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Arranger/Orchestrator

Over the last eight years Christopher has been commissioned to produce over 2000 sheet music transcriptions and audio arrangements, of classical music, choral music, pop, jazz and musical theatre, which have been published by the major UK, European and US publishing houses, including Novello, Chester Music, Faber Music, Hal Leonard, De Haske and A & C Black, and featured on television. His arrangements include over 40 choral pop arrangements for Novello (ranging from ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Lean On Me’ to ‘You Raise Me Up’ and ‘Shine’), a concert suite of the music from the Oscar-winning film score from ‘Atonement’ commissioned by its composer, Dario Marianelli, and many arrangements for wind orchestra, ranging from Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’ to Wagner’s ‘Tannhäuser Overture’.

Christopher’s transcriptions by ear include big band scores of the songs of the Rat Pack, film scores from ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ and the music of film composer Bernard Herrmann (including ‘Vertigo’, ‘Taxi Driver’ and ‘North By Northwest’), and piano/voice transcriptions ranging from Nina Simone and Ray Charles to Adele.

Listen…

CHORAL POP MEDLEY

Excerpts from ‘You Raise Me Up’, ‘Angels’ and ‘Lean On Me’

 

BIG BAND SCORES MEDLEY

Excerpts from transcriptions and audio production of ‘Come Fly With Me’, ‘The Best of Everything’, ‘The Way You Look Tonight’, ‘All Or Nothing At All’, ‘My Way’, ‘New York, New York’

 

HERRMANIA

Excerpts from an arrangement of the film music of Bernard Herrmann, including
‘Vertigo’, ‘North By Northwest’ and ‘Taxi Driver’ for amateur woodwind orchestra.

All tracks arranged/transcribed by CH

“A lovely version of the song, skilfully executed in every detail…It is so much fun to listen to…I believe Irving Berlin would have been just as pleased with Hussey’s work as all of us are here”

Bruce Pomahac   Director Of Music, Rodgers & Hammerstein; former Broadway arranger and conductor (about Christopher’s choral arrangement of ‘White Christmas’)

 

“Chris is not only a fantastic arranger and capable of working in all styles of music, he is also a careful, considered and very reliable musician, and always a pleasure to work with.”

Lucy Holliday   Head of Rock & Pop Publishing, Faber Music Ltd.

 

“His overriding passion and enthusiasm for the music is apparent every step of the way.”

Ann Barkway   Music Education Consultant and Project Manager; former Managing Editor & Director at Music Sales

 

“A splendid talent…one of the finest arrangers who has come our way in a long time”

Bruce Pomahac   Director Of Music, Rodgers & Hammerstein; former Broadway arranger and conductor

 

“This is a top quality arrangement suitable for choirs of a beginner/intermediate standard.”

“Superb arrangement – imaginative and challenging.”

“A fantastic arrangement – bang up to date so a crowd-pleaser too!”

Customer reviews of sheet music arrangements