Paul J Cecchetti

Orchestral Composer & Arranger

141 Reviews (140 Verified)
Paul J Cecchetti on SoundBetter

Award-winning composer specializing in Orchestral Arrangement. Scored over 2000 projects including feature films, advertisements, theatrical productions, and dozens of internationally recognized artists

Hi, I'm a freelance composer and arranger from Ireland. I have a Masters in Music Composition from the National University of Ireland, and I'm at your service!

You can hire me on to:

-Add an orchestral or string part for your song
-Create an orchestral / string / choral arrangement
-Compose an original piece of music
-Play piano or synth

I specialize in classical music, so I excel at orchestral scoring, piano, chamber ensembles, etc. I'll take care of all the classical elements of your song.

If you have any questions, you can message me any time!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Send me a note through the contact button above.

141 Reviews - 29 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Titus O.

    Always exceeding expectations. Paul is a Bar Raiser!

  2. Review by Titus O.

    Great composer/arranger to always work with.

  3. Review by Titus O.

    Great job again. Thanks Paul for another awesome delivery

  4. Review by Arlene M.

    I can always rely on Paul for orchestral or big band arrangements. Always on time, high quality work, and so pleasant to work with. It’s almost like I’m in the same room discussing the project with him. This must be our 4th project together.

  5. Review by Peter s.

    Absolute pleasure to work with :)

  6. Review by Titus O.

    A professional with deep sense of ownership. Paul is highly commendable with his timely deliveries and communication.

  7. Review by Deborah H.

    It's such a great pleasure to work with Paul. He combines his artistry and skills to create stunning instrumental soundtracks for my vocals. And he's a great communicator. I highly recommend working with him!

  8. Review by Arlene M.

    Thank you again, Paul, for applying your talents to my song. Hope to work together again.

  9. Review by Arlene M.

    Did me a huge favor of pulling an all-nighter when I had a tight deadline. I wouldn't want to put anyone through this kind of rush and he had an option to refuse but he delivered. Very professional, high-quality work, and talented. This is my 4th with him and would work with him again.

  10. Review by Titus O.

    Amazing things happen when Paul works on a project. Another great delivery.

  11. Review by Esther R.

    Always a pleasure working with Paul. He’s amazing at what he does and delivers to perfection!

  12. Review by Deborah H.

    Paul is an absolute pleasure to work with, amazing classical orchestration that really made my vocals sound better and his artistry is beautiful and incredibly well done. And he's a great communicator. I can't wait to work on another piece of music with him!

  13. Review by Esther R.

    Paul has delivered a masterpiece once again! He’s incredibly talented and uses his expertise to produce music arrangements on a super professional scale!

  14. Review by Titus O.

    Paul is a natural talent whose existence is to impress with his creativity.

  15. Review by Titus O.

    Awesome delivery

  16. Review by Titus O.

    Another great delivery.

  17. Review by Titus O.

    Nice and clean job with timely response to questions. Paul is a top-notch arranger that pours himself into any work.

  18. Review by Gaz/Feralman E.

    Nailed it first time and super quick turnaround. Paul came up with an arrangement that was really sensitive to the track and my requirements, perfectly. thanks!

  19. Review by Tomiwa O.

    Very experienced orchestral arranger, very easy to work with and ready to help. His input took my song to another level.
    Very professional, and quick turnaround times. Was also happy to make adjustments.

  20. Review by Richie C.

    Just finished my 6th Job with Paul. This a dude is a maestro. Unfathomable talent. Wonderful human being. Every aspect of my working experience with him is World Class. Book him today. Don't waste your time with anyone else.

Interview with Paul J Cecchetti

  1. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  2. A: I work with Carsten Neugebauer quite a lot, he's my go-to for guitar. Awesome guy, fine musician / producer and genuine all-rounder. He rocks!

  3. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  4. A: I really enjoyed working with Cristina Botnari, violinist in the National Symphony Orchestra of Russia. She sent me this beautiful recording of a piece for violin and piano, to which I added the orchestration. It's on my soundcloud profile, I'm very proud of that one.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Digital, because it gives me complete control over every aspect of the sound.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: 100% Satisfaction or a full refund

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: Getting to meet and work with different clients from around the world, and all the different styles of music they bring to me.

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: That I just sit in the studio all day pressing the "make music" button

  13. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  14. A: Send me the track that you're working on, describe in as much detail as you can what you want the song to sound like. Include plenty of YouTube links and audio samples of music you love.

  15. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  16. A: My computer, my audio interface, my monitors, a rode NT1-A microphone, and my copy of Walter Pistons book on Orchestration!

  17. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  18. A: I began doing this professionally when I studied music in university. That's over 10 years ago... Man I feel old right now :D

  19. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  20. A: Less is more- let the music do the talking, don't try to over-complicate things with too many plugins.

  21. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  22. A: Lots of pop, rock, worship music, country, dance, heavy metal... All with a classical twist.

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: My intimate knowledge of how an orchestra works

  25. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  26. A: I add grandeur, depth and class to productions I work on. An orchestral part really helps fill up the space in a mix.

  27. Q: What's your typical work process?

  28. A: 80% of it is coming up with ideas. Once a good idea manifests, the music writes itself.

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: For orchestral arrangements, it's just me, my keyboard, my computer and my manuscript.

  31. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  32. A: Sebastien Petiet of the Irish National Symphony Orchestra taught me everything I know about conducting and writing for orchestra. He's a stunning violinist, conductor, composer, and all round great guy. Really humble too.

  33. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  34. A: Bands and musicians send me their unfinished tracks, and I write an orchestral part for them. I then deliver a full set of stems (Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion), which they can have mixed. I also provide a reference mix.

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Terms Of Service

Unlimited revisions for SoundBetter clients
Stems and MIDI included

GenresSounds Like
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Gear Highlights
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    I'm happy to have provided additional production services and programmed drums for a driving / country rock song by the very talented songwriter Kevan M. Kevan and I have worked together on no less than 18 songs at this point..! His music is so creative and high-energy, and a lot of fun to work on! He continues to reinvent himself as an artist. Can't wait for his next album!

  • Gospel / Worship medleyApr 12, 2022

    I had a blast working with Titus O on an original arrangement / medley of three hymns- "Heaven Will Surely Be Worth It All", "It Is Well With My Soul" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic" The arrangement is to be used in a family ceremony, and I'm honored to provide music for the occasion. Thanks Titus for being such an awesome collaborator!

  • SEE YOU SOON - (Inspired by a message from Pope Francis)Apr 29, 2020

    Singer / Songwriter Michael Brandmeier wrote and recorded a beautiful song inspired by the Pope's message about COVID-19.

    The song, which features my string arrangement, has had enormous success with over 1 Million views and 10k likes on Facebook.

  • Lyre Recording of BachAug 13, 2017

    The very talented lyre player John Billing recently come to the studio to record a full album of Bach’s music. John recorded a selection of Bach’s music on his hand-made renaissance lyre, which is an ancient instrument shaped and played like a small harp.

    Check out John at his website for his tour and teaching schedules: