I’m working for MTI (new York) on a recording of Stephen Sondheim’s broadway show “Sweeney Todd” for theatrical licensing. We’re using the original scores orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick in 1979 with some adaptation by Larry Lees of MTI. The score is unbelievably well written. Tunick’s use of the instrumentation to highlight the darkness and tension of Sondhiem’s music is still so effective 28 years later!
I recorded the 28 piece orchestra live at the Sound Kitchen here in Nashville. Mixing is being done at my studio, My Space recording. I hope to have some of it on my “web-pod” when we’re done.
Tim Burton’s film version of the show, starring Johnny Depp, is due out this winter.