Thursday, September 15, 2011

Baffled King Composing, Sountrack #14

"Hallelujah" is one of my favorite songs. So beautiful, so sad. It seems simultaneously hollow and overflowing. Once, for a presentation in a Spanish lit class, I made the whole class sing along (don't worry, I had the lyrics on a PowerPoint).

Here are a few covers of it that do its lyrics some justice:

This is a four-part beauty. Youtube wouldn't let me embed it, so listen to it here.

Kate Voegele

Jeff Buckley

Imogen Heap -this cover is very spare; haunting

Regina Spektor

Rufus Wainwright (this is the one you've heard from "Shrek")

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