Love it or hate it, Rebecca Black‘s song “Friday” has people talking. The cheesy “so-bad-it’s-good” hit song is racking up millions and millions of views on YouTube and it shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.
The song has now been given the orchestra treatment as well. Composer Walt Ribeiro writes on his blog:
Regardless of what people say about this track, I actually love it, and so its the one I wanted to arrange this week.
It’s on par with Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Why? Well, I constantly say that music isn’t about eighth notes and harmonic minor scales. It’s purpose is to create emotion. It doesn’t matter what that emotion is – it could be happy, sad, fear, uncertainty, anger, calmness, or in this case – hilariousness.
The song actually sounds much better when performed by a real, live orchestra. Especially noteworthy is the xylophone / rap solo that cuts in around the 2:29 mark.
If you’d like to hear more by this orchestra just “like” them on Facebook here. You can listen to the track and watch the video below.
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- Classical Muzak of the Day (thedailywh.at)
- “Lady Gaga thinks Rebecca Black is a Genius” and related posts (rickey.org)