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    A Woodland Tale - 1st attempt with GPO

    Hi everyone,
    I'm a newbe here but have been using GPO with Overture 4 for about a year and posting stuff on the Geniesoft forum. I've just discovered this forum having been pointed here by one of your regulars and am blown away by both the quality and quantity of what can be found here.

    Anyway, here are links on ESNIPS to my second effort at an orchestral composition (my first with GPO).
    mp3: http://www.esnips.com/doc/1502a735-2...odland-tale-V2

    pdf: http://www.esnips.com/doc/aad55b29-5...odland-Tale-V2

    Recorded direct from Overture 4 and used the SIR reverb.
    Appreciate any feedback.

    David

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    Re: A Woodland Tale - 1st attempt with GPO

    Hi, David - Glad you found your way over here!

    "Crossbow" is your user name, and your piece is "A Woodland Tale" - a connection I do believe? You're perhaps a Creative Anachronism fan? Maybe a reincarnation of merry old Robin Hood?!

    This piece is full of fun. Like me, you have fond memories of adventure film scores, both old and new, and you've let that influence have a lot of free reign.

    Interesting that you use Overture - Seems like I only rarely run into an Overture user. That notation software used to have a light version of it bundled with GPO - That's what I have, though I've only used it once, not usually needing printed scores for my material.

    Sounds like you certainly know how to use Overture. This recording is sounding very nice.

    Impressive chunk of composition here, and I've had a really good time listening. Thanks!

    Randy B.
    (rbowser)

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    Re: A Woodland Tale - 1st attempt with GPO

    Quote Originally Posted by crossbow
    Hi everyone,
    I'm a newbe here but have been using GPO with Overture 4 for about a year and posting stuff on the Geniesoft forum. I've just discovered this forum having been pointed here by one of your regulars and am blown away by both the quality and quantity of what can be found here.

    Anyway, here are links on ESNIPS to my second effort at an orchestral composition (my first with GPO).
    mp3: http://www.esnips.com/doc/1502a735-2...odland-tale-V2

    pdf: http://www.esnips.com/doc/aad55b29-5...odland-Tale-V2

    Recorded direct from Overture 4 and used the SIR reverb.
    Appreciate any feedback.

    David
    I'd love to listen, but... Just like the last time I went to an esnips site, the music played for 20 seconds and then a bunch of advertising popups appeared all over my screen and I had a devil of a time getting them all closed. Then it hijacked my brwoser and made it full screen and tried to download some executable file onto my system and I had to bail out of the browser to get it to stop. This only happens to me at esnips, and it always happens to me at esnips

    May I recommend a different site than esnips?

    --gary shannon
    --gary shannon
    Spooks! - The Movie

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    Re: A Woodland Tale - 1st attempt with GPO

    You need to move your music to another site.

    Your present site literally takes over a person's computer and tries to download a program to you without your permission. Who knows what the program is. Spyware? Virus? This could be a dangerous site.

    Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: A Woodland Tale - 1st attempt with GPO

    David "Crossbow" - Esnips isn't too popular here, as you can see, and for the kind of reasons that have been posted.

    MY TRICK for using Esnips is to ONLY use the "MP3 Widget" - it's meant for the user to audition widgets they can use for playing tunes at their own and other websites. I can't make the regular player there work at all - that's why I fished around and discovered that the audition widget works fine.

    And I suppose maybe because I've done it that way, I haven't had the onslaught of pop-up ads the others are complaining about.

    Meanwhile, the great site a lot of use for posting music is:

    http://www.box.net

    Nice and clean - The visitor just sees a simple page with the name of the song and a Play button - or there's a download option.

    Perhaps you'll want to try that out.

    Randy B.
    (rbowser)

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    Re: A Woodland Tale - 1st attempt with GPO

    David,

    Nice piece...good composition and use if the GPO library. Thanks for sharing it.

    Yeah I agree the esnips site trys to download anti-virus software. The trick is to kill and cancel anything they send. But best, as Randy suggested, to only use the mp3 widget.

    Hope to hear more of your music soon.

    Gary

    www.garybricault.com

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    Re: A Woodland Tale - 1st attempt with GPO

    A great first send off with GPO. I agree with Randy on the connection between crossbow and woodlands. This has a nice cinematic feel to it. A nice jaunty walk thru the woods with some twists and turns.

    Well done

    Ron

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    Re: A Woodland Tale - 1st attempt with GPO

    Thanks for your comments guys - I am suitably encouraged

    Ah, now if only I could claim a connection with Robin of the hood - sorry, the crossbow name is more associated with the Normans where distant ancestors came across with the Normans & William when Harold copped it in the eye with an arrow! (Alabaster, my family name comes from the french for crossbow -l'arbalète)

    I never appreciated before that ESNIPS was so badly behaved so apologies to one and all . Needless to say I won't be using them again.

    Here is a link to my own site's orchestral page which is guaranteed ad-free (ISP was down when I originally posted, hence the E-SNIPS link):
    http://davidalabaster.com/websitebak...orchestral.php

    Cheers,
    David
    Last edited by crossbow; 10-16-2007 at 01:17 PM. Reason: Forgot some stuff

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    Re: A Woodland Tale - 1st attempt with GPO

    A very fun and enjoyable piece. Well crafted. Very reminicent of Dvorak, Fibich, Gade, early Brahms, etc. I happen to be a big fan of the romantic period, so this is right up my alley. Fun to follow along with the score from you website as well. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    Re: A Woodland Tale - 1st attempt with GPO

    Quote Originally Posted by ALynn
    A very fun and enjoyable piece. Well crafted. Very reminicent of Dvorak, Fibich, Gade, early Brahms, etc. I happen to be a big fan of the romantic period, so this is right up my alley. Fun to follow along with the score from you website as well. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Glad you enjoyed it ALynn and thankyou for those flattering comparisons!
    I am a sucker for the romantic stuff myself too and simply love playing Dvorak and Brahms in the orchestra (I'm a cellist of sorts and always looking for a good tune) and obviously something has rubbed off along the way.
    I must admit I hadn't heard of Fibich or Gade until you mentioned them but having just looked them up and listened to a few soundbites I am off to try and get a copy of the Fibich for our piano trio - sounds really fun.

    Thanks,
    David

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