Sometimes I get calls to play in a recording studio. Sometimes it’s a symphony orchestra, concert band, commercial jingles, and sometimes its a surprise awaiting me as I walk into the studio. On one occasion, the large studio was completely empty except for a chair, music stand, headphones & a microphone. I placed the headphones on my head & listened to the pre-recorded tracks. A second pass was to try and fit my part to the existing tracks. The third pass was the actual take, but sometimes the 1st run-through was secretly recorded too, allowing for additional material at hand in the editing process. I played both oboe & English horn on this session – overdubbed, of course.
The music was contemporary religious music.
THESE CUTS DO NOT REFLECT MY RELIGIOUS VIEWS IN ANY WAY.
That being stated, here are some cuts from that day’s recording session.
As a freelance classical musician, I get calls to play in a huge variety of musical venues. Living in Virginia (yes, this IS the south, technically), the demand for liturgical music is big. Here is a sound clip from a live performance of John Rutter’s Requiem in which I played the oboe obligato to a mixed choir.
OK. I’m an oboist, but there are no sound bytes on this blog. I found some clips from old recording sessions that I have tossed together into a single mp3 file. The clips are both orchestra & wind ensemble excerpts. If this works (technically), I’ll post more audio in the future. Enjoy.