Embrace the lighthearted romanticism of "Can't Help Falling in Love," ideal for weddings, cocktail parties, and other casual gigs."Love Me Tender," one of Elvis' most beloved ballads, is a classic that's rewarding when played with heartfelt sensitivity. Add these popular Elvis love songs to your repertoire and be prepared for any romantic occasion. Includes score and parts, plus performance notes by arranger Eric Gorfain.
Orchestral in scope, but rock by instrumentation, Radiohead pushed the musical limits of rock music with its 1997 landmark album OK Computer. This arrangement of the album's epic track "Paranoid Android" will challenge any string quartet. Tricky rhythms and time-signature changes are just the tip of the iceberg for this complex piece of music.
Polar opposite in tone to "Paranoid Android" is the Grammy-nominated song "House of Cards" (In Rainbows, 2007), an uncharacteristically relaxed Radiohead love ballad. Melodically deadpan, the crux of the song lies in the rhythmic groove created by the guitar figure faithfully played in this string quartet arrangement by the viola. Includes score and parts, plus performance notes by arranger Eric Gorfain.
Sink your teeth into tunes from Twilight!
Play two edgy tunes from The Twilight Saga. Arranger Eric Gorfain translates the folksy, psychedelic sounds of the indie-rock bands Grizzly Bear and OK Go into string arrangements that are sure to energize a school recital or bring a contemporary touch to any casual gig. Whether you're on Team Jacob or Team Edward, or just a flat-out indie rock fan, you'll enjoy the interesting melody, syncopation, and texture these charts have to offer.
"Slow Life" by Grizzly Bear is a sad and romantic piece that perfectly fits the dark atmosphere of The Twilight Saga. Lazy and moody, this arrangement's languorous pulse beats like a breaking heart, and eventually turns into a melancholy ode to romantic despair.
"Shooting the Moon" by OK Go is a popular hit with the band's followers and fans of the The Twilight Saga soundtrack. With a contrasting vibe to "Slow Life," this arrangement builds on the intensity of the song's military-band beat while maintaining its playful nature. Culminating with rock 'n' roll bravado, "Shooting the Moon" is challenging and fun to play. Includes score and parts, plus performance notes by arranger Eric Gorfain.