Paul J Cecchetti

Orchestral Composer & Arranger

181 Reviews (180 Verified)
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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!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

181 Reviews - 33 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Janet W.

    Paul quickly cleaned up an a cappella track which has mouth noises I have endured hearing for 13 years! Amazing!

  2. Review by Janet W.

    Paul Cecchetti is a musical GENIUS! He turned my precious song, "The Kings' Queen" (The King Family's Queen), which had been online in a cappella form for years (with 10k views), and turned it into the exquisite orchestral composition I had always known it could be...but that I thought I would never get to hear.

    Paul's arrangements soar and inspire and make one cry. He adds layers of sound, of instruments, in such a masterly way that I feel transported to an actual orchestra hall.

  3. Review by Janet W.

    Janet W.
    Paul Cecchetti is a musical GENIUS! He turned my precious song, "The Kings' Queen" (The King Family's Queen), which had been online in a cappella form for years (with 10k views), and turned it into the exquisite orchestral composition I had always known it could be...but that I thought I would never get to hear.

    Paul is AMAZING! His arrangements soar and inspire...and make one cry.

    Now, finally, the queenly First Lady of the 1950s' American Civil Rights Movement, Mrs. Coretta Scott Ki

  4. Review by Peter s.

    Top class, friendly and easy to work with, always high standard, just brilliant

  5. Review by Mimi O.

    So so kind & patient. Paul Was trying to understand my feel, which displayed his confidence in me. Hence, we’re only on phase 1 with curating music our sound and it already sounds beautiful.

    Better to come.

  6. Review by Deborah H.

    Paul is a gem to work with. Professional, a master musician, sound engineer who did wonders with my music tracks and very patient and supportive throughout the creative process...a true collaborator. He made working on my first album a fun and rewarding experience!

  7. Review by Titus O.

    Highly impressive delivery with a touch of Gold! Paul has mastery of orchestration that brings life into every idea and concept. I will always recommend Paul with a million stars.

  8. Review by Deborah H.

    Paul is a pleasure and an honor to work with. He gave 100% to ensure that I was happy with the final product and is consistently kind and patient and communicates well to provide the best results. He also challenges the client to give their best which makes him a great collaborator. Not only do I trust his artistic skills and technical abilities, he's also true gentleman and professional!

  9. Review by Deborah H.

    Paul is a treasure to work with. Great communication, expert advice, worked magic at cleaning up my vocals and mastering my album. Not to mention he's truly cared about making me sound better and was very patient with all the changes that had to be made. I simply loved collaborating with him!

  10. Review by Guilherme C.

    Very competent and straight forward professional! I'm super happy with what I got and I'll definitely work with Paul again. Totally recommend!

  11. Review by Titus O.

    A timely and intelligent delivery with deep touch of humanity

  12. Review by Deborah H.

    Paul is amazing to work with. Incredibly patient, talented, a true collaborator and does he ever make me sound better! I trust him with my music....looking forward to my next project with him.

  13. Review by Fabien A.

    Paul is serious and proactive. Thanks for the good work !

  14. Review by Natalie

    Paul was a dream to work with. Absolutely incredible work musically, and also extremely professional-- I am already working on other projects to collaborate on! Thank you, Paul!

  15. Review by Arlene M.

    I'm a repeat client of Paul Cecchetti and I always turn to him for good quality orchestral or big band arrangements. This one was for a big band and as always, very satisfied with his work.

  16. Review by Li Z.
    by Li Z.

    Paul is Genius ! He turned my sketch into a beautiful picture with Lush and rich orchestra ! LOVE !

  17. Review by Titus O.

    Well delivered!

  18. Review by Esther R.

    As usual Paul did an incredible job!!! He blows my mind with his knowledge, expertise and swiftness. It’s truly a pleasure working with him!! Looking forward to working on another project together soon G-D willing!

  19. Review by Titus O.

    Always exceeding expectations. Creative mindedness missed with humanity. Paul is genius!

  20. Review by Elder S.

    Paul is very talented and creative composer, arranger and producer. He was very helpful and easy to work with. The music he did for my song was wonderful, and He works very fast. I will continue working with him, and I also I will recommend him to my colleagues.

Interview with Paul J Cecchetti

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

  2. A: I began doing this professionally while I studied music in university. That's 10 years and counting.

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

  4. A: Less is more- let the music do the talking, don't try to over-complicate things.

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

  6. A: My orchestrations add depth and class to my client's songs. An orchestral part really helps fill up the space in a mix and take it to a whole other level.

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

  8. A: 80% of it is coming up with ideas. Once the idea comes online, the music writes itself.

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

  10. A: Sebastien Petiet- Violin player in the National Concert Orchestra of Ireland. He got me started on my journey of learning about conducting and writing for orchestra. He's a stunning violinist, conductor, composer, and all round great guy. Really humble too.

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

  12. 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!

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

  14. 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.

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

  16. A: 100% Satisfaction or a full refund

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

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

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

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

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

  22. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  28. 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

Stems and MIDI included
3rd party musicians incurs additional costs

GenresSounds Like
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Howard Shore
  • John Williams
Gear Highlights
  • Studio One
  • Sibelius
  • Cinematic Studio Strings
  • Berlin Strings & Woodwinds
  • Cinebrass
  • Keyscape
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  • Itchy BootsApr 12, 2022

    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: