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    Garritan Orchestra - a tribute to my dog (!)

    Hello, all:

    I wrote this piece as a tribute to my dog, who I lost a couple years ago. He loved to frolic in the backyard, literally chasing butterflies. I decided to write a short (2 mins. or so) piece for him that was happy and wistful, because that was his nature.

    You can here it here: http://www.glennfinnanscores.com/14a...%20Chasing.mp3

    I composed this for strings, harp, celesta, glockenspiel, triangle, flute, and piccolo (all GPO).

    Also, when I mixed it I used a "deep hall" reverb, because that's my favorite kind of orchestral recording sound... a throwback from the good ol' days of vinyl!

    Hope you like it.


    Last edited by boisty music; 12-13-2009 at 11:56 AM. Reason: forgot web link

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    Re: Garritan Orchestra - a tribute to my dog (!)

    Hi Glenn,
    I remember when Gary Garritan was trying to convince me to write my own
    original piece of music back in 2007, shortly after my Sparky's life had to end.

    He said... "write a piece of music and dedicate it to Sparky"
    Gary knew how horribly I was grieving Sparky for months.

    I immediately wrote it.

    I like this song "Chasing", and it certainly does have a joyful sound to it.
    Dogs are man's best friend. Afterall, DOG spelled backwards is....

    Thanks for posting!

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    Re: Garritan Orchestra - a tribute to my dog (!)

    Thanks for sharing this Glenn! It is lovely and very well done, great mix of instruments and their use thereof!! I have grieved for many dogs in my time.

    Best regards,
    sd cisco

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    Re: Garritan Orchestra - a tribute to my dog (!)

    Very nice Glenn.
    Producer ~ Sound Engineer ~ Musician


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    Re: Garritan Orchestra - a tribute to my dog (!)

    Good memories and a fine musical representation of your thoughts. Congratulations, I enjoyed the listen.
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong


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    Re: Garritan Orchestra - a tribute to my dog (!)

    It indeed evokes mild sadness over happy memories, beginning, life and end, and it sounds great too. I like the descending root, it keeps it fresh. Well done.

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    Re: Garritan Orchestra - a tribute to my dog (!)

    Glenn - I can tell you wrote this for your dog as there are lots of very high frequencies in it. Seriously - a wonderfully written and rendered piece that is full of life! We lost a rabbit (Thumper at 10 years) a few years back and that was bad enough. And dogs are far more interactive so I cannot imagine the grief of losing a good dog.

    Music happens to be an art form that transcends language. - Herbie Hancock


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    Re: Garritan Orchestra - a tribute to my dog (!)

    Thank you everybody for your compliments and thoughts.

    Have a great 2010!


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