Here is "A Rhapsodic Procession of Royalty" for concert band. I created it in Finale with Garritan Concert and Marching Band 2 sounds.
The first part of the piece (0:00-1:30) is a grade 2. The second part is a grade 3. I wrote this piece for students with about 2 to 2½ years of experience.
This piece is 95% completed--I'll adjust the balance more, and fine-tune the instrumentation. I'm hoping someone here can offer advice on this piece's presentation. I notice that some of the instruments, especially brasses, have an electronic, "blippy" sound. I'm guessing this is a harsh attack--correct? I need to know what the problem is before I can fix it. Can this be altered in Finale/Aria (midi tool?), or do I need Sonar for that? I'd like to try to do this in Finale/Aria first, if possible.
I'm also using Garritan Ambience's Concert Hall 1 reverb setting with the dry setting at 1.5dB and the wet setting at -4.4dB.
As always, I'd love to hear ideas on the music itself and on its presentation.
And, as always, thanks!