Joseph Trapanese scores Disney’s Lady and the Tramp
Posted on November 15, 2019 by Dan Goldwasser
Earlier this summer, composer Joseph Trapanese was at the MGM Scoring Stage at Sony Picture Studios to record his score to the new Disney live-action adaptation, Lady and the Tramp. Trapanese conducted a 98-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony through his thematic and sweeping emotional score, and ScoringSessions.com is delighted to bring our readers exclusive photos from one of the sessions!
Composer/conductor Joseph Trapanese and the orchestra record a cue
The violins perform on Lady and the Tramp
The trumpet section
The woodwind section on Lady and the Tramp
The French horn section
Joseph Trapanese conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony
The cello section performs
The orchestra performs a cue with composer/conductor Joseph Trapanese
Inside the booth, orchestrators Jennifer Hammond and Jehan Stefan were giving feedback to Trapanese back out on the stage, while scoring mixer Noah Scot Snyder made sure the mix was sounding spot-on. Director Charlie Bean would discuss cues with Trapanese, listening to playback in the booth. Score technical coordinator and additional music arranger Clark Rhee and scoring assistant Max Davidoff-Grey were also on hand to give feedback.
Composer Joseph Trapanese and director Charlie Bean
Orchestrator Jehan Stefan, score technical coordinator and additional music arranger Clark Rhee (rear), orchestrator Jennifer Hammond, music editor Bryan Lawson, scoring assistant Max Davidoff-Grey (rear), and scoring mixer Noah Snyder
The music team works on composer Joseph Trapanese’s score for Lady and the Tramp
Orchestrator Jennifer Hammond, scoring mixer Noah Snyder, and music editor Bryan Lawson
Disney music executive Kaylin Frank, director Charlie Bean, composer Joseph Trapanese, and executive producer Diane Sabatini
Visiting the session were Nate "Rocket" Wonder and Roman GianArthur, who wrote and performed the new song "What a Shame" for the cat scene. They also wrote the new end title song "That’s Enough," performed by Janelle Monae who lends her voice to the film as the character "Peg."
Lady and the Tramp is currently streaming on Disney+, and a soundtrack album is now available from Walt Disney Records.