After many, many months of work, I have finally finished transcribing Symphony No. 3 by Howard Hanson to Wind Ensemble. This has been a real labor of love, something I've wanted to do for many years. I started on this project back in August of last year after obtaining the rights from the publisher to do the arrangement. I have also been in touch with a local university band for a future performance.
Just a few things to be aware of. Hanson's Symphony No. 3 was originally about 37 minutes long. I trimmed it down to just over 30 minutes so it would be somewhat easier for a band to play. Still, it's a very complex piece and I would have cut more, but I felt I had trimmed as much of the original score as I could. The first movement which I'm posting is just over 8 minutes long, so the file is rather large.
One last thing. This is a Finale 2009 wave file converted to MP3. I did a little enhancing with it using Sound Forge Audio Studio, but there really wasn't time for me to do much more than that. I would have loved to do a DPDan kind of mastering, but there just isn't time and I don't really have the DAW software to do it (besides no one can master like DPDan!). Also, parts of this recording are soft, but if you have ever listened to Hanson's recording of the original it is much the same way and I tried to match that as much as I could.
I would really, really appreciate all comments on this as I hope the publisher will accept this for publication. I will post movements 2, 3, and 4 at a later date. It's such a relief to finally have this done.