Dear St. Paul Chamber Orchestra:
is designed specifically for You. I have recently mailed (no, not texted or emailed) three of your String Players
a specific chart/part to an orchestration I've created for my ACTO (Americana Classic Transcriptions for Orchestra) concept.
A separate part each as an example of:
stretches back more than 40 years in the pursuit of public performance of note-for-note transcriptions of classic Americana/American
Jazz Orchestra recordings. Initially, and for many years, I enjoyed success with the ACJO (jazz band) concept.
We toured the country, recorded a couple of LP discs and had good momentum.
Long/Short: Years pass and circumstances prevent the continuation of the ACJO--I threw in the towel a
couple of years ago because there simply are no gigs for such an ensemble anymore.
Thus: This Last Stand. The Charts/Arrangements are my Gold. And I'm now adapting them
to a Classical Orchestra template.
For more info
on both versions:
Here, though, is why I created this webpage:
Three Virtual Orchestration MP3s
Bring that chart I sent you and check your specific part out; but also listen to the other two.
These are prime examples of why I think this ACTO concept must be supported and enabled. As was said of my ACJO band
in the early 1970's in Billboard magazine: "They dare to be different." Please join me in this Difference.