Spotlight on Musical Theatre Composition: “Pay 2 Play”

I am proud to announce that I am the composer for a brand new musical, currently in the works, called Pay2Play. It’s a satire of Philadelphia politics. Funnyman Brian Kerrigan is the author of the book/lyrics and he’s also the show’s producer. Writing the music to complement his hysterical, witty, amazing script is entirely too much fun.

We’ll be casting 5 roles for a web-based mini filmed version of the musical [casting early in June, shooting in August]. Please stay tuned for more updates on the project!

  • For more information about auditions and the web-based mini musical, check out our listing on Backstage.com

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  • To hear demo piano-vocal recordings of excerpts of songs from the show, check out VoiceMakeDown’s Soundcloud page (the official SoundCloud site for our show’s production company)

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…Check out more of my music

…Check out the most recent additions to my Discography

…Check out my EP CDs Ophelia’s Song and Overture to an Adventure

Ophelia’s Song Preview Video * Overture to an Adventure Preview Video * Ophelia’s Song Lyrics & Credits * Overture to an Adventure Credits Order CDs * Book a Gig * Download my Mobile App * Additional Links

All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

★ New Piece: “Hero’s Choice” ★

Listen to “Hero’s Choice,”

a new orchestral composition featuring strings, brass, harp, and timpani.

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Overture to an Adventure” digital download is now available on Amazon MP3CDBabyeMusiciTunes, & Rdio.
Want a physical copy? Order Overture to an Adventure – EP  and Ophelia’s SongEP.

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If you buy my songs as digital downloads through ReverbNation, half of the proceeds go directly to the Fender Music Foundation.

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Check out more of my music

Check out the most recent additions to my Discography

Check out Ophelia’s Song – EP

Ophelia’s Song Preview Video * Overture to an Adventure Preview Video * Ophelia’s Song Lyrics & Credits * Overture to an Adventure Credits Order CDs * Book a Gig * Download my Mobile App * Additional Links

All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

New Video: Nostalgia

Hope you enjoy this new video clip –

more music scored-to-picture examples to come in the weeks ahead…

“Nostalgia” is the newest addition to my videos collection.

* the footage … stock courtesy of Videvo *

* the music… original piece for synths & piano *

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Start off the new year by giving the gift of music to schools and community organizations – across the United States – that need your help! 
When you purchase any of my music at REVERB NATION, 50% of proceeds go directly to the Fender Music Foundation.

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About Fender Music Foundation

The Fender Music Foundation believes that music participation is an essential element in the fabric of an enduring society. The public charity provides musical instruments to schools and community organizations nationally. Founded in 2005, this nonprofit has reached over 187,000 people through its grants. With the support of manufacturers, retailers and the public, the organization is aiming to donate 15,000 instruments to music programs in need — this year alone. Learn More.
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…Check out more of my music

…Check out the most recent additions to my Discography

…Check out my EP CDs Ophelia’s Song and Overture to an Adventure

Ophelia’s Song Preview Video * Overture to an Adventure Preview Video * Ophelia’s Song Lyrics & Credits * Overture to an Adventure Credits Order CDs * Book a Gig * Download my Mobile App * Additional Links

All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

New Video: Subway Station

Hope you enjoy this new video clip –

more music scored-to-picture examples to come in the weeks ahead…

“Subway Station” is the newest addition to my videos collection.

* the footage … stock courtesy of Motion Elements *

* the music… original piece for piano, guitar, bass, drums *

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Start off the new year by giving the gift of music to schools and community organizations – across the United States – that need your help! 
When you purchase any of my music at REVERB NATION, 50% of proceeds go directly to the Fender Music Foundation.

