JFF = Just For Fun
I bring you two samples. The first is a mix-down through Sonar X1 of a song I composed 3 years ago. It was performed this past September by an excellent vocalist and a local concert pianist. I thought you might like to compare the live version to the version using the Garritan choir and Steinway piano. The main difference that can be heard, of course, is the Garritan Chorus does not sing the words.
As a side note, the vocalist is a local opera singer whose range is incredible! The piece was performed at the first of the Cleveland Composers Guild 2012-2013 Concert Season.
Here are the two recordings (MP3's - sorry, Box.com will still not take large wave files.) The piece was composed using a Pablo Neruda poem called "I Request Silence" where Neruda reflects on his long life and his anticipation of his coming death.
Garritan Aria version
Enjoy and please if you listen, leave a comment.