Okay, I’ll admit it; I think I was a being little enthusiastic about my first list of instrumental resources; enthusiastic and unrealistic perhaps!
My tutor kindly pointed out that I was perhaps biting off more than I could chew (she didn’t actually say this, but words to that effect), and so having now written the entire composition, albeit for piano, I now need to shape up and get this list to be something more ‘do-able’ because I need it with me at all times whilst I begin arranging.
My tutor suggested that the instrumentation that I had already indicated on the score looked more likely to be a chamber orchestra setting, a group of players only large enough to fit into a private room or ‘chamber’. I’m not sure if this revised instrumental resource list would fit into a room, but it’s certainly more realistic (and less ‘symphonic’) than previously anticipated:
Clarinet in B-Flat (2)
Clarinet in E-Flat (2)
Cor Anglais (2)
French Horn (2)
1st Violins (4)
2nd Violins (4)
Double Bass (2)
Acoustic or 12-string guitar (1)