Arranger

FACT SHEET: COMMISSIONING A MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT

PERFORMING FORCES — I arrange music for:

  • Mens’, women’s, children’s and mixed choruses, with and without instruments
  • Solo singer and small instrumental ensemble, early instruments or modern
  • Viol consort, lyra viol, viol duos

STYLES OF MUSIC

  •  Medieval
  • Renaissance
  • Baroque
  • Sephardic
  • Irish
  • Old Time
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Swing

METHOD OF ARRANGING

Most people have a particular piece of music in mind, a model they’d like to transform. You’re invited to be as specific as giving me a recording to copy or an existing written arrangement to tweak, or as general as asking for a certain mood or character for the arrangement.

Others would like to create a set of pieces from a particular repertoire and want me to select and arrange the individual pieces. That’s fine too.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

A week or two, depending on complexity of project and arranger’s schedule. Please specify when you need the finished product. Rush is available.

COST

Standard arrangement, $200; bells and whistles, $300; rush +$50