Dominic Maestro

13 05 2009

Dominic Mutto is our main keyboardist and veteran worship team member over at our GFC Austin church in Texas. He was asked to put together an “Easter Orchestra” to play something special at their Easter Service.  I don’t know how many of you actually look for orchestral pieces, but believe me, it’s not easy, and it’s not cheap.  Additionally challenging is to find something given the parts of the orchestra that you have to work with.  Who knows when you’ll get stuck with a tuba, a piccolo, an electric guitar, a xylophone, and an accordion, and then have to put on an Easter orchestra?

Well, this isn’t quite that extreme.  But he did have some constraints to work within.  So he composed his own arrangement several songs, stringed together in a medley.  When I heard this, I was blown away.  I just wanted to share this with all of you.

He recorded it in Logic Pro, to hear what it was supposed to sound like.  And for the actual Easter Service, had how it actually went recorded.  Here are both of them.

Logic Pro Recording:

Actual GFC Austin Recording:

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20 responses

13 05 2009
dan chiang

Wow, that Austin recording sounds so good!! Bravo maestro! Great to see you using your gifts to serve over there!

13 05 2009
anderchen

Wow, that was awesome!! Kudos to the Austin church and to its maestro! 🙂

13 05 2009
Wesley

WOW! This is great! Amazing what you can do with so few instruments.

13 05 2009
Allen Chen

Encore!

13 05 2009
Steven Choi

That was really good! Sounds like they’ve already got quite a talented group of musicians in Austin.

13 05 2009
Irene

AMAZING! Great job Gracepoint Austin!!! Go Longhorns!!!

13 05 2009
emily

AWESOME! go Gracepoint Austin musicians! Dominic, I’ll be sure to contact you when we need something for our next ensemble piece. Actually, now that we know there’s already something beautiful we can play, I’m going to get this together soon! 🙂

14 05 2009
eileen

it’s great when you can use the talent and passion God gave you to do something like this. And it’s great to know how the students of Austin got involved. Great job!

14 05 2009
Paul

Bravo Dominic!

I like the real live recording better than the computer generated one. Great job and I hope you come up with more 🙂

14 05 2009
Albert Youn

well, if you think that was good, you should see the man play foosball. he is not called “machinegun Mutto” for nothin’

14 05 2009
Steven Chang

Truly amazing! I think Berkeley should borrow this arrangement for the next special music.

14 05 2009
Sandra

Thanks for the post!

14 05 2009
RichL

Whoa – good job Dom!

14 05 2009
Dennis

man, I’m proud of you Dominic!!

15 05 2009
Kevin Han

I got goosebumps hearing this.

15 05 2009
Abe Yang

Again, good job, Dom. Now, if you could only purchase real-sounding instruments for Logic Pro. I think Po needs a partner in crime for composing music pieces for various video projects. =D

15 05 2009
Joe Hwang

That was incredible!

15 05 2009
Nelson

In the words of that dude from Amadeus, “miraculous!”

16 05 2009
maurice

A-dom-eus, you mean? Haha!

Dominic’s music was indeed wonderful, and it was very moving to hear the students play it live. Dominic’s composition/arrangement skills are amazing! Fortunate for us here in GFC Austin =)

17 05 2009
joyce yen

wow, it’s so beautiful and moving. thanks, Dominic! wish i could have heard it live…. 🙂

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