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    Happy New Year 2011 - with Strauss' "Blue Danube Waltz"

    Here is my contribution to the New Year 2011:
    a rendition of Johann Strauss Jr.'s waltz "An der schoenen blauen Donau".

    http://www.virtualphilharmonic.co.uk...BlueDanube.php

    all done solely with the Garritan Personal Orchestra 4.

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    Re: Happy New Year 2011 - with Strauss' "Blue Danube Waltz"

    Reinhold;

    This is exquisite!! Perfect in voicing, mix, tempo changes and dynamics. This piece was on the first LP (my parents - for their parties!) I got to listen to, on a Seabreeze portable mono phonograph. I would sit in the cool of the second story screened-in porch and play this over and over. I marveled at the rich sonorities and sometimes pretended I was the conductor!

    You have a fine ear, to be able to put this together so well, I really enjoyed it!

    ....and Happy New Year to you!

    Best regards,
    sd cisco

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    Re: Happy New Year 2011 - with Strauss' "Blue Danube Waltz"

    Reinhold,
    An amazing reproduction!
    How did you input the score? Did you scan it in?
    It seems like a trmendous amount of work.
    Jeff Gardner

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    Re: Happy New Year 2011 - with Strauss' "Blue Danube Waltz"

    Reinhold,
    you did a marvelous job with this famous piece!
    Dan

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    Re: Happy New Year 2011 - with Strauss' "Blue Danube Waltz"

    Thanks to everyone for the positive feedback!

    How I did it: not with scanner - I believe that method would make too many errors, and I think that finding and fixing these errors would take a lot of time.
    Instead I played the piece live - instrument by instrument. Well, difficult parts I sequenced off-line with some manual edits in the piano roll. Then I did a (modest) quantisation and drew the tempo map, to achieve a natural musical flow.
    Then I replayed the piece again and added live the "expression" (with the mod wheel), individual for each instrument.

    The raw MIDI I had done already in 1999 - that had taken about 3 months (evening work); to convert it to Garritan GPO4 took just about 2 full days.

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    Re: Happy New Year 2011 - with Strauss' "Blue Danube Waltz"

    Reinhold:

    Another great rendering of a most beautiful Viennese Waltz. You should
    be proud of this undertaking as it was so well crafted in your inimitable
    style of orchestral sampling.


    BRAVO
    ,


    Jack
    Jack Cannon--MacBook Pro (2015, 13") GPO4/5, JABB3, Auth. STEINWAY, YAMAHA CFX, Gofriller CELLO, Stradivari VIOLIN, COMB2, WORLD, HARPS, PIPE ORGANS, FINALE 2014.5, Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 9.5, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express, MacBook Pro (2012, 13") 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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    Re: Happy New Year 2011 - with Strauss' "Blue Danube Waltz"

    Am I late to add my congratulations?
    You are a very fine director and orchestrator: loved those piccolos and the bassoon at the beginning!
    And a skilled performer too...
    Fabio
    Arrigo Beyle / Milanese / Lived, wrote, loved -- Stendhal
    Being Italian is a full-time job -- B. Severgnini

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    Re: Happy New Year 2011 - with Strauss' "Blue Danube Waltz"

    Thank you, Jack and Fabio - I appreciate your very positive comments!
    Am now posting something new...

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