‘Hallelujah’ Cover …. “André Rieu …. yet another soothing rendition …. “!!


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~~November 20, 2016~~ 

YET ANOTHER ‘HALLELUJAH’

As I’ve said before, for some unknown reason, covers of this song keep ‘popping up’ in my feed.

Here’s another one.

This song has attained a new meaning in my personal musical library.

It reminds me of so much …

Hope you enjoy this one too!

HortyRex©

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André Léon Marie Nicolas Rieu (born 1 October 1949) is a Dutch violinist and conductor best known for creating the waltz-playing Johann Strauss Orchestra.

Together they have turned classical and waltz music into a worldwide concert touring act, as successful as some of the biggest global pop and rock music acts.

For his work, Rieu has been awarded such honours as the Order of the Netherlands Lion by the Netherlands, the Knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France, and the Honorary Medal by his native Province of Limburg.

~~Wikipedia~~ 

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~~Hallelujah~~

Andre Rieu

~~Published on Nov 14, 2016~~

Leonard Cohen – Rest In Peace

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‘Hallelujah’ Cover … “Rob Landes and Aubry Pitcher …”!!


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~~November 16, 2016~~ 

ROB LANDES & AUBRY PITCHER

Another soothing, peaceful calming cover of Hallelujah.

Just what I need today.

Enjoy!

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~As He Picks Up A Violin, She Begins To Play~

I’ve Never Heard ‘Hallelujah’ Like This Before

You’ve probably heard Leonard Cohen’s timeless song “Hallelujah” thousands of times, but probably never quite like this. Acclaimed violinist Rob Landes teams up with pianist Aubry Pitcher to perform this hauntingly beautiful version of the classic.

Although the piece starts with just one violin and piano, Rob uses a looping pedal to gradually add more violins and create layers of sound with elegance and grace.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://damnbored.tv/violin-play-piano-hallelujah/

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~~Hallelujah – Violin Looping Cover~~

ONE TAKE

by Rob Landes and Aubry Pitcher

Rob Landes is an award-winning violinist who started playing the violin at 3 years in Orem, Utah. Born to a large musical family, Rob gave his first solo recital at 10 years old, performed in the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on the Disney Channel with the Disney Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, and founded a piano trio that performed actively throughout his teenage years.

Rob has won first prize at numerous music competitions and has soloed with the Utah Symphony, Utah Valley Symphony, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, BYU Philharmonic, and BYU Chamber Orchestra. As a first violinist of the BYU Chamber Orchestra, Rob performed in more than twenty cities throughout central and southern Europe, and as concertmaster of the orchestra, gave a concert to a sold-out audience in New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Rob was awarded full scholarships to attend Brigham Young University and Rice University where he earned a Bachelor’s in Music and Master’s in Music, respectively. While studying at Rice, Rob began covering rock and pop music, and upon returning to Salt Lake City after graduation, bought a looper pedal and an amp which he uses to create intricate and stunning arrangements of today and yesterday’s most popular music.

Thank you to Aubry Pitcher for playing piano in this piece!

She is an incredible pianist and friend.

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Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah …. “Pentatonix …. “!!


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~~November 14, 2016~~ 

COHEN’S HALLELUJAH.

I’ve heard this song before.

Events have come together these past days that have brought it to my mind’s forefront.

I’ll never hear it again without the associated memory of Kate McKinnon playing it on Saturday Night Live as the somber way to end the skits about Hillary Clinton’s run for the presidency.

Here you have a cover by Pentatonix.

Angelika, my oldest grand-daughter, made me aware of this cover today.

Enjoy!

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Nothing about Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” – the original version of the song Cohen recorded for his 1984 album “Various Positions” – leads you to conclude that it would go on to become one of pop music’s most durable compositions.

Not the rinky-dink keyboard tone. Not the singer’s low, dry croak. And certainly not the lyric full of stark biblical imagery.

Yet in the years leading up to Cohen’s death this week at age 82, “Hallelujah” attained the kind of pop-cultural saturation we more commonly associate with songs by the likes of Justin Timberlake, to name one star who quickly mourned Cohen’s passing on social media.

“A spirit and soul beyond compare,” Timberlake tweeted.

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“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-leonard-cohen-hallelujah-20161111-story.html

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A cappella group Pentatonix has dropped the music video for its powerful cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” which is featured on the vocal quintet’s new album, A Pentatonix Christmas.

Pentatonix chooses a subtle desert scene for the moving delivery of “Hallelujah.” The song is one of 11 tracks on the group’s latest LP, which was released on October 21.

Watch the new video below.

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http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7549991/pentatonix-cover-leonard-cohen-hallelujah-christmas-album

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~~RELATED~~

Saturday Night Live …. “Election Week Cold Open – Kate McKinnon …. “!!

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/saturday-night-live-election-week-cold-open-kate-mckinnon/

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~~Hallelujah~~

Pentatonix

~~Published on Oct 21, 2016~~

OFFICIAL VIDEO

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Saturday Night Live …. “Election Week Cold Open – Kate McKinnon …. “!!


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~~November 14, 2016~~ 

HALLELUJAH

Singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”

A very classy end to the skits presented by Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin

Ironic and poignant.

Listen to the words.

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After a world-historical terrible week like this one, how do you open a comedy show? Saturday Night Live opted for something spare and moving, putting Kate McKinnon on stage alone with a piano to perform a stripped-down version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” in full Hillary Clinton garb.

Singing the best-known song by the just-deceased singer-songwriter while dressed as the just-defeated presidential candidate sounds like a little much – and it is! – but it sort of works, not least because Cohen’s last verse, with lines like “I told the truth, I didn’t come to fool ya,” are surprisingly on-point.
McKinnon followed the song by looking at the camera, teary-eyed, and saying,

“I’m not giving up, and neither should you.”

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/11/13/kate_mckinnon_performed_leonard_cohen_s_hallelujah_on_snl.html

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It’s been a long week, barely five days after America decided against the most qualified, prepared candidate and chose the alternative.

I’m still numb and shocked.

It’s affected friends and family.

In my humble opinion, it won’t get any better.

Look at the choices for Chief of Staff and White House strategist.

If you don’t know, look them up.

Study, educate yourself.

Don’t normalize the abnormal!

I don’t have the spirit Hillary showed in her concession speech.

‘I’m not ready to make nice”

(Dixie Chicks)

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~~Election Week Cold Open~~

~~Published on Nov 12, 2016~~

Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) performs Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

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