The audio selections below show the variety, range and versatility of Bryan Schimmel’s talents as a composer, arranger and orchestrator from rock and pop, to theatrical and dramatic, to swing and funk, to symphonic and filmic.
Original compositions include: FACING THE FEAR - composed in the dramatic symphonic rock vein, PEACEFUL RIOT, THE CALLING, PSYCHO SYMPHONY and BLACK composed for strings on the percussion driven album 1st PROJECT – STRINGS ATTACHED. SUN CITY MUSIC VIDEO, while composed over twenty years ago, shows Schimmel’s ability to compose both music and lyrics for a specific brief.
The M-NET 25 BIRTHDAY MEDLEY, ULTIMATE SOUTH AFRICAN MEDLEY and OVERTURE OF 20 BROADWAY THEMES are displays of Schimmel’s gift for connecting a multitude of unrelated pieces into a connective, cohesive, logical musical sequence.
ALL THAT JAZZ, MACAVITY and 7 FAT COWS (SONG OF THE SWING), all arranged for Jonathan Roxmouth, are prime examples of Schimmel’s ability to breathe new life into seemingly familiar pieces.
BEING ALIVE and ANYTHING BUT LONELY/WISHING YOU WERE SOMEHOW HERE – also recorded by Jonathan Roxmouth, are examples of symphonic orchestration of theatre pieces given Schimmel’s touch.