This is a sort of "pops" type piece I wrote a few years ago, that I've been slowly working on with re-orchestration ever since.
I have NO idea where the idea for it came from, I suspect it could have been an attempt to imitate John Williams in The Witches of Eastwick, thus the jaunty little jig tune.
It's a simple ternary form, a lively first section (with a brief dissonant crescendo passage... have to be true to my roots ), a smooth adagio middle section alternating 5/4 and 4/4 sections, and a lively fuga on an ostinato accompaniment as a finale.
This certainly taxes GPO quite a bit (and Finale!!)...
piccolo (Piccolo solo V)
2 flutes (Flute solo V, and Flute player 1)
2 oboes (Oboe 1 modern, player 1 and 2)
english horn (English horn 1 solo)
2 clarinets (Bb Clarinet, player 1 and 2)
bass clarinet (Bass Clarinet, player 1)
2 bassoons (Bassoon 1, player 1 and Bassoon 2, player 1)
contrabassoon (Contrabassoon 1 solo)
4 horns (French horn 1 solo and French horn 1, players 1, 2, 3)
3 trumpets (Trumpet 1 KS, players 1, 2, 3)
3 trombones (Tenor trombone KS players 1, 2, 3)
tuba (Tuba 1 solo)
(some of the percussion share Kontact players, but most are individual channels... gives me more control over dynamics)
Harp (Harp 1 KS)
1st violins (two channels: Violin 1 section KS, and Violin 1 short ag KS)
2nd violins (two channels: Violin 2 section KS, and Violin 2 short ag KS)
violas (two channels: Viola section KS, and Violas short ag KS)
cellos (two channels: Cello section KS, and Cello short ag KS)
contrabass (two channels: Bass section KS, and Bass short ag KS)