While we don’t often sit and think about movie soundtracks until the Grammys and Oscars roll around, film scores are critical pieces of the cinematic puzzle.
Imagine Titanic without the driving force of Celine Dion’s iconic voice. Imagine what all of those Disney movies would be like without the songs that made up the soundtrack of your childhood. Imagine your favorite films in total musical silence.
One of the most beloved songs of all is “Over The Rainbow,” which is forever tied to the story of Dorothy’s trip down the Yellow Brick Road. Because it’s a classic, artists over the years have created their own versions of the time-honored track. Take rising musician Chase Holfelder, for example. By singing the song in a minor key, he turns Dorothy’s world into something that is at once intriguing and unsettling.
It’s pretty amazing how such a simple change forces us to see one of our favorite films in an entirely new light.
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Every time the Christmas season rolls around and I hear bells, I get a little nostalgic.
I belonged to a handbell choir when I was in high school, and I always looked forward to playing Christmas songs during our holiday concerts. It’s been many years since I’ve made music with bells, but now I’m wishing I had this lady’s awesome outfit so I could jam out whenever the mood strikes.
Julie Sewell must love the winter holiday, because she spent hours putting together a bodysuit with 12 bells on it. Her outfit may seem a little strange at first, but it becomes seriously impressive once she starts playing “Carol of the Bells.”
Talk about coordination!
Say what you will about her suit, but you can’t deny that Sewell completely nailed that performance. You go, girl!
During a recent performance by a famous church choir, something happened that left the Internet buzzing. While the choir’s traditional renditions of beloved songs are incredible, the singers decided to do something a little bit different this time.
The beginning looks like any other performance, but watch what happens about a minute in. It really is a testament to the power of music.
Technology sometimes creates distance between people, but in cases like this, it helps thousands of voices come together in the most moving way.
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