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I am arranging Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata for a string quartet. I might add a double bass if I think it is necessary, but so far, no issues with it being a quartet, at least not in the first and second movements. Now I'm arranging the Presto Agitato and as if it wasn't hard enough with the need to smoothly transition from the viola to the violin in those sixteenths, if I keep the interval relationship, the notes are going to be too high. I could get away with this octave displacement in the previous 2 movements(With the first movement, I basically did this octave displacement for the entire bass line to fit it into the cello), but now, the octaves the sixteenths are in are crucial to getting the right sound out of the Presto Agitato.There are 2 things I can think of as to how to get the Presto Agitato to sound right, one of which keeps the instrumentation, and another of which keeps the original octaves.Option 1: Add Double BassThis would keep the original octaves, and I could have it play the bass line and have the sixteenths start in the cello and rise upwards to the viola and second violin.Option 2: Move bass line to Viola for first measure of each arpeggio runThis would keep the instrumentation I have going of a string quartet and for everything except the bass line, the original octaves would be kept as well.Which one of these 2 options do you think would be better? Any other suggestions?NOTE: I'm only asking about the arpeggio runs, the scales and Alberti bass are easier to arrange.
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I'd like to play it with my sister, we are both Grade 8 ABRSM. I've trained making it myself but it's not good at all :(

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Piccolo, Flute(2), Other Woodwinds(2), Recorder(8), Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet(7), Bassoon(2), Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bagpipe, French Horn(4), Trumpet(6), Trombone(2), Tuba(4), Timpani(2), Percussion(91), Sound effects(3), Synthesizer(7), Guitar(15), Bass(4), Voice(8), Piano(2), Keyboard, Harpsichord, Organ(3), Accordion, Harmonica, Harp, Violin, Strings(6), Viola, Cello(3), Contrabass(2)