I’m on the final piece of A Christmas Carol, the Finale.
Out of 160 measures, I’ve poured in about 60 of them. This piece is proving a little more difficult than the rest, because my memory of it is based entirely on the fully orchestrated accompaniment I had programmed back in the 90s. Now I’m having to reimagine it with a much skimpier ensemble.
At the moment, I’m just plugging notes back into the score just to get me from rehearsal letter to rehearsal letter, and then I’ll go back and make it sound as full as I can. Fair warning to the synth keyboard player: hope you can divide that keyboard into two separate instruments.