Let’s try this again.
I wrote this song in 1990 for an acoustic guitar, cello, glockenspiel, and woodblocks. In 2004 I arranged it for orchestra, and then redid the song in 2010 to take advantage of Kontakt’s sound libraries.
The problem in 2010 was that I still didn’t know what I was doing with regards to orchestral arrangements. Lenny correctly noted that the dynamics were…well…monotonous (unusual pun, but definitely intentional) and pointed out a few other things that weren’t quite right.
Now I’m a lil’ bit older and wiser as an arranger / mixing engineer (though still amateur) so I broke out the version from 2010 and fixed the parts that were wrong. The song now plays better and feels more like a true orchestra instead of a hack like it was last year.
In any case, enjoy.