Christophe Beck scores The Peanuts Movie

Posted on November 13, 2015 by Dan Goldwasser

Earlier this summer, composer Christophe Beck recorded his score to the Blue Sky/Fox animated film The Peanuts Movie. Directed by Steve Martino and based on the classic comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, the scoring sessions took place at the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox, and is delighted to bring our readers photos from the sessions!

Tim Davies conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony on The Peanuts Movie

Conducted by lead orchestrator Tim Davies, Christophe Beck’s playful score was recorded with a 79-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony.

The violins

The woodwinds

The brass section

The cello section

The French horns

The percussion section

Pianist Randy Kerber makes changes to his part

In the booth, composer Christophe Beck was joined by additional music composers Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson. Scoring mixer Casey Stone was working his magic to make everything sound spectactual, music editor Fer Bos kept things organized, and Larry Mah handled the ProToolse recording. Director Steve Martino was also there to give feedback to Beck.

Composer Christophe Beck talks with orchestra contractor Peter Rotter (back turned), additional music composer Leo Birenberg, percussionist Wade Culbreath, and conductor/orchestrator Tim Davies

nside the booth at Fox during the sessions for The Peanuts Movie

Additional music composer Leo Birenberg and scoring mixer Casey Stone enjoy the session

Additional music composer Zach Robinson and ProTools recordist Larry Mah

The Peanuts Movie is now playing in theaters. A soundtrack album featuring Christophe Beck’s score (as well as some classic Peanuts tunes from the Vince Guaraldi Trio) is now available from Epic Records.

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