Dominic Maestro

Dominic Mutto is our main keyboardist and veteran worship team member over at our Gracepoint 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:

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Actual GFC Austin Recording:

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    • dan chiang
    • May 13th, 2009

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

    • anderchen
    • May 13th, 2009

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

    • Wesley
    • May 13th, 2009

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

    • Allen Chen
    • May 13th, 2009

    Encore!

    • Steven Choi
    • May 13th, 2009

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

    • Irene
    • May 13th, 2009

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

  1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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!

    • Paul
    • May 14th, 2009

    Bravo Dominic!

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

    • Albert Youn
    • May 14th, 2009

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

    • Steven Chang
    • May 14th, 2009

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

    • Sandra
    • May 14th, 2009

    Thanks for the post!

    • RichL
    • May 14th, 2009

    Whoa – good job Dom!

    • Dennis
    • May 14th, 2009

    man, I’m proud of you Dominic!!

    • Kevin Han
    • May 15th, 2009

    I got goosebumps hearing this.

  3. 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

    • Joe Hwang
    • May 15th, 2009

    That was incredible!

    • Nelson
    • May 15th, 2009

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

    • maurice
    • May 16th, 2009

    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 =)

    • joyce yen
    • May 17th, 2009

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

    • MZ
    • September 23rd, 2010

    I heard it at Gracepoint Austin when the 3 brothers got baptized and it moved me to tears. Thanks.

    • AC
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Sweet!

    • claire
    • September 23rd, 2010

    wow, great job, Dominic!

  4. thanks dominic. i blessed by this arrangement.

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