LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Fifteen years ago Nick Palmer, the conductor for the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, did a recording of composer Arnold Rosner’s music.
He collaborated with the composer on the recording, which ultimately proved a success among classical music listeners.
A decade and a half later, Palmer has been asked to do a second Rosner recording, this time with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
“London is the hub of orchestral recording, so that is especially exciting,” Palmer said.
The recording will take place over a two week period in September at Abbey Road Studios in London, a musical landmark.
The studio is famous for recording nearly all of The Beatles albums, in addition to a host of famous movie scores, including Star Wars.
Palmer said he’s traveled around Europe and South America as a guest conductor, but he’s never worked with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the most prestigious in the world.
“Working with an orchestra like this is wonderful for me. I’m going in there with a great amount of respect for the talent and ability of the musicians. The sky is the limit as to what kind of results can be achieved,” Palmer said.
An orchestral recording is a work-intensive process, Palmer added, which involves many hours of rehearsal every day for a week.
During this rehearsal time only a fraction of the music played is actually recorded. In a three hour session, Palmer said, only 10 minutes of music might get recorded. In the second week, all these samplings are edited into one, coherent recording.
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