Hi all, This is an 8 minute work for full orchestra, titled Samsara Breakdown, my first attempt at a project this big. I'd appreciate comments, feedback.
The score was put into Finale. I imported the MIDI file into Digital Performer and used GPO4 as plugin. Actually, listening to the piece helped me to make decisions on a number of orchestration issues (percussion, flute doublings, some string registers), and I often worked back and forth between the score and DP.
I decided against using Horn and Trombone overlays, as it seemed to be too much to my ear. Also, I finally decided to use the Traditional Symphonic Concert Hall reverb space. It seemed to be more resonant than the Modern Symphonic space; the Large Symphonic Concert seemed too much. I also used a European style arrangement of the orchestra, with vln II opposite vln I. Here is the link on Box.com: