This piece is dedicated to the Prince of Music. This piece would not have been started if he had not provided me with the incentive to upgrade to the KP2 player for full GPO. I had tried the previous NI upgrade of KP2 and it was a disaster as many of us found out.
POM, PM me and sent me the files need to get everything working properly. I created a "junk file" in Finale to test the KP2 player. I wanted to test pizz, arco, tremolo and other articulations and expressions to see if they would functon properly.
I randomly, without a single thought to melody, harmony, theory nor anyother compositional techniques. I simply wanted to put notes in the score in the string section to see if pizz and arco would actually work. I copied and pasted some of what I had thrown into the mix. I just wanted to confirm that KP2 was indeed working properly. I experimented all night.
GPO-KP2 Load Test is the name I gave the file and it has been the name on the composition that grew out of it over the past several weeks. I could not think of a name before now. Try as I did, I could think of nothing that fit. Tonight while listening to it the title, "A Prince's Tale" came to mind because the Prince of Music was instrumental in getting it started.
Thank you Tom. I hope it makes you proud. Thank you Nickie all your help as well.
Finally, please remember that I only began composing in March of 06. I started with MM's NotePad. Next came PrintMusic and finally Finale 07 and GPO. All that I know about orchestration I've learned in this forum. It is not a polished work, but I wanted to share it with people I have come to admire and respect greatly.
You will have to go to my NothernSounds PowerProfile page and scroll down to the last piece to find "A Prince's Tale" The link is in my signature.