Instead of the usual single piece on this thread, I am posting 3 pieces.
All are by Austria/German Composers I have neglected thus far; J.S. Bach, Beethoven and Wagner.
The selections are:
JS Bach - Brandenburg Concerto 1 - 1st mvt 3:40
Beethoven Piano Concerto 3 - 3rd mvt 7:40
Wagner- Ride of The Valkyries 5:26
.....an ambitious agenda by any standard. The Brandenburg is as busy as can be and it was hard to keep the leading voice in the fore, while democratically allowing near equal airtime to the other voices. The pace of the Beethoven piece is quite brisk, I think this shows Beethoven at his most joyous and mirthful. The Wagner "Ride of the Valkyries" is likely the scariest to take on, for one thing, people are more familiar with it and have expectations as to how it should go. I did not add or subtract any notes but I emphasized certain parts which are normally kept a bit more at bay, to a greater or lessor degree. I have been working on each of these, in serial fashion, for the past several months.
Your reasonable comments are appreciated. I used only the instruments in the standard version of GPO4, but I used SIR 1 reverberation and rendered in Cubase 4.5.2.