Hi, ya'll -
I have been frustrated in getting some musical help with something for my 'major' project for a month, now, so I decided to move a piece I hinted at a month ago higher on my priority list. If David ("Leaf") is looking in, here is the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto #2 (1st movement).
Hey, and I don't even use a piano! It took a Grand Marimba, a Marimba, and 2 Xylophones to get the job done. Since these instruments sound a little "clunky" when 'exposed', I use a Vibraphone to give it a little more pleasant sound when the 'piano' would otherwise have a 'naked' solo or be playing with very few other instruments.
The concert band is also not the 'outrageous' assembly of instruments (like a subcontrabass sax, etc.) that I have been using ("kid in the candy store" sort of thing). It is the common, garden-variety concert band. I even used a bassoon and oboe - which I dislike to do with a concert band (odd, coming from an old 'fagot' player).
I hope that I got a reasonable reverb. It sounded too dry and I kept cranking up the wetness.
Also, cc1 is not as 'radical' as I have been using (but still, "continuous").
So please let me know how I am coming on some of these issues.