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    "Moonlight Dance"

    Here's a link (graciously supplied by Gary) to my first GPO effort.

    http://www.garritan.com/mp3/dm-MoonlightDance.mp3

    I've been starting to write again and thanks to the emergence of GPO can hear what I've written and make it available to others.

    This piece is about 5 minutes in length and is entirely GPO. It was composed in Final 2007 and all of the "tweaking" is thanks to Fianle's Human Playback.
    I'm not at all skilled in mixing or tweaking GPO yet and so this is posted just as played by Finale.

    The intrumentation is flute, oboe, english horn,Bb clarinet,bassoon, 3 horns, 2 tpts, 2trb, tuba, celesta, timpani, percussion and strings.

    Thanks for listening. Any suggestions would be welcomed.

    David Mauney
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    Re: "Moonlight Dance"

    I'm not too up on this sort of composing but I liked it.

    To my ears I think adding some individual strings where the strings move quickly would add a bit of realism as it tends to sound a bit too synthy otherwise.

    But you better wait for someone who really knows what their doing to confirm this.

    Phil

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    Re: "Moonlight Dance"

    Phil:

    Thanks for your comments. I hope that I can continue to make progress in acchieving realism with GPO.

    David M.

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    Re: "Moonlight Dance"

    Some very interesting moments in this, David; I enjoyed
    listening!

    In Finale, I would suggest bringing up the levels (this was
    quite low for the most part) in the Mixer; and also perhaps more
    work with the notation of dynamics. To my ear, this seems
    a bit dry, as well, so perhaps some experimentation with the
    settings in Finale's Ambience would be in order. Also with
    the Mixer, you might work a bit more toward balance among
    the individual instruments.

    My best,

    David
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    Re: "Moonlight Dance"

    David:

    Your thoughts mean a lot. Thanks for listening. In retrospect I trhink this was a little long and needs rewriting in that sense. For some reason I could not seem to get the mix up high enough, but this was the first time I had used Finale with GPO and hopefully that won't be a problem in the future.

    For me, striking a blend between too wet wnd too dry has been an issue so I will go to school on these comments.

    Thanks agian.

    David M.

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