Jason Travis Stewart from New Mexico State University has sent in his first work for the listening pleasure of this forum.
Here is Rimsky-Korsakov's classic "Shereherazade"
"Jason write: Scheherazade recreates the legend of the Sultan Schahriar, who, convinced of the perfidy and faithlessness of women, vowed to execute each of his wives after the first night. But the Sultana Scheherazade saved her life by telling the Sultan fascinating stories for 1001 nights, staving off her demise by keeping the sanguinary ruler in a state of suspense over the outcome of the tales she told. Scheherazade is imbued with exotic Near Eastern moods and the subtle flavor of Russian folk music."
Jason did this in Finale with GPO. This first movement took over two months (9,659 notes, 5,237 other items) . He checked out the full score from the library and entered this note by note on his laptop. Then he "shaped
notes and lines using articulations and expressions, and jimmied the
cadenzas using extended measures and tempo changes". Jason is working on the rest of Sheherazade.
This is an excellent rendition and quite an undertaking. Please give a listen and enjoy!
Let's all extend a warm welcome to Jason. I am looking forward to hearing more music from Jason.