Aaron Hettinga

Aaron Hettinga

Listed below are Aaron's works available for sale on this site:

This fun gospel standard is presented here for TTBB Quartet and Rhythm section.

Flexibility: This arrangement includes optional (but encouraged) Rhythm Section parts. While the chart is constructed that it will work just fine A Cappella, having a at least a pianist on board will kick this one up a notch.

Performance options: The form of the tune is call and response throughout. The end of the first chorus can be treated as a quasi-fermata the first time with the vocals restarting the time, but could repeat back to the instrumental opening as well if desired

Thursday, 13 August 2020 13:16

Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen - Brass Quintet

This fun classic rock anthem from Queen is presented here for Brass Quintet. The form of the original recording is closely followed but does not include the extended guitar solo playout, skipping ahead to the last three punctuated ending hits. This arrangement is one whole step lower than the record.

Flexibility: This arrangement includes an optional (but encouraged) drum kit part. While the chart is constructed that it will work just fine without it, having a drummer on board will kick this one up a notch.

Performance options: As noted, the form of the original is mostly followed with a few “2nd time only” cues for variety, this can also be streamlined if so desired. The repeated first/second verse section near the start could jump ahead to the second ending to save time. Also, rather than following the transition back to the D.S., a group alternatively could jump straight to the coda having already covered the bulk of the song.

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 00:16

Chicken Dance Polka - Hungry Five Polka Band

This wedding reception/dance party standard is presented here in an arrangement for the instrumentation of Alford’s “Hungry Five” series of Polka band books. As this song meant to be a fun participation number, much interpretation of tempo and form will be left to the performers. It’s best to start moderately slow, then increase tempo a little more every time the D.S. is taken. There is no need to limit a performance to following this road map once through, be ready to repeat it for as long as your dancers are still active...and up to as fast as your players can handle!

Flexibility: The 5 parts will work fully freestanding on their own without drums as the accompaniment can propel itself forward without depending on the drummer alone for the rhythm, so that part is included as a bonus for groups who have a drummer available. Ready to go for your Oktoberfest gig!

Tuesday, 11 August 2020 11:07

Chicken Dance Polka - Brass Quintet

This wedding reception/dance party standard is presented here in an arrangement for Brass Quintet. As this song meant to be a fun participation number, much interpretation of tempo and form will be left to the performers. It’s best to start moderately slow, then increase tempo a little more every time taking the D.S. There is no need to limit a performance to following this road map once through, be ready to repeat it for as long as your dancers are still active...and up to as fast as your players can handle!

Flexibility: The 5 core brass parts will work fully freestanding on their own without drums as the accompaniment can propel itself forward without depending on the drummer alone for the rhythm. This arrangement’s package includes a sub part for Alto Sax in place of the F Horn.

This 70's-era gospel standard is presented here in a TTBB Men's quartet arrangement in the style as performed by the Oak Ridge Boys. Besides the vocal parts, this arrangement also includes the chord changes throughout (with guitar fretboards) and notated piano introduction.

This classic gospel tune bu Garland Croft is presented here in a TTBB Men's Quartet arrangement in the style recorded by the Oak Ridge Boys on their 1976 Gospel album, "Old Fashioned Down Home Hand Clappin' Foot Stompin' Southern Style Gospel Quartet Music." This matches the key and form of the original recording and provides chords and vocal parts as well as a piano intro that should be workable with any number of rhythm section players.

Saturday, 08 August 2020 12:13

3AM - Halsey - Lead Sheet

Halsey's 3AM is presented here as a lead sheet/rhythm/vocal/chords chart that matches the key and form of the original recording.

This powerful song from Casting Crowns is presented here as a Rhythm/Vocal Lead Sheet and 4-3-3 horn section. Strings are included along with a synth reduction. The form matches the original recording and is ½ step lower.

Flexibility: This arrangement will work in multiple contexts. Any number of Rhythm players and vocalist will get adequate information from the lead sheet to make for a complete performance. The freestanding String Quartet parts are reduced into the Synth part for additional reinforcement of string lines if so desired, but that part also includes chord symbols to allow for pads in tacet phrases. The horn section parts are unique to this arrangement and add some extra punch to a live performance without interfering with the core of the piece.

Also available as a freestanding Lead Sheet or with just the string section accompaniment

This powerful song from Casting Crowns is presented here as a Rhythm/Vocal Lead Sheet and string quartet. The form matches the original recording and is ½ step lower.

Flexibility: This arrangement will work in multiple contexts. Any number of Rhythm players and vocalist will get adequate information from the lead sheet to make for a complete performance. The freestanding String Quartet parts are reduced into the Synth part for additional reinforcement of string lines if so desired, but that part also includes chord symbols to allow for pads in tacet phrases.

Also available as a freestanding Lead Sheet or full band with strings and horns

This powerful song from Casting Crowns is presented here as a Rhythm/Vocal Lead Sheet. The form matches the original recording and is ½ step lower.

Also available with string section accompaniment or full band with strings and horns

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