What sort of music are you looking for? Here are the different type of products we offer(click to see more):
Introducing our new 8 Core Orchestra Series
Flexible Christmas series designed for small horn section up to full big band. Check out the recording samples below!
Our Cinematic Worship Series is a collection of arrangements for orchestra designed with a cinematic sort of flair. These powerful, majestic and sweeping arrangements are perfect for opening services or as an offertory. Jeff is both a composer (Four Blood Moons feature film) and an arranger (Lee Greenwood, Kris Kristofferson, Duck Commander, Texas Rising soundtrack [...]
Retro Hymns 2 Pre-Release Specials (click on Retro Hymns 2 below for more info)
These play-a-long CDRoms were created by the first call session musicians in Nashville, TN. The pro plays the exercise, then you play it back to a click. warm-ups, range, scales, articulations etc
We are now able to sell the Jericho Horns Series that Aaron Weitekamp and I (Jeff Anderson) created and sold to Brentwood-Benson. You can now purchase all 3 volumes here and download them immediately! Volume 1 was designed as a ‘praise band’ series for 2 trumpets, 2 saxes, 2 trombones and rhythm section. Volume 2 [...]
If you want to immediately have MP3s of our arrangements, you can order here then download them immediately. The songs are available for $.99 each or $6.99 for a complete set of songs. If you want to have MP3s for all of your players, please just order as many copies as you need for your [...]
The Master’s Brass Ensemble Series A Season for Brass (Christmas brass choir music)
According to Scholastic (www.scholastic.com), here are a couple of benefits to Summer Reading:
• Children who read 4 or more books over the summer fare better on reading-comprehension tests in the fall
• Teachers typically spend 4-6 weeks re-teaching material students have forgotten over the summer
• Reading as a leisure activity is the best predictor of comprehension, vocabulary and reading speed
(these statistics taken from the ‘Scholastic Summer Challenge’)
What on earth does this have to do with Retro Hymns 2?
It’s the summer and with summer vacations, there are tons of things going on with the youth and the children (and thusly, the parents who transport them). Instead of taking the summer off and letting all of your horn players and rhythm players (and orchestra for that matter) ‘turn off their musical reading brains’, why not give them something, fun and different that will stimulate their brains and give them a great reading challenge this summer?
• Reading fun, challenging music this summer helps your band fare better on reading-comprehension in the fall
• Playing Retro Hymns 2 this summer helps your band remember articulations, phrasing, pitch and time so you have to work on it less when you dive in to Christmas music in September
• Sightreading these charts and then working on them will make your players more gooder.
(see what I did there with those reading/reading comparisons?)
With the modern worship movement in full swing (pun intended), there is the concern that the band (especially the rhythm guys) can sort of get stuck in a rut of playing the ‘typical’ worship band sound every week. Without a doubt, the Retro Hymns 2 arrangements are some funky, different, challenging and ABSOLUTELY FUN TO PLAY arrangements that will help you keep your players excited. They will LOVE playing these retro funky horn band arrangements!
And…if the band knows you are reading/playing these arrangements in rehearsal, maybe it will help more folks want to come to rehearsal when they could be tired from the daily summer activities.
So if you’re looking for some great summer reading for your band…
Summer Reading – Retro Hymns 2
There is 1 day left on the ‘pre-release’ special for Retro Hymns 2!
Tomorrow, June 1st, is the ‘official’ launch of the collection and recording. If you order today, you can take advantage of the special offer to purchase the complete set and get Finale files, MP3s (up to 30 copies!), Stereo and Split Tracks.
1 Day Left!
(Did I mention…1 Day Left!)
If you’d like to hear one of the recordings, here is a link to Nothing But the Blood from Retro Hymns 2 on our YouTube Channel:
As the collection goes live on June 1st, the special goes away so there is still just a little bit of time to take advantage of the special offer to purchase the complete set and get the recording (and permission to make up to 30 copies), the Finale files, PDFs and the Stereo AND Split Tracks!
For more information and to place the order RIGHT NOW so you don’t miss the offer, click here.
Here’s a little sneak peak of the project:
The ‘official release’ of Retro Hymns is still a couple of weeks away but we have some ‘sneak peak’ audio samples of some rough mixes if you want to check out some of the arrangements now.
If you purchase the complete set BEFORE the official release in a few weeks, you’ll receive the Finale files, MP3s (to make up to 30 copies of), plus Stereo and Split tracks to rehearse your group with.
