Thomas H. Graf, musician, composer, arranger
Thomas H. Graf is a German composer, arranger and musician. Addicted to music since his very first days his recent work is focused on arranging and composing brass music for many different ensembles i.e. Concert Band, Big Band, School Band and many different chamber ensembles. Lots of his compositions are played and released all over the world, from France to Brazil, from Germany to Australia. His profound knowledge of classical, folk and jazz music as well allows him to compose and arrange with a great variety of musical colors. His professional experience includes also Musical, Cabaret and Circus. And that you can hear in his music. As a member of many ensembles. (i.e. Original Drachenfelser Musikanten, Rheinische Blaeserphilharmonie, International Dixie Tigers, UNI BB Bonn, …) he is performing in many countries, i.e Europe, US, UAE, … Thomas H. Graf has always an ear concerning questions to his music i.e. special requests for parts, custom arrangements… Keep on grooving!
Here you find our catalogue / list of our repertoire
All our sheetmusic is available on request, many titles are instantly downloadable on the the following websites:
You can order any title directly from me, as print or pdf.
For He's a Jolly Good Fellow - Folk Song
The famous folk song is the best choice for any celebration party: Birthday, Wedding, Holiday, ….- This exceptional arrangement features all parts. I can be played by a small concert band as it consists of mainly of 5 melodic parts and rhythm. While beginning with a festive introduction it ends up with a melodic modulation: The best way, to say: “thank you” to a really “Jolly good fellow“! Players and audience will love it! Enjoy!
Oh Christmas tree (Oh Tannenbaum) - 2015/09This is a funky-funny highlight of your Christmas concert. Based on the old German traditional song you have a groovy tune that will make your audience clap. Promised! And don’t forget: Christmas is coming earlier than thought!
Rudolph the red nosed Rendeer
Swinging Rudolph is back in town! - Merry Christmas!
Yellow Bird (2015/06)
This is a groovy a polyphonic arrangement of the world famous Haitian folk song. Big fun to play!
El Condor Pasa (2015/05)
Simon & Garfunkel have made the famous Peruvian folk song popular. This concert piece will surely be a real highlight of your next concert!
Sloop John B.
The famous Bahamian folk song from Nassau has been made popular by the Beach Boys and entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart on April 2, 1966. This concert piece will surely be a real highlight of your next concert!
Mozart: Magic Flute
The famous march from Mozart's Magic Flute Opera, 28. Aufzug.
Testimonials & Reviews:
Who's got the blues - Brass Quintet
Mai 16, 2015
I work with a brass quintet I formed at the local high school, and one of the things my kids struggle with is reading and interpreting swing rhythms. I have tried different ways to get them used to them, including playing scales in swing. When it comes to actually playing them in the setting of an actual piece, they are still struggling. I was looking for something for them that would be within their skill level that would still be challenging enough to be instructive, and after listening to the sound clip, I knew I had found what I was looking for! This is a straight ahead arrangement that falls within the range of my players. The solos parts are written out and sound great! The arrangement is also good enough for more advanced level quintets to play during a program. I definitely recommend it!
Solang der alte Peter – Oktoberfest – Munich City anthem - Brass Quintet
Mai 16, 2015
I ordered this piece for the high school brass quintet I formed. I was stationed in Germany in Heidelberg and I have played hundreds of fest tents, and this piece captures that feel very well. It is well arranged, and the only thing I would have done differently is simplify the scoring to make the repeat not so long by shortening the phrases and ending so it was not so taxing on the endurance of my trumpet players. The kids enjoy playing it, and that is what counts! The range of some of the instruments is why I would rate it higher than intermediate.
News & Highlights
Salut Bayonne - Big Band
Performed by Persi Swing Collection uit Steenbergen in café Bel Air in Breda
Preview the music:
2014-06-01 - AURA LEE / Love me tender - a real classic comes in a spicy arrangement. Many ensembles available LISTEN
Samples of our editions
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