I worked on the orchestration of “4. The Sun and Moon Circus Soothes the Wakeful Guests” tonight, but it’s not ready for public viewing yet. Still too clunky, in my opinion. Perhaps tomorrow night.
The problem is smooth, musical transitions from one section to the other, and the growing fear that the music I wrote many years ago no longer matches what I think the poem is saying. I will have to revisit the scoring to see if I can couch the melody in orchestral terms that make sense.
Here’s a fun game: go download the score on the Wm. Blake’s Inn page and see if you can tell what I’m shooting for. Then, when I post the mp3, see how close you came to matching me. Or, to put it another way, how far off I was.