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garlandowl08
03-07-2007, 07:37 PM
I'm in Honors Orchestra at my high school. I saw this (http://youtube.com/watch?v=rEUpKzoEW-E) video and it made me want to work on something for our spring concert next year, when I will be a senior. Our director is usually open to student-submitted ideas, so if we arrange it properly, it could definitely come to fruition. So what I ask of you is to come up with a list of your Top X number of Rock (I use the term rock lightly...The Beatles to Metallica, as long as it has a recognizable, its fair game at this point) songs (old, new, whatever). If it works, I'll try and record the concert and post it about a year from now. Thanks!

So far, we're thinking about Smells Like Teen Spirit, because it was our inspiration, and we were thinking about ending with some of Freebird.

P.S. apparently that is a Freshmen orchestra in the video, and I was not overall that impressed with their musical ability...not to toot our own horn, but our orchestra is pretty darn good.

CoveMom
03-07-2007, 08:00 PM
"Stairway to Heaven" should lend itself to a nice flute or oboe solo. That's Led Zeppelin (the untitled album, commonly referred to as IV) for your young mind.

twcpfan1
03-07-2007, 08:13 PM
I saw a performance by Elton John. Philadelphia freedom. He had both the London and New York Philharmonic Orchestras accompanying him. Stand by while I post the link.

twcpfan1
03-07-2007, 08:15 PM
I saw a performance by Elton John. Philadelphia freedom. He had both the London and New York Philharmonic Orchestras accompanying him. Stand by while I post the link.

OK found it.

Check this out.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=xir0ehyNes8&mode=related&search=

You guys might have to recruit some band and choir members for that night though.

toddg
03-07-2007, 09:26 PM
anything by neil diamond has orchestra adaptation, particularly the entire "jonathon livingston seagul" album, which was mainly written for orchrestration. buddy holly's "it doesnt matter anymore" which was written by paul anka, "true love ways" and "raining in my heart" come to mind also. blondie's "heart of glass" and the rolling stones "paint it black".

MaverickFan2009
03-07-2007, 09:59 PM
heyy im in orchestra too! this is my last year though. what instrument do you play?

thats such a cool idea to play those rock songs. i think that would be so fun to play and listen to. once you have a final arrangement or recording, you have to let us know!

oh and i definately agree that the orchestra in that video sucked.

wide-e-wide
03-07-2007, 10:31 PM
OK found it.

Check this out.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=xir0ehyNes8&mode=related&search=

You guys might have to recruit some band and choir members for that night though.

That was freaking awesome...thanks.

jtk1519
03-07-2007, 10:34 PM
Go pick up S&M by Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony and let that serve as inspiration. jtk believes you can even by the sheet music as the SFS used. That will give you a great starting place for some songs. One of the most amazing performances you will ever see.

Nothing Else Matters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziThYl6B2vw

Enter Sandman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFDNK-4Z7TI

Master of Puppets
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2Bg3tLUlJk

One
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY7p6EIWavc

Sacred Ground
03-07-2007, 11:14 PM
If you want to put your strings to good use, do something from "Days of Future Past" by the Moody Blues. They used orchestra accompanyment in a lot of their music.

Here's a sample from the album, problem is it's live and not a studio version.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPLWBhNW3FM

Miss Kitty
03-08-2007, 08:23 AM
I'm in Honors Orchestra at my high school. I saw this (http://youtube.com/watch?v=rEUpKzoEW-E) video and it made me want to work on something for our spring concert next year, when I will be a senior. Our director is usually open to student-submitted ideas, so if we arrange it properly, it could definitely come to fruition. So what I ask of you is to come up with a list of your Top X number of Rock (I use the term rock lightly...The Beatles to Metallica, as long as it has a recognizable, its fair game at this point) songs (old, new, whatever). If it works, I'll try and record the concert and post it about a year from now. Thanks!

So far, we're thinking about Smells Like Teen Spirit, because it was our inspiration, and we were thinking about ending with some of Freebird.

P.S. apparently that is a Freshmen orchestra in the video, and I was not overall that impressed with their musical ability...not to toot our own horn, but our orchestra is pretty darn good.

I think that is great!! Dust In The Wind is great for such an arrangement. Also anything from E.L.O.

DragonBand06
03-08-2007, 10:34 AM
Yall should play "Instrumedley" off the Dream Theater "Live at Budokan" Album :D

ktCarl
03-08-2007, 11:15 AM
You could end the concert with The Beatles' "A Day In The Life' since that song ends with an orchestra crescendo.

garlandowl08
03-08-2007, 03:26 PM
I'm a cellist...there are so many great ideas here, it's going to be really hard to whittle it down. Whatever sheet music we can't find/can't afford we'll probably write ourselves...I'll keep you guys posted...more ideas are definitely welcome!

garlandowl08
03-08-2007, 03:32 PM
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoID=1493202984

That was one of the other student suggested ideas. The pianist came to our director the year before asking about it and worked really hard all summer even when even the director himself was uncertain. It worked out really well if I do say so myself.


