Christopher Lennertz scores Horrible Bosses 2

Posted on December 19, 2014 by Dan Goldwasser

This earlier this year, composer Christopher Lennertz recorded his score to Horrible Bosses 2, the sequel to the hit 2011 comedy. Directed by Sean Anders, the orchestral portion of the score was recorded at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros., and is thrilled to bring our readers photos from the scoring sessions!

Christopher Lennertz conducts the 40-piece string section on Horrible Bosses 2

Conducted by composer Christopher Lennertz, the score for Horrible Bosses 2was recorded with strings, brass and woodwinds at Warner Brothers, with rock band elements recorded separately. The music has an edgy and playful tone, in keeping with the musical style from the first film.

Orchestra contractor and cellist David Low with the cello section

The strings

The brass section:

Composer Christopher Lennertz at the podium

The woodwinds on their saxophones

In the booth, score producer Alex Bornstein was keeping things running smoothly. Scoring mixer Jeff Vaughn worked alongside orchestrator Andrew Kinney, providing feedback to Lennertz out on the stage. Also on hand to lend support were music editor Todd Bozung, ProTools recordist Kevin Globerman, and composer assistant Brittany DuBay.

Orchestrator Andrew Kinney, composer Christopher Lennertz, and scoring mixer Jeff Vaughn listen to playback

SScore producer Alex Bornstein, composer assistant Brittany DuBay, and music editor Todd Bozung

Inside the booth, orchestrator Andrew Kinney, scoring mixer Jeff Vaughn, and stage recordist Tom Hardisty listen to the playback

Horrible Bosses 2 has grossed over $77 million, and a few selections from Lennertz’s score is available on the soundtrack released from WaterTower Music.

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