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The Force Awakens Orchestra Roster [official]

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Just now, loert423 said:

Must've been exciting to see 5 pianists perform on one piano!

 

I don't think there were five at once (maybe max of two)...it is just subs as the sessions dragged on...

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I would have loved to hear Malcolm McNab play on a SW score. He played lead trumpet on so many JW scores, dating to The Man who loved cat dancing I believe. 

 

Jon Lewis and the rest of the section did a great job though. Pretty busy score for trumpets As usual. 

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McNab is a freak of trumpeting skills.  Take a listen to this:

 

 

It is unbelievably difficult to do this.  For those of you who are not classical fans, he's playing the violin part of a famous violin concerto but on trumpet.  This requires superhuman lungs, endurance, dexterity, musicianship, and range. 

 

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On 12/21/2015 at 9:51 AM, karelm said:

Hello folks,

 

The roster is now official and includes a lengthy article(s) from the American Federation of Musicians (the musicians union)...

http://afm47.org/overture/2016/01_Jan/aveWeb42/WebReader.html

 

‘STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS’ ORCHESTRA*
Sony Streisand Scoring Stage, April – Nov. 2015

 

John Williams, composer and conductor

William Ross, additional conducting

Gustavo Dudamel, guest conductor

 

CONTRACTOR
Sandy DeCrescent

 

VIOLIN I and II
Roger Wilkie
Julie Gigante
Tamara Hatwan
Roberto Cani
Phillip Levy
Lisa Sutton
Bruce Dukov
Katia Popov
Eun-Mee Ahn
Alyssa Park
Helen Nightengale
Sarah Thornblade
Lisa Liu
Darius Campo
Shalini Vijayan
Irina Voloshina
Amy Hershberger
Lorand Lokuszta
Nina Evtuhov
Maia Jasper
Grace Oh
Jackie Brand
Serena McKinney
Kevin Kumar
Jessica Guideri
Radu Pieptea
Erik Arvinder
Joel Pargman
Rafael Rishik
Sara Parkins
Katie Sloan
Natalie Leggett
Kevin Connolly
Carol Pool

 

VIOLA
Brian Dembow
Shawn Mann
Vicky Miskolczy
Rob Brophy
David Walther
Matt Funes
Alma Fernandez
Andrew Duckles
Thomas Diener
Marlow Fisher
Carolyn Riley
Lauren Chipman
Darrin McCann
Mike Nowak
Erik Rynearson
Rodney Wirtz

 

CELLO
Steve Erdody
Tim Landauer
Armen Ksajikian
Cecilia Tsan
Robert De Maine
Dennis Karmazyn
John Walz
Jacob Braun
Kim Scholes
Dane Little
Laszlo Mezo
Erika Duke
Trevor Handy

 

DOUBLE BASS
Nico Abondolo
Mike Valerio
Drew Dembowski
Steve Dress
Ed Meares
Chris Kollgaard
Geoff Osika
Oscar Hidalgo

 

FLUTE
Heather Clark
Jenni Olson
Geri Rotella

 

OBOE
Jessica Pearlman Fields
Lara Wickes
Leslie Reed
Lelie Resnick

 

CLARINET
Don Foster
Stuart Clark
Gary Bovyer
Ralph Williams

 

BASSOON
Ken Munday
Rose Corrigan
Damian Montano
Samantha Duckworth
Judy Farmer

 

HORN
Andrew Bain
Dave Everson
Steve Becknell
Daniel Kelley
Mark Adams
Jenny Kim
Dylan Hart
Ben Jaber
Teag Reeves

 

TRUMPET
Jon Lewis
David Washburn
Barry Perkins
Daniel Rosenboom

 

TROMBONE
Bill Booth
Alex Iles
Phil Keen
Bill Reichenbach
Jim Miller
Steve Holtman
John Lofton

 

TUBA
Doug Tornquist
Jim Self

 

TIMPANI
Don Williams

 

PERCUSSION
Alan Estes
Jerry Williams
Greg Goodall
Peter Limonick
Judy Chilnick
Steve Schaeffer

 

PIANO | KEYBOARD
Randy Kerber
Gloria Cheng
Mike Lang
Alan Steinberger
Bryan Pezzone

 

HARP
JoAnn Turovsky
Allison Allport

 



Wow!

Too bad that an Orchestra that is bigger than the LSO that recorded star wars, has been reduced to so much *bantha poo-doo*

Abrams can masturbate all he wants  to , about the movie and the score, but, truth to tell, this isn't anyone's "finest moment."

In a day and age, where anyone can sound like anyone, with *anything*, shawn murphy should be ashamed, for mixing this tripe!

I hew to the original "episode 4", especially since I can watch it for free.

To george lucas-once you have sold your *cow* and it's been chopped to hamburger, it's a little hard to get your "cred" back!

 

On 1/13/2016 at 4:15 PM, karelm said:

McNab is a freak of trumpeting skills.  Take a listen to this:

 

 

It is unbelievably difficult to do this.  For those of you who are not classical fans, he's playing the violin part of a famous violin concerto but on trumpet.  This requires superhuman lungs, endurance, dexterity, musicianship, and range. 

 



So sorry, but the dude who played "flight of the bumblebees" on tuba has this joker beat!

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4 hours ago, Matt C said:

Why didn't James Thatcher and Gayle Levant participate? 

 

They might have been engaged with prior commitments like a tour or something without much schedule flexibility.  For instance, Gayle was working with Andrea Bochelli during this time and Jim was in Vienna.

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