The student is also 3rd chair violinist and a guitar player and played on the football team (O-Line).

gtowndrumma
03-08-2007, 03:55 PM
puckett is raw.... thats all i have to say about that

garlandowl08
03-08-2007, 04:04 PM
puckett is raw.... thats all i have to say about that

Hahaha, yeah pretty much

gtowndrumma
03-08-2007, 04:22 PM
lol, he sure has gotten creative with that video camera

mtbray
03-08-2007, 04:40 PM
"Stairway to Heaven" should lend itself to a nice flute or oboe solo. That's Led Zeppelin (the untitled album, commonly referred to as IV) for your young mind.

Second stairway to heaven

Owned05
03-08-2007, 04:45 PM
"Stairway to Heaven" should lend itself to a nice flute or oboe solo. That's Led Zeppelin (the untitled album, commonly referred to as IV) for your young mind.

Ditto.

That or "Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd. Think that'd sound pretty friggin' cool.

farmerfan
03-08-2007, 04:53 PM
Farmer likes music and misses that he is no longer a student at UNT because he can no longer get in for free to watch all the UNT concerts that the sypmphony and brass puts on. :mad:

PaulinPlano
03-08-2007, 05:26 PM
I think a cover of the Bee Gees "Staying Alive" would be fun and would be enjoyed by a wide range of people.

PaulinPlano
03-08-2007, 05:30 PM
Ditto.

That or "Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd. Think that'd sound pretty friggin' cool.

yep... I thought about several Pink Floyd tunes as well... Good Choice. I also might suggest Smashing Pumpkins "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" followed by "Tonight, Tonight" or maybe something from Coldplay like "Speed of Sound" or "Talk". but many people may not know these tunes.

Bobcat81
03-08-2007, 08:30 PM
I'm in Honors Orchestra at my high school. I saw this (http://youtube.com/watch?v=rEUpKzoEW-E) video and it made me want to work on something for our spring concert next year, when I will be a senior. Our director is usually open to student-submitted ideas, so if we arrange it properly, it could definitely come to fruition. So what I ask of you is to come up with a list of your Top X number of Rock (I use the term rock lightly...The Beatles to Metallica, as long as it has a recognizable, its fair game at this point) songs (old, new, whatever). If it works, I'll try and record the concert and post it about a year from now. Thanks!

So far, we're thinking about Smells Like Teen Spirit, because it was our inspiration, and we were thinking about ending with some of Freebird.

P.S. apparently that is a Freshmen orchestra in the video, and I was not overall that impressed with their musical ability...not to toot our own horn, but our orchestra is pretty darn good.

Couldn't agree with you more.

A rendition of "Freebird" with strings at closing would be an awesome thing!! Something about that song says it all. Awesome choice. (Two thumbs up for me)!!

garlandowl08
03-09-2007, 03:44 PM
Ok here is the long list...it will definitely be whittled down so any criticisms you make will probably already be made by my friends and I:


Hey Jude
Carry On My Wayward Son
Don't Stop Believin'
Stairway to Heaven
Back in Black
Immigrant Song
Master of Puppets
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Dust in the Wind
Since U Been Gone (This is just an inside joke)
Thriller
Smells Like Teen Spirit (the original inspiration for the project)
Yeah!
Grillz
Crazy Train
Iron Man
Deuling Banjos
Purple Haze
Devil Went Down to Georgia
Can't Touch This
Bohemian Rhapsody
Ring of Fire
Walk the Line
All Shook Up
California Girls
Beautiful Day
Sweet Child of Mine
Paint It Black
Clocks
Tonto
Aerials
Bittersweet Symphony
Wonderwall
American Pie


Obviously they won't all make the cut be we tried to represent all popular music from our parents days on. The concert will be for our parents and friends and siblings, so we're trying to pick music that transcends time as well as some oldies and some..."newies" lol. Any input is welcomed!

ktchamp97
03-09-2007, 08:12 PM
Yall should play "Instrumedley" off the Dream Theater "Live at Budokan" Album :D
LOL! :D

Good luck with that...

"Instrumedly" performed live in Japan (http://youtube.com/watch?v=ieRFnlcsZ0g)

These guys are flat-out amazing live...that's obvious from the video, but seeing them in person is an experience I'll never forget.

garlandowl08
03-17-2007, 11:15 PM
TTT for anyone who wants to add to the list...i think we might start working on this soon.

MaverickFan2009
03-18-2007, 12:08 AM
i was reading the list you made a few posts ago, and i can't believe i didn't think of Dust In the Wind. i have always wanted to learn that violin part. it's so awesome. i think you should definately definately definately use that song :D