How loud do you Programm the orchestra ?


At the loudest part in your compositions, do you Programm the complete orchestra playing fff or do you keep the lower stuff softer and the higher instruments louder ?

And is it true that orchestral instruments should be played softer in order to sound better/fuller ?
If you play brass softer, you don‘t get that aggressive screaming high quality.

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Depends on the piece and the library. A brass player's command over the instrument, embouchure, airflow, are infinitely more capable than a single recording.

The only right answer is what sounds right, not what looks right.