I love tinkering with GPO - one of my favorite things is trying out some non-orchestral music with it - in this instance orchestrating an organ piece with GPO. I also love that I can work right in Finale and (assuming I correctly mark the score) get a really expressive performance without too much tinkering.
This time of year is always busy and stressful for me, so I decided to take an hour or two out today to relax, and begin orchestrating one of my favorite organ pieces for orchestra - Fauchard's Choral. This late romanitc/Impressionist piece is full of memorable melodies and gorgeous lush chord progressions. Here is the first 2 pages or so (about 1:30):
When I get around to finishing this, I'll post also the organ version, so folks can see what the original sounds like. If I don't go absolutely barking mad in the next 2 weeks with all of my stuff to do, I'll spend some time working more on the orchestration, and let you all have a listen to the progress.
Comments are welcome!
(thanks, Mr. G for hours of enjoyment!)