Above you see the evidence of our most recent mentor meeting. On that page, you see the string names of each instrument in the orchestra, the range of each instrument, and the reasonable range for a high school player for each instrument. This is information that will be absolutely crucial to writing my piece, as my piece needs to be easily rehearsed by our school orchestra.
Be forewarned: you’re going to be seeing a lot of small, random, but mostly related, posts such as these.
Here’s a piece our band played last year, I rediscovered it this morning. Very beautiful, very emotional, and written by one of my favorite composers.
I also found a version of it that interested me: for string orchestra.
Eric Whitacre, for those of you who don’t know, does amazing things such as this.