The Scoring House

Pizzicato Pluckery

Pizzicato Pluckery is a whimsical and uplifting collection of playful production music tracks by writing duo Marc Teitler and Vasco. This album is filled with plenty of mischievous, playful, and bright production music, perfect for satirical and child-friendly media.

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Marc Teitler and Vasco


“The idea for writing and recording the pieces for this playful album came around because so often, less is more. ‘Pizzicato’ or ‘plucked’ rather than bowed strings, can tell a story in so many ways. The effect can be fun, mischievous, quirky and even dramatic. There can be lots of space between phrases. Writing for picture is often about utilising space, or keeping things small, so as not to compete with the imagery. It was going to be fun to tie our hands, look for melodies, phrases and rhythms that would naturally suit this approach. It is interesting how the ideas come more easily when you set a limit; In this case, keeping as close to ‘pizzicato’ as possible. Marc and I had already had a lot of fun writing, ‘Taking the Pizz’ (the first album in this series).

Then as now, it was really important to use a live orchestra: energy and performance bring a piece of music to life and make it unique. It being Covid times, we had to do the session remotely and I ended up taking some photos of the screen in order to keep a memory of the session. I used these as the basis for the cover that I drew for the album. I also made a short animation using my drawings that tries to capture something about how much fun we had making the album.”



Composed, performed & programmed by: Marc F. Teitler, Vasco

Mastering by Tim Debney for Fluid Mastering

Produced by Peter Cox

Artwork by: Rod Steele for Music Design



  1. Torchlight Trickery – Playful, stealthy, shenanigans
  2. Harvest Gold – Folky, orchestral joy
  3. Now You See Me – Mischievous, with a touch of 60’s chic
  4. 4First Day – Bright, optimistic, gradually building
  5. Creaky Floorboards – Tension, suspense, with awkward pauses
  6. Sugar Plum Mary – Graceful, magical, balletic movement
  7. One Step Closer – Confident, trustworthy, gradually building
  8. Moonlight Mischief – Secretive, furtive, actions
  9. Hippo in a Tutu – Dainty, balletic, lightheartedness
  10. Penguin Ballet – Elegant, lighthearted, bouncy
  11. Hiding in the Dark – Mischievous suspense, playful
  12. Waltzing Marimba – Quirky, balletic waltz


Famous for its highly inspired compositions, The Scoring House brings together a group of luminaries and virtuosos in the music industry to create timeless works.

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  • Dramedy
  • Children
  • Preschool
  • Animation
  • Spoof
  • Satire
  • Stealth
  • Villany
  • Nature study
  • Wildlife
  • Cartoons
  • Food
  • Leisure
  • Home
  • Garden
  • Reality TV
  • Rural
  • Countryside
  • Pastoral
  • Arts
  • Antiques
  • Business
  • Corporate
  • Animation
  • Travel


  • Humorous
  • Mischievous
  • Whimsical
  • Wry
  • Bright
  • Feel Good
  • Lighthearted
  • Perky
  • Playful
  • Intimate
  • Quirky
  • Strings
  • Bright
  • Contented
  • Leisurely
  • Graceful
  • Hopeful
  • Innocent
  • Intimate
  • Kind
  • Light
  • Sweet
  • Warm
  • Happy
  • Upbeat
  • Confident
  • Strong
  • Motivational
  • Optimistic
  • Proud
  • Uplifting
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