Orchestrating Marriage at Work

My collaboration with Paul Stregevsky on Marriage at Work began in 1995. I transcribed Paul's sung melodies from audio cassette into musical notation, harmonized and orchestrated the tunes, then performed and recorded the orchestrations. Here are three examples of the transformation of Stregevsky's a cappella demos into orchestral arrangements:

The sin's on me

Going through the motions

Forty days, forty years

I was also responsible for some original contributions to the score, composing the overture, several dance interludes, and a couple of the songs (The ways I would tell you and Pass it on) to Paul's lyrics. When all the songs were finished, I prepared a printed vocal score, Paul hired singers, and I produced and recorded the demo using these pre-recorded orchestrations.