Alan Menken and Christopher Lennertz score Galavant: Season 2
Posted on February 9, 2016 by Dan Goldwasser
Beating the odds, the quirky medieval musical comedy Galavant was renewed – and award-wining songwriters Alan Menken and Glenn Slater returned to provide the wisecracking hysterical songs for the 8-episode run. The underscore was once more handled by Menken along with collaborator Christopher Lennertz, and ScoringSessions.com is delighted to bring our readers exclusive more photos from this season’s scoring sessions!
Conductor Michael Kosarin with the orchestra on Galavant
Galavant aired all eight episodes over four weeks, two per week in an hour-long block that started on Sunday, January 3rd. The music for the show was recorded in three batches of four days of scoring sessions, in November and December 2015, and January 2016, at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros., and the MGM Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures Studios.
As with the first season, the Hollywood Studio Symphony was conducted by Michael “Koz” Kosarin.
Conductor Michael Kosarin and the Hollywood Studio Symphony
The violin section
The cellos and basses
The French horns perform on Wagner tubas
The brass section
Pianist Randy Kerber shows off his keyboards
Guitarist George Doering displays his variety of guitars
In the booth, composers Alan Menken and Christopher Lennertz were again joined by scoring mixer Frank Wolf, music editor Christopher Brooks, and Menken’s writing assistant Aaron Kenny. Show creator and executive producer Dan Fogelman was also on hand to give feedback.
Alan Menken listens as his fellow composer Chris Lennertz gives feedback from the booth
Scoring mixer Frank Wolf
Alan Menken’s music assistant Aaron Kenny, music editor Christopher Brooks, and ProTools recordist Adam Michalak
Composers Chris Lennertz and Alan Menken
Inside the booth during the Galavant: Season 2 sessions
Galavant creator Dan Fogelman and composer Alan Menken
The music team on Galavant: Season 2: (rear) composer Chris Lennertz, Alan Menken’s music assistant Aaron Kenny, music editor Christopher Brooks; (front) composer Alan Menken, scoring mixer Frank Wolf, and stage recordist Tom Hardisty
A soundtrack featuring 28 songs from the show is now available on Amazon.com from Hollywood Records.