In the scant bit of time I've had since the whirlwind of getting my show "Dorian-The Remarkable Mister Gray" up and running, I've started exploring the Garritan Steinway which Gary surprised me with when he came to the show's opening.
I'm sure everyone who has gotten their hands on this magnificent piano library has said "wow!" in utter dumbfoundment--Now it's my turn to join in that chorus.
Here's a BIG chunk of music - I hope the Garritan Gang here has time to listen to at least some of it. It's the 18 minutes of Intermission music I have playing between acts at Pentacle Theatre where the show's currently running in Salem, Oregon.
It's a medley of 8 fragments of songs from the show's first Act, performed with only piano and a series of soloists, unlike the score for the show itself which is a full blown affair using full orchestra plus piano, harp, rock band combo, and synthesizer.
Up until now this Intermission medley used the Steinway in GPO--which I want to say, as I've said before Certainly holds its own as a sampled piano. Now I've gone back into the original Sonar file and re-recorded the piano track using the Steinway and Sons Virtual Grand which is such a triumphant milestone for the Garritan Corp.
The eight Garritan solo instruments used are:
Solo Flute from GPO
Flugelhorn from JABB
Clarinet from GPO
Trombone from JABB
A Sax from JABB
English Horn from GPO
French Horn (with Overlay) from GPO
It's thrilling for me to hear new life breathed into this "Dorian" piece, thanks to the brilliant new library!
for Dorian Gray