Guys, I can't thank you enough for all of your comments. This was exactly what I was hoping to hear. Manny, thanks for being hard on me, a guy like you telling me I have potential means the world to me. Rogerio, I do own the Phil Smith CD and I've been listening to the full works. However, I probably should have listened to them more before I started working the excerpts. I liked the caramel chocolates analogy As far as variety of conductors goes, Naxos music library has quickly become my new best friend!