Posts tagged "Orchestration"
Back in 1995(ish?), Steve agreed to answer a series of questions submitted by members of the Sondheim Listserv. He didn’t realize how many questions he’d receive, so he chose to answer into a cassette recorder, and he sent me the tape to transcribe and post online.
This is the first time anyone other than me is hearing this tape. Today we kick off the series with Sondheim’s answer to our first question: how do you work with your orchestrators?
Big thanks to Michael Mitnick, an accomplished playwright and composer/lyricist in his own right, for digitizing the cassette for me.
The nominees for Outstanding Orchestrations:
Bill Elliott, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Larry Hochman, Death Takes a Holiday
Martin Lowe, Once
John McDaniel, Bonnie & Clyde
Michael Starobin, Queen of the Mist
Danny Troob, Newsies