Music arrangement means to start with any given musical template and proceed working out a completely new score, adapting the instrumentation to the required size and practical conditions.

Useful skills in this context are good instrumental abilities, as well as advanced knowledge in score reading, harmony, counterpoint, vocal and instrumental techniques.

You can split all that into different working areas:



Reducing big scores to any size.

Example A Midsummernight's Dream



Working out and orchestratîng little scores to a bigger setting.

Example Fortiter et fideliter



Creating scores for several voices.

Example Im Frühtau zu Berge


String sections

Example Souvenir de Sarasate


Wind sections

Example Sleepless Dreams



Example Dein ist mein ganzes Herz




Midi to score

Transforming Midi-files to music sheets and full scores

Example Nosferatu


Audio to score - extracting and notating a score out of an audiofile by just hearing it.




Optimize - beautiful music sheets.

Practical note sheets - Perfect and smooth readability / relevant cue notes / intelligent pauses for pageturning.

Clean copy - sometimes music has literally to be deciphered and made readable.

Print - the final product always ia a ready to print pdf-file.




Tune to hit - the art of creating a complete score out of a simple melody.

Idea - development and workout.

Accompaniment - creating a nice and playable part.



Everything is produced using the newest version of the professional music notation program Sibelius.




© 2013 Bruno Leuschner