The Orchestration Process
My project follows the process of writing an orchestration, based on a piano piece. This particular piece is "Menuet in E flat" by Ludwig van Beethoven. Using the computer program, Sibelius, I worked to pick apart the chords and harmonies in the sheet music, to create a score for strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass). My mentor, Professor Samuel Heifetz, helped me to determine which parts of each chord should be distributed to which instrument. Once the string section is finished, we plan to begin the woodwinds and the brass sections. Once completed, this may be played by the Arcadia Orchestra. I will continue to work on this orchestration with the help of Professor Heifetz even after this class is over.
Rogers, Annabelle, "The Orchestration Process" (2020). Honors Program. 6.