Click here for more information and to order the Complete Set of arrangements BEFORE the official release to get all of the above extras AND to help us little guys be able to create these exciting arrangements and the demos so you can hear the charts.
For now, here are some rough mix samples.
Trust and Obey
Are You Washed in the Blood
He’s Got the Whole World
I Surrender All
Just a Closer Walk
Nothing But the Blood
Power in the Blood (Full Song ROUGH mix)
Rock of Ages (Full Song ROUGH mix)
The Old Rugged Cross (Full Song ROUGH mix)
If you like what you are hearing and you LOVE GOOD DEALS, make sure to order the complete set of arrangements TODAY to get all of the extras for FREE!
I was having a conversation a few days ago with a friend and great supporter of AnderKamp Music over the years (Thanks Dan!) and I have decided to go ahead and make stems available for All Creatures of Our God and King from our Cinematic Worship Series.
I have created wav files (audio files) of different instruments/groups of instruments plus a click track that you can use to supplement/support your group when playing this majestic arrangement live.
All of these files have the same start point, including the click track, so you can put them in ANY audio program/DAW (Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Cubase, Logic and even Garage Band) and line them up at 0 and they’ll all play together.
Here’s what I’ve created as individual stems/audio/wav files:
Violin 1 & 2
Click (2 bar count off)
If you purchase the arrangement by May 18th, we’ll include these stems for FREE.
Click below to listen to the arrangement
5 years ago, when I introduced the Retro Hymns project, I thought that folks would really enjoy it and it could meet a need for churches and schools. On the Michael Jackson ‘Thriller’ Special Edition Quincy Jones talks about creating music that moves you and when you do that, you’ve got a chance that it will move others. On a MUCH smaller scale, that’s the way I have always approached projects here at AnderKamp Music. I try to create music that I enjoy playing and using at church and just trust that if I enjoy it, then others could too.
I’ve had a tremendous response from folks from Australia to Cape Town, South Africa using the Retro Hymns 1 collection from the Horns & Rhythm Series.
And with so many artists and bands using horns (Danny Gokey, Unspoken, Mercy Me, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Chris Stapleton and many, many others), this just feels like the perfect time to introduce Retro Hymns 2.
What is the ‘Retro Hymns’ project?
This is a collection of hymn arrangements in our Horns & Rhythm Series inspired by some of the grooves and feels of the past. We’ve taken our inspiration from some of the great horn bands throughout the years. So if you like Chicago, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind and Fire, Tower of Power, James Brown, Billy Joel and The Miami Sound Machine, you might enjoy this collection of arrangements.
If you want to get an idea of what this new project will sound like, it’s easy to do. Just listen to Retro Hymns 1! Click here for more information about that collection and to hear the arrangements.
Special Pre-Release Offer #1
We are recording the project right now. If you purchase the complete set NOW before the official release for $400, here’s what you get:
• Sheet music (PDFs) for all 11 titles ($400)
• Finale files for all 11 titles (OVER $100 value)
• MP3s of all 11 titles with permission to make copies for up to 30 players in your group ($300 value)
• Stereo Tracks of all 11 titles ($20 value) (Horns and Soloists can practice)
• Split Rhythm Tracks of all 11 titles ($20 value) (Rhythm Section can practice with a KILLER BAND!)
• BONUS you’ll also receive the MP3s of Retro Hymns 1 with permission to make copies for up to 30 players in your group ($300 value)
Special Pre-Release Offer #2
If you want to go ahead and order the Retro Hymns 1 collection, we have a ridiculous offer. You can purchase Retro Hymns 1 (regularly $400) and Retro Hymns 2 for only $600. You’ll receive the PDF sheet music for Retro Hymns 1 AND you’ll receive everything in the Special Pre-Release Offer #1 above as well. So if you’re thinking of ordering either volume for $400, for just $200 more, you’ll receive BOTH collections!
Special Pre-Release Offer #3
If you want to hear the recordings of Retro Hymns 2, if you order BEFORE the official release of the project, we will send you the recordings of Retro Hymns 1 for FREE. So if you love horn sections, these are some GREAT recordings to listen to (and support a small independent company trying to create the highest quality resources and recordings).
NOW is the TIME!
