Not connecting with the first part of the aria

Rats. I just cannot figure out what the hell to do with the first four bars. Even the second four, I’ve got some ideas. I think I need to go listen to “Asturias” again for a couple dozen times.

I keep tagging these posts “arrangement” only because they have ALL been tagged that way, and I don’t have the time to go back and re-tag all my posts. But I wish I’d started tagging them with “variations” instead. These are ultimately original compositions, not arrangements.

It’s a constant source of annoyance that one can never tag one’s posts well until one has a few hundred of them and can see retroactively what categories one’s writing tends to cluster into.

Anyhow, back to listening for the moment, to see what shakes loose.