Equilibrium for Orchestra and Piano (2007, revised 2008)
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Some of you may remember my posting the original version of this "non-concerto" a year and a half ago on this forum. This is a much-updated version of the work in both the writing and realization, neither of which I had been completely satisfied with.
After getting the Garritan Steinway, I planned to update the recording by simply dropping in the new library, and maybe tweaking the velocities a bit. But what should have been a one day job turned into months of work. This is what happens when I start poking around in my old pieces. All of the "could-have-been-betters" that have been building up in my mind finally had to have their way. But finally I am satisfied with this work.
Instrumentation: 3/3/3/3 (+picc, E.h., b. clar., c-bsn); 4/3/3/1; timpani; percussion (4 players); strings; piano
Most of the orchestra is GPO except for JABB trumpets, JABB trombones (2 out of 3), a woodblock sample from K2 library, and of course the Garritan Steinway. I used Sonar 7PE and four instances of Perfect Space convolution reverb for different parts of the stage.