Archive for the ‘Concert Marching Band’ Category

Golden Horagram 01 for Concert Band

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Golden Horagram 01 for Concert Band

Stars and Stripes Forever in Gene Ward Smith’s Hemifamity27

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

800px-Stars_and_Stripes_Forever_1

Stars and Stripes Forever transtuned to 12 of 27 from hemifamity27 – marching band sans percussion.
The master tuning is here.

The midi file that I found is of medium quality and this is decidedly a demonstration piece – this tune was chosen because it is a favorite of Gene’s. To get around having to transpose each note individually or as a pitchclass I use the method of picking 12 notes out of the 27 note set and used that to retuned Garritan Concert and Marching Band samples. The actual tuning is listed below. I think it notable that the rather large deviations from 12 equal, where each step is exactly 100 cents, is not very evident if at all.

! 12of_hemifamity27.scl
!
12 of (3/2)^9 * (10/9)^3 hemifamity tempered
12
!
110.21232
205.92493
316.19234
386.89900
496.93387
592.41413
703.06613
813.10100
908.64483
994.07507
1089.78768
1200.0000

Uncle Sam March (marching band in hemifamity 27 tuning)

Friday, July 4th, 2014

click to enlarge

click to enlarge


Uncle Sam March is a directed semi-aleatoric composition that used 15 tracks from members of www.sound-in.org. It was produced by extracting polyphonic midi from the audio tracks in Sonar X3. The resulting midi tracks midi were quantized, time stretched or compressed as needed and in some cases offset from 0. Though the graphic shows a BPM of 60 it was changed to 90 BPM in what you hear. It was realized using Sonar X3 and Garritan Concert and Marching Band. The tuning employed was devised by Gene Ward Smith and is outlined below:

! hemifamity27.scl
!
(3/2)^9 * (10/9)^3 hemifamity tempered
27
!
24.81614
110.21232
180.72536
205.92493
230.32672
291.35517
316.19234
386.89900
411.35967
472.47399
496.93387
522.04780
592.41413
607.58587
677.95220
703.06613
727.52601
788.64033
813.10100
883.80766
908.64483
969.67328
994.07507
1019.27464
1089.78768
1175.18386
1200.0000