Romantic Hollywood Love Songs
New Artist Album
NEW ALBUM COMING SOON
"Romantic Hollywood Love Songs"
A Tribute to Some of Hollywoods Most Beautiful Movies and Beloved Music
Creating the ALBUM "Romantic Hollywood Love Songs" More to come on the story and making of the album.
Orchestral Scores / Featuring
Solo Piano/ Solo Violin-Viola-Cello
Full String Section/ Choir
New Orchestral Scores Composed and Reimagined by Munro DeJohn
Orchestral Scores and Performance By
1 Beauty and The Beast
2 Somewhere / West Side Story
3 My Funny Valentine / Pal Joey
4 Somewhere In Time
5 Summer of 42
6 Moon River / Breakfast at Tiffany's
7 Shadow of Your Smile / Sandpiper
8 My Own True Love
9 Rainbow Connection / Muppet Movie
10 Over the Rainbow / Wizard of Oz
Album at Mastering Stage
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Pre Album Release Reviews
1st Review: "Romantic Hollywood Love Songs" In the world of classical orchestral scores, Munro DeJohn’s "Romantic Hollywood Love Songs" stands out as a heartfelt homage to the timeless melodies of Hollywood. At its core, this 10-track collection weaves a delicate tapestry of emotion, memory, and cinematic magic. The album’s spectrum is vast, encompassing the golden years of Hollywood through to more recent iconic tunes. The careful selection and curation of tracks ensure an emotional journey for the listener, taking them through an elegant rollercoaster of love, longing, and nostalgia. The grandeur of Hollywood and its undying charm are captured beautifully. Listeners are treated to a rich palate of instruments. From the tender notes of solo piano to the sweeping strings of the violin, viola, and cello, each instrument tells its own story. The addition of a choir in a few tracks adds depth, making the experience all the more ethereal. Standout tracks such as "My Own True Love," "The Rainbow Connection," and the evergreen "Over The Rainbow," showcase DeJohn’s skill in re-imagining and arranging these beloved scores. His personal touch is evident throughout, yet the original essence of each track remains intact. Special mention must be made of the hauntingly beautiful "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's, which evokes a dreamy nostalgia. The sprightly tune of "Rainbow Connection" from the Muppet Movie, on the other hand, will leave one with a joyous skip in their step. With "Romantic Hollywood Love Songs," DeJohn has not just created an album; he has penned a love letter to Hollywood, celebrating its profound impact on our collective memory and emotions. It is a testament to the power of music in films and an acknowledgment of the indelible mark they leave on our hearts. This is not just an album for cinephiles or music aficionados but for anyone who has ever been touched by the magic of Hollywood. In conclusion, this is an album that beckons listeners to dim the lights, close their eyes, and travel through the annals of Hollywood history, one beautiful note at a time. Highly recommended.
2nd Review: "Romantic Hollywood Love Songs" A Timeless Ode to Tinseltown's Melodies. Munro DeJohn's latest musical endeavor, "Romantic Hollywood Love Songs," is nothing short of a captivating journey through the heart of Hollywood's musical legacy. With an unwavering commitment to the classical orchestral sound, DeJohn has orchestrated a tribute album that not only pays homage to the golden era of cinema but also breathes new life into cherished melodies. This 10-track collection is a testament to DeJohn's deep appreciation for Hollywood's most iconic films and their unforgettable scores. "Romantic Hollywood Love Songs" transports listeners through time, seamlessly blending the timeless elegance of orchestral arrangements with a modern touch. Standout tracks such as "My Own True Love," "The Rainbow Connection," and "Over the Rainbow" shine brilliantly. DeJohn's arrangement of these classics preserves their inherent charm while infusing them with a renewed sense of emotion and vitality. The addition of a choir on select songs adds an ethereal quality that is both enchanting and poignant. Throughout the album, DeJohn's virtuosity on the piano and violin is evident. His performances are not just skilled; they're heartfelt expressions of his passion for these melodies. The accompanying string section, featuring the viola and cello, weaves a lush, cinematic tapestry that envelops the listener in a warm embrace. Each track is a journey in itself. "Somewhere" from "West Side Story" tugs at the heartstrings with its sweeping crescendos, while "Moon River" from "Breakfast at Tiffany's" evokes a sense of wistful nostalgia. "Shadow of Your Smile" from "Sandpiper" showcases DeJohn's ability to convey complex emotions through his music. "Romantic Hollywood Love Songs" is not just an album; it's a love letter to Hollywood itself. Munro DeJohn's meticulous arrangements and heartfelt performances remind us why these melodies have endured through the ages. This album is a treasure trove of cinematic nostalgia, brought to life by an artist whose dedication to the craft is evident in every note. In "Romantic Hollywood Love Songs," Munro DeJohn invites us to revisit the magic of Hollywood's most cherished moments, making it an essential addition to any music lover's collection. With its timeless allure and masterful execution, this album captures the essence of Hollywood's romantic spirit, leaving a lasting impression that will resonate with listeners for years to come.
