A New chapter in film Music

We are a session orchestra specialising in recording music for Film, TV & Video Games. We combine the finest in musical talent, with cutting edge audio engineering & world-class acoustics.

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Keep up to date with our journey,
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the latest news

Click to listen to our portfolio
of work below

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What we offer

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Project management  -   Using our musical & technical expertise, we plan and oversee the recording of your score. From first contact through to file delivery our experienced team is with you every step of the way.

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Cinematic Sound  - Record your music in a magnificent symphonic hall with variable acoustics. Expert & versatile musicians, produced with the closest attention to detail. A sound fit for the big screen.    

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We are storytellers  -  We match our passion for great music with a passion for great cinema.  Our story-driven approach ensures that the message of your film is best expressed through it's music.

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Coming from overseas?  –  Simply book your flights and leave the rest to us.

We will make hotel arrangements for you & schedule transport to/from
Manchester airport.

How it works

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Choose between a custom/shared session, select one of our recording packages and tell us how long you want to record for.
 

 

Phone/Facetime conversation to agree on a recording date and discuss specific details such as instrumentation, delivery requirements etc.
 

 

Our team gets to work preparing for the recording session and completing any arranging that needs to be done.
 

 

Day of the recording – Attend in person or via remote link. 
 

 

Mixing and file delivery. 

Our recording packages

Bronze

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Intimate 14 - piece ensemble




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Silver

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Strings, wind & brass 28-piece chamber orchestra



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Shared Sessions

Record alongside your fellow composers in a shared recording session.

The budget-friendly option

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Gold

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Our flagship ensemble - 53-piece orchestra with cinematic percussion.
5.1 Surround


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Additional services
 

We offer a range of additional services including arranging, score preparation & hotel/transport arrangements.

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Platinum

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For the bold, a truly epic 69 piece orchestra. 5.1 Surround, BTS Photography & filming

 

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Your feedback...

Working with NFO has been a great experience. The group is highly organized and professional, and the musicianship is fantastic. The service provides a great value, and I have been very pleased with the results. Highly recommend!

Shaun Drew

It was a great experience recording with NFO. The whole team was working on a high professional level and everybody made an excellent job. As a composer I always love the moment when music comes to live through real musicians and this Ensemble sounded amazing. They got a real capable manager, conductor, technician, and talented musicians, who all were able to implement my comments directly. I’m really looking forward to further productions.


Leon Brueckner

I had a real blast recording with the Northern Film Orchestra. From the fantastic musicians and engineering team, to the attention-to-detail music prep and studio teams, and everyone in-between. All came together to make the whole process painless. I look forward to coming back and recording with everyone again.

Mitchell Gibbs

I owe this orchestra a great deal of admiration and gratitude. They have an uncanny ability to absorb my music in such a way with precise musical interpretation and bring the best performance. Their technique and passion for music came through the recordings, which conclusively gave my music soul and life. Working with the Northern Film Orchestra contractors and team was a great experience.

Alexander Proudlock

'It was a pleasure to work with Jack and the Northern Film Orchestra. Jack communicated with me often and effectively prior to the recording session, and my session and the day as a whole was very organised and ran very smoothly. I will definitely record again with the Northern Film Orchestra.'


Nathan Morson

The Northern Film Orchestra session provided a great opportunity to have my work performed and recorded professionally. I would strongly recommend NFO to any composer wanting to have their work produced to the highest standard. The session is great value for money as communication both in the run up to and following the recording day makes the experience special.
 

Joshua Dowling

The most important qualities I look for when working with live musicians are performance, professionalism, and passion. The NFO have these in abundance and it was nothing short of incredible to have them perform my score for Long in the Tooth in the wonderful Stoller Hall. I am so grateful to them and their fantastic team and cannot wait to work with them again as soon as possible.

James Gair

Working with Jack and the Northern Film Orchestra was an absolute breeze. I had written some fairly ambitious string parts for a song and the intention was to have it played by a full string ensemble, but then coronavirus struck. Despite this, it was layered with a quartet. The resulting sound was just what I was after - crisp, silky and with plenty of punch. I have a feeling this is the beginning of a long, fruitful relationship!

Michael Lewis

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