There have been several different formats used in our Orchestration Challenge. Originally an entire melody line would be posted, and then entrants orchestrated that theme. Now we've a variety of different challenges set, and I think they've all been fun.
What I would like to do in setting up the next Challenge, is to be sure that less experienced people feel able to join in.
And I'd like to create a Challenge according to the wishes of the majority. So, could you please let me know which of the following ideas appeals the most for the next Challenge--post your choice here on this thread. Thanks.
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING CONCEPTS DO YOU WANT FOR ORCHESTRATION CHALLENGE 23?
EDIT: Adding another idea-- #12 is courtesy of Steve Winkler
1) A complete melody line of approximately 8 measures which you orchestrate and develop.
2) A short motif of approximately 4 notes which you need to develop into a melody which you then orchestrate.
3) A rhythmic phrase for which you need to develop a melody.
4) A structure you need to follow for an original composition (like this last Challenge 22).
5) A melody line written in an "exotic" mode, and the instruction that your arrangement has to remain strictly in that mode.
6) A few notes with no time value, so that you determine the rhythmic phrase of how those notes are used.
7) A short motif to develop in a way that the piece conveys an adjective like "Happy" or "Angry"--(we had a Challenge with "Hope" as the given theme).
8) A traditional song in the public domain is posted for you to develop however you'd like.
9) A standard song from one genre is posted for you to orchestrate for a completely different and contrasting genre - ie: Operetta song becomes pop-rock.
10) A 12 tone row is posted and entrants must follow strict 12 tone row arrangement techniques.
11) A non-melodic, chromatic group of notes are posted with the instruction that the pieces be developed as "non melodically" as possible.
12) A public domain piece written for piano or organ is selected and entrants orchestrate it for orchestra.
OTHER - If you have an additional concept, post it.
I don't want to rush into the next Challenge before giving everyone a chance to get in on the development of it. SO - hope to see some answers to this survey--Thanks!