After a long hiatus, I've finally gotten back to working on the Hanson project (too many other music projects). This third movement was one tough piece of music to transcribe. Though it is the shortest in duration of the four movements of this symphony at just over five minutes, it has the most amount of measures, 429! I trimmed about a minute from the original. It's in a fast 3/8 Scherzando.
One of the challenges in doing this transcription has been finding a substitute for the strings. Sometimes the woodwinds work and other times brass. There's a long section of lyrical strings in this piece that I chose to use the brass. I love a brass choir and though I wasn't sure this would work I think it did. Again, this is a Finale 2009 audio file, so the only mixing done is what I can get out of Finale...no time to put this through a DAW. I used Aria for most of the instruments and Concert/Marching Band for the saxes and euphonium.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated (especially you, Michel) as I get started on finishing the last movement before sending this whole thing to the publisher.