Samara Ginsberg’s multi-part cello arrangements of TV and movie themes have created a sensation on social media. We learn more about Samara’s approach to arranging, using music notation software, and her experience playing from charts of all kinds.
The TV quiz show Jeopardy! is having a “Greatest of All Time” tournament. One of the games sported a “Music & Legend” category. We’ve posted the answers and questions here, along with a Scoring Notes bonus: For each clue, we’ve provided the score to the composition.
Jimmy Fallon brought The Tonight Show outdoors to the Summer Stage at Central Park. Joining the show’s house band The Roots were musicians from the New York Philharmonic, making for a unique 20-piece ensemble. NYC Music Services played a small but important role in printing the music that got on the stands.
In the entertainment business of movies, music and TV, the first couple of months of each year are dominated by glitzy awards ceremonies. As the company behind the industry-standard tools for audio production, video editing and music notation, Avid always gets to bask in the reflected glory of plenty of winners at each of the […]
LittleBigPlanet was arguably one of the first “killer apps” for Sony’s Playstation 3 console, and the forthcoming sequel, set to debut in January 2011, is one of the most eagerly-anticipated games of next year. I caught up with composer Paul Thomson to find out more about his work on the game, how Sibelius plays a […]
Cuban-born composer and Sibelius user Yalil Guerra has arranged, orchestrated and co-produced the theme music that will accompany the coverage of this summer’s football World Cup on America’s primary Spanish-language television network, Univision, and I got in touch with him to find out more about this project. Yalil Guerra first trained as a classical guitarist, […]
Australian Idol is part of the global phenomenon that is the “Idol” franchise, which has spawned no fewer than 42 different shows around the world since its debut in the UK as Pop Idol in 2001. The show has aired in Australia since 2003, and has so far crowned seven talented winners. Sibelius has always […]
In these days of low budgets and high technology, it’s unusual for a weekly episodic television show to have an orchestral soundtrack performed by a live orchestra. For many years, the only show in Hollywood to feature a live orchestral score every week was The Simpsons, composed and orchestrated by Sibelius user Alf Clausen. Though there […]
The Guardian newspaper ran a story yesterday about the music of Oliver Postgate’s TV series The Clangers, Ivor the Engine and Pogle’s Wood. The music was written by a bassoonist named Vernon Elliott, whose evocative soundscapes were as much a part of the character of these beloved series as the quirky stop motion animation. Now […]