our extremely large stock of musical arrangements – approximately
4000 in fact, we are now able to offer a music arrangement hire
service. Initially, the hire will be limited to our Sinatra/Dean
Martin/Sammy Davis stock. This means that we are offering a
full range of music suitable for any RAT PACK style of show.
arrangements we are offering for hire, are not the usual stock
arrangements which everyone else uses. Most of the stock arrangements
are wrong , and many of them have been written to ‘work’
with any combination of players, which invariably means they
have in stock, almost every popular song sung by the RAT PACK
and other singers of that era. Better still, many of them have
been professionally reduced to work with smaller combinations
of musicians, as well as the usual full orchestra size.
instance, you could use them with the usual line up of 4/5 saxes
: 3/4 Trumpets : 3/4 Trombones and 3/4 Rhythm or - they are
available with a smaller front line. The usual combination is
2 Trumpets : 2 Saxes : 1 Trombone and 3 or 4 Rhythm. The smaller
parts also have the benefit of 2nd Keyboard parts which are
mainly written for String Keyboard. Many of the charts also
have String Section charts for Vlns 1 & 2, Viola and Celli.
sound using the smaller combination, especially together with
the 2nd keyboards is surprisingly full!
only conditions we are obliged to make are that you agree to
use the services of one of our Musical Directors (usually Greg
Francis, who will also play 2nd keyboards/strings) and, if required,
we can also supply top quality musicians as requested. However,
particularly in the smaller combination, it is essential to
have the very best players available. As you will appreciate,
the original arrangements were written specifically for a large
orchestra, usually featuring the very top American players.
Whilst the smaller combo reductions work, they do need strong
players, and we would advise anyone wishing to hire the arrangements,
to allow us to also book the musicians.
: Here’s the best bit!
If you require us to book the musicians, there will be NO CHARGE
for the arrangement hire! However, if you simply require the
arrangements and one of our Musical Directors, the charges are
£15 per arrangement for the smaller combination, and £25
per arrangement for the full orchestra charts.
further info and advice please contact us here: firstname.lastname@example.org