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Dave Madden behind-the-scenes arranging for big band
Dave's original score for Buster Keaton's "The High Sign"
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Nothing saves time, money and unnecessary frustration like good, clean, detailed charts (and musicians who can read them). Dave has transcribed thousands of songs, and knows exactly what to include in a chart to make your music come across as fully professional.
Horn Section Arrangements
A big band needs a big sound, and that means horns! Horn section arranging is a nuanced and tricky skill. A good arranger takes into account an instrument's range, note length, breath space, and player fatigue.
String Quartet Arrangements
For wedding ceremonies, sacred celebrations and meaningful moments, you can't go wrong with a string quartet.
"That rehearsal was great, all thanks to those Madden charts!"
Brad Houser, bass guitar and bari sax player, New Bohemians, Golden Dawn Arkestra
"I've worked with Dave as a member of his band as well as collaborated with him on material as a composer. His work is of the highest quality. Playing his music is fun because it's challenging, interesting, as well as easy to read due to the great amount of detail he puts into the editing of his parts (a rarity in a lot of cities I've found). I'd recommend him to anyone without hesitation."
Mike Sailors, Assisstant Instructor, University of Texas
"I just wanted to thank you again for the incredible performance that you arranged. I can't tell you how many people have told me how beautiful and inspirational it was. Not to mention words like mystical and magical and a host of other descriptions. I agree with them all."
Rose Vincent, Riverbend Church
Dave has arranged for many artists, bands, churches and companies, including:
Alpha Rev, AT&T, BBA Management and Booking, Black Swan Yoga, Canto Chamber Choir, Concordia Lutheran Church, Dahebegebees, Grace Covenant Church, The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, LIV By Design - Event Planning, London Calling, Primal Scream Media, River Pointe Church, Same Sky Productions, Strings Attached, Texas State University, Wendy Colonna