Hi, I am preparing scores for an orchestral concert (a little bit under the gun), and I have 1) to mark each specific instrument on the percussion staves, and 2) also divide the music so there is one stave per percussionist.

On the first point, I has never really understood the Garritan GPO "Orchestral Percussion" samples -- I have just bumbled around until something sounded right to me (in Finale). I don't know even what these specific sounds are called in the real world. So, could someone tell me how to "see" the map of the GPO percussion, learned their names, and how they relate to a percussion staff? Is there something buried inside Finale or the Garritan reference that would answer this question?


Karen Peace