A Musicians’ Orchestrator
Callum has written music for albums, films, television, live concerts, theatre shows, and adverts. His list of past clients includes an extraordinarily diverse range of top artists and ensembles from Michael Bublé and Jessie J to Randy Brecker, the Tippett Quartet, and the Metropole Orkest.
He prides himself on producing high quality, stylistically aware music, with a first-hand understanding of instrumental playing at its core.
Arranging & Orchestrating
However large or small your project, Callum can arrange or compose music for you for any ensemble or combination of instruments.
Callum Au Orchestra feat. Claire Martin
‘I Never Went Away’
Callum Au works in Sibelius™, and has access to all major DAWs and notation programs.
Once you are happy with everything, Callum will provide you with a set of immaculately copied parts, as PDFs or as physical charts (or both), that leave no room for doubt in a studio or live setting.
Turnaround times depend on the scale of the project but can start from as little as 72 hours for a single track.
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Callum Au has worked with many of the top big bands and contemporary jazz orchestras in the UK as both a trombonist and an composer.
Callum Au has worked with many of the world’s finest orchestras, big bands, and chamber ensembles as both trombonist and composer. His practical experience as a performing musician gives him a first-hand insight into writing original music for these ensembles. Music by Callum can regularly be heard on television, radio, adverts and podcasts.
Callum is the 2020 winner of the Brussels Jazz Orchestra International Composition Competition. His original compositions have been performed and recorded by groups including the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Metropole Orkest and the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra,
Callum’s refreshingly natural feel for arresting melodies and lush harmonies has seen him increasingly in demand from classical ensembles over the past few years. Recent commissions have seen his work performed at the Spitalfields and Ryedale Festivals by Inner City Brass, at the European Brass Band Championships 2022 with the Cory Band and Louis Dowdeswell Big Band, and at the Cheltenham Festival by the Tippett Quartet.
‘Far Beyond the Stars’
feat. Nadim Teimoori
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An original flair for transcribing music.
The Callum Au Big Band feat. Atila Huseyin
‘Night & Day’
Over the course of his career, Callum Au has transcribed hundreds of arrangements from the big band era, originally penned by writers like Nelson Riddle and Billy May. Many of the world’s top jazz artists have performed his transcriptions, including Dee Dee Bridgewater, SWR Big Band, and Gregory Porter.
If you can provide the audio, Callum can transcribe it, whatever the original instrumentation. He can also re-orchestrate and adapt the original arrangement for your band’s specific line-up, skilfully adding or removing parts to make it work perfectly with the available forces. He will provide you with a set of immaculately copied parts, as PDFs or as physical charts (or both), that leave no room for doubt in a studio or live setting.
Turnaround times depend on the scale of the project, but can start from as little as 48 hours for a single track.