Expanded article: Arranging for Brass, A Church Musician’s Primer

A while back, I wrote a quick blog post about arranging brass music for church musicians.  When I finished it, I knew I had to expand upon it.

I’ve been writing for a great organization called Church Music Forward, and when I pitched this idea to one of the editors, she could hardly contain her enthusiasm!  I used the aforementioned blog post as a guide, but then considerably expanded upon it.

My expanded article (complete with beautifully hand-drawn diagrams!) can be downloaded here..  The orchestration of EIN FESTE BURG that was mentioned in the article can be downloaded here..

Easter is on the way….

With Easter on the way, it’s important for church musicians to be thinking about what they need for the big day.  The theme of the morning will be robust hymns and joyful music.  For many churches, Easter will also bring added musicians to the mix.  While this greatly adds to the festivities, it also adds to the amount of preparation that goes into this joyful day:

Do you have a brass ensemble (or another kind of ensemble) for Easter?  Let me arrange your hymns and service music!

Do you have a choral anthem that you’d like to add your guest instrumentalists on?  I can help! 

Do you have musical inserts that you need to put into your service bulletin or need displayed on a projector?  No problem!

Once you’ve read more about my music engraving services and my specialized engraving services for church musicians, make sure to contact me ASAP and let’s get your Easter all squared away!