As a newbie, this is my first composition for large ensemble. It's a bit woolie I know, but I'm really trying to emulate the sound of traditional British brass band. Any tips or advice on this would be most welcome!!
Called Temple of Dreams, it's the opening march of a Circus Suite and depicts the flurry of activity surrounding the building of the circus big top. Rising pentatonic chords signify the raising of the brightly coloured canvas, whilst the striking of an anvil is used to represent the banging-in of huge metal tent pegs.
I've used the Concert and Marching Band library as a VST plug-in for Sibelius 6 and exported the tracks to Cubase 4 for mixing. You can hear the MP3 at http://www.box.net/shared/yimalo7i7g or see the "straight-from-Sibelius" version as a lo-res flash file at http://www.brassmusic.co.uk.
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