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Title: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: Olimar12345 on May 02, 2017, 06:00:12 AM
Here's where I'll be posting various big band arrangements of mine that get the luxury of getting a performance. All recordings are done by the HCC Monday Night Big Band, under the direction of Woody Witt.

Tonight we had a concert that premiered three of my arrangements. The first was an arrangement of the theme from Jubilife City from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Versions.

[Jubilife City from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Versions, for big band] (https://soundcloud.com/olimar12345/jubilife-city-for-big-band)

Not from a video game, but for Steven Universe followers, we also performed my arrangement of Love Like You:

[Love Like You from Steven Universe, for big band] (https://soundcloud.com/olimar12345/love-like-you)

Update: I forgot about this arrangement. I finished it back in January and the band read it, but it ultimately didn't get a second read (rip). Some of you guys here might get a kick out of it though lol:

[K.K. Jazz from Animal Crossing, for big band] (https://soundcloud.com/olimar12345/kk-jazz-for-big-band-ver-12)

Below is the Finale-generated sound output for an arrangement of "Unfinished Business" (from Skullgirls) that I wrote back in 2014. I transcribed it and rearranged it for a big band featuring the saxophone section.

[Unfinished Business (Skullgirls) for Big Band] (https://soundcloud.com/olimar12345/unfinished-business-skullgirls-for-big-band)

Just got the recordings back from our big band concert on 12/4/17, where we played my arrangement of "White" from Cave Story. It turned out alright:

White (Cave Story) for Big Band (https://soundcloud.com/olimar12345/white-cave-story-for-big-band)

Here's the recording of my latest VGM big band arrangement, "Battle Against A Weird Opponent" from EarthBound. Recorded on 3/3/18

[Battle Against A Weird Opponent (EarthBound) for Big Band] (https://soundcloud.com/olimar12345/battle-against-a-weird-opponent-earthbound-for-big-band)
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: Static on May 02, 2017, 12:45:18 PM
These are both fantastic! Yes, I'm very interested in hearing the 3rd one. Also do you have scores of these available? If not, that's fine, just wondering.
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: AmpharosAndy on May 02, 2017, 12:55:17 PM
By golly, jubilife city was good! Who performed it? Plus now I've heard your voice it doesn't sound like olimar's anymore :(
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: Olimar12345 on May 02, 2017, 03:42:27 PM
Thanks you guys, I appreciate it. All tunes are performed by the HCC Monday Night Big Band, under the direction of Woody Witt.

The third piece of mine that was performed is really special. Titled "Emotion Sickness," it is a big band arrangement of the opening track from the album "Ghosts" by Joe LoCascio. We were lucky enough to have Joe LoCascio come in and play on it (piano).

https://soundcloud.com/olimar12345/emotion-sickness
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: daj on May 02, 2017, 11:56:12 PM
Brilliant stuff! :) Of course the only one I can properly appreciate is the Jubilife City haha, but I really enjoy your writing. The drum set writing is especially well done, I think that part alone can direct the entire band.

Oh, and I hear excellent horn/trombone solos in the foreground ;)
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: Olimar12345 on May 03, 2017, 05:07:50 PM
Thank you, Daj  :) Although, the chart/writing cannot be given the praise for the drum set performance. Credit must be given to our fantastic plerformers, especially in the rhythm section where typically the least amount of writing exists! xD
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: Olimar12345 on June 17, 2017, 03:58:21 AM
Update: I forgot about this arrangement. I finished it back in January and the band read it, but it ultimately didn't get a second read (rip). Some of you guys here might get a kick out of it though lol:

[K.K. Jazz from Animal Crossing, for big band] (https://soundcloud.com/olimar12345/kk-jazz-for-big-band-ver-12)
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: Olimar12345 on June 30, 2017, 03:17:08 AM
Edit: *snip*
Not the final product but still pretty cool imo
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: JDMEK5 on June 30, 2017, 03:35:04 AM
That's totally sick! Do we get to hear the finished product?? I'm much hype
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: Olimar12345 on July 01, 2017, 10:52:06 PM
Thanks, JD. Sure, I'll post it. Listening to how rough/unbalanced that raw version was made me want to take it  down, so I'll just post the complete one whenever it's posted.
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: Olimar12345 on July 05, 2017, 08:43:48 PM
Here's an older one that never got a performance (though we did read it a couple times). Below is the Finale-generated sound output for an arrangement of "Unfinished Business" (from Skullgirls) that I wrote back in 2014. I transcribed it and rearranged it for a big band featuring the saxophone section.

[Unfinished Business (Skullgirls) for Big Band] (https://soundcloud.com/olimar12345/unfinished-business-skullgirls-for-big-band)
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: Olimar12345 on September 12, 2017, 04:34:06 AM
So this is the latest thing I've completed for big band: it's an arrangement of the secret hidden track "White" (or King's theme) from Cave Story. Below is the computer generated sound output, so you'll have to use your imagination for a lot of it. I was fortunate to have this piece read and rehearsed tonight and with a few small changes it works well.

[ White ] (https://soundcloud.com/olimar12345/white-22-big-band-arr)
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: mikey on September 12, 2017, 04:38:58 AM
"This track was not found"
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: Olimar12345 on September 12, 2017, 04:51:24 AM
Try it again
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: mikey on September 12, 2017, 05:04:17 AM
link works

my imagination doesn't

maybe make a live recording sometime
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: Olimar12345 on September 12, 2017, 05:06:03 AM
maybe make a live recording sometime

...well that's the idea, yeah.
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: Olimar12345 on December 18, 2017, 09:18:23 PM
Here are videos of three tunes I arranged. They were part of a CD recording session that took place in during the summer. I was very thankful and honored to be a part of the project.

Jubilife City

Love Like You

Emotion Sickness
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: Olimar12345 on February 20, 2018, 01:33:08 AM
Just got the recordings back from our big band concert on 12/4, where we played my arrangement of "White" from Cave Story. It turned out alright:

White (Cave Story) for Big Band (https://soundcloud.com/olimar12345/white-cave-story-for-big-band)
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: Olimar12345 on March 27, 2018, 11:02:28 PM
Here's the recording of my latest VGM big band arrangement, "Battle Against A Weird Opponent" from EarthBound. Recorded on 3/3/18

Battle Against A Weird Opponent (EarthBound) for Big Band (https://soundcloud.com/olimar12345/battle-against-a-weird-opponent-earthbound-for-big-band)
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: Deku Trombonist on March 28, 2018, 02:34:26 PM
That's quite a happening chart! It must be pretty tough to get it sounding tight.

Loved the first solo section, it had a really cool feel (not to mention some nice pedals).
I really liked the build up to 4:05, I thought it worked well.
Nice work at 5:25! I was definitely getting some Dave Taylor vibes there.
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: Olimar12345 on March 28, 2018, 04:43:20 PM
Hey, thanks! The chart really needs to sound as tight as possible to work, especially in the exposed sections. The recording wasn't perfect, but it was solid for a first performance, I think. Definitely have some cleaning up and fine-tuning to do. We'll perform it again in about a month, and at the rate we're going it should put this recording to shame.
Title: Re: Olimar12345's Big Band Arrangements
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 30, 2018, 05:08:48 AM
New video: