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Daryl Runswick

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Daryl Runswick

Composer/performer Daryl Runswick (b. 1946) was educated at Cambridge University and Ronnie Scott's Club. He spent his early career writing and performing jazz and pop; more recently concert pieces. He has also been involved with free improvisation and indeterminate music, one of the few (to quote John Wickes) who can claim to have worked with both Ornette Coleman and John Cage. This duality has permeated his career as an improvising pianist, singer with Electric Phoenix, bassplayer, arranger, record producer, broadcaster, educator, community animateur and film/TV composer. Head of Composition at Trinity College of Music in London for 10 years before retiring, he has searched for a synthesis of the improvising skills of jazz with the more complex structures of concert music. His one man show, Daryl Runswick in Droves, is the latest fruit of this research, synthesising every strand of his talent: composing/performing, jazz improvisation, concert music and song. Daryl sings, raps, plays keyboards, does live electronics and signal processing from a laptop and plays two new inventions of his, customised bass guitars, a high-strung fretless 'alto' and an even higher-strung 'piccolo'.

Runswick began his musical life as a Cambridge chorister but quickly moved sideways into the jazz and pop world. He played bass with many international stars as well as running his own jazz groups and touring the world with John Dankworth and Cleo Laine throughout the 1970s. As a composer he spent his 20s and early 30s writing pop songs and jazz instrumentals; his late 30s, 40s and 50s making contemporary concert pieces and opera. This dual speciality (classical/popular) has permeated his career, during which he has worked as a solo improvising pianist, a singer with the pioneering vocal group Electric Phoenix, a double bass player with the London Sinfonietta, a session musician, an arranger (especially for The King's Singers) a record producer (most recently for Keith Tippett) and has conducted his own film and TV scores; not to mention stints as a broadcaster and lecturer, and his involvement for many years in community music, leading week-long music-theatre summer schools with disabled people.

In addition to his many published works, Daryl Runswick is the author of the acclaimed textbook Rock, Jazz and Pop Arranging, which has been translated into Japanese, German and Korean.

Songbooks and Collections (See Individual Arrangements)

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Daryl Runswick : Five English Folksongs : SATB : 01 Songbook :  : 073999180022 : 08718002

Daryl Runswick : Five English Folksongs

Review: From the Faber Choral Programme Series. Each volume presents a group or groups of compatible pieces designed to form the basis of a "block" within a choral concert program. Imaginative, versatile and a wonderful addition to SATB concert repertoire.

Songlist: Bobby Shaftoe, Dance To Your Daddy (Dance To Thy Daddy), The Frog And The Crow, Scarborough Fair, She Moved Through The Fair

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9540b | Songbook $3.95 | SATB add item to cart English Choral Arrangements


Daryl Runswick : Rock, Jazz & Pop Arranging : 01 Book :  : 9780571511082 : 12-0571511082

Daryl Runswick : Rock, Jazz & Pop Arranging

Review: A practical comprehensive guide to rock, jazz and pop arranged by one of Britain's most gifted and versatile musicians. Written in lively, accessible and entertaining style, this book contains everything the professional arranger or aspiring amateur needs to know, from setting out a lead sheet to scoring a full arrangement. The problems and pitfalls of writing for every group of instrument are discussed, from keyboards, drums and bass to brass strings, woodwind, percussion, guitar and a 'cappella' vocal writing. Packed with vital tips and hints, and presented in easy-to-use reference format, Rock, Jazz and Pop Arranging also includes two valuable appendices - on time saving shortcuts and chord symbols - and indispensable glossary.

Songlist: The Routine, The Lead Sheet, Vocals, The Rhythm Section, Drums, Bass, Keyboards, Guitar, Percussion, Electronics, Brass and Reeds, Strings, Orchestral, A Cappella, The Jazz Arrangement, The Full Score, Time Saving Sortcutsd

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7319b | Book $21.95 add item to cart

Individual Arrangements (See Songbooks and Collections)

