The purpose of this page
Probably you know the problem: much more than choirs,
a cappella groups need compositions/arrangements tailored on their characteristics. For this reason they have to try dozens of scores before finding
one appropriate for them.
As an a cappella arranger, I can help everyone who is in that search by sharing my scores for free.
Who I am and what you will find here
My name is Fabio Alessi. I am an italian composer/arranger from Udine, Italy. Click here for some more infos about me.
A part from few original vocal compositions, my work concerns mainly arranging jazz and pop repertoire for a cappella groups and choirs. The more common kind of arrangement is SATB, but
you will find many different voicings as well. In my charts there is no indication on articulation/dynamics/phrasing: they are left to your musical sensibility. Similarly, it's up to you adding
vocal percussion, when appropriate.
My arrangements of public domain songs and my original songs are copyrighted and officially registered at SIAE (Società Italiana Autori ed Editori).
My arrangements of songs in copyright are certified with "data certa" certifications.
How to get a score
First browse the list.
The scores marked with "(*)" are not free: you should contact my publishers. All the other scores are free: you have just to email me your request. But take into account that I am not interested in spreading my scores: I just want to interact with people truly involved in a cappella music. Therefore:
(1) In your email give me some links (website, YouTube videos etc.) to your vocal group and describe me your musical activity.
(2) Don't request more than two scores at a time. If you want more scores, before emailing me your new requests, give me some evidence you tried the previous scores (for instance an mp3 with a fragment of a rehearsal).
Sorry for the restrictions above, but they are a forced measure against "free stuff collectors" that email me "Hey, Fabio, send me these 30 scores..." and then never look at them, applying the equation "free = low quality".
For any question or comments, feel free to email me: I will be glad to have your feedback. Thank you.
I do not sell my scores. They are free. My purpose is to bring my contribution in favour of a cappella music. My scores are grouped in two
different kinds, as explained below.
- Arrangements of public domain songs and original songs You can use freely these arrangements/compositions for the standard musical use: rehearsing, singing them in live performances or recordings. In case of public performances or recordings, you have to give credits to my coauthors and me and follow the regulations of your country on the matter.
For every other use of the scores
it is required that you contact me for an agreement.
- Arrangements of songs in copyright
I have no right on the arrangements of songs in copyright: I am the author of the arrangements but all the rights are reserved to the owners of the original songs.
I indicate on my scores the original composers and authors of the songs. If by mistake
you receive from me a score without such indications, or with mistaken or inaccurate informations, please make me aware: as soon as possible I will rectify the score.
If you email me for the score of an arrangement of a song in copyright, it is understood and agreed what follows.
- You have an official copy of the original song.
- For any use of the score outside the range of "educational purposes", you have to verify that you are not infringing the copyright laws of your country, nor making harm to any of the copyright owners.
- It is your responsability to make proper use of the scores and to get the necessary permissions from your local music representative organizations and from the copyright owners of the song, according to the use you intend to make of the score. For instance, in the case of public performances, one step is to make sure that the copyrights owners of the song get paid.
- You will not alter, distribute, or claim as your own the arrangements that you receive from me.
- I am responsible under no circumstance of any illegal use of the arrangements that you receive from me.