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Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) and Variations


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Leonard Cohen's classic. This was the first orchestration to my piano playing that I tried - back in 2007 I think. Posted this in response to the "Hallelujah" thread
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Uploaded: Nov 16, 2016 - 01:04:03 PM
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richard13 said 337 days ago (November 16th, 2016)
Hallelujah!
A new magnatone post (even if it's an old one).

When I first started arranging loops you were doing this, which explains why your later work is so wonderful. This is lovely Karen. RIP Lenny.
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Franciscus_Henri said 337 days ago (November 16th, 2016)
Thanks for a splendid tribute
In fact we sang it with our community choir last night
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H3nry said 337 days ago (November 16th, 2016)
Excellent first shot.
It puts my early orchestrations to shame. It does establish the Magna Tone, if there is such a thing. Lush harmonies, flowing lines that characterize your music. Later stuff is more sophisticated while showing the same touch.
Hallelujah!
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Doug Somers said 337 days ago (November 16th, 2016)
Stirring
I love the way you build the orchestration to such a sweeping and grand finish. Piano is beautifully played. It's lovely to hear from you again Karen!

Doug
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Outtaorbit said 337 days ago (November 16th, 2016)
If your still cutting the mustad...and recording...
I need to come back more often....love this.
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Philip18 said 337 days ago (November 17th, 2016)
Hallelujah
Rich arrangement and beautiful piano playing. Good to hear from you, Karen!
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awigze said 336 days ago (November 17th, 2016)
Karen
thanks - glad you posted this here.
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MikeRobinson said 336 days ago (November 17th, 2016)
Magnificent ...
You have a gift for orchestration and arranging.
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smokey bacon jnr said 336 days ago (November 18th, 2016)
Lovely
Really nice tribute to the great man
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smokey bacon jnr said 336 days ago (November 18th, 2016)
I'd
quite like to hear a version without the orchestration as well.
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Sigmund said 335 days ago (November 18th, 2016)
Hallelujah
Hi Karen - you did a wonderful job with this classic - I really enjoyed it. I'm not sure why we aren't seeing more from you. LC was definitely one of the greats!
Sig
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Warren Smith said 335 days ago (November 18th, 2016)
Boldly going
Nice tribute. We miss your big, bold sound around here.
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alackbass said 335 days ago (November 18th, 2016)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) and Variations
I shed a tear every time I hear this song. Your version had the same effect.
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Fire_Angel said 335 days ago (November 18th, 2016)
Amazing.
A strong rendition of the tune with a lot of detailed touches in the orchestration. It makes it all the more amazing that this was your first effort at orchestration.
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bud said 334 days ago (November 19th, 2016)
Very moving
and inventive. It's great following the threads of melody through the arrangement. It's kind of like a walk in the autumn through the woods, across a meadow, along the sea, and up on the ridge.
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tonestones said 332 days ago (November 21st, 2016)
Hallelujah
Beautifully done. I love this song. You more than did it justice.
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tonestones said 332 days ago (November 21st, 2016)
Hallelujah
Beautifully done. I love this song. You more than did it justice.
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particledots said 332 days ago (November 21st, 2016)
great!!
thank you karen
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Reinholt56 said 331 days ago (November 23rd, 2016)
Hi Karen....
Here's hoping that you and yours are well.

I love this arrangement. It stirs my heart in some way...

Take care.

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paul f. page said 125 days ago (June 16th, 2017)
I missed this...
...but better late than not at all.
Nicely done, Karen. It is so much fun to layer orchestration above the ground base, and you do such a good job of it here. It's also nice to hear something new of yours, even if it's an old track. Glad I heard this this evening.
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ShadowofNine said 77 days ago (August 3rd, 2017)
Very cool
Enjoyed this Karen
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