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Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – Art of…

Some years ago I have discovered the Art of Time Ensemble, a Toronto based ensemble, which had given a performance of the complete Beatles album Abbey Road in 2010 which was then just 40 years old. The concert had been available on the website of the CBC.

This year another iconic album by the Beatles gets 50 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The Art of Time Ensemble played their version of this album in 2012 – and luckily the complete concert is available as a youtube playlist. A great performance of one of the best music albums of the history.

First, here is a video of the Song “Lovely Rita”

 Playlist Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (audio)

The Beatles’ iconic album was released 50 years ago, but still sounds as fresh and genius as ever.

Art of Time Ensemble’s world-class orchestra performs with singers from the pop world – Steven Page (formerly of the Barenaked Ladies), Craig Northey (Odds), Andy Maize (Skydiggers) and John Mann (Spirit of the West) – in this vivid reimagination of The Beatles’ iconic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Recorded live in concert, June 2012
Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Toronto

Art of Time Ensemble’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is touring! Click here for dates http://www.aote.ca/

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Website Art of Time Ensemble

Led by Artistic Director Andrew Burashko, Art of Time Ensemble transforms the way you experience music. Fusing high art and popular culture in concerts that juxtapose the best of each genre, Art of Time entertains as it enlightens, revealing the universal qualities that lie at the heart of all great music.

youtube channel Art of Time

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Beatles’n’Choro – Beatles Songs with Bandolim, Cavaquinho, Clarinet and…

During the last days I have looked for some interesting choro music, and I have discovered a project titled Beatles’n’Choro. 4 CDs with Beatlessongs played by Brazilian Choro musicians with clarinet, flute, cavaquinho, bandolim, violao and pandeiro.

On the bandolim we can hear Hamilton de Holanda who plays a nice arrangement of Something on the bandolim:

Beatles’n’Choro – Something – Hamílton de Holanda

A Brazilian project of The Beatles music in Choro, a traditional brazilian music.

You can find several videos with titles from this project, but there are also other videos of Beatlessongs played by choro ensembles. Here is a group who has three videos of Beatlessongs at youtube:

I Wanna Hold Your Hand – Chorinho

Apresentação do grupo de choro no espetáculo “The Beatles” da Academia de Dança Regina Dell’Aquila – Teatro do Shopping Centro – São José dos Campos – SP – Dez/09. Marcelo Furlan (violão), Serginho Petroni (bandolim), Matheus Modesto (surdo) e Eduardo Galvani (pandeiro). Produção Vídeo Marina.

Finaly I have found some interesting videos at myspace – here as an example the song Eleonor Rigby played with bandolim, violao and pandeiro:

Eleonor Rigby – Beatles — Deus lhe Pague – Chico Buarque

Eleonor Rigby – Beatles — Deus lhe Pague – Chico Buarque

Brasil com S Escola de Choro e MPB | MySpace Video

I have collected some other videos of Beatlessongs in choro style in my playlist:


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The Art of Time Ensemble, Toronto plays Abbey Road

I have just listened to the Art of Time Ensemble: Abbey Road – another great concert of the CBC concerts on demand.

If you love the original album by the Beatles, you will also like this concert – a great concert with so much energy – incredible.

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Forty years to the day after the official release of the Beatles’ classic “Abbey Road” album, Andrew Burashko and the Art Of Time Ensemble celebrated the anniversary with a special concert at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre.

Seven prominent Toronto-based singers: Steven Page, Kevin Hearn, Raine Maida, Andy Maize, Sarah Slean, John Southworth and Alejandra Ribera join in to perform brand new arrangements of the album’s 17 timeless tracks by nine of Canada’s best composer/arrangers. “Abbey Road” lives on in a brand new way!

Some videos at youtube:

Art of Time Ensemble: I Want You

Art of Time Ensemble feat. Alejandra in Abbey Road I Want You Sept 26-27, 2009, Enwave Theatre, Toronto

Art of Time Ensemble:  The End / Her Majesty

Art of Time Ensemble feat. Kevin Hearn, Steven Page, John Southworth and Andy Maize in Abbey Road The End – Her Majesty
Sept 26-27, 2009, Enwave Theatre, Toronto

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Here Comes the Sun – Beatles Song – Mandolin…

I have just dicovered this beautiful arrangement of the Beatles song Here Comes The Sun. I do not know if the TABs for this arrangement are available, but the video shows very good how the tune is played:

Here Comes the Sun mandolin

My version of the Beatles song I Wanna Be Your Man

Playlist Beatles-Songs on Mandolin

Sheet music for Mandolin (Amazon partnerlink)

Beatles for Mandolin