We are recording the rhythm section on Monday, April 18th and tentatively have the horns scheduled for Thursday, April 21st. Once we have the record mixed, this special offer will go away so RIGHT NOW is the perfect opportunity to save a ton of money for your ministry and get some amazing resources for your players!!! AND…it helps this small company be able to continue creating arrangements and resources giving instrumentalists the opportunity to use their gifts to glorify God.
When we began this company back in 1998, we started with 10 brass quintet arrangements. Little did I realize at that time the impact those 10 arrangements would have on churches around the United States and now the world. When we launched AnderKamp Music, we struck a chord with folks who had brass players in their church who WANTED to play but they didn’t know where to find music for them.
Enter ‘The Master’s Brass Quintet Series”
Here we are 18 years later with 7 volumes of brass quintet with arrangements for every Sunday, Christmas, Easter, Fourth of July/Patriotic/Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Communion, Preludes and Offertories.
If you are looking for brass music to play in a church setting that will sound great BUT BUT BUT it will be easy to pull together and not kill your chops, then we have what you’re looking for.
I’ve created playlists of many of our projects on our YouTube Channel so you can listen to the arrangements while getting a little more information about the series. There are links where you can click on to bring you back to our website to purchase the arrangements. If you like the arrangements, make sure to purchase the complete set to save the most money!
Here are some of the playlists from The Master’s Brass Quintet Series you can listen to for free:
The Master’s Brass Quintet Series Volume 1 (Hymns)
The Master’s Brass Quintet Series Volume 2 (Hymns)
The Master’s Brass Quintet Series Volume 3 (Christmas)
The Master’s Brass Quintet Series Volume 4 (Easter)
The Master’s Brass Quintet Series Volume 6 (Folk Songs and Spirituals)
All of these arrangements can be purchased and downloaded IMMEDIATELY from the Catalog link on the top of the screen.
Holy, Holy, Holy
One of our most majestic hymns, this powerful text and melody has been sung and played for ages proclaiming the true holiness and trinity of God.
I wanted to create an arrangement that would attempt to honor both the majesty and the intimacy of God’s holiness. There is a ‘Concert Version’ as well as a ‘Sunday Morning Prelude’ version of this arrangement available. This Concert Version is intended to be more challenging and will require some time to prepare it. But….well…it’s HUGE! The rehearsal/practice time will be well rewarded with the sense of accomplishment by the players and the magnitude of the moment in the worship service when it is played.
This particular arrangement has a sort of ‘cinematic flair’ to it that is sure to be enjoyed by both the players and the congregation as it attempts to honor the holiness of God.
For more information and to purchase/download the arrangement today, click here
To listen to the arrangement, click below:
It has been incredibly busy around AK Studios the last couple of months. Jeff has just completed the score for the feature film, ‘Four Blood Moons’ based on the New York Times best seller by Pastor John Hagee.
Here is Jeff with Kieth Merrill and Rick Eldridge
Jeff composed all of the original underscore for the film that will be a special one night Fathom event across the United States on March 23rd of this year. Directed by Academy Award winner, Kieth Merrill(spelling is correct) and produced by highly acclaimed producer Rick Eldridge (Bobby Jones:Stroke of Genius, The Ultimate Gift and the Ultimate Life), this documentary/drama looks at the intersection of faith, history and science.
This one night only event will show in almost 700 theaters across the United States. To look for the nearest theater to you, click here.
Here is Jeff with Marti D. Humphrey at The Dub Stage in Burbank, CA after finishing up the final dub (mix) of the film.
Utilizing first call Nashville session musicians and principal players from The Nashville Symphony, Jeff was able to create an orchestral score to support the re-enactments in this documentary/drama.
Cimbasso to answer your question. That’s what that bent, odd looking valve trombone type instrument is that Tuba/Cimbasso player extraordinaire is playing. It is the ‘sound’ of most of the modern action films you hear today. There is so much ‘oomph’ in it. Kerri Bailey, principal second violinist for The Nashville Symphony and principal cellist of The Nashville Symphony Anthony LaMarchina, shared their amazing talents on this score. Anthony’s cello is a Matteo Goffriller cello built around 1700. It is stunning and he played it masterfully.
23% OFF any order until the theatrical release of the film
To celebrate the theatrical release of the film and Jeff’s orchestral score, AnderKamp Music is offering 23% off any order placed before the film is released March 23rd in the theaters. So if you are looking for horn section (Horns & Rhythm), Big Band (Jericho Horns and AK Little Big Band), Brass Quintet or Brass Choir (Master’s Brass), Strings, Woodwinds or full orchestra, now is the time to place your order!
