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Hallelujah

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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen (arr. Michael Brown)


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General Info

Year: 1984 / 2010
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Origin Medium: Ballad
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00; (digital) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Electric Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Written by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen in the '80s, this powerful song has had a surge of popularity with its frequent usage in TV and movies. Recorded by such diverse artists as Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi and Justin Timberlake, it was also used during the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Vancouver.

- Program Note by publisher


Hallelujah is a song written by Canadian singer Leonard Cohen, originally released on his album Various Positions (1984). Achieving little initial success, the song found greater popular acclaim through a recording by John Cale, which inspired a recording by Jeff Buckley. Cohen's song and Buckley's cover are the subject of the 2012 book The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of 'Hallelujah' by Alan Light.

Following its increased popularity after being featured in the film Shrek (2001), many other arrangements have been performed by many and various singers, both in recordings and in concert, with over 300 versions known. The song has been used in film and television soundtracks and televised talent contests.

Cohen's lyrical poetry and his view that "many different hallelujahs exist" is reflected in wide-ranging covers with very different intents or tones, allowing the song to be "melancholic, fragile, uplifting [or] joyous" depending on the performer.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • W.D. Packard (Warren, Ohio) Concert Band (Jesse Leyva, conductor) - 22 July 2018
  • United States Military Academy Band (West Point, N.Y.) (Tod Addison, conductor) – 4 September 2017
  • New Orleans (La.) Concert Band (Charles Taylor, conductor) – 11 December 2016
  • MK Eggen mit Obmann Gerhard Eisath (Peter Wiedmer, conductor) – Fall 2014


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Hallelujah (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Brown) (1984/2010/2017)


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Resources