I'm basically posting my progress on this piece "Hour by Hour" ... so that one can hear what exactly is accomplished within each hour (or two).
Again, I couldn't stop after just one hour, this time because the music was just too fun to stop... however since I stopped after two hours, the music ends abruptly during a climax, while every instrument is playing something at ffff and the cymbals are crashing on every half note... too much fun. It kind of leaves the whole clock theme for a while though as the pizzicato disappears. Oh well, too bad.
I might change around or take out those drum rolls near the beginning if I can't make them work... they definitely don't sound right when the second melody comes in. I still like how they sound in the first melody though.
So, after 5 hours of work: