These past 3 days for me have been quite adventurous both compositionally and audio editing speaking. With the help of my friends on this wonderful forum I was able to solve a voicing issue that has plagued me for years. Now I present to you the entire theme called “Hymn” which is from the 2nd movement of my requiem “In Remembrance.” It is a mixture of live performances, Instant Orchestra, and GPO4, but the process was similar to performing surgery with a hacksaw. This was a crude experiment which I cannot recommend. I believe it was only by the grace of God that the music came out somewhat convincible. First I had the live performance, and then I composed the missing passages in Finale. Next, I created an audio file and bounced both the live and Finale audio file into Audacity. After many episodes of cut and paste, trial and error, I saved it as a MP3, turned the score into a PDF and finally once again I ask for your opinions.
Should this stay for brass? Or would you score the work for band or orchestra instead? I am also thinking of adding more percussion especially in the Andante section when the work moves a little faster. I would love to hear your thoughts. This part of the requiem is in memory of my grandfather the Reverend Walter R. Burgess. Since he was a pastor his entire life I composed the work with the number 7 in mind which tends to be considered by most a sacred number. For example, the hymn is exactly 77 measures long, both the intro and ending are 14 measures long, and the work itself is almost 7 minutes depending on the performance. Thank you for listening and commenting once again.