Joseph Trapanese scores Disney’s Lady and the Tramp

Posted on November 15, 2019 by Dan Goldwasser

Earlier this summer, composer Joseph Trapanese was at the MGM Scoring Stage at Sony Picture Studios to record his score to the new Disney live-action adaptation, Lady and the Tramp. Trapanese conducted a 98-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony through his thematic and sweeping emotional score, and is delighted to bring our readers exclusive photos from one of the sessions!

Composer/conductor Joseph Trapanese and the orchestra record a cue

The violins perform on Lady and the Tramp

The trumpet section

The brass

The woodwind section on Lady and the Tramp

The French horn section

Joseph Trapanese conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony

The cello section performs

The orchestra performs a cue with composer/conductor Joseph Trapanese

Inside the booth, orchestrators Jennifer Hammond and Jehan Stefan were giving feedback to Trapanese back out on the stage, while scoring mixer Noah Scot Snyder made sure the mix was sounding spot-on. Director Charlie Bean would discuss cues with Trapanese, listening to playback in the booth. Score technical coordinator and additional music arranger Clark Rhee and scoring assistant Max Davidoff-Grey were also on hand to give feedback.

Composer Joseph Trapanese and director Charlie Bean

Orchestrator Jehan Stefan, score technical coordinator and additional music arranger Clark Rhee (rear), orchestrator Jennifer Hammond, music editor Bryan Lawson, scoring assistant Max Davidoff-Grey (rear), and scoring mixer Noah Snyder

The music team works on composer Joseph Trapanese’s score for Lady and the Tramp

Orchestrator Jennifer Hammond, scoring mixer Noah Snyder, and music editor Bryan Lawson

Disney music executive Kaylin Frank, director Charlie Bean, composer Joseph Trapanese, and executive producer Diane Sabatini

Visiting the session were Nate "Rocket" Wonder and Roman GianArthur, who wrote and performed the new song "What a Shame" for the cat scene. They also wrote the new end title song "That’s Enough," performed by Janelle Monae who lends her voice to the film as the character "Peg."

Lady and the Tramp is currently streaming on Disney+, and a soundtrack album is now available from Walt Disney Records.

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