I can’t add the ‘read more’ option to audio posts. So for now on, Thursday I’ll post these lengthy thoughts, and then Friday will be the actual song.
"Friendship is Magic"
Could this arrangement have been 20% cooler? That’s the question I constantly asked myself as I spent endless hours on this piece. I wanted to expose a younger audience to the sounds of the orchestra: chimes, xylophones, triangle, flute glissandos, and more.
When arranging this song I had a hard time composing the violins from the guitar parts, the Cellos puncturing the rhythm, and the Oboe playing the long note passages. And then there was the question of song length, which I decided that since it’s a tribute it should be identical to the original. But I kept at it because I wanted it to have one defining characteristic: I wanted it to have the same aggression as the original, while still capturing that feeling of being ‘magical’.
It’s funny now as I become a part of this vibrant community here on Tumblr, because not only am I connecting with like-minded nerds like me, but I also am learning about entirely new communities, and that means a lot to me.
I get emails all day about people who get pushed around for liking this show, or about their artwork, or just trying to find and express themselves. It feels good to be a part of something and to give back. I really hope that shows through in this arrangement - it’s a fantastic song, a great show, and it’s for one of the coolest communities on here.
To all the Bronys and Pegasisters - this is for you. This is your anthem, and I hope you enjoy it in the same way I enjoyed arranging it for orchestra.