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Orchestrated After work in the night

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I orchestrated the first piano part of my "Moments". I feel it's time to put some more time in it because my knowledge of writing for orchestra is still very basic. This recording is a midi bounce from Sibelius which I loaded into Garageband to put some nice reverb to it.
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magnatone said 4139 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
This is Beautiful Andreas
First thing I listened to this morning w/coffee, and was the PERFECT set of sounds and mood. Gorgeous orchestration - keep going!
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Chimalus said 4139 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
Clean and simple!
You display significant control in the dynamics and reverb of the instruments alone. It sounds like a live orchestra! The song itself keeps flowing too; though one might say it gets repetetive, the vibe keeps changing and I never lose contentment. Agreeing with magnatone's comment, this is probably a great song for relaxing just about anywhere. I'm impressed!
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drakonis said 4139 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
Lots of work, it shows
Wow, orchestrating from piano to full orchestra... that is a mind-boggling task to me. Perhaps I will get closer to that someday! So, I'll offer my thoughts, hopefully something will be useful.

First of all, moving the MIDI from Sibelius to GB is good and bad (as you probably are finding out.) This is exactly what I do as well (except that I use Harmony Assistant instead of Sibelius.) But when you go to MIDI, you lose a lot of the special dynamics and effect markings, and must manually add them back inside GarageBand. But, the instruments sound so much better in GB, it is worth it.

So, overall, this sounds good as an orchestral piece, hints of Dvorak. I like your choices of instruments to carry the themes. At 2:03 the echoed theme in different instruments was very nicely done too. This piece is very stately, like a procession, and thus has a lot of stilted starts and pauses in it... I would have liked a little more counter-melody in the strings, they tended to be too much in lock-step with the melody. I loved the dynamics, and I really loved the cello half-step you have at 2:48.

Excellent work here, as usual.

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Feter said 4139 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
Orchestrated After work in the night
I think this is a true giant work the one can
benefit from its scores and read more carefully.
the nice layers between the insteruments just
marvelous .
about Sibelius which the only software I found
realy helpful to me .and I think the new version of
Sebilius enable all commands as they applied .. !

thnx alot for sharin such wornderfull work ! !
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said 4139 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
Orchestrated After work in the night
Lots of nice sounds here. The orchestration works really quite well. Rendering wise, some of the phrase endings seem cut off and don't lift naturally. I'm hearing the Dvorak's New World Symphony as well. Nice!
thetiler said 4139 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
A very laid back symphony sound here. One that I think sound quite sweet. Kind of home sweet home symphony sound.

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