In 27 cases of chicken and egg, we reveal the popular chart tunes that were inspired by classical pieces…. Remember S Club 7? Rachel Stevens, the one who could do a backflip and… well, never mind. Festive favourite 'I Believe In Father Christmas' by Greg Lake is notable for its rather dark Christmas message, but it's also got a storming quote of 'Troika' by Prokofiev right in the middle of it.
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Since The Beatles embraced their inner symphonic selves, many bands, as well as solo artists, have worked with orchestras of differing sizes that have always added something special and sometimes unique to the music to create orchestral rock compositions. We often think of symphony orchestras as being somehow associated with Prog Rock , that very British of musical styles, with its intricate flourishes and grandiose concepts, and yet there are many examples of American artists embracing the style. Another band that is right at the forefront, thanks in no small part to the brilliance of Jon Lord, are Deep Purple , whose Concerto For Orchestra is another defining moment in collaborations between groups and orchestras. In a similar vein are Renaissance whose, Song of Scherazade is a much underrated masterpiece. Radiohead are the logical progression from 70s art rock and their work with an orchestra on Kid A album from is proof. Two solo singers that have used orchestras to very differing effect are Elton John and Dan Fogelberg.
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A symphony is an extended musical composition in Western classical music , most often written by composers for orchestra. Although the term has had many meanings from its origins in the ancient Greek era, by the late 18th century the word had taken on the meaning common today: a work usually consisting of multiple distinct sections or movements , often four, with the first movement in sonata form. Symphonies are almost always scored for an orchestra consisting of a string section violin , viola , cello , and double bass , brass , woodwind , and percussion instruments which altogether number about 30 to musicians. Symphonies are notated in a musical score , which contains all the instrument parts. Orchestral musicians play from parts which contain just the notated music for their own instrument. Some symphonies also contain vocal parts e. In late medieval England, symphony was used in both of these senses, whereas by the 16th century it was equated with the dulcimer. In German, Symphonie was a generic term for spinets and virginals from the late 16th century to the 18th century.
A violin, a cello, and a bass teamed up to give you this cover that excellently captures the intensity of the original. The deeper tones of a cello make Taylor's tune feel a little more sophisticated, so put on your monocle before listening to this one. Though this cover is short, the piano and violin make for a truly gentle rendition of Drake's tortured agony. You can definitely still get down to this orchestral string version, and now you don't have to wonder exactly how dragons retire.