Rupert Gregson-Williams scores Grown Ups

Posted on July 5, 2010 by Dan Goldwasser


A few months ago, composer Rupert Gregson-Williams recorded his score for the new comedy, Grown Ups. Directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade and Rob Schneider, the film marks the third time Gregson-Williams and Dugan have collaborated, following I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and You Don’t Mess With the Zohan.

Rupert Gregson-Williams conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony

Conducting a 55-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony was Gregson-Williams himself, and scoring took place at the Newman Stage at 20th Century Fox. The contemporary score was rather upbeat, playing to the fun nature of the film, but also provided some sweeping emotional moments.

The Hollywood Studio Symphony performs on Grown Ups

Concertmaster Endre Granat talks to the violins

The woodwind section

The French horns perform

The trombones

The tight level of trust established between Dugan and Gregson-Williams was evident, as the two would discuss cues in the booth, where scoring mixer Alan Meyerson lent support, as well as additional-music composer Chris Willis. The music was orchestrated by Alastair King, and ProTools recording was handled by Kevin Globerman.

Composer Rupert Gregson-Williams and scoring mixer Alan Meyerson

Director Dennis Dugan and composer Rupert Gregson-Williams discuss a cue

Additional music composer Chris Willis, composer Rupert Gregson-Williams, and scoring mixer Alan Meyerson

Rupert Gregson-Williams conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony

Grown Ups was released from Columbia Pictures on Friday, June 25, 2010.

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