Matt Amy

Composer - Arranger - Orchestrator

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One of the best things about doing what I do is that every job is different, whether I'm writing for a vocal group, symphony orchestra, big band, cruise ship band or bassoon trio, every job is approached with the same level of detail and commitment to making the song sound great.

Below is a selection (in no particular order) of compositions, arrangements and orchestrations that I have done over the years - and that I have recordings of.


La Mana Despues

Composed in 2008, this was recorded by the Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra


a new Look

I composed this in 2004 and was one of the first original tunes for big band that was performed by my Really Big Band. This chart has gone through a few revisions since then and will feature on the Really Big Band debut album.



Let It Snow

I wrote this arrangement for Reverend Funk and Friends to feature on Good Morning Australia (GMA)



You Gotta Make It Through This World

I wrote this arrangement for a show called "Here Come's The Night" - a tribute to Van Morrison. The show featured Joe Camilleri, Vikka Bull and Vince Jones and was performed with the
Melbourne Symphony and Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
The recordings are with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.


Ballerina

I wrote this arrangement for a show called "Here Come's The Night" - a tribute to Van Morrison. The show featured Joe Camilleri, Vikka Bull and Vince Jones and was performed with the Melbourne Symphony and Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
The recordings are with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.


Warm Love

I wrote this arrangement for a show called "Here Come's The Night" - a tribute to Van Morrison. The show featured Joe Camilleri, Vikka Bull and Vince Jones and was performed with the Melbourne Symphony and Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
The recordings are with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.


Santa Clause Is coming to town

This arrangement got picked up by Landau Eugene Murphy Jr, who is the 2011 winner of America's Got Talent


Moonriver

This is a synthestration of Andy Williams' version of Moonriver. Guitar is the only real instrument on this track.


I've Got You Under My Skin

This is a synthestration of Frank Sinatras' version of I've Got You Under My Skin. Guitar and Trombone are the only real instruments on this track.


O Mio Babbino Caro

Some projects require me to transcribe and then re-orchestrate and in some cases re-arrange songs. This project had a 100 piece orchestra, principle cast of around 20 and a 2,000 strong massed choir... epic!


C.L.U (from tron)

Some projects require me to transcribe and then re-orchestrate and in some cases re-arrange songs. This project had a 100 piece orchestra, principle cast of around 20 and a 2,000 strong massed choir... epic!


Anything Goes

Some projects require me to transcribe and then re-orchestrate and in some cases re-arrange songs. This project had a 100 piece orchestra, principle cast of around 20 and a 2,000 strong massed choir... epic!


Nature Boy

I won a competition with this arrangement way back in 2005. The original arrangement was actually for an ensemble that was a brass band-concert band hybrid. I re-arranged the song for big band and was recorded by the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra in Denver, USA.