Winning Orchestration Challenge #11 was a wonderful surprise for me. All of the entries were so compelling. After my fiance and I listened to them all, we turned to each other and shrugged in amazement--We thought they were all wonderful, and our natural prejudice for my own entry was brushed aside. We certainly didn't assume I'd be getting the most votes, and we wanted the rules to change so that everyone could come in first.
But the contest is over, and the torch was handed to me. Thank you, everyone who listened to all the entries, and of course I want to especially thank those of you who voted for my contribution.
And now I wave my hand over the flame, change its color, and pass the torch on--in the form of a new musical theme for everyone to try their hand at arranging.
EVERYONE JOIN IN!--It would be so great if absolutely every last person who is a member of this Forum would submit an arrangement. A few hours of bliss in your studio, and you'd have your own unique contribution to this event, and it would be a tremendous boost in energy for the Forum and for all of us as individuals.
Here's a theme in the Whole Tone Scale for you to work on.
MIDI FILE LINK
As far as I'm concerned, you should feel free to do Anything with it that occurs to you. Invert it, retrograde it, change the key, the time, the tempo, the note values, repeat some notes before moving on to the next group etc--as long as the theme as published on this thread is recognizable at least once during your arrangement.
According to Sean's Challenge FAQ, the piece should be approximately two minutes in length, and use any combination of Garritan library instruments you wish.
NOTE: This motif was put together specifically for this orchestration challenge. It's new to me, and new to you--I haven't based any composition on this, I've never arranged it--It's all fresh and ready for your individual talents to shape it.
I'll be arranging for Sean to receive and host the MP3s as he usually does. Information regarding that will be posted later.
Fire up your computers and get started!