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    Marching Band Fanfare - no Garritan yet :-(

    I wrote my first original marching band piece this fall - a pre-game fanfare for the Plano Sr. High band, which I gave the utilitarian title "Plano Fanfare". I really hoped I'd have Gary's marching band library for this, but it wasn't to be. So here is the Finale SoftSynth version, with the Rowloff percussion:

    Plano Fanfare

    As soon as I can get the marching band library I'll post an updated version, which will no doubt sound WORLDS better. In the meantime, hope you enjoy it.

    - David

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    Re: Marching Band Fanfare - no Garritan yet :-(

    This was really good!
    I'd love to take it to "my" band for playing it live.
    Any chance of buying the score?
    Please PM me with details if so....

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    Re: Marching Band Fanfare - no Garritan yet :-(

    Very nice fanfare and march theme. So why not use the GPO/JABB instead? Yes I am anxious for the Band library too, but until then why post something to the forum using Finale SoftSynth?

    Gary

    www.garybricault.com

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    Re: Marching Band Fanfare - no Garritan yet :-(

    I didn't think I could use the Rowloff marching percussion (softsynth) and GPO simultaneously. Is it possible?

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    Re: Marching Band Fanfare - no Garritan yet :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by Dargason
    I didn't think I could use the Rowloff marching percussion (softsynth) and GPO simultaneously. Is it possible?
    You should be able to route the outputs in the mixer at least to the GPO Studio for the horn parts. I've played with the GM/GS soundfonts and the GPO Studio in Sibelius before, so I imagine it works in Finale as well. You may experience some latency, but if you're using ASIO you might be able to tweak that to below a discordant level pretty easily.

    Recording it will be a bit of a challenge. The best bet to get all of the sound will be to use an additional recording program such as adobe audition, sound forge, goldwave, or even sound recorder, and to set the recording source as the wave out on the machine.

    I think...

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    Re: Marching Band Fanfare - no Garritan yet :-(

    Very nice, sonorous composition, David. Your unconventional harmony is a pleasure to hear. I enjoyed listening.

    Are you associated with the Plano H.S. band?

    Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: Marching Band Fanfare - no Garritan yet :-(

    David, top flight band writing in this, certainly!
    I would *really* like to hear this done live... the
    harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic work in this is
    knock-'em-dead good.

    David, I know this is a fanfare and intentionally
    brief, but with the excellent material and writing
    in this, might you consider expanding this further?
    You've definitely got much to say, and the ability
    to say it exceedingly well.

    My best,


    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .

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    Re: Marching Band Fanfare - no Garritan yet :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry G. Alexander
    Are you associated with the Plano H.S. band?
    I'm an alumni and a friend of the band director - nothing official.

    Thanks for the kind words everyone. I was aiming for something that sounded "a little Texas" and was sort of a classical contrast to the typical fight song and "March Grandioso" that typically appear in the pre-game. It came off well at the homecoming premiere; I'll try to post a video of it at some point.

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    Re: Marching Band Fanfare - no Garritan yet :-(

    Just wanted so say that we tried out the fanfare tonight live in "my" band. It sounded great, though it was a bit tricky to play in some parts. But I believe that in a couple of weeks we will sort it out.
    Thanks, David for a great piece of music!

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    Re: Marching Band Fanfare - no Garritan yet :-(

    Just to round this one out - here is video of the premiere live performance of the piece:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhNBvx834MU

    - David

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