Arranging

I have produced thousands of arrangements, transcriptions and typesets.

What follows is a selection of the arrangements made for 8notes.com. Produced at speed, they are utilitarian in purpose. That doesn’t stop me liking at least some of them.

N.B. Most arrangements exist in a number of versions. For example, an arrangement for flute and piano will also be adapted for trumpet and piano, violin and piano etc. I normally produce these different versions, a list of which will be seen by following the links below. On some occasions, however, a version – especially when made for guitar – will be by a different arranger, even though the source of the original arrangement is mine.

Traditional Music of the British Isles:

All for My Grog

A-Roving (English sea shanty)

Arthur McBride

Bantry Girl’s Lament

The Banks of the Roses (Irish Trad.)

Biddy Mulligan

Blow the Wind Southerly

The Bold Princess Royal

The British Grenadiers

Carrickfergus

Cockles and Mussels (Molly Malone)

Come to the Bower

Dainty Davie

The Devil’s Nine Questions

Dicey Reilly

Diddle Diddle Dumpling

The Foggy Dew

The Gentle Maiden (Irish Folk Song)

Finnegan’s Wake

Golden Slumbers

The Green Glens of Antrim (Irish Trad.)

Here we go round the Mulberry Bush

Home Boys Home

Hot Ashphalt

I Know Where I’m Going

I’ll Tell My Ma

Johnny Todd (Theme from Z Cars)

The Jug of Punch

Leaving of Liverpool

Li’l Liza Jane

Lili Marlene

Mairi’s Wedding

Masters in This Hall (Traditional melody)

The Miller of Dee

One Man Went to Mow

My Love is Like a Red Red Rose

Mrs. McGrath

The Parting Glass

Quare Bungle Rye

Red is the Rose (Irish Trad.)

She Moved Through the Fair (Irish trad.)

Sloop John B 

Suo Gan (Welsh traditional)

The Water is Wide

The Twenty-Fourth of February

Wild Mountain Thyme

Wondrous Love

Ye Banks and Braes

North American Folk Music:

A la Zapatilla Por Detras (Mexican Traditional)

Banks of the Ohio (a murder ballad)

Camptown Races

Chiapanecas (Mexican Trad.)

De Colores (Mexican Traditional)

El Rancho Grande (Mexican Trad.)

Home on the Range

La Llorona (Mexican Traditional Song)

Steal Away

La Sandunga (Mexican Traditional Song)

Que Le Importa a Vo?

El Rorro (Mexican Trad.)

Will the Circle be Unbroken?

There’s A Man Going Round Taking Names

Wildwood Flower (Traditional melody)

South American Folk Music:

El Cafe (Argentine Trad.)

Pedro Elias Gutierrez – Alma Llanera

Duermete mi nino (Venezuelan Trad.)

Magalina Zoula (Peruvian Trad.)

Taino Tee (Venezuelan Trad.)

Asian Folk Music:

茉莉花 (Mo Li Hua) (Jasmine Flower)

Adour Badour (Indian Trad.)

Diū Shoujuàn 丢手绢  (Chinese Trad,)

Du Shu Lang (The Little Schoolboy) (Chinese Trad.)

The Love Song Of Kangding

Mo Li Hua (Jasmine Flower) (Chinese Trad.)

Mo Li Hua, Version 2 (Jasmine Flower) (Chinese Trad.)

European Folk Music:

À la claire fontaine (French Trad.)

Chamarita (Portuguese Traditional)

Es Wird Scho Glei Dumpa (Austrian Trad.)

Fado de Santa Cruz

Karaguna (Greek Folk Song)

Ludo Mlado (Bulgarian Folk Song)

Oh Mama, I love the Gypsy named Jana (Ой, мама, мама, мама) (Russian Trad.)

Sofou unga astin min (Icelandic Traditional)

Tin Agapi Mu (Greek Folk Song)

Vieni Sul Mar

Waldhansl (Steirischer Walzer) (Austrian Trad.)

African Music:

Abiyoyo (South African Lullaby)

A Ya Zain (I Saw You) (Egyptian Trad.)

Bilanga Na Ngai (Congo traditional)

Diarra Loro Lora (Burkina Faso Trad.)

Eh Soom Boo Kawaya (Nigerian Trad.)

Ene ‘andi koura (Tunisian Trad.)

Famba Naye

Good Morning (Cameroon Trad.)

Kee Chee (Zaire Trad.)

Kokoleoko (Liberian trad.)

Moja Mbili Tatu (Swahili Trad.)

Singabahambayo Thina (South African trad.)

Sorida (Zimbabwe Trad.)

Thula Baba Thula Sana (South African trad.)

Tue Tue (Ghanaian Trad.)

Jewish Music:

Achtsik Er-Zibetzik Zi

Adon Olam (Sephardic folk song)

Amen Shem Nora (Jewish Sephardic)

Az Yashir Moshe

The Basso (Trad. Gypsy tune)

Broyges Tantz (Klezmer)

Cuando El Rey Nimrod

Dodi Li

D’ror Yikra

Et Dodim Kala

Ets Harimon

Freylekh Zain (Klezmer)

Hitragut

Im Eshkachéch

Ki Eshm’ra Shabat

Los Bilbilicos (Judeo-Spanish Trad.)

Mazel Tov

Non Komo Muestro Dyo (Ein Keloheinu) (Jewish Sephardic)

Od Yishama

Ozi V’zimrat Ya (Jewish Shephardic)

Patch Tanz (Klezmer)

Scalerica De Oro (Jewish Sephardic)

Shabat Hamalka

Sherele Mazel Tov

Siman Tov

Tumbalalaika

Varshaver Freylekhs (Klezmer)

Yigdal (Sephardic Folksong)

Yo M’enamori D’un Aire (Jewish Sephardic)

Yom Ze L’yisrael

Christmas:

Nu Zijt Wellekome

Of the Fathers Heart Begotten

What Shall We Give?

The Wexford Carol

Classical:            

Anon – King George I’s March

Anon – L’Homme Armé

Henry VIII – Pastime with Good Company

Holst : Mars from The Planets

Purcell – Full Fathom Five

X el Sabio – Santa Maria, strela do dia

Riff Lessons

Adele: Rolling in the Deep

Adele: To Make You Feel My Love

Bruno Mars: Grenade

Bruno Mars Just the Way You Are

Cheryl Cole: Promise This

Ellie Goulding: Your Song

Lana Del Rey: Video Games

Pixie Lott: All about tonight

It’s especially nice to find these little arrangements crop up on the internet. Here are a few:

Joshua Fit the Battle. Score available here.

Go Down Moses. Score available here.

We Wish You a Jazzy Christmas. Score available here.

And here’s another performance of the same work: