My first contribution. Be gentle please!
My main focus is to make rehearsal tracks for operatic soloists. My wife is a professional operatic mezzo soprano.
I was asked a little while ago (for Easter 2012) to create some movements from this mass for the soloists to rehearse to in church. The playback was through a PA system so it may sound a little unusual through monitors. It is not meant to be 'balanced' but to feature the sound of the four soloists, especially the soprano (realised with the flute) and the alto (realised with a clarinet). The tenor and bass use cor anglais and bassoon respectively.
The orchestral dynamics may seem extreme but sounded wonderful in the church.
My aim was to make it sound as 'live' as possible, not EQ'd and compressed like a CD.
(Runs behind parapet and ducks!)
P.S. Oh! And I should have said, all GPO.