STRING ARRANGEMENTS

Chris has arranged, recorded and produced string arrangements for use on pop recordings, advert campaigns and for live shows.

Check out some examples of his arrangement below.

BURN STRING ARRANGEMENT

Chris arranged and produced the string arrangement of Ellie’s Goulding’s song Burn which was used and performed as a backing track for a live performance in Verona for Intimissi on ice.

SCREAM IT OUT POP STRINGS

Chris arranged the strings for Ellie Goulding’s album Delirium. Check out a short extract of the arrangement for the song “Scream It Out” here.

ABSTARCT STRINGS

Take a listen to an extract of this arrangement written for a short film directed by Noam Murro. Chris wanted to add drama and tension to a scene sequence within the film with the use of strings and natural string effects to create an unsettling viewing/listening experience.

Programmed strings and brass

Take a listen to an example of Chris’s programmed brass and strings. The track was composed by Chris on brief for an advert campaign video.

E.G. Love Me like you do acoustic

Take a look at the full length version of Ellie’s Acoustic version of “Love Me Like You Do” recorded at Abbey Road. Arranged, played on, String Arrangement and co-produced by Chris.

LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO ACOUSTIC STRING ARRANGEMENT

Chris arranged, played on and produced an acoustic version of Ellie Goulding’s song “Love Me Like You Do” at Abbey Road Studios. Take a listen to the solo desk mix of the strings here.

TWO YEARS AGO POP STRINGS

Check out a short extract of the string arrangement for Ellie Goulding’s song “Two Years Ago” recorded at Abbey Road. String arrangement by Chris Ketley.

PROGRAMMED TENSION

Take a listen to an example of some programmed tension strings which Chris wrote for a composition to be used in a short film. 

cinematic programmed strings and brass

Take a listen to this track which Chris composed for an advert campaign in the UK. All brass and strings were programmed in this extract.

E.G. ARMY - ACOUSTIC ABBEY ROAD

Take a look at the full version of Ellie’s acoustic version of  “Army” recorded at Abbey Road. Arranged, played on, string Arrangement by Chris.

PARADISE POP STRINGS

Chris arranged the strings for Ellie Goulding’s album Delirium. Check out a short extract of the arrangement for the song Paradise here.

Intro (delirium)

Chris arranged the strings, co-wrote and produced the opening track on Ellie Goulding’s Album Delirium. Take a listen to the desk mix of the strings here.

PROGRAMMED SORDINO

Take a listen to an example of some programmed sordino strings which Chris wrote for a scene in a short film.

control rooms

Take a fun behind the scenes look at Chris’s arrangements being recorded at Abbey Road, British Grove and Air Studios.