Michael McDonald – Takin’ It to the Streets

Evolution of an orchestration: start out with a pencil and a stack of blank score paper, input the mostly-written orchestration into Finale, finish orchestration, edit and lay out parts and score, print approximately 350 pages of music (two sets of parts-one for the Cincinnati Pops, one for the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra), and FedEx the parts overnight to the orchestras. Lastly, if possible, attend the concert, and sit there wishing the sound guy would turn the band down so you can hear the orchestra a little better.


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