David Duvall - Composer, Arranger, Orchestrations, Theatre music, Musical Director, Conductor

ARRANGER/ORCHESTRATOR

As a commissioned arranger I can set any piece of music any way you would like it. My specialty is creating exciting new twists to familiar songs, but I am also quite experienced in highlighting the original intents of standards or long-lost musical gems. I can create something as simple as finding the right key and setting for your favorite ballad, or something as unusual as taking a sweet song like the Muppet's "One More Sleep Til Christmas" and turning it into a rousing Salsa street party. If you need something for the studio, the stage or nightclub, I can give you what you need.

As an orchestrator, I can also give you whatever sound or style you desire - my personal style has been greatly influenced by the work of Peter Matz, Nelson Riddle, Robert Russell Bennett and Jonathan Tunick, but I can create any musical flavor that meets your needs.

RECORDINGS ARRANGED/ORCHESTRATED

HAVE YOURSELF A DIVALYCIOUS CHRISTMAS - Divalycious

IN THE BEGINNINGS - David Duvall

INTO THE BLUE - David Duvall

MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE (a.k.a. The Psalm Cantata) - David Duvall & Friends

MY HEART SINGS - Marlene Anderson

NEW WORLD SYMPLICITY - Original Cast

SLEEPING BEAUTY - Chad Henry / David Duvall

THE JOURNEY IS THE DESTINATION - David Duvall

OBSERVATION & COMMENTARY - David Duvall

OCCASIONAL SPELLS OF CLARITY - David Duvall

THEATRE SCORES ARRANGED and/or ORCHESTRATED

CITY LIGHTS

COWBOY

DON'T EAT THE COLESLAW

GENOCIDE TRAIL

HELLO, MRS. PIGGLE-WIGGLE

THE HOBOKEN CHICKEN EMERGENCY

INTIMATE FRIENDS

LITTLE LULU

THE MAGIC MRS. PIGGLE-WIGGLE

THE MAGIC MRS. PIGGLE-WIGGLE - revival

NEW WORLD SYMPLICITY

PINOCCHIO

RHAPSODY IN GERSHWIN

THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI

SANDCASTLES

SLEEPING BEAUTY

SORCERER'S APPRENTICE

uncle tom: deconstructed

WE DON'T TALK ABOUT IT

WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE?

WITH MUSIC BY KURT WEILL

YELLOW FEVER: The Internment

YESTERDAY: A Follies of the 1960's

ART DOG

THE ADVENTURES OF SPOT

I'M INTO SOMETHING GOOD

IT'S ONLY ROCK AND SOUL

TENDERLY

Samples:

Vocal:

ONE MORE SLEEP TIL CHRISTMAS
from "Have Yourself A Divalycious Christmas"
(vocal: Deneen Grant & Divalycious)

WARM DECEMBER
from "Have Yourself A Divalycious Christmas"
(vocal: Laurie Clothier)

RUN, RUN RUDOLPH
from "Have Yourself A Divalycious Christmas"
(vocal: Laurie Clothier & Divalycious)

O COME, O COME EMMANUEL
from "Have Yourself A Divalycious Christmas"
(vocal: Divalycious)

THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL
from "For My Friends"
(vocal: James Caddell & Valerie Piacenti)

 

Instrumental:

Faure's PAVANNE
from "DEATH: The Trip Of A Lifetime"

JUST ONE KISS
from "VAUDEVILLE: An American Masters Special"

BIG BAND BALLROOM BLAST
from "Things That Aren't Here Anymore"

ARRANGER CLIENT LIST

Marlene Anderson

Bellevue Community Band

Michelle Blackmon

Cabaret Productions

James Caddell

Robin Clarke

Penny Clapp

Laurie Clothier

The Conciliation Project

Corrick & Hastings

Sheldon Craig

Ginger Culver

Freddie Davies

Divalycious

Eastside Theatre Company

Evergeen Theatre Company

Mark Finley

Maureen Gri

Dan Harold

Heartsong Institute

Brittany D. Henderson

Chad Henry

Cayman Ilika

KCTSTelevision

Graham Kerr

KINGTV

Christine MacNeal

Madison Symphony Orchestra

Mercer Island High School

The Montana Repertory Theatre

Mountain View Presbyterian Church

Jayne Muirhead

Greg Palmer (Producer)

Gerianne Perkins

Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra

Betty Rhoades

Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra

Seattle Children's Chorus

Seattle Children's Theatre

Faye B. Summers

Tacoma Little Theatre

Tacoma Symphony Orchestra

ENDORSEMENTS

"David Duvall is a master arranger who can work in many different styles and genres. I have done a number of sessions for him as a guitarist. What impresses the most about David is the authenticity he acheives in his arrangements. Whether it calls for intense vocals, Big Band, symphonic, or the most exotic ethnic specialty sound for a PBS special, he is able to handle all of these with ease and great attention to detail."

- Michael Powers, Grammy-nominated Recording Artist

"As an arranger, David finds the core of the musical moment at hand and creates everything you need to make that moment complete. More than just finding your key, he find ways to coax things out of you that you didn't know were possible... either in you or the song. The arrangements of Bonnie Raitt's "I CAN'T MAKE YOU LOVE ME" and Prince's "KISS" that he created for me are pure perfection....and his ability to combine songs for a medley is beyond belief."

- Laurie Clothier, nightclub entertainer

"David's orchestrations provide a rich, full foundation from which the vocalists can soar - which is exactly what Peter provided in each of his orchestrations."

- Marilyn Lovell Matz, singer/entertainer
widow of renown arranger/orchestrator Peter Matz

"David Duvall created the vocal arrangements and helped set many of the musical scores that I composed for Seattle Children's Theatre over the past 20 years. When I wrote the score for "SLEEPING BEAUTY" he created and recorded beautiful orchestral accompaniments - which was the first time my music had ever been performed with a symphonic feel. Whether scoring my music for just himself live on solo piano, a small jazz combo or a full symphonic soundtrack, David always managed to use his arranging talents to heighten the mood I had intended each musical number to have and keep the flavor of each show unique - never imposing his own taste as a composer, always making sure the music sounded like I was the one who composed it while perfectly adapting it to the cast that had to perform it."

- Chad Henry, composer/lyricist/playwright