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'Call Me Maybe' Goes Symphonic: VIDEO

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Perhaps you don't need to hear another version of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" again, but do. Just one more. AFTER THE JUMP, find a gorgeous, and -- maybe this is just me -- somehow melancholic, fully orchestral, end-of-summer take on the season's infectingest, saccharinest hit.

From the NY Daily News:

Colin Britt and Arianne Abela arranged a full-on orchestral rendition of the song replete with glockenspiels, violas and violins.

"Like everyone, I have heard this song a lot for the entire summer," Britt told the Daily News. "And I, like everyone—whether they want to admit it or not—have the guilty pleasure of enjoying it."

Britt got an idea to record a version from the string riff that appears during each chorus ... The arrangers sent invitations to classically trained musicians near New Haven, Conn. to perform a pop song, but didn't tell them the specific song until they arrived.

Sixty-some-odd musicians showed up. They dubbed themselves the 3Penny Chorus and Orchestra, and they rocked.

 

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  1. I loved this and agree it could use a bit of polish in parts, but I'd love to see and buy a professional recording. I especially love the transition to the second half, where it goes from pseudo-serious to just plain FUN. As I joked on YouTube... this is so powerful, it knocked some of the wall photos askew! ;o)

    Posted by: Gary-Lowell | Sep 16, 2012 12:05:52 AM


  2. I'm sure I'm not the only one to think:

    This is the coolest room full of white geeky musical nerds I have ever seen!

    And god bless them for that... love it! And I especially love the "non white" conductor, could we not have a nicer analogy at the time? :) loved it!

    Posted by: bendskier | Sep 16, 2012 3:22:58 AM


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