Orchestration #7 – Gone, Gone, Gone

Gil's arrangement of Gone, Gone, Gone from the Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess is a beautiful short mood piece that evokes the sadness and vocal quality of the original. This post will just look at a couple of examples of the orchestration in the ensemble parts of the piece. General observations Form and Rhythm Gil … Continue reading Orchestration #7 – Gone, Gone, Gone


Harmony #6 – My Ship C

This is the third post about the harmony in Gil’s magnificent arrangement of My Ship. This post will cover the harmony in the double time swing feel section of the bridge. Some clarification of terms is necessary first: Target chord – The chord that was aimed toward in the harmonisation. The target chord usually occurs … Continue reading Harmony #6 – My Ship C

Re-composition #3 – Concierto de Aranjuez B

This post is a continuation of an analysis of Concierto de Aranjuez. Be sure to read the first post if you haven't already, the basic differences in the arrangement are discussed there. Rodrigo's original from figure B The Cor Anglais returns as the strings and Guitar supply the accompaniment. The Guitar provides the forward momentum … Continue reading Re-composition #3 – Concierto de Aranjuez B