Use the code: FourBloodMoons before March 23rd and receive 23% off your order!
And then go see the movie that night if you’d like to hear Jeff’s score.
I began AnderKamp Music back in 1998 to help churches, schools and individuals find creative, great sounding arrangements that some of the other ‘big’ publishers weren’t publishing. I have had the wonderful opportunity to partner with many different wonderfully gifted arrangers over the years as a result. Today, I am thrilled to introduce you to another incredibly talented arranger and composer, Matt Riley.
A little info about Matt:
Matthew Riley is a composer, arranger, orchestrator, and producer. He has composed for radio and tv commercials and scored music for documentary films. He has worked in charting and orchestration for TV shows including NBC’s The Voice. He has arranged, produced and orchestrated hundreds of songs for churches and recording artists. His arrangements have been heard in theaters, churches, schools and performed by orchestras in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. He lives in Minneapolis, MN with his wife and three kids.
Matt is Instrumental Director at New Hope Church in New Hope, MN so he understands church orchestra.
Matt let me hear an arrangement he did for solo violin/fiddle and full orchestra and I LOVED it! His arrangement of ‘Of The Father’s Love Begotten’ has a Celtic flare to it and it is HIGH ENERGY!
If you have a gifted violin player, they will love this. If you don’t, not a problem. Contact your local symphony and have the principal violinist come be a guest artist for your Christmas program.
For more information and to order the downloadable version and have it immediately for rehearsals, click here
Matt featured the incredibly gifted Deborah Klemme in their Christmas program last year and made a video of the performance. For those of you who know our friends, Keith and Kristyn Getty, Deborah plays violin/filddle and sings background vocals for them on the road (and on their recordings). In short, this video of Deborah and Matt’s orchestra sounds amazing!
There are strings attached to this, but when the arrangement is finished your principal violinist may have a few strings/hairs loose after this!
AnderKamp Music provides world-class, yet accessible music for churches, giving instrumentalists the opportunity to use their gifts to glorify God.
Currently living in the Nashville, TN area, Jeff Anderson (owner) is a freelance arranger/composer/songwriter with published arrangements with Word Music, Provident Music Group, Lifeway, Hal Leonard, Prism Music and Genevox Music.
Jeff composed/scored ‘Four Blood Moons’ produced by Rick Eldridge (Bobby Jones:Stroke of Genius and The Ultimate Gift, The Ultimate Life and the Ultimate Legacy) and directed by Academy Award winning director Kieth Merrill.
Jeff arranged strings and horns for Kris Kristofferson’s cover of Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’ for The Texas Rising Soundtrack.
As a trumpet player, Jeff has performed live or recorded for Danny Gokey, Unspoken, Keith and Kristyn Getty, the African’s Children’s Choir, Jody Davis (Newsboys), Anthony Evans, TRUTH and Jody Benson (Disney’s Little Mermaid).
In partnering with Max Lucado, Jeff created a series of 9 Scripture Memory Songs CDS in conjunction with each of the Hermie and Friends DVDs.
He wrote and produced God’s Little Princess Lullabies with artist/speaker Sheila Walsh for her Gigi God’s Little Princess series.
He also created 150 of the arrangements and orchestrations for the Lifeway Worship Project.
As a composer, Jeff has worked on more than 45 videos, movies and short films.
Jeff co-wrote 2 of the songs in the immensely popular Amish Musical ‘The Confession: A New Musical’ currently playing in Indiana, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
He has arranged/orchestrated over 550 songs for recordings, print and live performances.
Jeff’s studio, AK Studios, is located in Spring Hill, TN in The Hardin House (built in the 1870s) that Jeff renovated himself in the the summer of 2012.
Jeff and his wife, Dana, live in Spring Hill, TN (suburb of Nashville) with their 2 daughters (Karis and Dakota) and son (Dawson).
AnderKamp Music was created with the local church in mind. We are not creating inaccessible “studio charts,” but rather arrangements for the “weekend warriors” in the local church. Over 2000 churches have ordered music through AnderKamp Music.
Try us out. You can order the arrangements, hear audio samples online or purchase one of our professionally recorded demos and see what works best for your group. We offer a money-back guarantee. If the arrangements do not work for your particular group, call us and simply return them.
If you have any problems or questions, feel free to send us an email: jeff (at) anderkampmusic.com
For more information about Jeff’s composing work, visit www.jeffdanderson.com
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