Writing a bass feature is an interesting challenge, something I’ve thought about (as a bassist) for years. Bass playing has evolved radically, and players are expected to be fluent, competent soloists as well as “section” players. In my younger days I was … [Read more...] about Creating a Setting for a Bass Solo
Music Arranging and Production Case Studies
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We do custom Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble arrangements and composition commissions. Past assignments have included an arrangement of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Diary of a Madman” for Wind Ensemble: https://youtu.be/_pHEL3_YcDI An arrangement of … [Read more...] about Concert Band Arrangement and Composition Services
Customers in search of tracks for use in performance have been asking for sound examples. Symphony Orchestra Track Example Kaleidoscope is a demonstration of Symphonic Composition for Film and TV, composition, arrangement, orchestration, mastering, … [Read more...] about Track Sound Demos
We got an interesting assignment (from a previous client), requesting an arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner, "aria"-style, after Puccini's Nessun Dorma, for voice, string quartet and piano. The opening bars of the famous aria have an unusual harmonic … [Read more...] about String Quintet 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 can hear … [Read more...] about Orchestral Arranging Case Study