Christophe Beck scores The Peanuts Movie
Posted on November 13, 2015 by Dan Goldwasser
Earlier this summer, composer Christophe Beck recorded his score to the Blue Sky/Fox animated film The Peanuts Movie. Directed by Steve Martino and based on the classic comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, the scoring sessions took place at the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox, and ScoringSessions.com is delighted to bring our readers photos from the sessions!
Tim Davies conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony on The Peanuts Movie
Conducted by lead orchestrator Tim Davies, Christophe Beck’s playful score was recorded with a 79-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony.
The brass section
The cello section
The French horns
The percussion section
Pianist Randy Kerber makes changes to his part
In the booth, composer Christophe Beck was joined by additional music composers Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson. Scoring mixer Casey Stone was working his magic to make everything sound spectactual, music editor Fer Bos kept things organized, and Larry Mah handled the ProToolse recording. Director Steve Martino was also there to give feedback to Beck.
Composer Christophe Beck talks with orchestra contractor Peter Rotter (back turned), additional music composer Leo Birenberg, percussionist Wade Culbreath, and conductor/orchestrator Tim Davies
nside the booth at Fox during the sessions for The Peanuts Movie
Additional music composer Leo Birenberg and scoring mixer Casey Stone enjoy the session
Additional music composer Zach Robinson and ProTools recordist Larry Mah
The Peanuts Movie is now playing in theaters. A soundtrack album featuring Christophe Beck’s score (as well as some classic Peanuts tunes from the Vince Guaraldi Trio) is now available from Epic Records.