The arrangement of an already-composed piece of music is, effectively, composition. An arranger applies the same critical and creative criteria as a composer. A successful musical arrangement will take into account every relevant aspect of the original piece of music - and depending on the intention of the artist, the completed arrangement may complement, contrast, or even entirely re-frame the original composition.
My passion for musical arrangement can be heard equally in my treatment of original musical textures (namely in the various projects of The Monotremes) as well as the pre-composed arrangement projects to which I dedicate a significant amount of my time and energy. I feel equally comfortable working with traditional chamber and larger orchestral ensembles; voice and vocal ensembles; and I continue to build on a portfolio of work which combines contemporary popular styles with traditional ensembles.
Below you will find highlights of my professional arrangement history to date, as well as several examples which may be viewed and/or downloaded.
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Andrew SCHULTZ: Symphony No. 3 "Century" (2013) - composed for the Centenary of Canberra
orig.: Canberra Symphony Orchestra
arr. (Three Extracts):
1. Brass band (4 tpt I, 4 tpt II, 3 tpt III; 2 hn; 3 tbn; 2 euph; tba; gl; SD; BD; sus.cym)
2. Woodwind ensemble (4 fl I, 3 fl II; ob; 3 cl. I; 3 cl. II; 3 cl. III; bcl.; asax; tsax; gl; SD; BD; sus.cym)
3. Combined ensemble (as above, comb.)