Some quickie solo Gofriller and Strad demos: lyrical phrasing, double, triple, & quadruple stops, trills.
Bach, Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 1 in G, 3:28, 6.4Mb (cello)
Bach, Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 1 in G, 3:25, 6.3Mb (arranged in D for violin)
Title........Sarabande – Cello Suite No.1 in G
Arr. date....January 2007 (cello), 2006 (violin)
Arr. time....a couple days
Samples......Garritan Gofriller v1, Garritan Strad v2
EQ...........KP2 3-band parametric
Monitors.....Dynaudio Acoustics BM5
This is my favorite movement from one of my favorite Bach solo cello suites. I arranged the violin version in 2006, taking the original up a twelfth (to D). When I have the time, I play this piece on the violin nearly every week.
I find both these instruments nicely controllable and very expressive from notation, though there is a short additional learning curve compared to the way GPO does things. In terms of the instruments themselves, the most notable difference is the way they handle trills. I think I prefer the cello's implementation, rather than key switching into a dedicated trill mode.
Great tools, great instruments, thanks Gary!