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    This is great stuff Tom. Because of my very limited experience with brass ensembles, I did not expect this range of color and dynamics. I thought you presented soft and gentle, thru bright and "brassy" sounds perfectly. I felt a lot of nice mood changes in this.
    Thanks a bunch for posting. Jay

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    Thank you kindly, Jay. Having not written for brass ensembles much I was hesitant to take on the project. I strongly believe that brass can be a wonderful effect at low volume and medium range. That’s not to say, of course, that it can’t blow your hat off when you least expect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_Davis View Post
    Thank you kindly, Jay. Having not written for brass ensembles much I was hesitant to take on the project. I strongly believe that brass can be a wonderful effect at low volume and medium range. That’s not to say, of course, that it can’t blow your hat off when you least expect it.
    So true.
    ~Rodney

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    So what Garritan sounds did you use, and did you use a DAW?

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    I was enjoying your composition so much that I wanted it to be longer.
    ~Rodney

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    The music could easily have been longer, but it was commissioned as a dedicatory piece for a new building and had a distinct time element. I surely do appreciate that several people have enjoyed it.

    I used COMB; 3 trumpets, 4 horns, 3 trombones, Baritone, Tuba, Timpani and percussion. The music is bi-tonal at the beginning and end with very traditional harmonies in between. I forgot to add that I used Finale 2012 and Garritan samples. No DAW.

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    Randy,
    As with most things that I feel turn out right, I wrote it in just a couple of days, waited one day and then added expression and dynamics. The client was gracious enough to pay. J

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    Did I hear bVI (Ab) to V/vi (E) chord progressions? For a minute there toward the end I thought you were going to end the piece in A major. Just wondering though, any reason you wrote the work in C major and not Bb? Once again, I enjoyed the work!
    ~Rodney

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