LIT Talent Awards Winner

2022

AMOR PERDIDO (feat. Bucharest All-Star Orchestra)

Entrant Company

Russ Hewitt

Category

LIT Instrumentalists - Best Instrumental Song

Client's Name

Country / Region:

United States

AMOR PERDIDO is written in the Argentinean style called milonga. The milonga is essentially a slower version of a Tango, where the accents are in the same place. With the intro and verse written in the key of E minor, the chorus does a daring move and modulates to the key of C# minor, then back to E minor for the verse again. The idea was to start the song as a classical guitar piece with more and more added to it throughout. The beat by the drummer is called a Fat Back groove, which adds the right amount of subtle swing.

The strings were recorded by the Romanian National Symphony Orchestra. The sessions were recorded and filmed live in Bucharest, Romania. The Symphony Orchestra records under the name Bucharest All-Star Orchestra. The string arranger, Ric Flauding, passed away one week before the songs release. Before his untimely passing, making this as his last piece written and recorded, Ric stated that this was one of his favorite pieces he's worked on. His beautiful arrangement created a second melody acting as a counterpoint, call and answer, harmony and unison lines to the original melody. During the ending credits there is the string arrangement alone, highlighting the genius of Ric's writing.

BACKING BAND:

• DRUMS - Walfredo Reyes Jr
(Santana, Steve Winwood, Chicago, Frank Gambale)

• BASS & KEYBOARDS - Bob Parr
(Cher, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Barry White)

• PERCUSSION - Rafael Padilla
(Miami Sound Machine, Shakira, Gloria Estefan)

• PERCUSSION - Efren Guzman
(Alejandro Fernandez, Armando Manzanero, Andrea Bocelli)

Credits

musician
Russ Hewitt
2022
LIT Talent Awards - Polonaise in C sharp minor, Op.26 No.1- Frederic Chopin
LIT Talent Awards Winner

Category

LIT Instrumentalists - Best Instrumental Artists

Country / Region

United Kingdom

2022
LIT Talent Awards - Performance On The Cutting-Edge Electronic Instruments
LIT Talent Awards Winner

Category

LIT Instrumentalists - Best Performance

Country / Region

Japan

2022
LIT Talent Awards - Caught Out The Door

Entrant Company

Sarah Shafey

LIT Talent Awards Winner

Category

LIT Music - Best Alt. Rock Music

Country / Region

Canada

2022
LIT Talent Awards -
Zero Expectations

Entrant Company

Marlon van Maastricht

LIT Talent Awards Winner

Category

LIT Songwriting - Best Lyricist

Country / Region

United Arab Emirates