I offer comprehensive chart-writing services for live shows – Sibelius-engraved notation, orchestration for modern band line-ups, and click track programming. Whether you have a clear idea of how you want your charts to sound, or are just taking the first steps of your journey, send me an email – I can help you bring your ideas to life.
Our rates are USD $25 / GBP £15 per hour, and we always quote up-front before starting a job. Typically a new 4-minute arrangement for a modern cruise ship orchestra costs USD $175 / GBP £115, and we will discount full shows and bulk orders. Contact me with your requirements for a fast, friendly and competitive quote. I pride myself on being a fast and prolific worker, and I always meet deadlines.
I supply a studio-quality mp3 backing track with all my scores. This track is made directly from the charts, so you can hear from the mp3 how your arrangement will sound at the live show. This backing track can also be used for practice and solo performance.
My arrangements include a vocal score (including lyrics), and a piano/vocal score.
I also supply a click track to complement the live arrangement, if needed. Why use click tracks? To add extra musical elements, eg. strings, backing vocals, extra synths and percussion to the live instruments, resulting in a fuller sound at the show.
My arrangements are accurately and clearly notated, to give your musicians the best possible chance for a great first performance on the night. Investigate examples of my work on this website, with my complements.
My charts are created using the industry-standard Sibelius notation software.
I can make transcriptions based upon original artist recordings or your own backing tracks. If you would like charts customized specifically for your show, no problem – I can transpose material into any key, for any requested combination of musicians, and extend or shorten sections to fit with your show.
Visit my testimonials page for past client feedback.
I always agree a deadline and price before starting a job, and am happy to work to your schedule and requirements.
Contact me for a quote – firstname.lastname@example.org