Truly a global project, the orchestra was recorded at SGO Music Factory studio in Bucharest, Romania, while the band was recorded at Savannah Street studio in Denton, Texas. In Romania, current director at Bucharest National Opera, Tiberiu Soare, conducted the session. While in Texas, the band was recorded by Bob Parr, who also produced and mixed the track.
The song is based on a Argentinian milonga pattern, which essentially is a slower version of a tango. This is the first song where I utilized my Classical guitar training, writing a song based on a finger-style melody. I feel it’s one of my best compositions, particularly the key change for the chorus. With the addition of the orchestra, Amor Perdido is one of my favorites.
Ric Flauding arranged the strings for Amor Perdido, as well as many of my other songs, including the string arrangements performed by the Irving Symphony Orchestra . During the ending credits to the video of Amor Perdido, there’s a mix of just the guitar and strings that highlight the incredible interplay between the two.
Going under the name Bucharest All-Star Orchestra, the group comprises some of the most qualified and experienced musicians in Bucharest, including the National Symphony Orchestra. The goal of the orchestra is to rival the London Philharmonic Orchestra (and other orchestras) in their ability to record Pop, Rock, and Commercial music, along with the standard Classical repertoire. I’m honored to have my song chosen as one of the first to showcase their talent.
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