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    Hi guys,

    Well, I took my second crack at writing a symphonic piece, and here's the result. I'm slowly but surely learning how to use Garritan Personal Orchestra, and I'm loving every minute of it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFknHMxmYHU

    All opinions / suggestions welcome! Thanks-

    Chris

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    Re: "The Meadow" - Composed by Chris Ryan

    creating emotion using samples is a rare gift.
    You obviously have that!
    thanks for sharing!

    best
    Hans

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    Re: "The Meadow" - Composed by Chris Ryan

    That's beautiful work, Mister Chris and very impressive. I enjoyed it. Your talent and creativity are obvious.

    You should post this in the "Listening Room" section where you will have a larger audience and, no doubt, more responses.

    Regards,
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "The Meadow" - Composed by Chris Ryan

    Thank you, both! I took your advice and posted it to the Listening Room.
    Dream with eyes open.
    www.youtube.com/KLGAviation

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    Re: "The Meadow" - Composed by Chris Ryan

    Bravissimo!!!!!!

    By the way, how much time did you spend writing this piece?

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    Re: "The Meadow" - Composed by Chris Ryan

    Thanks toska- from start to finish, I spent about a week on this project. I composed the piece on piano, and then orchestrated it in Finale with GPO. However, I did come up with the initial melody back in June; I guess you can say I let it ferment for a few months before turning it into a piece.
    Dream with eyes open.
    www.youtube.com/KLGAviation

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    Re: "The Meadow" - Composed by Chris Ryan

    That must be the most beautiful piece i have heard in a very long time!!!!
    Thank you for making my day!
    You truly are an outstanding musician...
    I wish you all the best!
    Keep up the amazing work!

    I loved that part at 2:56 where the french horn (correct me if im wrong) plays and the strings are floating beautifully with it...
    The vibrato on the strings is also amazing! i love it! Very inspiring!

    The trumpet parts need a little bit of work though but nothing major...
    The mastering is perfect and the abience makes this piece extremely convincing!!

    Did you use GPO 4?

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    Re: "The Meadow" - Composed by Chris Ryan

    Thanks Heckler!

    Glad you liked that part at 2:56... I attempted something similar in my last piece but it fell a little short, so I decided to give it another try. To get the strings to shine the way they did, I added two solo violin patches on top of the lush Violin 1 and it worked wonders for the tone! Haven't upgraded to GPO4.

    As far as the trumpets go, do you mean the writing or the tone? I used the Piccolo trumpet with vibrato to get closest to the type of sound I wanted; the regular trumpets weren't soaring the way I wanted them to. Any suggestions on how I can fix this?

    Thanks again,
    Chris
    Dream with eyes open.
    www.youtube.com/KLGAviation

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    Re: "The Meadow" - Composed by Chris Ryan

    wow...this is really a pearl, very inspiring, thanks for posting it!

    the tune is not only composed very well, also the technical site - letting the samples sound real with all of the smooth transitions and volume proportions - is executed very well...including the acoustics (which reverb did you use?).

    bravo

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    Re: "The Meadow" - Composed by Chris Ryan

    This is really beautiful Chris. Inspiring composition!

    Jef

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