Dedicated to Gary Garritan as a token of my appreciation for his great company.
Yes, he already got the complete works on 2 CD's. I spent hundreds of hours to get it "well done" as in a real performance. I also had to overcome some of the limitations of the sampled instrument, but as you can read from the textbook I've found a "near by" solution.
You will find in this BoxNet-folder all pieces as written in the score. Please read the textbook. I beg you not to abuse my work for commercial purposes, it is only meant for personal use.
Hope you enjoy listening as Gary did (he already told me) and I still do. I am learning on a daily basis from the great music.
The link: The Art of Fugue
To play it, click on that blue speaker symbol.
Edited and therefore bumped
I've put a new rendering in this folder. Completely renewed. In other threads
we were discussing the question of "temperament" of harpsichords in Bach's time. I followed all advices.
1. with Sonar make all notes a separate track (CAL function);
2. for every note (in an octave) assigned a separate KP2 player with 2 harpsichords (for those pieces with two harpsichords this was adviceable);
3. I ended up with 24 harpsichords;
4. set the Werckmeister III temperament with the help of the professionals and Excel-sheets;
5. searched for and found/corrected wrong notes;
6. added clicks, a bit pf plectrum sound;
7. tweaked the final outcome (a bit of equalization);
8. also lowered the amount of reverb (just a bit).
I also listened to demo-sites of harpsichords, got some CD's to listen to, and found out that no harpsichord sounds like another. I too found out that using the 8'&4' for all pieces was a better choice. Now that I have for each note a separate track (for all E's a track, for all A's another track, etc.) the sound is just better than when you assign that instrument for all notes together. Looks strange, but maybe there is some logic in it (at the sampling base?).
It was hard work, now that I am ready, I'll hope you agree with me, that the sound is more "harpsichordal" than before. Anyway, I welcome your comments.
For the next couple of weeks I can't react because my Symphonic Poem needs attention, next week I have an meeting with the guy who could let it performed by our residential orchestra...... so I must work very hard to tweak the sound more and give him a better impression than before.
By the way: the textbook is not longer there.
Raymond - washing his hands in the brook (Bach[german]=Brook)