Garrett Breeze

The Place Where Lost Things Go

I’m very happy to announce the release of my latest work, “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns, arranged for SATB choir, piano, and violin.  Check out the premiere performance by BYU Singers below, under the direction of Andrew Crane, as well as the Score Preview Video and Lyric Video of the […]

There is a Green Hill Far Away (Arrangement Breakdown)

Cecil Alexander was an Anglican schoolteacher and poet born in Ireland in 1818.  Among the most well-known of her 200 hymns is “There is a Green Hill Far Away,” first published without music in her 1848 book Hymns for Little Children—the proceeds of which were used to fund a school for deaf and mute children.  […]

Trends and Changes in Today’s Wind Orchestra Scene

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Dutch composer Johan de Meij on my podcast, where he shared this article he wrote about current trends in music for wind orchestra (concert band, wind ensemble, symphonic band, etc.) DOWNLOAD THE ARTICLE (PDF) Listen to Garrett’s interview with Johan De Meij below:

Easy Edits To Make In Show Choir Arrangements

No matter how great your arrangements are, there will inevitably come a time during the school year where things start to plateau, or even worse, start to get stale.  Knowing how to make useful changes and edits to the music is the key to getting through this and kicking your rehearsals back into gear.  Here […]

100 Ways to Market, Advertise, and Promote Sheet Music

This list is taken from Episode 5 of the podcast Selling Sheet Music. NUMBER 1. Create a webpage that will serve as the main hub for all your music. NUMBER 2.  Make a thorough product page for each title you’re selling. NUMBER 3. Research the key words for your niche to optimize product descriptions and […]

Show Choir Arrangers You Should Know

  When I first decided to start arranging for show choirs, one of my frustrations was that I didn’t know many of the people already working in the field. Arrangers generally like to avoid the spotlight and the nature of the activity means that they spend more time in front of a computer and less […]

Teaching Arranging in the Choral Classroom

Download for FREE Exposure to arranging at a young age was one of the things that kick-started my love for music. It enabled me to learn the music I wanted to play and gave me the tools I needed to eventually start creating my own music. Unfortunately, arranging is not traditionally part of the curriculum in secondary […]