Alan Menken and Christopher Lennertz score Galavant: Season 2

Posted on February 9, 2016 by Dan Goldwasser

Beating the odds, the quirky medieval musical comedy Galavant was renewed – and award-wining songwriters Alan Menken and Glenn Slater returned to provide the wisecracking hysterical songs for the 8-episode run. The underscore was once more handled by Menken along with collaborator Christopher Lennertz, and is delighted to bring our readers exclusive more photos from this season’s scoring sessions!

Conductor Michael Kosarin with the orchestra on Galavant

Galavant aired all eight episodes over four weeks, two per week in an hour-long block that started on Sunday, January 3rd. The music for the show was recorded in three batches of four days of scoring sessions, in November and December 2015, and January 2016, at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros., and the MGM Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures Studios.

As with the first season, the Hollywood Studio Symphony was conducted by Michael “Koz” Kosarin.

Conductor Michael Kosarin and the Hollywood Studio Symphony

The violin section

The cellos and basses

The woodwinds

The French horns perform on Wagner tubas

The brass section

Pianist Randy Kerber shows off his keyboards

The percussion

Guitarist George Doering displays his variety of guitars

In the booth, composers Alan Menken and Christopher Lennertz were again joined by scoring mixer Frank Wolf, music editor Christopher Brooks, and Menken’s writing assistant Aaron Kenny. Show creator and executive producer Dan Fogelman was also on hand to give feedback.

Alan Menken listens as his fellow composer Chris Lennertz gives feedback from the booth

Scoring mixer Frank Wolf

Alan Menken’s music assistant Aaron Kenny, music editor Christopher Brooks, and ProTools recordist Adam Michalak

Composers Chris Lennertz and Alan Menken

Inside the booth during the Galavant: Season 2 sessions

Galavant creator Dan Fogelman and composer Alan Menken

The music team on Galavant: Season 2: (rear) composer Chris Lennertz, Alan Menken’s music assistant Aaron Kenny, music editor Christopher Brooks; (front) composer Alan Menken, scoring mixer Frank Wolf, and stage recordist Tom Hardisty

A soundtrack featuring 28 songs from the show is now available on from Hollywood Records.

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