Though there is still one and a half month left of 2019, I can readily summarize this year as very productive from how many new Big Band charts I’ve published here. No less than four original compositions have been published this far, of which two were specially written for the new shop category “Charts for free”, and I’m currently working on an arrangement of “How High the Moon” to be published in that same category as the free example of “Arrangements for Big Band and vocalist”. I hope to have it completed soon.
Between December 1:st and throughout December 31:st, there will be a Christmas/New Year’s Sale. If you want to buy a fresh chart for your band, or a gift for someone, at a discount, this is a great opportunity. The abatement will, as usual, be 20% off on all compositions, and 15% off on all arrangements.
From today, a new, free sample score from my pen is available in the “Charts for free” section of the shop. This time it’s a rather brief funk ballad, with lyrics – written by me – about the feeling of a great and beautiful morning; the one when you feel absolutely perfect with your life and living.
If you’re interested, you proceed as you would a regular purchase and you either download the chart immediately from checkout, or from the link that will be sent to your e-mail. (If you don’t find the mail in your inbox, check your spam filters since they often catch mail with downloadable links.)
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.