This week I am finishing up creating the orchestrations for the pit orchestra for my musical, Rivertown. When done, I will go back through all 21 songs and do some final tweaking. This is all new to me, so I am learning a lot as I move from song to song. I know that I will make some changes in the earlier scores based on my experiences with these last songs.
Here is my request. The last song I will orchestrate is called "From That First Dance". It is near the end of the second act and is a sweet and sad moment. The patriarch of the town is thinking back to when he first met his, now deceased, wife at a firemen's ball - it will be a beautiful ballroom scene and a flashback.
It is a waltz and I am having trouble with creating a satisfactory (to my ears) pattern for the piano. I am not a "real" piano player - I fake it well for school and when singing my own songs, but precisely notating piano is sometimes tricky for me. All the piano parts I have written thus far for the show are fine. But I am not "finding" this one in my hands at the moment.
I would like someone to throw me suggestions for a basic pattern besides the old ONE - 2 - 3, ONE - 2 - 3 - you know. I have a lead sheet in Finale 2008 and a pdf of the opening part of the ready to send to anyone who wants to give me any ideas/suggestions. I guess I could send a MIDI file with the pdf as well.
I am not asking for someone to write the whole piano part - just help me with the first section and I could go from there. Be aware that if I use it or adapt it, I will not be doing a credit in the score or be a part of the copyright. I want to be up front about that so there is no misunderstanding or hassle. If that concerns you, then ignore my request.
Just a suggestion for a piano part that I can use and/or adapt. My brain is running out of creativity at the moment. I can't just hand over my songs to the orchestrators like the big boys do on Broadway!
I know most piano players can just fake something in 2 seconds that I can never do - that is why I am asking here for a suggestion.
Email me if interested.