I thought the community would like to hear a comparison of a piece I wrote last winter using GPO. It was purchased by Case Western Reserve University last summer. I was asked to conduct it in a premier performance at Severance Hall, Cleveland by the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony. The link below will take you to a page of my music. Both the Live and GPO versions are listed #1 and #2 on the page respectively.
As a note, you might want to turn the volume down on your system before playing the GPO version as it is about 6 Db hotter than the live recorded version.
Spirit of the Past both live and GPO here:
Let me know what you think of the piece both as a live performance and as a GPO version. I was quite amazed myself when I conducted the ensemble. What I had heard from the GPO version was a good preparation for what I heard from the ensemble.