SONG ARRANGEMENT – YOU MAKE MY DREAMS
(Unity Series Scoring, 2016)
A while back, I was asked by two good friends (Eddie George and Morgan Irish) to write the recessional for their upcoming wedding. Honored, I gracefully accepted the invitation. There were no guidelines for the work except for the fact that it had to be upbeat and peppy. Despite my initial pleas for something “along the lines of ‘Corpus Christi,’ Morgan suggested the song from Hall & Oates entitled “You Make my Dreams.” The song was prominent in Marc Webb’s 2009 hit film “(500) Days of Summer” and it is one of my favorite films. The arrangement, much like the actual song, is pretty repetitive. Once you learn the rhythms and notes once, you pretty much learn the entire piece.