Daniel’s arranging skills have recently been in great demand since the lockdown due to COVID-19. Here are some of his recent projects:
Whistle Stop Guide to the Orchestra
This was written for the BBC Philharmonic and should have been performed live in April. However, things didn’t work out as planned so this is a lockdown recording with every musician playing their separate parts at home.
Tango alla Turca
This was a BBC Radio 3 challenge. Daniel was given 12 hour to arrange piece of piano music chosen by the listeners. Considering not sleeping the night before and a crashing computer, Daniel thought this went quite well!
Tom Jones Medley
This was arranged for Sir Tom’s 80th birthday and broadcast on BBC Radio 2
By the magic of audio editing, 68 of the BBC Philharmonic’s wonderful musicians play together for the first time remotely, recording Daniel’s arrangement from their homes.
All Around the World
This classic by Lisa Stansfield is from the Great Northern Playlist and was arranged for BBC Radio 2.
Peter and the Wolf
The leader of the BBC Phil, Yuri Torchinsky, asked Daniel to arrange the Triumphal March from Peter and the Wolf for the 1st violins to keep morale up.
This is a fun piece Daniel wrote for himself and the fantastic Jenny Hutchinson during lockdown. A strange combination of bass and piccolo but it was an enjoyable project.
BBC’s Tiny Happy People asked for some nursery rhymes for parents stuck at home with their kids during lockdown. They were a real hit!
Relax-Ay-Vooo by Arthur Schwartz & Sammy Cahn, performed by Dan Whibley
We'll Meet Again
A heartfelt rendition of the iconic wartime song, recorded and performed by members of the BBC Philharmonic’s double bass section.
David Bowie –
Sound & Vision
In challenge set by BBC Radio 6Music, the musicians from the BBC Philharmonic recorded all their parts individually at home during lockdown, mixed together by sound engineer Joe Reiser and arranged by Daniel Whibley.