Orchestral Arranging Case Study

Composer Mark Lucas sent a recording to us, wanting to hear it arranged for orchestra. The song, sung rubato in wordless melody over strummed guitar accompaniment, showed terrific pitch and heartfelt emotion. It’s a work of passion, as you … [Read more...]

Music Transcription Rates

Music Transcription is an art, we love to do it, and we're good at it. We're very accurate. It takes time. Writing arrangements from sheet music is cheaper than writing from transcribed material. If there's no sheet music, we need to do … [Read more...]

Custom Wedding Music for String Quartet, Instruments or Voices

Custom arrangements of favorite selections from pop or classical repertoire for a wedding ceremony are our most requested service. Any song or piece you can think of can be arranged or adapted for any combination of instruments or … [Read more...]

What makes a great arrangement?

A question often asked is - what makes a great arrangement?It's great if it's written with the lyric and against the melody (has oppositional countermelodies), and organic reharmonization of the original chords."With the lyric" … [Read more...]

Printed Parts and Lead Sheets

Our most requested service is creating printed parts and lead sheets for use in live performance.  Yes, we do that!All of our arrangers are expert in state-of-the-art music engraving software, are performing musicians themselves, and … [Read more...]

Custom Arrangements for any size music ensemble

At arrangerforhire.com, our staff arrangers can create custom arrangements for any size music ensemble, regardless of output format. Different formats include:Printed sheet music for live performance by live … [Read more...]

Hidden Texture in Music Arranging

The subject of arranging is extremely vast and quite interesting for someone wanting to delve into the x's ond o's of it all. One aspect of writing that I had the chance to explore was the use of hidden texture in music arranging.I'd … [Read more...]