Sarah%20Van%20Sciver

About Fender Music Foundation

The Fender Music Foundation believes that music participation is an essential element in the fabric of an enduring society. The public charity provides musical instruments to schools and community organizations nationally. Founded in 2005, this nonprofit has reached over 187,000 people through its grants. With the support of manufacturers, retailers and the public, the organization is aiming to donate 15,000 instruments to music programs in need — this year alone. Learn More.
Sarah%20Van%20Sciver

…Check out more of my music

…Check out the most recent additions to my Discography

…Check out my EP CDs Ophelia’s Song and Overture to an Adventure

Ophelia’s Song Preview Video * Overture to an Adventure Preview Video * Ophelia’s Song Lyrics & Credits * Overture to an Adventure Credits Order CDs * Book a Gig * Download my Mobile App * Additional Links

All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

★ New Piece: “It’s Over” ★

Listen to “It’s Over,”

 

a new orchestral composition featuring strings, woodwinds, brass, glockenspiel, harp, piano, and percussion.

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Happy *almost* New Year, everyone! This  new film scoring style-piece’s title seemed especially fitting for New Year’s Eve. I hope that everyone is having a lovely holiday season and that 2014 brings you all great fun and success and that you continue to enjoy my music in the months to come. Best wishes…

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Overture to an Adventure” digital download is now available on Amazon MP3CDBabyeMusiciTunes, & Rdio.
Want a physical copy? Order Overture to an Adventure – EP  and Ophelia’s SongEP.

~

Sarah%20Van%20Sciver

If you buy my songs as digital downloads through ReverbNation, half of the proceeds go directly to the Fender Music Foundation.

Sarah%20Van%20Sciver

Check out more of my music

Check out the most recent additions to my Discography

Check out Ophelia’s Song – EP

Ophelia’s Song Preview Video * Overture to an Adventure Preview Video * Ophelia’s Song Lyrics & Credits * Overture to an Adventure Credits Order CDs * Book a Gig * Download my Mobile App * Additional Links

All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

Overture to an Adventure – EP // Video Preview of all 5 Tracks!

Check out this preview video,

featuring clips from all 5 songs on “Overture to an Adventure – EP.”

TRACK LISTING:

  1. The Final March
  2. Days and Days
  3. Goodbye
  4. Decision
  5. Overture to an Adventure

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Physical copies of the CDs are ready to ship! Go to the store section of my website to order both EPs!

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Special Thanks To

Berenice Leung (cello), David Rosenfeld (oboe), Eugene Chieffo (clarinet),
Geoffrey Baker (viola/violin), Gin Ah Lim (violin), Lawrence Major (violin),
Matthew Roberts (double bass), Sirmina Dremsizova (flute),
Sudarshan Muralidhar (flute), and Yoomi Kwon (cello) … the orchestra
Hannah Van Sciver … photography
William Murdoch … graphic design
Studio Crash … recording / mixing / mastering
DiscMakers & CDBaby … CD production / distribution
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Please stay tuned for announcements regarding:

  • CD Release on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and more
  • Digital Downloads
  • Internet Radio and Streaming

♫ please spread the word ♫

Check out another new piece: “Tango Mezclado”

Listen to the piece, “Tango Mezclado”

featuring accordion, piano, electric bass, strings, and percussion

Check out more of my music

Check out the most recent additions to my Discography

Check out my new album

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EP Preview Video * EP Lyrics & Credits * Order CDs * Book Sarah for A Gig * Additional Links

All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

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Check out my latest piece: “Lights, Camera…”

Listen to the piece, “Lights, Camera…”

featuring synths, foley FX, guitar, bass, piano and percussion

Check out more of my music

Check out the most recent additions to my Discography

Check out my new album

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EP Preview Video * EP Lyrics & Credits * Order CDs * Book Sarah for A Gig * Additional Links

All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

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Ophelia’s Song – EP // Video Preview of all 5 Tracks!

Check out this preview video,

featuring clips from all 5 songs on “Ophelia’s Song – EP.”

TRACK LISTING:

  1. Means to an End
  2. Dear Danny (S.W.A.K.)
  3. Election Day in New York City
  4. 10,000 Times
  5. Ophelia’s Song

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Ophelia’s Song – EP !

Harp.piano@gmail.com is PayPal verified

CDs will be ready to ship by the end of August!

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If you live in the Philadelphia area and would prefer to pick up your copies rather than having CDs shipped to you, drop off an order form to me in person, and I will contact you when CDs are available for pick-up.

