Orchestrating a Time Travel Musical with George Maurer


Jazz Pianist George Maurer has been a working composer for over twenty years. In episode 28 of Composer Quest, George imparts his words of wisdom on making a living as a composer. He also shares tips on arranging music for orchestral instruments. George’s latest project, Empire Builder, is a musical set on a time-traveling train, and we get to hear George at the piano, talking through his composition process for this musical.

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Episode Soundtrack

  •  0:00 – Original Composer Quest Theme by George Maurer
  • 0:11 – Vesper Hymn by George Maurer, from the film The Nihilist
  • 0:38 – Captain America Theme, arranged by Caleb Hines
  • 1:30 – “Drop Dead Bop” – George Maurer (Songs for the Wayward Journey, 2009)
  • 6:12 – Not an Etude – George Maurer (Ballet score)
  • 8:36 – “Train Time” – George Maurer (Empire Builder, 2013)
  • 28:23 – “You Don’t See Me” – George Maurer (Songs for the Wayward Journey, 2009)

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