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I would recommend Andrew Partington's service to anyone looking for a musical composer as I can assure you, you would not get anything less than his absolute best. It was a gem working with Andrew and I can't wait to hopefully do it again. 

Sam Sheffield, director, How To Time Travel.


Andrew P Partington is based in Perth, Western Australia and is a music arranger and composer with more than twenty-five years of experience in the music industry in Australia. He has studied composition and music arranging at a Tertiary level and created thousands of musical arrangements, transcriptions and compositions for various ensembles and groups in every possible genre. He has extensive experience in making backing tracks and audio recordings and uses the latest audio and scoring software. Examples of his scoring, music arranging and recording can be requested.


Andrew also has experience scoring music for feature length films, including "How To Time Travel" and the recent Masters' project of Angelino Schintu.


Andrew works quickly if required; if there is a particularly short deadline for a job contact Andrew and he will in all likelihood be able to oblige.



Rates are per vertical bar or measure.

CURRENCY:                                                                                        GBP          USD        AUD      EUR


1=Chord chart                                                                                             1.25         1.50          2.00         1.33

2=Piano part or vocal +lyrics                                                                   2.50        3                4.00        2.66

4=Rhythm section (piano, guit, bass, drums)

5             6                8.00        5.33

7=4 piece rhythm section+3 front line                                                   9            11              14.00        9.33

8=4 piece rhythm section+4 front line                                                 10           12             16.00       10.67

17= Big Band: 4 piece rhythm section+13 front line

22           26            34.00       22.67

25= Orchestra: 5 str, 4 hn, 8ww, 5 br, tymp, 2 perc

32           38              50.00       33.33





GBP          USD           AUD           EUR


45.00/hr     60.00/hr     75.00/hr       50.00/hr


    *As of 28/11/2017, these music arranging rates are based on the Music Arrangers' Guild of Australia rates.

    *Rates for composing original music will vary depending on the job and the copyright expectations.

    *For some jobs it may be cheaper for the client for Andrew to charge AU$75 an hour if this is agreed beforehand. (GBP 45, USD 60, EUR 50)

    *If a job is required urgently (e.g. a transcription for a missing band part, a backing track needed for a gig tonight) we may be able to guarantee delivery within a particularly urgent timeframe for an extra fee.

     *Consultation rates will be applied to any edits  or changes subsequent to the arrangement being delivered.


Andrew is more than happy to provide you with a quote for your job beforehand, please feel free to contact him.


He is happy to do international or interstate projects, communicating by phone, Skype, or email, and has successfully brought other large projects of this nature to completion.