I am still arranging Haendel opera works. Currently working on my third arrangement of the sinfonia that introduces “Pompe vane di morte.” The first was a swing version, the second a jazz one. The third is a schmaltzy, easygoing one that is made of rainbow-colored unicorn poop and fairy farts. Very cotton-candy flavored.
And I still continue to struggle with the viola, though much less so since I got a shortie. I have found that working on alternating between high-3 and low-3 with boring, slow-motion scales up and down each string while focusing on being relaxed works well.