David Newman scores Norbit

Posted on December 18, 2006 by Dan Goldwasser

This past weekend, composer David Newman recorded his score to the Eddie Murphy comedy, Norbit. Directed by Brian Robbins, the film is about a mild-mannered guy (Murphy) who is engaged to a monstrous woman (also played by Murphy in makeup), and meets the woman of his dreams (Thandie Newton) – and schemes to find a way to be with her.

David Newman conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony

Newman’s approach to scoring the comedy was to use a lot of pre-records, including acoustic guitar, percussion, and organs to provide a contemporary sound. Accentuating it was a 53-piece orchestra, that included strings, harp, celeste, piano, woodwinds and some brass, all recorded at the Sony Scoring Stage.

The Hollywood Studio Symphony plays on Norbit

With orchestrations by Greg Jamrok, the score was mixed by Fred Vogler and Newman was aided by scoring consultant Krystyna Newman.

Composer David Newman, Score Mixer Fred Vogler and Director Brian Robbins

Norbit will be released on February 9, 2007 from Dreamworks Pictures.

David Newman conducts Norbit

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