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    Hi guys,

    I purchased GPO back in December 2007 and immediately started writing my first orchestral piece out of sheer excitement. Long story short, a few months later I was lucky enough to be given the incredible opportunity to conduct it for my high school symphony orchestra!

    I've used these forums a lot for help with instrumentation / structure and the likes, so I figured I would share the end product with you guys.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=FXEy0BR4AwI

    All comments / critiques welcome... I'm a film score fanatic so obviously that's where I get most of my inspiration.

    Chris

    PS... I know, the conducting is far from perfect. Whatever works...

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    Re: "With Glory in Their Eyes" - live performance

    I am familiar with this from YC:

    My enjoyment is the same!

    ""Wow, you should be very proud and grateful for that opportunity!
    Congratulations! Very well composed, performed, and conducted.""



    Michael
    "...Wiktor's a Jekyll-Hyde personality..." - Lycos Music
    http://www.miserymadebeautiful.com

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    Hi Chris,

    I think you have created a wonderful and creative piece of music.

    The conditions of the recording however are not in favor of reflecting all this beauty. It's not your conducting that is at fault.

    In this case, in my opinion, a well sequenced and rendered version with GPO completely under your own conducting, can be far more expressive and reveal how you really intended it to be heard.

    Thanks for posting and I'll look forward to hearing more of your music!

    Yudit

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    Re: "With Glory in Their Eyes" - live performance

    Many congratulations, Chris! Gosh, I always get
    such a thrill when one of our forum members
    gains performance.

    A most creditable job with a wonderful piece!

    As for conducting, if they all play the right notes
    at the right time, then you're doing it perfectly... lol!

    My best,



    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

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    Re: "With Glory in Their Eyes" - live performance

    Thanks guys!

    Yudit, I understand what you mean. A high school performance recorded on a consumer video camera isn't the best of circumstances, but nonetheless it was a fantastic experience! One of these days I'll figure out how to render good recordings with GPO...

    David, thank you very much! I completely agree. As long they play how I want them to, I'm happy.

    Thanks again-
    Chris Ryan

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    Re: "With Glory in Their Eyes" - live performance

    Congratulations on this great achievement Chris.

    The credit for this piece of music goes solely to you for writing it.

    It is amazing to see how little ol' GPO can inspire us to
    write music that will be played by real musicians.

    Great job!
    Dan

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    Awesome! I posted to the video.


    Phil

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    Re: "With Glory in Their Eyes" - live performance

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Ryan View Post
    Long story short, a few months later I was lucky enough to be given the incredible opportunity to conduct it for my high school symphony orchestra!
    Congratulations!

    From my experience of conducting a high school orchestra, the performance is extremely well and it should not have been very easy to get this result.

    Sincerely,
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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    Thanks again guys-

    Jun, I'll pass on the word! The fact that all of those musicians were my friends made it so much easier... they really played their hearts out.

    Chris

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