GEMS 65 Piece Orchestral Recording

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Recording Day Information

Recording Day: July TBC 2020

Time: TBC

Location: TBC

Strictly Limited Number of Recording Places Available

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Your chance to have your own original music performed and recorded by a professional 65 piece orchestra in Spain. You will receive the very best attention from the faculty, our producer, the conductor and orchestra players, before, during and after your recording, thus giving you the ultimate top experience. A truly amazing opportunity to further your career development, your professional experiences and above all hear your music in its intended form, played beautifully by a live 65 piece orchestra.

What does the recording offer?

This amazing recording session will offer participants the opportunity to experience first hand, a professional recording of the highest level, and are capable of doing so again. Spearheaded by our producer and performed by Spains leading Studio Orchestra, you will have access to create a live 65 piece orchestral recording of your own original composition, with an option to conduct your recording. Bringing you along side other established artists who have recorded with this brilliant First Class Orchestra!

Who should apply?

Participants looking for live recording experience with a large scale orchestra. Who are aiming to develop their portfolio for college applications, scholarship application opportunities, share with producers and directors, or to secure contracts.


Composers who are aiming to tell prospective clients, producers and directors that they have had successful experience recording live. Can demonstrate their high quality professional recording, and how well they executed the recording workflow, with the orchestra, the conductor, and producer, all in a professional environment.

Participants who would like to conduct an orchestra, gain experience conducting to a click track or conducting free time, and for those who are aiming to experience working with our orchestrators and our GOYA winning producer, sharing ideas and best practices for your composition.

What's Included

20 minutes recording (approx) with the 65 piece orchestra

Studio Manager

A3 Score and Parts Printing

Multi  Camera Video of your Orchestral Recording

Full copyright and ownership of your recording

All Pro Tools files of your recording

All parts digitally transferred or via pen drive/hard drive after the recording

A professional 65 piece orchestral recording of your original composition. This is a first class accompaniment for your professional portfolio, allowing you to share with prospective clients, producers and directors your abilities to work with a professional orchestra.

Additionally you may wish to use this opportunity to pitch for contracts offering a live 65 piece orchestral recording, for a main title, short or cues, elevating your work from conventional sample library recordings, whilst helping finance your recording.


Participants can choose to record their main title composed during the GEMS program for Christopher Youngs final assignment. Alternatively, record a different composition.

Your Orchestra

The 65 piece orchestral instrumental plan 2020

Wood Winds:
2 flutes (one player can also play piccolo)
2 oboe (one player can also play english horn)
2 clarinets (one player can also play bass clarinet)
2 bassoon (one player can also play contrabassoon)

8 french horns
2 trumpets (in B flat or in C)
4 trombones (1 bass trombone)
1 Tuba

1 Harp


12 first violins
10 second violins
8 violas
6 celli
2 double basses (4 strings)


1 player for 4 timpani (32”, 29", 26", 23")
2 players for orchestral percussion maximum 2 instruments for each player

Bass drum, snare drum, congas, bongos, drum set (BD, Snare, Hi-hat, 1 12” high tom, 1 16” floor tom, 1 Ride Cymbal, 2 Crash Cymbals). Cymbals a 2,1 tam tam Xylophone, vibraphone, glockenspiel, marimba, tubular bells Triangle, wind chimes, sleigh bells, finger cymbals, 2 cowbells, tambourine, guiro, castanets, 3 temple blocks, ratchet, claves, cabasa, maracas, whip, vibra slap Various whistles

Sufficient time must be provided in your score for players to switch instruments during the recording of your composition.


In English
The GEMS 65 Piece Orchestral Recording, Spain will be in English or Spanish. You will need the ability to speak, understand and work in English or Spanish. The Conductor, Librarian, Orchestra Manager, Studio Manager, ConcertMaster, Members of the Orchestra, Producer Assistant, are bi-lingual. Language support will be available during your orchestral recording.



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Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees and deposits can be made by bank transfer or via our website in the Tuition Fees tab.  See FAQ 29 for full details.

Juanjo Molina   Conductor

Francesco Menini  Librarian Manager

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