Walter Murphy scores Seth MacFarlane’s Ted, coming Dec 11 to home video

Posted on December 5, 2012 by Dan Goldwasser

Earlier this year, Walter Murphy scored Seth MacFarlane’s hit feature film directorial debut, Ted. The hilarious comedy, which stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and MacFarlane (as a teddy bear) will be coming to home video on December 11th.

Recorded at the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox with an 80-piece orchestra conducted by John Elg, Murphy’s score was a mixed blend of big band stylings and full orchestral dramatic cues, including some Goldsmithian action moments.

John Elg conduct the orchestra for Ted

The woodwind section

The brass section

Thom Rotella on guitar

Conductor John Elg and the string section

In the booth, Murphy led the session, assisted by his team which were most of the same people he works with on "Family Guy": orchestrator Todd Sheidenberger and scoring mixer Armin Steiner, scoring assistant Sherri Chung, music editor Stan Jones, assistant music editors Doug Lackey and Rick Stewart, ProTools recordist Steve Hallmark and tech assistant Richard Raposa.

Composer Walter Murphy

The soundtrack album for Ted is available from Universal Republic records, and the film has grossed over $500 million worldwide theatrically, making it a phenomenal success. The Blu-ray of the film will feature both the R-rated and Unrated versions of the film, available December 11th.

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