Been away for quite a while working on other projects, just checking in to see how things are going. Very well, from what I can garner! I see the board has been rearranged a bit and there are many new handles.
This past spring I found time to arrange and orchestrate Jay Ungar's Ashokan Farewell for one of the orchestras I play in, with an eye towards making it part of a local 50 year city celebration. Thanks to GPO, both rehearsal and performance came off without a hitch. Thanks Gary!
I'm a little rusty, hope this link works:
Ashokan Farewell, 4:06, 7.7Mb
The theme was made famous via the PBS Ken Burns Civil War series.
As this is a very nostalgic, sentimental melody, I purposely kept the orchestration rather light and intimate:
2 fl, 1 ob, 2 cl, 1 bsn
1 tpt, 2 hn, 1 tbn
timp, sus cym, orch bells
Edit - On rehearing this, I thought I should metion that I would very much have liked to have added a part for harp, but the harpist wasn't available for the target concert, so I thought it best to make sure the orchestration stood on its own merits without it. Oh well, one must learn to work with occasional limitations. Maybe next time!