Alexander L’Estrange is a consummate and prolific vocal arranger, writing for many of the world's top choirs and a cappella groups. The arrangements are widely available in print.
Alexander L'Estrange's understanding of voicings (i.e. the very best way to divide any chord between any given number of voices) is second-to-none. As consultant editor of Faber Music’s Choral Basics series, he has written hundreds of arrangements of songs in every style. Choral Basics has been carefully designed to provide rewarding, varied repertoire for beginner choirs. Perfect for singers of all ages, the series offers:
- simple choral arrangements for 2 parts (soprano and alto) and 3 parts (soprano, alto and a combined male-voice part)
- an array of repertoire including world music, spirituals, pop classics, show hits and original pieces
- great value for money, with each volume comprising a set of three songs for easy programming
- attractive, idiomatic arrangements, with breathing and vocal range considered for the level
- straightforward piano accompaniments that support the vocal lines
Let Alexander tell you about the series himself...
A cappella Arrangements
Alexander L’Estrange is the go-to arranger for many of the world’s top choirs and a cappella groups including Tenebrae, The Swingle Singers, Voces8, The London Quartet, Amarcord, The Queen’s Six and The King’s Singers. He was the first arranger to be commissioned by the King’s Singers to write and produce an entire album, Great American Songbook, featuring jazz classics by Gershwin, Berlin, Porter and the like. Find out more about this project in the video below.
His arrangements have been recorded on many CDs including Gaudete (Tenebrae), Ticket to Ride, Mood Swings, Unwrapped (the Swingle Singers), Folks and Tales (Amarcord), Songs of Cricket (The London Quartet), Swimming over London, Let it Snow, Christmas Songbook, Great American Songbook (The King’s Singers).
Many of the arrangements from Great American Songbook are available as digital downloads.