About My Film, TV and Videogame Arrangements

In 2015 I had the idea of putting together a string quartet concert that would present popular film, TV, and videogame music. This led me to search for appropriate repertoire for this instrumental configuration. I found out that, with relatively few exceptions, there was a noticeable lack of quality arrangements of this kind of repertoire. As a result, and out of necessity, I started dabbling in the art of arranging. The resulting concert, which was enhanced by the projection of appropriate film clips on a screen, led to what has become an annual tradition in my native Montevideo, as well as a rewarding side venture. A selection of newspaper interviews (in Spanish) covering these concerts can be found HERE.


While pursuing my DMA degree at the University of Oklahoma I furthered my orchestration studies, and also attended New York University’s Film Scoring Workshop , where I got to meet and work with luminary film and television composers Mark Snow (The X-Files, Blue Bloods), Michael Levine (Cold Case, Siren), and NYU’s acclaimed Film Scoring Faculty. This workshop guided me through every step of the creative process of composition for media, as it included a Logic Pro-X and Sample Library boot-camp, lectures on virtual and traditional orchestration, music editing, preparation and engineering, recording and mixing, as well as presentations with top industry guests.


I have also given lecture-recitals for the University of Oklahoma’s Department of Film and Media Studies on the music of some of the most important modern film composers (such as John Williams, Danny Elfman, Ennio Morricone, Hans Zimmer, and Howard Shore), featuring my own arrangements.


Most of these arrangements can be found at sheetmusicplus.com, and have been downloaded in four continents. My publisher page can be found HERE . Feel free to contact me for requests, commissions, or additional parts.  Please see below for a few selections, in midi renderings, and feel free to check out my YouTube channel.


You can also check out my Musescore page HERE, where you can find other arrangements of copyrighted works (mostly videogames) for educational purposes. My hope is that string quartets and audiences worldwide can derive joy from this rewarding repertoire.


Upcoming arrangement projects include chamber ensemble reductions of orchestral scores by noted silent film composer, accompanist and historian Ben Model, as well as themed lecture-recitals on the music of the Batman, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and James Bond, sagas, as well as the works of composers Ennio Morricone, and Joe Isaishi.      

Theme from "Cinema Paradiso"

By Ennio and Andrea Morricone. Arranged for string orchestra/quartet. 

Rabbia e Tarantella, from "Inglourious Basterds"

By Ennio Morricone. Arranged for string orchestra/quartet.

Ice Dance, from "Edward Scissorhands"

By Danny Elfman. Arranged for string orchestra/quartet.

Waltz to the Death, from "Batman" (1989)

By Danny Elfman. Arranged for string orchestra/quartet.

Theme from "Beetlejuice"

By Danny Elfman. Arranged for string orchestra/quartet.

Flight (An Ideal of Hope), from "Man of Steel"

By Hans Zimmer. Arranged for string orchestra/quartet.

Discombobulate, from "Sherlock Holmes" (2009)

By Hans Zimmer. Arranged for string orchestra/quartet.

Main Title from "Star Trek: The Next Generation"

By Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage. Arranged for string orchestra/quartet.

Main Title from "Animaniacs"

By Richard Stone. Arranged for string orchestra/quartet.

Theme from "Fraggle Rock"

By Philip Balsam and Dennis Lee. Arranged for string orchestra/quartet.

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