarinets and bassoons with varying polyphony for some of the runs in the piece.
Here is the orchestration:
3 flutes (2nd w/picc; 3rd w/alto)
1 english horn
1 bass clarinet
3 bassoons (3rd w/c-bsn)
4-5 percussionists (snare, bass drum, gong, snare, cymbals, triangle, claves, glockenspiel, tubular bells)
Thanks for listening. I'd appreciate comments on either the composition or the realization.