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Album Review: Hope (An Arrangement For Orchestra) (single)
Tim Neumark
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Hope (An Arrangement For Orchestra) (single)
Tim Neumark
2021 / Tim Neumark
4 minutes
Review by Kathy Parsons
"Hope (An Arrangement For Orchestra)" is Tim Neumark's beautifully-orchestrated single based on Michele McLaughlin's "Hope" from her 2020 solo piano album, Sketches. Arranged solely by Neumark, the music was mixed and mastered by Doug Hammer, making this a collaboration (of sorts) by three outstanding Whisperings artists. (Ironically, there is no piano in the piece!) Tim mentioned that when he was listening to Sketches, this piece really grabbed him and he could hear other melodic and harmonic lines. He immediately recorded his ideas into his phone and started working on this arrangement the same day. Recorded by the Budapest Scoring orchestra (human musicians in an actual recording session - imagine that!), the piece is still easily recognizable as Michele's improvisation/sketch. What a lovely way to honor a favorite artist and a favorite piece of music!

"Hope (An Arrangement For Orchestra)" is available from Amazon, iTunes/Apple Music, Spotify, and other streaming sites. I'll be looking forward to more orchestrations from Tim Neumark!
March 23, 2021
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