QUOTE(barry-clari @ Mar 18 2012, 02:26 PM)
QUOTE(Rach123 @ Mar 18 2012, 02:20 PM)
QUOTE(Czerny @ Mar 18 2012, 02:14 PM)
That's not the most common combination of instruments you've got there. If you don't want to stick to just strings, perhaps flute, oboe, clarinet (just one), and bassoon would balance things out. Try to make sure you're actually arranging the piece (i.e. writing idiomatically for a different set of forces), rather than randomly transcribing it note by note.
the only reason i'm doing it for the group of instruments i said above is because they're the instruments i have available to me in my group (it's for an arranging assignment at college).
In that case, Rach, a list of available instruments would be helpful.
Owainsutton mentions a double bass, I would agree that this or some other bass instrument would be a good addition.
there is me (clarinet), a violin, a cello/bass guitar, a clarinet/violin/tuba, viola/bassoon, organ/piano and piano (who does play other instruments but only plays piano in college). also my tutor plays violin.
my tutor told me to arrange the piano part which means i'm not arranging with piano in mind.