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    Florentiner-grande Marcia Italiano

    I worked on this last year in preparation for the Garritan Concert & Marching band program.
    This has been my favorite March and most satisfying transcription.
    Gary

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    Re: Florentiner-grande Marcia Italiano

    Hi, Gary

    I can INStantly hear/see why this would be your "...favorite March and most satisfying transcription..."

    Yes! So alive and musical, very nicely produced in CMB.

    Because of the notated perfection of note entrances, there's a touch of the "organ effect" which can happen more quickly in CMB because of the chorused group instrument sounds. The only way to avoid that is with more "humanizing" to avoid simultaneous attacks.

    I think you could be using different drums than you are - The line you've written would sound better, I think, on a straight snare drum. You've used one of those field drumline sounds which don't sound authentic when simply played as a single drum.

    I really like this recording though, Gary - It's so fun to hear something of this mood emerge from your direction. Thanks!

    Randy B.

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    Re: Florentiner-grande Marcia Italiano

    Thanks for listening, Randy.
    Locating and fixing snare drums is the number I problem I encounter in Finale-Garritan. What works one time doesn't work the next. I'll
    look at the drum part.

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    Re: Florentiner-grande Marcia Italiano

    I just discovered a site on Utube which has videos of bands playing this march. (enter florentiner) I think some of the results depend on the performance location. Several bands have to deal with terrible accoustics, but the different interpretations are incredible.
    My understanding of march tempi varies by country: Slower in German marches; faster in USA, etc.
    One Director I performed with stated that the FLORENTINER was the greatest German march-written by an Italian with a German wife. I haven't been able to verify that just yet.
    I think the slower tempo is best for this march.
    Also keep in mind that this march predates many of the marches
    we are familar with mhearing.
    Gary

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    Re: Florentiner-grande Marcia Italiano

    Hi gary,
    I love this march!
    I tried this in C&MB but coudnt get any where near this quality.
    It sounds very realistic.
    I would note that the Bass Section solo should be more aggresive and the snare drum just doesnt sound right to me but over all the piece is exellent.
    Also the solo 3/4 in should be more gentle and fewer instruments playing the lead, this part is usually played by a Flugalist or solo Cornetist.

    Regards
    Dan. (Hope i dont sound so pushy!)
    Trumpet, cornet, flugel player. Composer and student.

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    Re: Florentiner-grande Marcia Italiano

    Thanks for listening, Dan.
    I just added 2 gigs of memory to my one gig. I think that allowed me to have better contrast than previously available.
    Referring to the utube previously mentioned, the Brass band in the movie BRASSED OFF performs this march. Very nice sound, but I think that this exhibited the need to compete rather than the artistic consideration.
    In general, Bands everywhere equate Great with fast(furioso.)
    Gary

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    Re: Florentiner-grande Marcia Italiano

    A satisfying march, indeed, Gary. Very well done,
    my friend!

    I'm not much for marches on the whole; but this
    was a most enjoyable listen.

    My best,



    David
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    Re: Florentiner-grande Marcia Italiano

    Thanks for listening, David.
    Perhaps the writing of this march in the years before marches got so standardized allowed it to be so different.
    Gary

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