I hope you are not all sick of the subject by now…. I had a lot of fun writing a piece for Challenge 13 (see thread). The piece I came up (my challenge 13 entry) did fairly well but didn’t win (congrats to the composer of # 7).
I originally wrote my piece for piano. I have been writing a lot for piano the last few years. My entry for Challenge 12 was my first attempt at large-scale orchestration since I completed my St. George and the Dragon back in 2004. My Challenge 13 entry was my third attempt at orchestration.
As I stated before, I decided to write Challenge 13 on the piano first. As I was writing I was thinking of how the orchestration would go, but it was still written as a piano piece.
When I orchestrated it I made a few small changes. The biggest change was the addition of a few measures to the beginning and a few to the end to balance the ones at the beginning.
I played the piano piece for some people and they liked it better than the orchestra version.
Here is the piano version.
So, after way too many words, what do you think? Is the piano version better or do you like the orchestra version?