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Topic: Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia

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    Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia

    Hello Folks - It's been a long time since I've had the nerve to post music. I worked on this one for quite awhile on GPO and absolutely fell in love with it for its wonderful horn solo. Imagine my heartbreak discovering that the work had already been sequenced very well by one Brian Ames. <SIGH>

    Anyway, I couldn't reach Brian by email and alas, could not ask him to use his (already-produced) MIDI file for my redition. That's over two years ago, and I hate wasting effort, so I thought I'd release what I had, used with GPO, just to get opinions. I'm working at a much slower pace now that I've ever been before, so updates are far and few between.



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    Penfield (Rochester), NY

    Re: Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia

    Hi Steve,

    Very nice work, patiently assembled. It has a lovely sound and is very true to the original. I can relate to finding out ones idea has already been taken. But keep at it. The finished work will be worth it all.



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    Re: Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia

    Beautiful job on this, Steve.

    Very well performed, the perfect amount of restraint, and very well

    Just an aside, but there's certainly always room for another view-
    point in interpretation and performance.



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    Senior Member Leaf's Avatar
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    Re: Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia

    I have always loved Borodin, I have 3 cd's of In the Steppes of Central Asia and have listened to many other versions, and it sounds like you have captured all it's magic beautifully. Very well done, can't wait to hear it completed.


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    Re: Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia


    Your rendition is extremely well done. The orchestration, mix, balance, and everything about it is excellent.

    There have been various works with GPO that have had differing arrangments and interpretations. Even with real orchestra, works will sound different and it is refreshing to hear a new interpretation. No reason to be heartbroken as what you have done is marvelous!

    I enjoyed every note and looking foward to hearing the completed work.

    Gary Garritan

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    Re: Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia

    Great job - but you left us hanging just as the full orchestra is about to come in. Please finish it!! You make a very attractive piece sound, well, very attractive.

    This was very well handled, and a tribute to your skill and Gary's library.

    R. Pearl

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    Re: Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia

    This is a great start. Your handling of the orchestra is masterful and left me thinking it was a real performance. Please finish.
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    Re: Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia


    Really enjoyed listening to this. Great rendering and mixing in this production. Await your further endeavors with GPO......

    Thanks for sharing.

    Jack Cannon--MacBook Pro (2015, 13") GPO4/5, JABB3, Auth. STEINWAY, YAMAHA CFX, Gofriller CELLO, Stradivari VIOLIN, COMB2, WORLD, HARPS, PIPE ORGANS, FINALE 25.5, DORICO 1.2.10, Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 9.51, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express, MacBook Pro (2012, 13") 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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