of Orchestral Arranging for rock bands and theater
|Sean Nelson & Mark Nichols
put together an album of Harry Nilsson songs, arraged
and recorded by Mark check out Don't
Forget Me or Miss
An incredible Seattle band, and Mark's string arranging
on "Anthem" friggen' exciting. If this doesn't
make your heart beat faster than you're dead already.
and the Black Hat" ending from Jeremy Enigk's Return
of the Frog Queen. The legendarily influential Seattle
post-grunge album that put Jeremy on everyone's radar
Station Wagon" from A Relative Thing (feature
film) Just a dysfunctional family sitting in a car.
Valley" from The Walkabouts' album Devil's
Road. My favorite all-time Walkabout song. The strings
were recorded in Warsaw Poland, with the Warsaw Philharmonic.
Hope" from Midnight Choir's Grammy-Winning album
Amsterdam Stranded. Simply one of the smoothest
most heartfelt albums ever. I wish people in the US could
|If you're interested in orchestral arranging and conducting:
man(at)TheReallyBig.com. A lot of people ask me what it
costs to "do strings" or whatever. I'll tell
you that it ranges depending on how many players you want.
The more players, the better the sound, period. But, that
said, I can make three players sound like an orchestra,
as in the "Awesome" "anthem," which
was recorded by me in a garage studio with three amazingly
great violinists and tracked 6 times. "Christmas
Valley" was twenty-plus players. See if you can tell