Hi folks! How are y'all?
I come here today with a question that's preventing me from getting the job done on writing my own arrangement of a piece: Walter Gieseking: Spiel um ein Kinderlied
While working on the first and second variations, I have found that the melody goes to such high notes that even if i consider them in a "guitaristic reading", that is, sounding an octave below what's written, it would still be impossible to play.
So my question is: What do I do on situations like this? Would it be ok to bring down the melody to a pitch range equal to that of the accompaniment figures or would that drown the melody itself amidst such figures? Do I rule out the figures which would then share pitch range with the melody line in order to avoid that? (And if you'd be so kind, which other arranging tips could you give me from taking a look at the scores for the 1st and 2nd variations?)
I feel like this is piece is very prone to, if not urging for, a chamber music arrangement... even the accompaniment figures sound/seem to me as something natural on the guitar; I am thus thrilled with the prospect of succeeding at writing this, and will gladly share it with you guys once it's ready to be played.
Thanks in advance!