Carnegie Hall Jazz Band

August 30, 2021
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Congratulations to Michael Conrad for their winning submission towards Arranging Ellington project! Our review panel ended up being impressed because of the level and inventiveness out of all the submissions, but Michael’s arrangement of “Come Sunday” was specially remarkable.

As a result of good quality of submissions we obtained, we now have determined that two other plans through the project will also be carried out during the concert on March 30th at Carnegie Hall. We would like to congratulate Dan O’Brien and Stephanie Wieseler on becoming chosen to own their particular plans performed this springtime.

  • Join the task and interact with various other musicians.

  • Follow websites by composer/arranger Darcy James Argue:

  • Make your arrangement of one of Ellington's sacred tracks.

  • Get the arrangement performed at Carnegie Hall!

  • The organizing task is one part of this season’s Creative Learning venture, which shines the limelight on Duke Ellington’s sacred songs, several of the most committed and heartfelt music of their popular job. Very first heard during three historic concerts in the 1960s and 1970s, these popular works will likely to be carried out this spring by hundreds of pupil singers and instrumentalists from new york in collaboration with of today’s brightest jazz soloists.

    Creative work by New York teens should be showcased in a show on Sunday March 30, 2014, along side two brand-new arrangements from Musical Exchange people like you.

    Commission Instructions

  • Write a unique arrangement of either "Come Sunday" or "Almighty God Has Those Angels." Lead sheets for both compositions can be obtained here. Your arrangement should develop upon the music, emotional, and narrative intention of Ellington’s initial compositions while illuminating facets of your individual musical style.
  • You may include any or all below tools inside arrangement:
  • Trumpet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Trombone, Baritone Saxophone
  • Piano, Bass, Drums
  • Female Voice
  • Note: If you feature devices instead of this listing, your arrangement will never be eligible to be performed in the concert.

  • In keeping with the spirit of Ellington’s songs, your arrangement must consist of area for improvisation.
  • A lead sheet of each and every tune as done in the Sacred Concert is offered below for guide.
  • Arrangers are expected to engage completely through the entire internet based project, and their degree of involvement because of the neighborhood would be considered in assessing submissions.
  • The winning arrangement are carried out at Carnegie Hall in a concert featuring imaginative work associated with the Sacred Ellington task on Sunday March 30, 2014. Although we can't provide travel or hotels for arrangers whom stay outside of the nyc area, we could offer the winning arranger passes towards the show including an archival recording regarding the overall performance.
  • Submission Materials

    1. Full score (one staff per instrument)
    2. Real time recording (favored) or MIDI (embedded audio from SoundCloud)
    3. Program records (1 or 2 paragraphs explaining exactly how work pertains to Ellington and exactly how it shows your individual musical sensibility)
    4. The winning arranger will additionally be asked to prepare specific components for his or her arrangement, plus a brief movie greeting to present themselves and their arrangement throughout the March 30 concert at Carnegie Hall.


    Project artist Darcy James Argue are going to be publishing blogs and resources and providing comments regularly throughout the project. We encourage that share work happening for feedback, and comment on the job of one's peers.

    Last arrangements should be posted through Musical Exchange no later than . Selected plans are going to be established by the end of January 2014.

    Project Singer

    Brooklyn-based composer-bandleader Darcy James Argue, a seven-time champion into the DownBeat experts Poll, is paid with “making the top musical organization cool again” (Time Out ny) and “reinventing the jazz huge band the 21st century” (John L. Walters, The Guardian).

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    Duke Ellington is known for composing for certain characters for the performers in his musical organization. We want to give you similar chance by revealing with you the brands of a number of the musicians who can be carrying out your songs. We will introduce extra artists while the project progresses.

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