There will, as usual, be a Summer Sale this year too. Between June 1:st and August 31:st prices will be reduced with 20% on all compositions, and 15% on all arrangements.
Take the opportunity to buy some cool and challenging charts at a discount during the summer recess.
I wish all you visiting here a really nice Summer!
Now there is a new category in the shop! Under the header “Charts for free” I will subsequently publish four specially written charts that will be downloadable for free use, representing the four sub categories in the shop – arrangements and vocal arrangements, compositions and vocal compositions.
First out is the instrumental composition “The Queen”. A swing jazz piece with some solo space, some ensemble passages and a catchy main theme. Check it out; it’s a quite easy piece, and it’s for free.
A late night in early March 2012, I was lying in bed at my country house having trouble sleeping. It was one of those cold, clear nights; when the temperature falls below freezing, and the ground is bare from snow all but for some spots and shadowy places. It was moonless, and my room was pitch black and totally silent; I was alone in the house.
Then, all of a sudden, a shrill shriek repeatedly pierced the night; a shout that both made me happy, and comforted me. It told me that there was someone out there keeping an eye on the premises, and whom had taken on the role as warden of the night. The vernal calls for territory of the Tawny Owl, somehow made me relax and tiredness swiftly came over me.
Before I fell asleep, I wrote down a short poem – of which I wasn’t fully aware when I woke up – about this nightly experience, and the point between wake and sleep. Now, this text is turned into lyrics in this short tonal poem that from today is available in the shop.
I have bundled my latest composing project, Guitar Pastime Suite, so that you now can buy all four movements for the price of three. The suite is written for Big Band featuring two guitars, where Guitar 1 has a “major tonality” role in presenting the themes and soloing; whereas Guitar 2 takes on a more “minor tonality” function for themes and soloing.
The suite is a great way to give the band a stimulating opportunity to present two guitarists that are given plenty of room to showcase their soloing and interpretational skills.
Finally the composition project I’ve been working on for a long time is complete! From today the last composition to be finished in the Guitar Pastime Suite – part one titled Pick Your Point – is available in the web shop. The suite Guitar Pastime Suite, in four movements, offers two guitarists a lot of solo space, with melodic and rhythm playing as well.
The December Sale is under way! The reduction is 20% off on all compositions, and 15% off on all arrangements. Take the opportunity to buy some cool and exciting charts for 2019 – or maybe as a Christmas gift. The sale continues through December 31:st.
I wish all of you visiting here Happy Holidays!
Maybe the dark and the cold, and the often murky weather this time of the year make people think of death more often than otherwise. Whatever the reason: November seems to be a month where many orchestras combine with choires to perform various requiems and masses. One famous piece that is not a requiem but strongly allude to death, is Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony, which was the composer’s last major orchestral work and premiered not long before his death in November 6th 1893. It is a piece with strong emotional connotations; permeated by a sense of loss and sorrow, but also with a streak of revenge or triumph that eventually ultimately succumb to loss and sadness, with the halting heart leaving the listener at the end.
Here is, in the back row, the brass section from last Sunday’s concert of Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony. From left to right are: Jaan, Per-Arne, Me, Anders, Björn and Erik.
There will also be a Christmas – New Year’s Sale here. From December 1st throughout the 31st there will be 15% off on all arrangements, and 20% off on all compositions. Take the chance to buy some new, exciting, challenging and fun charts for your band – to get a fresh start after the holidays.