A number of people in the Tinderbox Orchestra have been meeting up and working on some new arrangements to play during our online Sunday rehearsals.
The group have arranged a great version of Whitney Houston’s 1987 dance-pop classic, ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, and have some new arrangements in the pipeline.
Arranging music together online has presented some interesting challenges. Each member of the group took on a specific section of the orchestra (e.g. Woodwinds, Strings, Brass, etc.) and worked on their parts over the course of the week, consolidating them during the arranging sessions and fitting them all together.
It was hard to know what other people were creating, and the variations in melody and rhythm throughout the parts created some interesting harmonies and new ways to approach the arrangement.
The orchestra have been working hard to rehearse the arrangement over the last month and a recording will hopefully be ready soon for everyone to listen to, and the group has some exciting new ideas for future projects to work on with the orchestra!
Keep your eyes (and ears) peeled for a recording soon!
Check out what our other Tinderbox Cafes have been up to here!