"Mike - I really enjoy your arrangement. I found it interesting that you and I both utilized some of the same elements of the melody as repetitive figures, particularly the 5-note fragment, but in very contrasting ways. The way you used those…"
On a personal level, the most striking quality of Duke Ellington’s arrangement of “Come Sunday,” from the Concert of Sacred Music, is the way in which he accomplishes meaningful expression of the text through…"
"Thanks for the insight Darcy!
I wasn't completely sure about the lower register orchestration from the beginning, so thank you for addressing that. It can be difficult to distinguish with just laptop speakers and less-than-stellar headphones,…"
It's really been an enlightening process, taking this opportunity to really begin to absorb some of Duke Ellington's music. He's such a luminary figure, and yet I hadn't realized how little I had really been…"
"Some nice ideas and points, Michael. I definitely agree that the fundamental difference between composing and arranging lies in where our source material comes from. I was thinking about an example this morning; in Bob Brookmeyer's "King…"
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I am currently a MM Jazz Composition/Arranging student at the University of North Texas. Originally from Connecticut, I studied undergraduate Music Education and Jazz Studies at Western CT State University, and am planning to settle back in the northeast to start my career after graduating from UNT in May 2014.
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