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This is a rough draft, and I'm not sure how much it qualifies as "scoring", but it has orchestral instruments. I've been prowling around on this forum long enough, it's about time I shared a substantial piece of music. This is intended to be a progressive rock song, but my friend who told me he would record electric guitar and bass parts has as of yet not done much, and there isn't a rock percussion track yet. There's a lot more I would like to say about this one, but I'll let the music speak for itself.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8hzpbcy94vfscj...8.mp3?dl=0
Don't worry. If it has virtual orchestration, it's relevant. Smile

I love non-mathy prog, and I can sort of hear parts of the rest of the arrangement with the ears of my soul. Can't wait to hear it for real. Smile

Symphonic parts in rock and metal can be a bit of a slippery slope. The line between grandiose and incoherent is often a fine one. Woodwinds in rock (especially flutes and saxophones) are a proven concept, though, and string sections have been used for ages (though most often as pads).

I'd say you're in for a bit of an adventure. Smile
Earlier this year I got kind of burned out on this one, shared my project files on another music collaboration forum, and then kind of forgot about it. A few months later a Brazilian guitarist reached out to me saying that he was arranging drums, bass, and guitars. He switched most of the orchestral instruments to synths, but it still has the glockenspiel and xylophone, so there is that! He just barely finished a final draft:

http://luisfinotti.org/music/files/MrEs_..._06.57.mp3

Here is his commentary on the arranging, recording, and mixing process: http://luisfinotti.org/music/music.html#mres
I liked you're heavily reverbated xylophone (or glockenspiel, not sure) more, I think his ones actually hurt my ear a little bit with all the brightness. But the guitar work and solos are pretty cool and the drum programming. Overall I'd say it turned out pretty nice.