Fifth Week

I have just finished my studies on Mozart’s famous Symphony No. 40, and soon, I will be moving onto Mozart’s critically acclaimed and ingenious work, Symphony No. 41, also known as “Jupiter.” I had an interesting rehearsal with Mr. Meyer, where I got to know each of the players from the instrumental ensemble. We talked afterwards about what we listened for when helping these musicians play in the best way they can. Another thing we talked about was how Mr. Meyer arranges music. Basically, the different instruments can be broken up into separate parts, so that when one is accounting for what part should play which line, they have an all-around line to take from. The line can be anything from the melody to one of the harmonies. I will display two pictures: the top one is the original arrangement, and the bottom one is Mr. Meyer’s revised arrangement for his smaller group.