Do you need a song arranged, transposed, or a new song written for a specific church event or service? You can commission me for a specific song or arrangement! While I already offer all the arrangements I have available free of charge on Free Sacred Music, if there is a different song you would like arranged I would be glad to do that. Because new songs or arrangements can be very time-consuming, I require requests to be submitted a minimum of one month in advance of the date they are needed. The same applies to transposition requests.
If you are simply looking for a specific piece of music that you can't seem to find please visit the Online Resources page of Free Sacred Music, where you will find a variety of sites offering sheet music. Alternatively, there are many sheet music stores online with a vast amount of songs available. Any music I have available is already posted on Free Sacred Music. If it is not there, it may need to be purchased elsewhere or commissioned.
Things to Know/Terms
You are responsible for obtaining copyright permissions before commissioning an arrangement for any song still under copyright. Almost all pieces written within 50 years will be copyrighted, but most older hymns are in the public domain. If you are not sure if a song is copyrighted, just ask and I can let you know.
Non-modified transposition does not require copyright permission, as long as you are in legal posession of the original piece. To get a piece transposed, scan/email or mail a copy of the piece to me at least two weeks in advance of the date needed. Copyrighted works cannot be alternatively arranged, written for different instruments, etc. without express permission from the copyright holder, and would then also fall under the commissioned arrangements category.
For transpositioned pieces, I charge a flat rate of $30 as long as the transposition does not take me more than 2 1/2 hours to complete. I charge $10/hour after the 2 1/2-hour mark until the piece is completed. The full flat rate must be received before work will begin on the piece, and the remaining amount (if applicable) must be paid before delivery.
For commissioned pieces, I charge a flat rate of $100 as long as the piece does not take me more than 8 hours to complete. I charge $10/hour after the 8-hour mark until the piece is completed. At least 50% of the flat rate must be received before work will begin on the piece, and the remaining amount must be paid before delivery.
Payment can be made online via PayPal (an invoice will be emailed to you), or by check through the mail.