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Friday, May 8, 2009

Baba Yetu Covers!

Ah, yes. One of the great joys of writing a song that people like: hearing covers and remixes of your work!

I already blogged about Matt Lagoy's excellent banjo cover of Baba Yetu. Here's another remix done by Geoffrey Taucer and Brad Burr of the OCRemix community. I dig the 7/8 time!

The YouTube poster ModistOne sent me his piano cover of the song. He does a great job squeezing the many contrapuntal elements in to his arrangement. He also has 873 comments on his video so far, which is mind boggling to me.

And finally... TRANCE REMIX!

Gotta say, I love that people are doing this. Kinda wish people would give me a little more credit in their videos (at least mention who WROTE the song, please!). Also wish people could tell me when they do this stuff! It's very flattering, and I'd love to meet the people who put the time and energy into it.

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Blogger Luk said...

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May 10, 2009 at 9:19 AM

 
Blogger Luk said...

I must admit I'm not a fan of the Trance version, but the piano one is impressive!

May 10, 2009 at 9:20 AM

 
Blogger M. Rose said...

Is there a choral arrangement9 of this?

May 14, 2009 at 11:55 AM

 
Blogger Christopher Tin said...

Yes, Alfred Publishing has released it.

May 14, 2009 at 12:23 PM

 
Blogger Lencias said...

Whoa, these are nice, Chris, especially the piano cover, I think.

In the meantime, I pretty much got a commitment from the choir director at our school that we'll be doing Baba Yetu for an 'around the world' themed concert next year, I'll be sure to tape that for ya.

(In the meantime, my final project for AP Music Theory - a film scoring project - is coming along very well.)

May 16, 2009 at 9:00 PM

 

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