From today the new composition “Tic Tac Toe” will be available in the shop. Since there also is a Mid-winter Sale going on, its launch will be at a reduced price. The composition is so recently finished and edited it has not been thoroughly band-tested yet, but every part of this song is in full playing order and will bring both challenges and attention to the featured guitarists lucky enough to be backed up by a Big Band.
This piece is the second part of a planned suite of (maybe) four movements named “Guitar Pastime Suite” that will feature two guitar soloists. Composing of the third movement is to be started in ernest, and the whole suite is intended to be complete sometime during spring 2017. The coming work will show the direction this suite takes, and if there will be three or four movements to it.
Throughout the whole of December prices in the shop will be reduced!
20% discount on all compositions.
15% discount on all arrangements.
Take the opportunity to buy some unique charts as a Christmas gift or for the upcoming spring concert season!
I have bundled the Suite “Existential Suite In Three Movements” so the whole suite now can be bought together as one purchase. The price is also reduced, so that the first movement comes free.
Work with translating the lyrics to English is underway, but it is not nearly as easy as I thought and it might take a while until I have an English version which is singable and meaningful the same way it is in Swedish.
Though summer weather still lingers on well into this September here in Sweden, the summer sale for this year ended together with August. I am planning on having a Christmas sale, and I will publish dates for that in good time.
Other than that, work on the new composition ” Tic Tac Toe” is progressing. Even if it is supposed to be the mid part of a three piece suite featuring two guitarists, it can be performed as a stand-alone piece and it will be available in the web shop as soon as it is finished and edited.
With just a couple of weeks left of August, I would like to remind everyone that the Summer Sale is still on throughout this month:
20% off of all compositions!
If you’re looking for great arrangements that nobody else plays, the sale means 15% off of all arrangements!
Now in July is the time of sweet summer relaxation. Albeit work on a new composition – named “Tic Tac Toe” and a part of a three piece suite that will feature two guitarists – is started, it will have to wait until after vacation to be completed. If you browse by here on a free summers day: Don’t miss that there is a summer sale throughout August: 20% discount on all compositions and 15% discount on all arrangements!
Have a really, really nice summer!
In the heights of summer there will be a 20% discount on all compositions and a 15% discount on all arrangements from the first of July through August.
Have a really, really nice summer!
My first plan was to have the latest composition edited and uploaded to the web shop in April, but many other things got in the way so it took until now to get everything completed. “The Shrouded Moon” is from today available for purchase in the web shop. It is a piece based on Japanese modes and tonality, and though I’m not approved of any Japanese traditional musicians I hope I can transfer the feeling and sound of traditional Japanese music in the Big Band setting.
The youth orchestra R.D.S Big Band – rehearsed and led by David Ehrlin and I – will be performing Jimi Hendrix songs arranged for Big Band and vocalists at Eskilstuna Jazz Club, this coming Wednesday 27/4. Welcome to be impressed and swept away by this band’s young musicians and their ability to create grit, groove and great solos to Jimi’s repertoire in a different setting! The concert starts at 19:30. Free admittance.
Now in the time of spring, and Easter holidays, I decided to start composing a new piece on a theme I often come back to: Japanese ghost stories. I am since long fascinated by Japanese ghosts and supernatural creatures and because they most likely will appear – and I assume also will be most powerful – when the full moon is just slightly cloud covered, the new composition’s name is “The Shrouded Moon”. If I’m not mistaken: In Japanese that phenomenon is called “Oborozuki-yo”.
The piece will be written for the traditional Big Band setting 5-4-4-4, and a male vocalist. The reed setting will be two flutes, alto, tenor and baritone, and as it seems from the progression so far the trumpets will play Flügelhorns throughout the piece. The lyrics is written by me, and I hope I can bring the alluring, strangely scaring apperance of a shrouded full moon to a comprehensive allegory of love in vain of an overworldly detached and conceited person.
I expect this new chart to be finished, edited and published here sometime in April.