Composing and Arranging


Ghea Music Group is pleased to offer services in composing and arranging to suit many occasions and ensemble sizes. Do you need a big band arrangement of a jazz standard or an original piece? Would you like strings with that? How about a new saxophone quartet piece, a swinging play-on/play-off number or a new arrangement of a pop song for your party band. Or maybe you would like to commission a new composition for your band, school or an event. Whatever the case, we can help. All of our composing and arranging work is handled by Ghea Music Group's owner and operator Thomas Ghea. You can read more about his qualifications, skills and experience over at the "About" page. Read on to find out more about what he can do for you.


Composing


Commissioning a new composition is a great way to bring something new and unique to your ensemble and support Australian artists at the same time. A new commission also has the flexibility to be tailored to your specific ensemble and personnel, taking advantage of your strengths while accommodating for the areas that need support. 

Here at Ghea Music Group, our abilities are versatile. While we specialise in writing new music for big bands (with or without strings), large and small jazz ensembles, saxophone ensembles and brass ensembles, we can also take on projects requiring new music for concert bands and orchestras of varying sizes and instrumentation. Some of the most recent commissions written by Thomas include an original twelve-piece jazz ensemble piece which was premiered by the James Morrison Academy/Juilliard School of Music Combined Honours Ensemble at the International Jazz Day Gala Concert at the Adelaide Festival Centre on the 30th of April 2017, and a new big band chart written to be used as the Division Three test piece for the 2018 Generations in Jazz Festival in Mount Gambier.

If you would like to discuss commissioning a new piece of music for your ensemble, please get in touch with us via the "Contact" page so we can discuss your project and what you hope to get out of it.

Arranging


Commissioning a new arrangement is also a great way to bring something new and unique to your ensemble and also has the flexibility to be tailored to your specific ensemble and personnel. Arrangements can be written for any of the above mentioned ensembles and instrumentations. Common arrangements we are asked to write include play-on/play-off pieces for bands, jazz big band arrangements and arrangements of pop or dance music to be played by a live band at events.

If you would like to discuss having a new piece or multiple pieces arranged for your ensemble or event, please get in touch with us via the "Contact" page so we can discuss your project and what you hope to get out of it.