Biography

The key aspect of my arranging is flexibility, and adaptability to the skills and requirements of the commissioner. I tend to be asked to do three basic types of arrangement: ‘straight classical’, ‘jazz or rock’ or ‘quirky and unusual’. You will find examples of all three types on this page. I can re-scale large pieces for small groups (the most extreme example of this is an arrangement of Mahler 8 for solo sopranino recorder!), adapt pop songs or jazz standards for classical ensembles, and arrange mash-ups and medleys.

Purchasing and Commissioning Arrangements

The bulk of my arrangements are now published by Faber, and can be accessed via https://www.fabermusic.com/we-represent/parkin-simon. To commission an arrangement, please use my website contact page. We can then discuss your precise requirements as to style and level of difficulty, and negotiate a price based on the length, and the number of instruments involved.

View Catalogue of Arrangements





Some of my arrangements


Blueberg Air

Sakura Bernstein arrangement

Nimrod

Blueberg 5

Blueberg 13