Project Description

Ave Maria

During the late spring/early summer of 2018, I was brought in as sound design/audio engineer to collaborate with Magdalena Productions in filming a new concert arrangement for solo piano, of Franz Schubert’s Ave Maria, by pianist Russell Ronnebaum. Share it with your friends and make sure to check out Russell’s other music on his website:

Thanks to the team at Magdalena Productions for the fantastic opportunity!

Arranged & Performed by: Russell Ronnebaum


Director and Editor: Charlie Hall

Assistant Director: Gabi Urias

Director of Photography: Gilbert Rataezyk

Assistant Camera: Ricardo Salcido

Sound: Brian Hale

Video shoot: behind the scenes; audio was recorded separately, in the same location, the week prior. Thanks to Landmark Sound for the loan of the gorgeous microphones.

Photos below copyright ,and courtesy of, R. Ronnebaum.

This arrangement is a virtuosic take on Franz Schubert’s classic song. It incorporates the styles of Franz Liszt among other Romantic composers that I admire.

Russell Ronnebaum

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