After the holidays and some digital sheet music administration, there is a new arrangement edited and uploaded in the web shop. It is the wonderful Curtis Mayfield-tune “People Get Ready” that I decided I wanted to arrange for vocalist and Big Band. It is also my first arrangement for a male vocalist.
My arrangement is maybe a little more restless and impatient than the original, but I think that the vision of Mayfield’s lyrics is so poorly heeded today, that I assume I put my own frustration with the state of things today into the musical shape I gave the song.
I put a lot of consideration into the musical solutions and choices in the arrangement, and I really hope that my version of this lovely tune does it right.