TV & CONCERT ARRANGEMENTS

Alongside his film orchestrations, Paul has penned many arrangements for television and live orchestral concerts. These arrangements have been performed with orchestras such as the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Chicago Symphony, and many others.

TELEVISION ARRANGEMENTS

AMERICAN IDOL
THE BET AWARDS
CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL

NIGHT OF INSPIRATION

THE SINGING BEE

SUNDAY BEST

American Idol contestant Jacob Lusk sings Paul's "Burt Bacharach style" arrangement of "A House is Not a Home"

FILM SCORE CONCERT SUITES 

Paul has helped compile and arrange music cues from film scores into concert suites for live orchestral performance.

 

  • Suite from THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST for composer John Debney

  • PETER PAN for narrator and orchestra for James Newton Howard

  • Suite from SPIDER-MAN for composer Danny Elfman

FILM SCORE ADAPTATIONS FOR LIVE PERFORMANCE

Paul has helped prepare entire film scores for live orchestral performance (with the film projected above the orchestra).  This process usually involves editing the original scores heavily – as they are most often not accurate to the music used in the final picture.  Cuts have been made, parts taceted, tempos changed, measured remetered, among many other changes that occured at the original recording sessions that were not documented.  Non-standard orchestrations from the original scores (such as having 5 clarinets or 8 horns) also need to be altered to match a standard modern orchestra.  Film scores Paul has worked on include:

 

  • BACK TO THE FUTURE  (Alan Silvestri, composer)

  • THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN  (Franz Waxman, composer)

  • CASABLANCA  (Max Steiner, composer)


Paul has also worked on reconstructions and re-recordings of entire film scores, including:

 

  • THE ALAMO (Dimitri Tiomkin, composer)

  • THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE  (Dimitri Tiomkin, composer)



 

Photo by Andrew Opfer

SPECIALTY ARRANGEMENTS

Music arrangers are often asked to write in specific styles, or arrange music for a very specific ensemble.  Paul has worked on many of these kinds of "specialty" arrangements, including:

 

  • "The Ride of the Cossacks" from TARAS BULBA

     arranged for 2 pianos, 4 hands.