Our Music Arranging Work Goes Viral

Kim Andersson photo

The Pianist

Swedish Pianist Kim Andersson contacted us with the idea to create a piano concerto-style orchestral score, a medley of selections from Beauty and the Beast.

It’s a musical homage to the work of Alan Mencken, published via YouTube. We arranged it into a concert piano piece.

This video has over a million views on Facebook after just a few days. We’re thrilled for Kim and excited about his success !

Kim wrote (in a masterpiece of understatement!) “I’m a self-taught beginner pianist trying to create music. Life long depression has prevented me from playing and performing. However I recently decided to record my first performance: Beauty and the Beast with piano and orchestra…

Due to my limited experience and the fact that I can’t read notes made this pretty challenging but I hope you like it…

Infinite thanks Jon for his cooperation! I’m glad I found the best arranger understanding my vision and emotions in music! All the best – Kim””

We think he read the notes OK. 🙂

About Jon Burr

Staff Arranger Jon Burr is also the site administrator for arrangerforhire.com.

Active as a bassist, composer, and arranger since the beginning of his career, Jon's work has appeared on recordings by Chet Baker, Sir Roland Hanna, Mark O'Connor, Barry Miles, Arlyn Valencia, and many others. As a bassist he's performed or recorded with Tony Bennett, Stan Getz, Horace Silver, Stephane Grappelli, Mark O'Connor, Rita Moreno, Barbara Cook, Eartha Kitt, and many others.

Jon writes in a variety of styles, ensembles large and small, with experience in many instrumental configurations. You can hear his work on his websites jonburr.com and Jon Burr Quintet, and is receiving rave reviews from Arranger for Hire customers. His arranging reel is available on request (email us on using the site form). He also writes about cooking at The Improvising Chef.