ARRANGEMENT COMMISSION

Arranging pre-existing music for other instruments and ensembles.

After Arranging:

After Arranging:

Previous Arrangements
"Battle Tower" (OriginalToby Fox
00:00 / 02:32
"Traversing Weyard" (Original)Motoi Sakuraba
00:00 / 01:15

You can find more arrangement examples here.

If you do not have an existing sheet music score for me to arrange from, then I will also need to transcribe the track by ear.

To reflect this additional work, the above rates are increased as follows:

Solo Instrument

Per minute

E.g.

Tracks for one instrument only (e.g. solo piano)

Small Ensemble

Per minute

E.g.

Tracks between 2 - 4 instruments.

Medium Ensemble

Per minute

E.g.

Tracks between 5 - 8 instruments.

Large Ensemble

Per minute

E.g.

Tracks between 9 - 12 instruments.

Orchestra

Per minute

E.g.

Tracks above 12 instruments, or using an orchestra.

Commissioning Rates

As of: 1st July 2020

Rates are by per minute of music needing to be arranged and are variable depending on the size and nature of the project:

Solo Instrument

Per minute

E.g.

Tracks for one instrument only (e.g. solo piano)

Small Ensemble

Per minute

E.g.

Tracks between 2 - 4 instruments.

Medium Ensemble

Per minute

E.g.

Tracks between 5 - 8 instruments.

Large Ensemble

Per minute

E.g.

Tracks between 9 - 12 instruments.

Orchestra

Per minute

E.g.

Tracks above 12 instruments, or using an orchestra.

~£70

~£35

~£45

~£55

~£25

~£100

~£35

~£45

~£60

~£80

For other categories of arrangement, feel free to contact me!

How the fees are paid:

The fee for each commission is paid in full once you are satisfied with the final score/recording.

All payments are made via Credit Card or PayPal through a private link, or a direct bank transfer

What You Will Get

With each Arrangement Commission, you will receive:

1) The full score of the completed arrangement as a .PDF digital file

2) A .SIB editable file for use in the sheet music software, Sibelius 7.5

3) An .XML editable file for use in other sheet music software

4) A .MIDI file for use in digital audio workstations and other software to create recordings

5) A rough audio recording of the commission as a .WAV digital file (or other audio format)

"Wintery Imil"Sakuraba, arr. JShaw
00:00 / 01:29
Optional Additions

These are optional additions that are not required alongside a commission, but may be of interest

Part Scores

(.PDF)

Per part

E.g.

If you would also like individual instrument part scores of the commission as .PDF digital files

High Quality Recording

Per commission

E.g.

For a higher quality recording with hand-picked samples. Doubles the commissioning price.

Rough Recording

High Quality Recording

Vs.

Vs.

Vs.

Vs.

Vs.

x2

£2

! DISCLAIMER !

For obvious legal reasons, in order to commission an arrangement, you must either:

1. Be the copyright owner of the ​track you want to be arranged.

 

OR

2. Have written permission from the original composer(s) / publisher(s) / copyright owner(s) of the track you want to be transcribed​

OR

3. Only intend to use the completed arrangement for entirely non-commercial purposes (e.g. you will not be selling the score(s) or performing the track during any form of paid concert performance)

FAQ

A general FAQ for all commissions can be found HERE. For arrangement specific questions:

Why can't I use the finished commission for commercial purposes?

  • Copyright in a nutshell: if you are not the copyright owner and you don't have written permission from the original composer(s), publisher(s) or owner(s), then legally you are not allowed to profit off of their work.

How long does the arrangement take?

  • It varies depending on the size and complexity of the track you want to be arranged, as well as what other projects I am currently undertaking, but to estimate:

    • Solo Instrument --> 1-2 days​

    • Small Ensemble --> 2-3 days

    • Medium Ensemble --> 3-4 days

    • Large Ensemble --> 4-5 days

    • Orchestra --> 5+ days

  • If you also require a high quality recording or I need to transcribe the material first, the time to complete the arrangement will be increased by roughly 2x

I have a question that wasn't answered, how can I contact you?

  • Feel free to contact me over HERE for any further questions!

Submit a Commission

To get a quote for how much your commission will cost, fill out the form below or contact me.

I will respond to your request with a quote via email within 24 hours.

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