The Key to the Lari Goss sound
Though others are well on their way to the top, there is little question that Lari Goss knows how to use an orchestra better than anyone else in Southern Gospel. But why?
I have this theory that Goss’s use of the woodwind section is what sets him apart and makes his impeccable arrangements instantly recognizable.
Am I right?
Update: For whatever it’s worth, my comment the other day comparing Goss to the giants of classical music was part of an overall discussion about his skills in arranging for orchestra. That Goss has a talent the level of the great classical composers was part of a larger discussion about his skills at arranging for orchestra. Of course he does not compose Sonatas and Oratorios (though he surely could if he desired). I stand by my original point, which is that he is as good as they were at coaxing the maximum potential out of the almost limitless sonic combinations available in an orchestra.