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

Jon Burr is a composer, arranger, producer, recording engineer, bandleader, bassist, and educator from Yonkers, NY.. and a Finale user since 1996. As owner/operator of Arranger for Hire, he serves music arranging and production customers from around the world. A veteran touring bassist, his performance credits include Tony Bennett, Buddy Rich, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Eartha Kitt, Rita Moreno, The Hot Swing Trio, Stephane Grappelli and many others. Arranging customers have included the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Chilean Astronomy Society, The Milpitas Community Concert Band, The Honey Taps, The Montclair Kimberly Academy’s annual musical, and many others. He writes for and leads his own ensembles, including the Jon Burr Quintet. His arrangements for Swedish YouTube artist Kim Andersson have received over 5 million views on Facebook and YouTube.