Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. These harmonic details are better felt than heard. After bagging another award at the 58th Grammys, Pentatonix dropped their third Christmas album titled A Pentatonix Christmas. Thanks again. Download it, sing it. Not long after its release, the music video made its rounds on social media, complete with stunning cinematography and impeccable styling. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts. They have proven once again how versatile the voice can be as compared to conventional instruments. I’m glad you enjoyed the piece. The biggest track on it is probably a cover of Leonard Cohen’s most famous Hallelujah. The chorus here is a copy of the first, but with Avi as the lead. Print and download Hallelujah sheet music by Pentatonix. In fact, everything is taken out, leaving Mitch with the final verse. The rest of the section is hummed, giving the overall sound a better blend. It further supports the pendulum motion of the melody. The pensive chorus in this section is a classic Pentatonix build-up before the climactic end. It shines light on the depth of current music, which is essential in art, commercial or not. As a classically-trained musician, I’m fascinated by how PTX is able to incorporate classical practice into their modern act. This instrumental serves as accompaniment to the second verse, in which Avi Kaplan doubles as lead and bass, though the bass may be covered by Scott. Also, you manage to analyse and explain without losing the point of it all – enjoying a fabulous performance. Not long after its release, the music video made its rounds on social media, complete with stunning cinematography and impeccable styling. Format: MP3 320 Kbps Review: Pentatonix enchants at Thai debut, Review: Musings of an Artiste by Kris Foundation featuring Khoo Hui Ling. This track was released in 1984. So what was it about their Hallelujah that got us raving? Key of Bb Major Hallelujah by Pentatonix is in the key of Bb Major. Key. The same two-bar instrumental is heard but with an addition of the body percussion by Kevin Olusola. It gives the musical theory to their beautiful practice, and for that many thanks. Find the best workout music at Find the songs with BPMs to match your running, walking, cycling or spinning pace. $1.99. Original songwriter: Leonard Cohen. After bagging another award at the 58th Grammys, Pentatonix dropped their third Christmas album titled A Pentatonix Christmas. Another feature would be Mitch Grassi’s 4-3 suspension of Bb to A in the quasi cadential 6/4 (Bb 6/4, but just Bb in this case) to the dominant chord (F) on the final ‘hallelujah’ of the chorus. All files available for download are reproduced tracks, they're not the original music. A popular approach to this would be to utilise the technique of ‘layering’, which basically means adding layers of voices or parts as the song progresses. This section ends on the final syllabus ‘jah’ but not on the tonic note. [Caution: It may get technical.]. Surprise (again)! What makes Pentatonix’s ‘Hallelujah’ great? The song grows in intensity as the melody approaches the higher range of Kirstin’s voice, giving it belt-quality. Instrumental Version MP3. Create a free website or blog at The second chorus has Kirstin, Mitch, and Scott singing in triads with each ‘hallelujah’ going higher than the previous. 03:31. Kirstin embellishes the melody towards the end with a note of anticipation, decorated with an upper auxiliary (Bb-C-D-C). A point to take note would be that the last note of the melody from the previous chorus ends on the first bar of the instrumental. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Give it a 2 stars? Change ). At this point, we would have heard leads from all four vocalists. In this case, the motion of sound is created by the ‘stomps’ and ‘claps’ by Kevin. (feat. Pat A, Thank you for the kind words. The accompaniment joins a few bars later but with little movements, reducing distraction from the ethereal quality of Mitch’s voice. The basic form of Hallelujah may be broken down into a simple verse-and-chorus, with text to each verse different from the previous, similar to that of Amazing Grace. I can tell you with certainty that Scott does take over the bass from Avi after his short riff. The String Mob), White Christmas (with Pentatonix & The London Symphony Orchestra). This is reminiscent of Pentatonix’s performance of Dog Days Are Over during their time at The Sing-Off. I can’t imagine a time without their music! SKU: MN0169974 I fantastic version unlike all the others. ( Log Out /  I was minutely concerned when I saw the song on the track list. ... Tempo: variable (around 60 BPM) In the same key as the original: B♭ This song ends without fade out The song begins a cappella Duration: 4:28 - Preview at: 3:31. ( Log Out /  Complete Pentaholic here (5 European concerts in 3 years), but one with no musical training. Thinking back, we are after all talking about the group that revolutionised Little Drummer Boy and Mary, Did You Know. Hallelujah Lyrics: I’ve heard there was a secret chord / That David played and it pleased the Lord / But you don't really care for music, do you? The biggest track on it is probably a cover of Leonard Cohen's most famous Hallelujah. The song finishes with a conclusive perfect cadence executed with a falling fifth in Avi’s bass to a Bb1, the lowest note in the entire song. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. This section also brings back the hemiola of two ‘stomps’ against the triplet subdivision of the beat by Kevin, which was first introduced in Section C. It gives the song a stable drive. Pentatonix starts with nothing but Scott Hoying’s solo, then adding long hums from the third line of the verse. Kirstin Maldonado leads this section. Download the karaoke with lyrics. Also, ‘minor’ on the minor VI (Gm) chord and ‘major’ on the major IV (Eb) chord. This would pose a difficulty for arrangers to keep the song interesting as it goes on. 0. I hope it comes off as more than a mere description. Throughout the song, Avi has executed numerous octave leaps which enhanced the effect of the build-ups. A two-bar instrumental section succeeds the first chorus. Pentatonix retained the classic word-painting in this song in lines ‘well it goes like this the fourth the fifth’ and ‘the minor fall the major lift’, where ‘fourth’ and ‘fifth’ is sung on chords IV (Eb) and V (F) respectively. Surprise! Download and print in PDF or MIDI free sheet music for hallelujah by Pentatonix arranged by GeorgeWu for Drum Group, Soprano, Tenor, Alto & more instruments (Mixed Ensemble) The instrumental which precedes each verse is taken out from this section. There is no shortage of great arrangements and recordings of Hallelujah on YouTube, a cappella or not. Avi is left to echo the higher voices with his own line before joining them in a culminating chord V (F). These music files do not include lyrics. The addition of voices on the syllabi ‘lu’ and ‘jah’ in the chorus not only defines the harmony, but also keeps our ears interested with the constant alternating between one and five voices. A downward motion on ‘ha-lle’ brings us back to the calm in the chorus where echoes of ‘hallelujah’ can be heard by the supporting voices after the lead. The song and video has been featured on platforms such as,, and Mashable. A change in the syllabus in the accompaniment from the brief ‘ooh’ to ‘ah’ gives the overall sound more resonance and intensity, and aids the build up to the chorus with mild aggression. Mitch does it again with a 9-8 suspension followed by a lower auxiliary (F-Eb-D-Eb) in the third phrase, then a final 4-3 as mentioned in Section B. "Hallelujah" by Pentatonix has a tempo of 90 BPM. Much like our eyes, our ears are attracted to motion. Hallelujah - Pentatonix (Full Sheet Music w/ Lyrics) - YouTube Not quite the expected ending to the last phrase of the final chorus. Release date: 2016 For this analysis, the song will be split into six sections, titled A to F. Timings of each section have been listed. It consists of long harmony notes in the background with the occasional harmonisation of the melody tastefully done. This is done with a unison part in the vocals and a steady pulsating by the bass and percussion. The cover version is terrible, but that isn't important even though it is impossible to not notice. It is also ideal to start with as little as possible, providing more room for expansion. Theory and analysis aside, this arrangement and recording is also made great with the high proficiency in singing by the members of Pentatonix.