Achieving little initial success, the song found greater popular acclaim through a recording by John Cale , which inspired a recording by Jeff Buckley. It has been viewed as a "baseline" for secular hymns. Following its increased popularity after being featured in the film Shrek ,   many other arrangements have been performed in recordings and in concert, with over versions known. Written in the key of C major , the chord progression matches lyrics from the song: "goes like this, the fourth , the fifth , the minor fall , and the major lift": C, F, G, A minor, F. Cohen wrote around 80 draft verses for "Hallelujah", with one writing session at the Royalton Hotel in New York where he was reduced to sitting on the floor in his underwear, banging his head on the floor. Following his original studio-album version, Cohen performed the original song on his world tour in , but live performances during his and tours almost invariably contained a quite different set of lyrics. Numerous singers mix lyrics from both versions, and occasionally make direct lyric changes; for example, in place of Cohen's "holy dove", Canadian-American singer Rufus Wainwright substituted "holy dark", while Canadian singer-songwriter Allison Crowe sang "holy ghost". 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:  The Welsh singer-songwriter John Cale , the first person to record a cover version of the song in , promoted a message of "soberness and sincerity" in contrast to Cohen's dispassionate tone;  the cover by Jeff Buckley , an American singer-songwriter, is more sorrowful and was described by Buckley as "a hallelujah to the orgasm";   Crowe interpreted the song as a "very sexual" composition that discussed relationships;  Wainwright offered a "purifying and almost liturgical" interpretation;  and Guy Garvey of the British band Elbow made the hallelujah a "stately creature" and incorporated his religious interpretation of the song into his band's recordings. Canadian singer k.
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Skip to main content Pentatonix Hallelujah. A Pentatonix Christmas. This may be my favorite Pentatonix cd of all! The arrangements are so beautiful, and of course you swear you can hear instruments being used, this group is that amazing! I had never heard of some of these songs, and yet love them almost as much as the "classics" that I grew up with. The bass in these songs can bring on the goose bumps and the clear as a bell, absolute perfect blending harmonies are mind blowing. I will be the geek you see in her vehicle singing out loud and moving to this cd even in July. Pure Bliss! See All Buying Options.
Two years later, the video is close to 60 million views. The record is jam-packed with holiday favorites , sung in gorgeous harmony without any instrumentals, as a capella is traditionally done. One of our favorite numbers on the new album? As most of their videos are, this music video looks as good as it sounds. Shot entirely in a beautiful, dusty desert landscape, all five group members are standing solemnly in a triangular formation as they deliver chilling vocal performances of the song. The four main vocalists of the group took turns on this one, which worked out perfectly considering that there are four verses to this classic song, each more beautiful than the next. Scott Hoying, baritone lead for the group, started the number as the group walked forward through the haunting grey backdrop of the desert landscape. The moment his fellow vocalists came in with their swelling background harmonies, we immediately got chills. Avi Kaplan, intense vocal bass for the group, took the next verse, surprising us as always with his impressive tone and lovely, flowing locks. Heading the tip of the pyramid formation, mezzo-soprano lead Kirstin Maldonado, took the third verse with her extremely powerful voice.
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