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    A bit of a weird one..

    How do you go about finding a composer for a piece of music, or an arranger if necessary?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KernowSop View Post
    How do you go about finding a composer for a piece of music, or an arranger if necessary?

    Just find someone you like and ask them... like me :P

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    Or someone you've never met - like me
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    Quote Originally Posted by KernowSop View Post
    How do you go about finding a composer for a piece of music, or an arranger if necessary?
    Start a thread on themouthpiece?
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    Seems you've answered your own question!

    There's a lot of composers and arrangers are regulars on here. Even a Mr Sparke, who by all accounts is rather better than average....
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    Cassanova, I think you are a bit out of my price range.

    Thank you for the replies. What sort of thing would you expect to be asked, to undertake a composition? I'm not sure whether I am looking for an arrangement of a popular piece of music (probably not arranged for brass before) or an entirly new composition.
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    You could browse the list on IBEW, and then see if you marry up those names with tMP users names.

    There is a wealth of genius on here in terms of arranging and composing. Anyone who really wants your custom will have their real name (and probably that they compose and/or arrange) in their siggy why not Google them and see which websites their works are already on?

    I'm less subtle than some of the others. I have a link in my siggy.

    Good luck - and when you have the piece you want, remember to come back to this thread to give the composer/arranger some free publicity.
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    The questions that I ask, or that I know to have been asked are:

    1. What type of piece are you looking for. Arrangement? Solo? Concert Feature? Hymn setting? Major Work? Fantasy? Centenary related etc? (Chances are, if it's an arrangement, I will point you towards King Andi of 13 Ball)
    2. The cost will be £xx or £xxx or £xxxx - who will be paying this? (Possibly - Will you pay a non refundable deposit of £xx/3? Prevents time wasters)
    3. What level of difficulty is requred? Note - most composers will write for "Brass Band" rather than "a particular Brass Band" - even when under commission.
    4. How much post composition involvement do you want? For commissions, I like to visit the band at least once to hear how the piece comes off the paper, and to make any last minute tweaks. Reprinted parts cost no more at this point.
    5. Back to arrangements -Are you SURE this hasn't been done before? I'd ask Brassneck, 'cos he probably knows.
    6. (For me, the most important question) When do you need it? If it's your band's centenary next month, for example, you're about 15 months too late.

    There will be more questions as the piece is written, depending on progress.
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    Contact us at KMJ Recordings - we work with a large group of composers/arrangers and can put you in contact with someone who will be able to help!

    ''after silence, music comes closest to expressing the inexpressible''


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    Quote Originally Posted by KernowSop View Post
    Cassanova, I think you are a bit out of my price range.

    Thank you for the replies. What sort of thing would you expect to be asked, to undertake a composition? I'm not sure whether I am looking for an arrangement of a popular piece of music (probably not arranged for brass before) or an entirly new composition.

    Don't mean a pop song do you?

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    My new video's here by the way if your looking in the future, although still studying composition (at Chetham's) so the pieces get better as they go along generally!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0Tgf...e=results_main

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will the Sec View Post
    1. What type of piece are you looking for. Arrangement? Solo? Concert Feature? Hymn setting? Major Work? Fantasy? Centenary related etc? (Chances are, if it's an arrangement, I will point you towards King Andi of 13 Ball)
    Gawsh - Thanks Will!

    Seriously consider all of Will's points though. He's talking sense. (And he's no slouch on the ol' sibelius himself...)

    The other thing to consider is that a new comission of an original piece won't incur a copyright license fee from the copyright holders - whereas an arrangement of an existing piece is quite likely to, unless the composer died a good long while ago. (70 years, give or take.)

    Either way, there'll be someone on here can help you.

    Good luck with your project.
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    Find me at www.penninemusic.com and www.kirkleesmusic.co.uk
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