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Song NameArrangerComposerArtistItem TitleFormatTrax
A Little Christmas MusicDaryl RunswickKing's SingersA Little Christmas 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
A Little Christmas MusicDaryl RunswickDaryl RunswickA Little Christmas MusicSheet Music (SATB divisi)MORE DETAILS 
American Pie Daryl RunswickDon MacleanKing's SingersGood Vibrations 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Back In The U.S.S.R.Daryl RunswickLennon / McCartneyKing's SingersEnsemble Singing CollectionSongbook (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Back In The U.S.S.R.Daryl RunswickLennon / McCartneyKing's SingersLennon & McCartney ConnectionSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Back in the U.S.S.R.Daryl RunswickPaul McCartneyDaryl RunswickBack in the U.S.S.R.Sheet Music (SATB divisi)MORE DETAILS 
BlackbirdDaryl RunswickLennon and McCartneyKing's SingersEnsemble Singing CollectionSongbook (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
BlackbirdDaryl RunswickLennon / McCartneyKing's SingersLennon & McCartney ConnectionSongbookMORE DETAILS 
BlackbirdDaryl RunswickLennon / McCartneyKing's SingersSix 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
BlackbirdDaryl RunswickLennon / McCartneyEnsemble AmarcordAnd So It Goes 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
BlackbirdDaryl RunswickPaul McCartneyDaryl RunswickBlackbirdSheet Music (SATB divisi)MORE DETAILS 
Bobby ShaftoeDaryl RunswickDaryl RunswickFive English FolksongsSongbook (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Chitarra D'AmorDaryl RunswickKing's SingersChanson D'Amour 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Could it Be MagicDaryl RunswickBarry ManilowKing's SingersNew Day 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Dance To Your Daddy (Dance To Thy Daddy)Daryl RunswickDaryl RunswickFive English FolksongsSongbook (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Deconstructing Johann Daryl RunswickVarious ArrangersEncores For Choirs 2SongbookMORE DETAILS 
Du armes girl vom ChorDaryl RunswickKing's SingersA Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Eins, Zwei, Drei, VierDaryl RunswickKing's SingersA Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Flight of the BumblebeeDaryl RunswickKing's SingersA Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Gitarren Spielt AufDaryl RunswickKing's SingersA Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
I Get Along Without You Very WellDaryl RunswickKing's SingersChanson D'Amour 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
I Know an Old Lady (There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly),Daryl RunswickKing's SingersEncoresSongbookMORE DETAILS 
La Valse Mille TempsDaryl RunswickKing's SingersChanson D'Amour 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Lazy Bones / Up a Lazy RiverDaryl RunswickHoagy Carmichael, Johnny MercerKing's SingersSwimming Over London 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Lazybones/ Lazy RiverDaryl RunswickKing's SingersSwimming Over LondonSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Mein Kleiner Groner KaktusDaryl RunswickKing's SingersA Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Ouvet re zu/Overture from the Barber of SevilleDaryl RunswickGioacchino RossiniKing's SingersA Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Scarborough FairDaryl RunswickDaryl RunswickFive English FolksongsSongbook (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
She Moved Through The FairDaryl RunswickKing's SingersSweet Songs of YoreSheet Music (SATB divisi)MORE DETAILS 
She Moved Through the FairDaryl RunswickVarious ArrangersTraditional Irish Folksongs for Mixed VoicesSheet Music (SATB divisi)MORE DETAILS 
She Moved Through The FairDaryl RunswickTraditionalKing's SingersFolk SongsSongbook (6 Part)MORE DETAILS 
She Moved Through the FairDaryl RunswickTraditionalKing's SingersIrish SongbookSongbook (SATBB)MORE DETAILS 
She Moved Through The FairDaryl RunswickDaryl RunswickFive English FolksongsSongbook (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Stormy WeatherDaryl RunswickHarold ArlenKing's SingersA Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Tea for TwoDaryl RunswickKing's SingersA Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
The Barber of Seville OveratureDaryl RunswickKing's SingersEncoresSongbookMORE DETAILS 
The Barber of Seville OvertureDaryl RunswickVarious ArrangersVocalese ChartsSheet Music (SATTBB)MORE DETAILS 
The Barber of Seville OvertureDaryl RunswickGioacchino RossiniVocal SpectrumVocal Spectrum 2 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
The Coventry CarolDaryl RunswickKing's SingersA Little Christmas 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
The Frog And The CrowDaryl RunswickDaryl RunswickFive English FolksongsSongbook (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
The Gambler Daryl RunswickDon SchlitzKing's SingersNew Day 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
The Pirate KingDaryl RunswickGilbert / SullivanKing's SingersHere's A Howdy DoSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Wenn der Wind Weht Uber das MeerDaryl RunswickKing's SingersA Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Wochenhund und SonnenscheinDaryl RunswickKing's SingersA Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists 1 CDMORE DETAILS 

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