On February 2, 2007, my Bagatelle for Flute and Piano debuted at the St. Petersburg College, performed by Christiane Vinet Fraser and Dr. Cory Hall.
Click on the picture above to hear the performance.
I wrote the Bagatelle a year ago utilizing GPO and Finale. The MP3 file that I created was “as is” with no manipulation. Last Spring, after hearing the piece online (at Myspace), Christiane loved it and wanted to know if the piece was recorded live - I blame GPO for that! She also said she would gladly perform the piece sometime in the future. It was decided that her faculty recital would be the perfect venue for the piece. So, my little Bagatelle was nestled amongst Godard, Bach, Ibert, Hummel, Messianen, and Bolling. What an honor!
Click on the picture above to hear the original recording using GPO.
I have to thank Gary, for without his products my music would never have been realized – really. The ease of use with GPO and his other libraries have given me time to spend on writing rather than tweeking and manipulating sounds (so that I might hear my compositions). Also, all of the input by users here on NS has been invaluable.
You can also view the performance on YouTube - sorry for the bad angle in advance!