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
Music Arrangers on Music Theory
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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
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" means the feeling … [Read more...] about What makes a great arrangement?