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Transcription

I’ve been professionally transcribing and arranging music since the mid 90’s.  It’s a passion of mine and something that I’ve used for a lot of different projects.  Below are a few examples.  Contact me if you have any questions.

This is a transcription of Benny Goodman’s Flying Home.  It features solos by Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian & Lionel Hampton.

Big Band Arrangement

This is an arrangement commissioned by The Somerville Theatre for their Centennial Celebration in 2014.  It featured a 10 piece band and was performed with live dancers.

Instruments used:  Voice, Trumpet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Baritone Sax, Piano, Guitar, Upright Bass & Drums.

Somerville Theatre 100

Chamber Arrangement

This is an arrangement I did for Phil Berman’s debut album The Battle Of Bunker Hill.  It features a chamber group plus rhythm section.

Instruments uses: 2 Violins, Cello, French Horn, Clarinet, Upright Bass & Percussion.

Leadsheets

Here are two examples of leadsheets that show basic melody/harmony for easy & quick reading:

Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

Randy Newman – Caroline

Caroline - Randy Newman

Quotes & Questions

Contact me for more info & quotes: mail@brendanburns.com (857) 540-2523

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