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    I'm in Honors Orchestra at my high school. I saw this 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.
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    "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.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavalierdad View Post
    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=xir0ehyNe...elated&search=

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavalierdad View Post
    OK found it.

    Check this out.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=xir0ehyNe...elated&search=

    You guys might have to recruit some band and choir members for that night though.
    That was freaking awesome...thanks.

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    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by garlandowl08 View Post
    I'm in Honors Orchestra at my high school. I saw this 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.
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    Yall should play "Instrumedley" off the Dream Theater "Live at Budokan" Album
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    You could end the concert with The Beatles' "A Day In The Life' since that song ends with an orchestra crescendo.
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    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!
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    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...oID=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).
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    puckett is raw.... thats all i have to say about that

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtowndrumma View Post
    puckett is raw.... thats all i have to say about that
    Hahaha, yeah pretty much
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    lol, he sure has gotten creative with that video camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoveMom View Post
    "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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoveMom View Post
    "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.

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    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.

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