In memory of Ennio Morricone, a string orchestra arrangement of Cinema Paradiso, transcribed by me into Finale.
To celebrate the completion of the Jazz Improvisation class I am taking, I have arranged Olhos de Gato, by Carla Bley (one of the pieces studied in class) for orchestra. I have created a string backing for the melody, then added the melody from “Memories of Tomorrow” (another piece studied in class) as a counterpoint, and also my own melody as a further counterpoint. Finally, I created a new ending, based on a descending harmonic progression.
This is my arrangement of Chick Corea’s beautiful song for string quartet. I took the lead sheet and expanded it to four parts for string quartet, with each instrument (apart from cello) taking turns to play the melody, with the other instruments either providing counterpoint or harmony.
This my attempt at jazz arrangement and improvisation, inspired by an assignment from Gary Burton’s Jazz Improvisation course at Coursera. I took the original lead sheet provided in the assignment, then expanded to four parts that are polyrhythmic as well as polyphonic (based on Latin rhythms). I also added separate improvisations for piano and flute. Finally, I added open-voiced string harmonisation in the final section to indicate the guide tones and basis for future improvisation.
This is the same arrangement as previously posted, but this one is converted to MIDI, loaded to Logic Pro X, and revoiced using the EWQL Symphony Orchestra Gold. Final mastering in Logic Pro X and Ozone 5.
Incorrectly ascribed to Guilio Caccini, this work was actually composed by Vladimir Fyodorovich Vavilov (Влади́мир Фёдорович Вави́лов) in 1970 and featured in his album “Lute music of the XVI-XVII cent.” (Лютневая музыка 16-17 веков) released on the Melodiya label.
I listened to the original recording, transcribed it to Notion, then rearranged it for woodwinds, strings and harp, voiced using the EWQL Symphonic Orchestra.
Transcribed and orchestrated using Notion and EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Gold.
Reorchestrated using solo string instruments for a more authentic Baroque feel and changed harpsichord to EWQL.
Performed by Finale 2014a (Baroque HP).
Orchestrated using mixture of EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Gold and Garritan Personal Orchestra 4.
MIDI downloaded from IMSLP (attributed to Michel Rondeau with Copyright
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0, part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.)