Music & Song Arranging
Music Arranging & Notation
Dave Merkel custom music arranging and notation of songs designed for your setting or particular event. His years of experience with many other musicians in various situations informs his approach to writing arrangements of songs. Arrangements are typically written with two primary factors in mind:
- The instrumentation and skill level of the musicians; and,
- Any underlying mood, atmosphere or message desired from the music.
Music arrangements and scores can be written for: choir, orchestra, bands, ensembles, and specialty musical groups, with almost any combination of instruments and number of musicians.
Completed arrangements provide sheet music in separate printable scores for each of the various musicians, and a master conductor’s score if needed.
Dave also offers the option to deliver high-quality audio files with your scores. These MIDI mockups are renditions of the actual arrangements, useful for learning and rehearsal purposes.
download free sheet music arrangements from Dave below
Copyright © Concerns
Arrangements are not original compositions, instead they are considered derivatives of an original piece of music. Because the copyright holder is given almost unlimited freedom and control in regards to the use of the song, arrangements of copyrighted material must have have permission from the copyright holder — typically the composer(s) or publisher — for an arrangement to be written, typically through written agreement or license.
For any music intended for an arrangement that is not copyrighted by Dave Merkel or in the public domain (of which there are many songs), responsibility for securing legal permission for such arrangement ultimately rests solely with the client. While Dave can assist with the process, it is important that permission be obtained.