A New Journey (Click here to Listen)
For those who don't know of my own tradition, I try to write an original piece of music every holiday season. They are always written for orchestra, meant to be playable, and use only Garritan samples. Previous works of mine from this tradition have found their ways onto the Annual Garritan Community Christmas CDs (Celebration of Life and Christmas Festival Overture). For the 2010 year, I am pleased to introduce another piece of music entitled "A New Journey."
At the conclusion of the year, celebration breaks out across the world. Some may celebrate happiness, others may celebrate togetherness, and others may celebrate a combination of both or another idea. During many of these celebrations, one will reflect on life and start deciding how they want to shape their future. And as the celebrations come to a conclusion, many embark on new journeys so as to reach a brighter future.
For those curious about what was used to write the piece, here are some of the details. The original theme was created in Sibelius 6 on a laptop (easy way of writing something down while on the go). The theme was then completely rewritten in Pro Tools on my desktop system so as to become more complex and detailed. I was using Pro Tools M-Powered 8 at the beginning of the project back in September and am currently using Pro Tools 9 for the conclusion of the project. All of the samples were from Personal Orchestra except for the drum kit which is from Concert and Marching Band and the Piano which is from Jazz and Big Band. I had not made the switch to ARIA by the time I created the project, so the entire thing was completed with Kontakt 2 (and thus may become my last piece to use Kontakt this extensively ).
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