**Click here for a sneak peek at what the album looks like!**

Special thanks to

  • the band (Jay, Harry, and Steve),
  • co-lyricists (Hannah & Harry),
  • Studio Crash (Mike),
  • Disc Makers (Sean),
  • and graphic design (Will).

Please stay tuned for announcements regarding:

  • the unveiling of a lyrics / extended credits page for the EP
  • the EP becoming available for digital download and to stream through Internet radio

♫ please spread the word ♫

PRC @Cedar Street Studios & More piano tracking @Third Story Recording ♫

Monday night, at Cedar Street Studios we hosted the monthly PRC (Philadelphia Recording Community) meeting. We had a great turnout and spread the word about Box of Stars, an organization that spreads mental health awareness (and reduces stigma) through music. PRC is a fantastic way to participate in and network with people/studios operating in the greater Philadelphia area, and it’s a genuinely nice and very interesting group. And Box of Stars is a fantastic organization in which I hope all of my readers opt to play a part.

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This evening, I tracked additional piano for Diandra Gore at Third Story Recording. We recorded parts for an original song. It’s a fun, fast, and funky track.

 

It is such a pleasure and a thrill to be interning at these two fine Philly studios!

 

Stay tuned for more updates on my upcoming EP; bass/guitar/drum tracking are happening next week!

“Ophelia’s Song – EP” Announcements

Announcement #1: TRACK LISTING is here:

Track 1 – Dear Danny (S.W.A.K.)

Track 2 – Means to an End

Track 3 – Election Day in New York City

Track 4 – 10,000 Times

Track 5 – Ophelia’s Song

Announcement #2:  DRUMS / GUITAR / BASS overdubs are scheduled!

Announcement #3: COVER ART designs are underway!

…stay tuned for previews and more information!

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Original Album, “Ophelia’s Song – EP,” will be released this summer!

I am in production to release an EP of original songs by the end of the summer. Vocal, piano, and string tracking are done; drums + bass + guitar will be added by the end of the month.

Thrilled to be working with Michael Harmon at Studio Crash on this project, and with a great team of musicians. Songs feature all original music, arrangements, piano/keys/vocals by me; and original lyrics by me (plus one song each featuring lyrics by Harry Van Sciver and Hannah Van Sciver).

Track listing TBA! Stay tuned for more updates. The album wil be:

  • available digitally on iTunes, Amazon, Facebook, CD Baby…
  • available (physical CD copy) directly from me…
  • playable on Spotify, Rhapsody… and…
  • released by the end of the summer.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

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New Movie: PRE-MEDitation // Sound Editing and Film Scoring

“PRE-MEDitation”

*FEATURING*
Jon Lee Andrade …as… JON
Sarah Elizabeth Zerod …as… SARAH
Thalia Stanberry …as… PROFESSOR STANBERRY, PARTY-GOER #1
Tyler Altenhofen …as… PARTY-GOER #2, himself
Sarah Van Sciver …as… PARTY-GOER #3, herself
Chadwick Prichard …as… himself

*WITH*
STORY, SCRIPT, CAMERA WORK …by… Chadwick Prichard, Sarah Van Sciver, and Tyler Altenhofen
VIDEO EDITING and VISUAL EFFECTS …by… Chadwick Prichard and Tyler Altenhofen
SOUND EDITING and ORIGINAL MUSIC …by… Sarah Van Sciver

*SPECIAL THANKS TO*
Professor Ellen Reynolds,
the DV Lab and its staff,
the Rodin Cafe and its staff,
Final Cut Pro 7,
Logic Pro 9,
Finale 2012,
…and…
everyone at the Equipment Cage and Addams Fine Arts Building.

Hope you enjoy this final project for Penn’s Video 1 course.

New Piano/Vocal Pop Arrangement: Regina Spektor’s “Blue Lips”

Cover features piano, lead soprano + backing trio (soprano, mezzo, alto)…

–> check out the cover:

 [I’m singing and playing all parts.]

…and of course check out the original Regina Spektor is AMAZING. Saw her in concert last year in Boston at the Orpheum, and she and her husband and both of their bands were fantastic live!