3rd Review: "Romantic Hollywood Love Songs" Musical Score/Performance by Munro DeJohn Hollywood has birthed countless cinematic moments that have left us breathless, and often at the heart of these moments is the inextricable bond between the narrative and its accompanying score. Munro DeJohn's "Romantic Hollywood Love Songs" magnificently bridges the past and present, reigniting the flames of Hollywood's golden age while also nodding to its contemporary gems. Drenched in rich, classical orchestral scores, the album is an exquisite ode to some of the most timeless pieces from films we've cherished over the years. From the ethereal magic of "Beauty and the Beast" to the nostalgic undertones of "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's, DeJohn captures the essence of each piece while infusing them with a fresh, yet reverent, touch. The featured instruments are masterfully chosen, evoking deep emotion and romanticism. The solo piano paints tales of longing; the violin, viola, and cello dance together in a delicate waltz, and the string section pulls at the heartstrings with poignant harmonies. The addition of the choir in select pieces elevates the experience, blending seamlessly into the rich tapestry of sound. Among the standout tracks, "My Own True Love" tugs at the soul, an aural journey filled with passion and melancholy. Meanwhile, "The Rainbow Connection," a classic from the Muppet Movie, is given a fresh spin that feels both familiar and novel. The album's rendition of "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz is nothing short of breathtaking, capturing the song's timeless magic while infusing it with a new vigor. In essence, "Romantic Hollywood Love Songs" is not just an album; it's Munro DeJohn's love letter to Hollywood. Each piece is a testament to the movies' enduring influence and a celebration of their musical legacy. For lovers of film scores and classical arrangements alike, this album promises a voyage through some of Hollywood's most cherished melodies, masterfully orchestrated and passionately performed by DeJohn. Whether you're reminiscing about the classics or discovering them anew, this album is a romantic journey not to be missed.
About Munro DeJohn
Munro DeJohn is a music composer and artist, specializing in original music, sync license music, and Film TV underscore. He has been actively contributing to the music industry for over a decade, with his signature sound and unique style. He has studied at the prestigious "Juilliard School of Music" NYC,
"Berklee School of Music" Boston, and "ASU" Arizona. Over the course of his career he has been mentoring and teaching many students in piano/guitar performance, music theory and composition, orchestration, improvisation, jazz and contemporary harmony, modern 20th/21st century harmony.
Many of his students have gone on to pursue professional careers in music.
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MUSIC FOR SYNC
Scoring to Picture
Spitfire Audio - BRIDGERTON Competition Music Composed by Munro DeJohn
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Scoring to Picture
Spitfire Audio Competition
Music Cue Composed by
Thank you to SPITFIRE AUDIO and BRIDGERTON's composer Kris Bowers for this opportunity and hosting the event! Best wishes to all of the talented people in the Spitfire composing community that have entered the competition. My composing Notes about BRIDGERTON When I first watched the clip to compose, (episode 5 season One) It was very compelling to watch. Up to this point I had only seen the first three episodes. I needed to go back and study the storyline better, fill in the gaps and drama leading up to this point, in order to write music fitting to the scenes and characters before I could start writing. I had Questions? What lead up to the un-assuredness of Daphne's smile in the first scene, her expression didn't seem to be overjoyed regarding her engagement? Who was Mrs. Whistledown and the effect of her tabloid, and the mother and daughter in the carriage, were they friends or snickering adversaries to the future bride? In writing and performing the music I kept great attention to the movement of each scene, actors facial expressions-moods, and not to overpower the dialogue. I used a lot of tempo changes and phrasing to follow the movement in each scene and propel things forward with each cue. In the last scene with the Bridgerton girls walking down the staircase I wanted the music to make you feel the anticipation of more to come. “To be Continued." I chose to write a string score which was consistent with the style of the show, but also felt it fit my interpretation to support the storyline and the characters. I can now say I have watched all episodes of seasons one and two! Great storytelling of the writers of the show, directing and actors are excellent and believable, costume and set design amazing! I understand why this is such a highly rated Netflix show and has so many fans! To quote the QUEEN, "ONLY the BEST"! This was very challenging, hope you enjoy it! Again, Best wishes to everyone!