“Beyond The Sunrise,” an original composition by Jon Burr, is a ballad written for "little big band" (3-3-4) featuring piano, woodwinds, and muted brass, orchestrated in Finale, mixed in Logic Pro X with the Garritan Jazz and Big Band library via the … [Read more...] about Video Release – Beyond the Sunrise
Arrangers are not considered "composers" from a copyright standpoint, but their knowledge and skills in music composition are essential to being competent arrangers. Intros, endings and countermelodies are their exclusive responsibility.
Composer Don Staunton sent us a recording, 37 seconds long, interested in creating an orchestral arrangement, an expansion of his recording. He sent us this: Step one was transcription. Impressionistic in style, it’s reminiscent of Ravel or Debussy, … [Read more...] about Case Study – Orchestral Arranging
Recorded using Finale's Audio Export and the Garritan Jazz and Big Band sample library, arranger/composer Jon Burr wrote this for his big band, creating this video as a track sound production demo for this website. This swing piece, reminiscent of Thad … [Read more...] about New Video – “Blue in Your Face” for Big Band
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
We do custom music composition for Film (underscore) TV Cues Ensembles in need of special material Big Band, Jazz Quintet, String Quartet, Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble etc Lyricists in need of songwriting collaboration Our … [Read more...] about Custom Music Composition