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many of you must remember, some time ago we launched a very special
contest here in BSOSpirit . As time went by and we were growing
as website and mailing list, we realized that BSOSpirit was
more than that. A fellowship for movie music lovers, kind of freaks,
it could be, but enthusiastic in the end, which exceeded the highest
expectations the mad couple behind it could ever dream of. And this
was why we proposed to everyone with a little art in his veins the
composition of the Hymn that could define us as a whole.
was in fact a very hard fought contest, there were really good pieces.
But there could be only one. Our website's visitors were who finally
arranged it. The winner, "BSOSpirit" , by Aritz Villodas ,
was elected by the majority as the piece that would become our official Hymn .
These were the words used by the author himself to describe his work:
"This hymn tries to catch the BSOSpirit 's essence: a world
of soundtracks. So I tried to combine several themes: epic, adventure,
romantic... all merged in a remarkable fanfare, in the very classic
BSOSpirit's Hymn starred in the I
International Conference on Movie Music "Ciudad de Úbeda" ,
as we could listen it during the GoldSpirit 2004 Awards Ceremony.
there was something still pending. It was one of the Conference guest
who noticed. Russian composer Pavel Malkov , after the Conference,
offered us to record the Hymn using an orchestra. BSOSpirit's Hymn , ¡symphonic!.
Obviously, it was an unrejectable chance, and, quickly, we put Pavel in
contact with the original author, Aritz Villodas , in order
to prepare everything for the recording sessions. Finally, the Hymn
was recorded in Saint Petersburg. And here you have it. Enjoy it. Our
most enthusiastic acknowledgements for Pavel and his team.
Click here (2:38,
3725 KB) to download BSOSpirit's Hymn .
The following is a selection of pictures relating the recording sessions.
Click on the images to obtain a larger version.
Alexey Barashkin at the mixer console.
Pavel Malkov and Alexey Barashkin in the control room.
Discussing the score: Recordist Alexey Barashkin, Producer Pavel Malkov, and Assistant Sergei Zykov.
During recording session: Alexey Barashkin at the mixer console. Conductor Maxim Koshevarov on the monitor.
November 9, 2005: Recording BSOSpirit Hymn in Saint Petersburg, Russia. From left to right: Maxim Koshevarov (conductor/orchestrator), Alexey Swatlovsky (first violin/orchestra leader), Alexey Barashkin (recordist/mixer), and Pavel Malkov (producer/creative superviser).
After recording session, Maxim Koshevarov, Alexey Barashkin and Pavel Malkov.
Saint Petersburg Festival Orchestra.
Orchestra: First reading.
Maxim Koshevarov at the conductor's podium.
Orchestra: Final rehearsal.
Music by Aritz Villodas
Orchestrated and Conducted by Maxim Koshevarov
Performed by Saint-Petersburg Festival Orchestra *
Orchestra Leader: Alexey Svyatlovski
Recorded and Mixed by Alexey Barashkin at Petersburg Recording Studio,
Producer and Creative Superviser: Pavel Malkov
Assistant: Sergei Zykov
* Basically this orchestra consists from the members of Academic Symphony
Orchestra of Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic but when unofficially hired
they use name Saint-Petersburg Festival Orchestra for those sessions