I have invested quite some time on this arrangement and I’m fairly satisfied with the results. The limitations of the intertwined piano 4-hands format I chose mean that this arrangement is lobotomized. There’s no way I (me “up” and me “down” depending on where I was perched on the bench) could hope to match the colors of a full orchestra. Just listen to me fumbling the sixteenths when a string section would breeze effortlessly through.
A few notes –
- I’m fairly proud of my synchronization, but I have no idea if that will suffer when I work my way up to the proper tempo.
- That weird trill is supposed to be a snare drum. Limitations of the medium.
- I left out the repeat and the huge bass drum strike at the end of the piece. But I know that the simulated bass drum sounds cool!
- I got completely bum-lost in the middle and that made me very sad, but at least I came back in the end.