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    A Night on Hairy Hill (or is it Bald Mountain) - by DPDan

    DPDan did some arrangments of Mussorgsky's famous "A Night on Bald Mountain.

    Written in 1867, the work was inspired by Russian legends about a witches' sabbath. The tone poem was never performed during Mussorgsky's lifetime but arranged after his death by his friend Rimsky-Korsakov. The Rimsky-Korsakov orchestration premiered it in 1886, and it has since become a concert favorite (even featured in Disney's Fantasia).

    We have two versions to present of this classic work.

    The first is an orchestral version based on the Rimskey-Korsakov orchestration with strings. FrankS and Francesco has done the original MIDI rendering and DPDand has refined it. The strings in this orchestral version are from GOS, GPO, Strad and Gofriller. Everything else is from Concert and Marching Band.

    Orchestral Version - Concert & Marching Band + Garritan Strings

    http://www.garritan.com/band/NightOnBaldMountain.mp3

    Concert Band Version - All Concert and Marching Band

    http://www.garritan.com/band/Marchin...ldMountain.mp3

    Dan did the above rendition making his own arrangement and adapting it for concert band from the orchestral score. Dan is a man of many talents!

    Thanks very much Dan for doing this. Hope you did not loose too much hair doing these fantasic versions of "A Night on Bald Mountain".

    Gary Garritan

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    Re: A Night on Hairy Hill (or is it Bald Mountain) - by DPDan

    Wonderful work as usual by all the guys involved here!

    Dan's technical and creative expertise is a marvel! (Really nice execution of stage placement with the reverb) Congrats to all on this. It was great listening for a Saturday evening just before bedtime.

    Danny

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    Re: A Night on Hairy Hill (or is it Bald Mountain) - by DPDan

    DP,

    Way to go. A nice spin on this classic tale. And really good ways to applying to CMB library too !!

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Gary

    www.garybricault.com

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    Re: A Night on Hairy Hill (or is it Bald Mountain) - by DPDan

    Excellent work on these. CMB is sounding great here. I also love the sound of the strings in the first clip.

    Fantastic stuff

    Kev
    You can listen to my latest piece here -

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    Re: A Night on Hairy Hill (or is it Bald Mountain) - by DPDan

    Wow! -- To both versions!

    Heck of a job on these two -- but hey, look at the talents steering the boat.

    Dan, that straight CoMB version is impressively good work. If you ever want
    to give up your day job, arranging's a definite option for you.

    My best,



    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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    Re: A Night on Hairy Hill (or is it Bald Mountain) - by DPDan

    Great, Dan! - Both sound wonderful, and it was especially fun to hear the pure Concert Band version.

    Excellent CMB demos!

    Randy B.
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    Re: A Night on Hairy Hill (or is it Bald Mountain) - by DPDan

    Dan:

    I just returned after being away for a 2 weeks and the first thing I listened to was the adaptation of A Night On Bald Mountain. Very nice work from all concerned. I continue to be amazed at the wonderful sound that you get from the Garritan Products.

    Thanks for posting this.

    David Mauney

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    Re: A Night on Hairy Hill (or is it Bald Mountain) - by DPDan

    Jeees!, what a great sound. I am so impressed with the skill involved in making this sound so good. Thanks for posting this.
    -Jay

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    Re: A Night on Hairy Hill (or is it Bald Mountain) - by DPDan

    Great! Both versions!

    As always, Dan is a very great soundpurist! Well done Dan!

    Gunther
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    Re: A Night on Hairy Hill (or is it Bald Mountain) - by DPDan

    Your work is the gold standard for sample recordings.

    Both were great to listen to as I strain my ear to try and figure out how you do it.

    I'm sure it's just about perfect even before you render to audio.


    Phil

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