I want to arrange Debussy's piano prelude "Bruyères" for an ensemble of some sort, but I don't know which.
The problem is that the original score ranges from a Db1 to an A7, and I'm not quite sure what kind of ensemble has that range.
There is of course the string orchestra (if the string basses had a C extension), but that's not quite the color I was looking for. I thought maybe a clarinet ensemble/choir might work, if it had everything from contrabass (BBb, with extension) to sopranino (Eb)...I had also considered a symphonic band, which would clearly have that range given a good tuba player and piccolo player, but I don't have very much experience with writing/arranging for ensembles that large and requiring that many different parts.
Are there any other suggestions, or should I just try to go one of the above?
(Oh, and here's a YouTube link to the work if you'd like to hear it: