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"I highly recommend Orchestral Score Production their arrangement of the piece was great but I had some suggestions on what I was specifically looking for. Believe it or not, they custom fit the arrangement to my desires, sent me pdfs (which I prefer), the price was more than fair, and the delivery couldn't have been faster. Who says you can't have great quality, great prices, custom work, and quick delivery!"

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Smoke On the Water

June 12, 2016
Greetings, Fedor -

I am performing your arrangements of Smoke On the Water and When You Wish Upon a Star with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra this weekend in Birmingham, AL. We are enjoying your work very much!
 

richardallan@talktalk.net

May 29, 2016

Hi Fedor –

 

Just a quick note to say ‘thank you’.

 

Our concert was last night – and your arrangement of ‘Waterloo’ had the audience on their feet! (the orchestra too almost). The Bee Gees Medley and Defying Gravity were also very popular…they sounded great.

 

So – thank you – and I’m sure I will be in touch again when we next do a concert.

 

Best wishes

 

Richard Allan

     

    FROZEN MEDLEY

    August 11, 2014
    Thanks! Good job as always, btw; everyone loved it!


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    THE MISSION SUITE

    July 30, 2014
    Your arrangement of The Mission was performed tonight in Arcadia. It was the concert finale and it was perfect.!

    Willis Masonheimer

    cALIFORNIA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
     

    Festival

    July 30, 2014
    Dear Fedor ! 

    Ive just finished the festival , your arrj. Were such a sucess. ! Bravo!

    Com os melhores cumprimentos
    Cristiano Silva
     

    "Granada" arrangement.

    June 21, 2014
    Hi Fedor,

    Thank you for the beautiful "Granada" arrangement.  I can't wait to hear it on this Wednesday's rehearsal at the Church.  It will be part of a Latin Cultural Celebration on Saturday at the new Catholic Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove.  It was formerly called the Chrystal Cathedral.

    Helena DeCoro
     

    Pops symphonic

    June 21, 2014
    Dear Fedor Vrtacnik,

    I would like to congratulate you for the arrangements we asked for (/Another brick in the wall/, /Help/, /We will rock you/, /Crazy little thing called love/ and /I will survive/). The live concert was a great success. Your arrangements are perfect for a project like our University Orchestra, because they cobine the fantasy with an aesthetic quality and a fantastic educational treatment.

    The concert we offered thanks to your arrangements displayed an enormous aesthetic result and the public showed real fascination. Congratulations in my name and in the name of all the members of the University Orchestra Maestro Valle of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

    Thank you very much.

    Best regrads,

    José Brito
    Director of the University Orchestra Maestro Valle of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
     

    Les Misérables suite

    June 21, 2014
    Hi Fedor,

    Just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed your arrangements of Les Miserables.  We can't thank you enough for your dedicated and expert work.

    I was just a horn player in the orchestra,  and not the librarian as before if you remember.

    Both concerts were a tremendous success.   Over 4,000 at Santa Anita Park and completely sold out house at Disney Hall. (2000 plus)

    I've never seen a more appreciative crowd with standing ovations after several of the big numbers and one that must have lasted 10 minutes at the end in Disney.

    Best,

    Stephen,
    California philharmonic orchestra
     

    What makes a great arrangement?

    February 20, 2014

    A question often asked is – what makes a great arrangement?

    It’s great if it’s written with the lyric and against the melody (has oppositionalcountermelodies)and organic reharmonization of the original chords.

    With the lyric” means the feeling of the accompaniment should reinforce the meaning of the lyric. Accompaniment is feeling, while the vocal line is a blend of meaning and feeling. It’s easy for an arranger to get wrapped up in the musical devices he’s exploring while forgetting the meaning of the lyric at any particular point of the song. Great arrangers always consider the lyric, and reinforce its meaning with their choices.

    Against the melody“  can mean:

    • The countermelody can happen in the holes in the phrasing. Every vocal line has resting points because the singer needs to breathe and songs are written with that in mind. A good countermelody might occupy those spaces, offering connecting material leading to the next phrase. These events could be as short as a couple of beats at the end of a bar, or two bars worth of transitional material leading to the next section of the song.
    • The melody occurs around notes that can be described as the “primary colors” of the harmony, another way of saying “chord tones.” There are two or three primary colors in every harmonic instance, beside the root of the chord which is assumed to be in the bass. A good arranger will write his countermelodies by ornamenting the otherprimary color, unused by the vocal line at that moment. There are exceptions. If the countermelody echoes the vocal line, it will use the same tones, rhythmically displaced. If the vocal line passes through all the primary colors, the countermelody might be written against the landing point of the melodic line.
    • Another form of countermelody can exist in a different rhythmic density than the melody. If the melody is active, the countermelody can be static, and vise-versa. This might be a secondary countermelody, introduced after the first.
    • The countermelody can oppose and resolve to the melody at times. This device heightens the tension and challenges the vocalist, but can produce very satisfying resolutions.

    Organic Reharmonization means the chords used or implied by the arranger are derived from the functional scheme of the original harmony. Chords derived from a tonal system have a function within that scheme, most simply described as “home” and “away.” The tonic (or “I”) chord is “home,” and anything else is “away.” The primary ‘away’ functions are subdominant (“IV”) or dominant (“V”), each of which can be expressed by a variety of substitutions. Chords can be varied in countless ways through the use of diatonic substitutions, neighbor chords, interjected dominants, passing chords, and other devices. Some arrangers might discover a different functional scheme that they like for a song, but if they use it in the arrangement, they’re re-composing the song, and the reharmonization is no longer organic, violating the composer’s intent.

    One common device that great arrangers use is the superimposition of a progression over a region of static function in the original song, increasing the density of harmonic events, which is an accepted and commonly used technique. The savvy arranger will do it while respecting the functionality contained within the source phrase of the original material.

     

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