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PostPosted: Sun 09 Sep, 2007 12:55 pm    Post subject: Ave Maria Reply with quote

I just saw this version of Ave Maria on another forum and was pleasantly surprised by Bobby McFerrin of "Don't Worry, Be Happy" fame (ick).
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I wonder if the audience was really a choir and the performance we're seeing is some kind of master class. I like the way at the end he seems so pleased.


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PostPosted: Sun 09 Sep, 2007 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely. And amazing how he can sing like that.

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Cool how he uses his fingers on the mike as though he can manipulate his larynx like a keyboard.


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I thought there might be a choir behind him. But the singers, whoever they were, seemed a bit uncertain and draggy at first, but they got very good toward the end. I loved his reaction at the end.


Here he does an amazing version of the Air on a G String.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slUW5IBVo_8

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PostPosted: Sun 09 Sep, 2007 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Following a chain of youtube links starting from the McFerrin, I came to this guy's http://www.youtube.com/user/wzauscher version of the Bach/Gounod. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk1DB7Yf-hw

After that, get a load of his version of Diecimila Anni from Turandot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqeoOQiqv_0 I almost made myself sick laughing. la la la


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PostPosted: Sun 09 Sep, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, rats. I have NO idea what has happened but suddenly, I am unable to hear any sound when I look at youtube pages.

(Just downloaded the latest version of flash but that made not one whit of difference.)



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PostPosted: Mon 10 Sep, 2007 11:53 am    Post subject: Re: Ave Maria Reply with quote

MrsBrown wrote:
I just saw this version of Ave Maria
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I wonder if the audience was really a choir and the performance we're seeing is some kind of master class. I like the way at the end he seems so pleased.


I FINALLY got the browser fixed so that the sound plays! (It took ages of hair tearing and screaming. How incredibly annoying. It turns out that I had to uninstall Quicktime.)

As I was returning to the page over and over to see Bobby McFerrin but not hear him, I started to wonder if it was really worth all the trouble to even bother. But I'm glad to say: That is really cool!

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I've noticed that audiences are often capable of singing quite beautifully. I guess there are still enough people who belong/ed to choirs. And that version of "Ave Maria" is quite commonly sung at weddings, etc. so many people are pretty familiar with it. But there was definitely a relatively good soprano singing. I wonder if it might have been the blonde lady that was focussed on near the end of the video.

I believe the people sitting on chairs behind McFerrin are audience members. They may be discount rush seats that are sold just before the performance.



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PostPosted: Mon 10 Sep, 2007 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blm wrote:
I came to this guy's http://www.youtube.com/user/wzauscher version of the Bach/Gounod. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk1DB7Yf-hw


bravo! That's great!! bravo! I think that Pete Levin should add a link to that on his Viola Jokes page.

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After that, get a load of his version of Diecimila Anni from Turandot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqeoOQiqv_0 I almost made myself sick laughing. la la la


I watched in fascination, thinking it was amusing but wondering what it was about it that you almost made yourself sick laughing. And then I saw it and not only did I almost make myself sick laughing as well but I spit ALL over the monitor

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I love that he used his dog to replace the usually deafening sound of the audience clapping and cheering at the end of that aria while the orchestra is playing.



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PostPosted: Mon 10 Sep, 2007 7:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Ave Maria Reply with quote

MrsBrown wrote:
I just saw this version of Ave Maria on another forum and was pleasantly surprised by Bobby McFerrin of "Don't Worry, Be Happy" fame (ick).
Spoiler (highlight to read):
I wonder if the audience was really a choir and the performance we're seeing is some kind of master class. I like the way at the end he seems so pleased.


We have a wonderful album of Bobby McFerrin and Yo-yo Ma... It's extraordinary. I realized then that Bobby McFerrin is a remarkable musician.



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