The more contact I have with churches around the United States (and the world), the more diversified I find church instrumental groups to be. After talking with a number of ministers of music and orchestra directors, I have decided to create a new series of instrumental orchestra arrangements with maximum flexibility for groups.
The 8 Core Orchestra Series is a full orchestra instrumental series based around an 8 core group of players plus piano/rhythm.
The 8 core players are:
1 bass trombone or tuba
All of the melody parts are covered in these 8 core players’ parts. But these are full orchestra arrangements.
The complete orchestration is:
2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon/bass clarinet, 3 trumpets, 2 horns, 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone/tuba, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, harp, percussion (2 players), timpani, piano, electric bass, guitar(s), drums and 4 different string reduction parts.
One of the key benefits to this series is that it can grow with your group! You may start with a small, mixed instrumental ensemble, but as you add more players and your group grows, they will have parts to play in this series.
The other main key benefit to this series is PLAYABILITY!!! AnderKamp Music is known for its creative, fresh and sometimes challenging instrumental arrangements. We’ve kept the creative and fresh ideas but we’ve made this a PLAYABLE series by groups of all levels.
The 8 Core Orchestra Series features:
• Friendly keys
• No extreme registers
• No funky, tricky rhythms
• No crazy, fast string passages
You should be able to play these arrangements with MINIMAL REHEARSAL TIME!