You are so welcome, Don! Honestly, would LOVE to be able to know how you go about scoring for an Orchestra. I actually have an opportunity coming up in 2009 that I could really use your amazing expertise. Hands down, you are simply brilliant with your scoring. I aspire to be THAT good some day! Most of my arranging is by ear, and I was wondering if you actually 'handwrite' all your scores or do you use some sort of software? I have the Finale Allegro software, and am just beginning to learn about it.
Thanks for your inspiring music! : )
Absolutely, would LOVE to work together. Please keep in touch. I would just love to peek over your shoulder to see how you put something like "Scarey Things" together.
I'm easy. I'm head long in a project myself, but I'm always looking for a good reason for a break from my cave. Let me know when you come up for air. I'd enjoy having you over for a visit. By the way, I was just given Sibeleus (however you spell it). I've loaded it up, but haven't used it yet. So I finally have something to do my own notation with. Imagine that? Now I'll just have to find a reason for using real musicians.
Thanks Don, Thanks for the listen. Ode To Sarah: Prelude has a good story I will relate to you at an appropriate time. For now, suffice to say it is a harmonization of a simple pentatonic melody played on wind chimes.
I'll be in Nashville in two weeks. If you would like to do a hang and chat I would enjoy that very much. I have to tear down my studio day after tomorrow, so back to work for me too!
WOW, Phil Kristianson, now there's a name I've totally lost track of. Any idea where he is these days? Would love to chat with him again. You know, I only have 5 songs from that project on this old DAT. They amazingly stand the test of time. There was some incredible playing (and arranging) on that project.
I found a bunch of old DAT tapes so I have been archiving a few of them. One was 'Island Jazz' and I think it's the only project we ever worked on where you were the producer. I remember cutting all that very quickly at Benson (mostly live) and I think we mixed it at Duckworth. I can't remember who all played on it but I recognize the sounds of Lunn, Baldwin and Douthit. I think Brewster played drums and Darken was on perc. Do you know who else played on that? It really surprised me how good it was... we need to do another one! HA