|Posted by Adam Scott on April 24, 2011 at 10:41 PM||comments (0)|
I just finished an original religious composition and love how it turned out. It's a vocal solo with a moderately difficult piano accompaniment for now.
|Posted by Adam Scott on March 30, 2011 at 1:20 PM||comments (1)|
I've recently finished an interesting version of the Hymn "Hold to the Rod" and even made a derivation that had a solo violin part with it. I was rather pleased at the unconventional approach and chord choiced employed and had a great time bringing it to life.
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a peak at the first page in PDF format.
|Posted by Adam Scott on March 9, 2011 at 12:07 AM||comments (0)|
Ok, just finished another chart. Demo first page is ready for download as well!
|Posted by Adam Scott on March 2, 2011 at 10:35 PM||comments (0)|
Soon, I will embark on perhaps my most ambitious project to date: a book of Hymn arrangements! I don't have a working title yet but basically this will be a set of SATB arrangements (some divi, but very few SSAATTBB sections in total).
I did sneak one original composition into the mix ("Come as a little child") but all are old classic hymns set to my modern sounds. I'm excited to finally put this boat into the sea and hope the marketing and production of this project doesn't burn a hole through me.
|Posted by Adam Scott on February 5, 2011 at 10:54 PM||comments (0)|
I didn't think I'd bust out another one so fast, but "Love Potion No. Nine" was downright easy to do. Hopefully I'll clear it sometime soon. A little do wop can be fun stuff!
|Posted by Adam Scott on February 5, 2011 at 1:09 PM||comments (0)|
Lately I've been working on some barbershop arrangements. That's been a lot of fun. Call Me Irresponsible was a lot of fun to work on and may be my best yet (it's pending clearance now). So far I've done a dozen or so barbershop arrangements and have three for purchase in the unpublished library at the barbershop harmony society's website at www.barbershop.org.
|Posted by Adam Scott on January 22, 2011 at 9:45 PM||comments (0)|
I've been brewing up two songs to go into a medley: "I need thee every hour" and "How great Thou art." Should be a tasty chart if I can wrap my head around the key changes.
|Posted by Adam Scott on January 8, 2011 at 10:08 PM||comments (0)|
I'm finishing a choral setting of "Abide With Me 'Tis Eventide." It's a beautiful song that needed a nice arrangement for choir. I'll see if I can put it up today or tomorrow.
|Posted by Adam Scott on January 2, 2011 at 8:39 PM||comments (0)|
I finished my second rag today: "Dance of Mirrors." Lately I've been writing 4-hand charts for piano teachers, although I've discovered my wife and I play these 4-hand versions fairly well! I hope with the new website I'll be able to get a few charts sold. The web medium seems to be the best setup I've seen so far. I just need to figure out how to post the audio samples and I'll be famously happy. If you want to hear any charts contact me and I'll send you a clip!
|Posted by Adam Scott on December 28, 2010 at 10:27 PM||comments (0)|
I officially launched the website by announcing it on facebook a few days ago. Since then I've had a few friends like the site and a couple digs.
I did make a rough recording of "The Haunt" the other day. Since my piano chops aren't great--I originally wrote it for someone else--I recorded the 4-hand version with my wife as the other two hands. It turned out really well. I think when I finish the other 2 ghost rags I will adapt them for 4 hand piano. From what I've been hearing from a lot of piano teachers there aren't a lot of good materials for 4-hand piano... a window of opportunity.
A well-established composer once told me write for the need. These days I've only been writing by request, filling that advice. I wonder, though, if I should write for those obscure ensembles, like sax quintet, brass choir, flute choir, or vocal music for junior high (their selection lacks). Maybe there's a better market.