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    English Suite V from Gary Bricault

    Gary Bricault has sent in all seven movements from Bach's English Suite V.

    Here are three movements, the Allemande, Courante and Sarabande.
    http://www.garritan.com/mp3/gb-Allemande.mp3
    http://www.garritan.com/mp3/gb-Courante.mp3
    http://www.garritan.com/mp3/gb-Sarabande.mp3

    Here are the final three movements of English Suite 5; Passepiede 1, Passepiede 2 and Gigue.
    http://www.garritan.com/mp3/gb-Gigue.mp3
    http://www.garritan.com/mp3/gb-Passepedie1.mp3
    http://www.garritan.com/mp3/gb-Passepedie2.mp3

    Herre is the prelude previously posted:
    http://www.garritan.com/mp3/gb-Prelude.mp3

    These were done entirely in notation using Finale 2006 and GPO.

    This is quite an undertaking and an extrordinary work.
    Thanks again Gary for sharing your music with us.

    Gary Garritan

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    Re: English Suite 5 from Gary Bricault

    I've listened through each of these, and... excellent work
    once again, Gary!

    Gosh, what an undertaking.

    I often wonder what The Master would have thought
    of this technology...

    I'll probably have these looping half the day... lol.

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    Re: English Suite 5 from Gary Bricault

    Oh my goodness!

    I can only say AMAZING.

    I can only imagine the hours it took to get this all in, and then finessed.

    Great work! WOW


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    Re: English Suite 5 from Gary Bricault

    Hi Everyone,

    Thanks for the kind comments everyone.

    Indeed it was a massive undertaking. First I played in all six of Bach's English Suites, the keyboard form, complete with the embellishments, into Encore notation, all 148 pages of it. That took about six months. Along the way it was apparent to me that Suite 5 would make a very nice orchestral transcription. So add in another about another 3 months to score it, 66 pages worth. However, it wasn't until that I purchased Finale 2006, was I able to port the Encore score and add to it the wonderful sounds of GPO. After some tweeking of parts on the score the completed work is as you hear it.

    I am glad that you enjoy it. There are more works coming in the near future.

    Gary

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    Re: English Suite 5 from Gary Bricault

    Gary,
    This is an amazing achievement. Not just the work involved but the superb rendering and interpretation. The subtlities of dynamics were very well done and contributed to the realism. The reverb and placement of players was elegant. The Allemande and Gigue were my favorites. BRAVO!!

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    Re: English Suite 5 from Gary Bricault

    Excelent work Gary! All that time was well placed, these are masterpieces. The subtle rather than bold percussion in the Prelude (i think) was very nice effect. Is it timpany doubled with some other instrument and if so which one, or which ones, Basoon?

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    Re: English Suite 5 from Gary Bricault

    Quote Originally Posted by Leaf
    Excelent work Gary! All that time was well placed, these are masterpieces. The subtle rather than bold percussion in the Prelude (i think) was very nice effect. Is it timpany doubled with some other instrument and if so which one, or which ones, Basoon?
    Thanks for your kind comments. Since the work is originally for harpsichord I really sought to keep the voicing light throughout. The timpani was presented as little added sub-bass accents, doubling the bassoon and string bass lines.

    Gary

    www.garybricault.com

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    Really enjoyable work! Very nice execution here. Bach is the master.

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