Joby Talbot scores Sing

Posted on December 21, 2016 by Dan Goldwasser



Earlier this summer, composer Joby Talbot recorded his score to the new Universal Studios/Illumination animated feature, Sing. Directed by Garth Jennings (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) the film’s scoring session took place at the Newman Scoring Stage at Fox Studios, and we’re delighted to share our exclusive photos from the scoring sessions with our readers!


Conductor Mark Graham and the Hollywood Studio Symphony perform on Sing

The score to Sing was performed by a 90-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony, under the baton of conductor Mark Graham.


The violin section warms up

The woodwind section

The orchestra performs with conductor Mark Graham

The basses

The brass

The cello section

The French horns

In the booth, composer Joby Talbot was joined by his lead orchestrator Jeremy Holland-Smith, scoring mixer Alan Meyerson, music editor Michael Connell, ProTools recordist Kevin Globerman, and director Garth Jennings. Music supervisor Jojo Villanueva was also present, and everyone was having a great time listening to the big swinging music performed out on the stage.


Composer Joby Talbot watches the playback as his score for Sing is recorded

Orchestra contractor Peter Rotter and orchestrator Jeremy Holland-Smith

Music supervisor Jojo Villanueva and music editor Michael Connell

Composer Joby Talbot and scoring mixer Alan Meyerson discuss a cue

Composer Joby Talbot reviews a cue as director Garth Jennings watches

Sing opens in theaters on December 21st, and a soundtrack album is available from Back Lot Music.

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