Aug 10, 2015
(and last updated on Dec 28, 2015)
Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra is a free orchestral sample library. While not as advanced or ambitious in scope as commercial offerings, SSO contains all the basic building blocks for creating real virtual orchestrations. It's primarily aimed at beginners, but also more experienced composers looking for something lightweight and/or portable might find it useful.
This project is worked on by volunteers in their free time. Donations are used to cover the hosting costs of the website and accelerate the development of new features. There are many ways to contribute besides donating money, see this page