Rupert Gregson-Williams scores Bedtime Stories

Posted on December 17, 2008 by Dan Goldwasser

Earlier this fall, composer Rupert Gregson-Williams recorded his score for the new Walt Disney Studios film, Bedtime Stories. Directed by Adam Shankman and starring Adam Sandler, the family comedy is about a hotel handyman (Sandler) whose life changes when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to come true.

Mike Nowak conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony

The playfully sweeping and emotional score was performed by a 94-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony. Conducted by Mike Nowak, the orchestra – which also contained a whopping ten French horns – also played some big adventurous swashbuckling orchestral action much to the delight of the team in the booth.

The strings section

The brass section

Rupert Gregson-Williams ran the session from the control room, where he was able to give feedback on the performances to Nowak out on the stage. Nick Wollage mixed the score, which was recorded into ProTools by Kevin Globerman. Gregson-Williams was assisted by Chris Willis, who also performed some piano on the score.

Composer Rupert Gregson-Williams

Nick Wollage, Rupert Gregson-Williams and Chris Willis look out at the scoring stage from the control room

ProTools recordist Kevin Globerman

Chris Willis plays piano for Rupert Gregson-Williams

Bedtime Stories will be released by Walt Disney Studios on December 25, 2008.

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