Trevor Rabin scores The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Posted on April 8, 2011 by Dan Goldwasser



Last summer, Trevor Rabin was at the Sony Scoring Stage to record his score for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Directed by Jon Turteltaub, the film marked the third time that Rabin and Turteltaub have worked together, the previous two films being the National Treasure films.


Don Harper conducts The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

With Don Harper conducting a 76-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony, the music – orchestrated by Tom Calderaro, Gordon Goodwin and Dave Reynolds – was big and thematic, and heavy on the brass.


The strings

The woodwinds

The brass section

The Hollywood Studio Symphony performs on The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

In the booth, scoring mixer Steve Kempster was at the console ensuring the best balance of the musicians. Rabin was assisted by score producer/arranger Paul Lindford, music editor Robbie Boyd, and ProTools recordist Larry Mah.


Paul Linford, Trevor Rabin and Steve Kempster

Music editor Robby Boyd

Paul Linford, Trevor Rabin and orchestrator Tom Calderaro

Music librarian Booker White, conductor Don Harper, composer Trevor Rabin, and music executive Monica Zierhut

A view of the stage from the control room

Don Harper talks to the musicians

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was released by Walt Disney Pictures on July 14, 2010, and arrived on home video on November 30, 2010.

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