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Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky) - String Quartet - Bill Conti arr. Cellobat

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By Bill Conti

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Violin, Viola, Cello, String Quartet - Advanced - Digital Download
By Bill Conti. Arranged by Sarah Cellobat Chaffee. Score, Set of Parts. 15 pages. Published by Sarah Chaffee (H0.484169-SC000016111).

Item Number: H0.484169-SC000016111

"Gonna Fly Now," composed by Bill Conti as the theme song for the movie Rocky, was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song and hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts after the movie's release in 1977. The song has since become a part of the pop culture zeitgeist and is now almost synonymous with working hard and achieving victory. This string quartet arrangement of "Gonna Fly Now" was commissioned for a wedding recessional, and it has as much passion, excitement, and beautiful harmonic layering as the original! Just as much fun to listen to as it is to play, this arrangement is full of jazzy rhythms, crazy guitar solos, and a triumphant ending. Rated Advanced for double stops, tricky rhythms (especially in the violin solos), and accidentals - definitely playable for advanced students and professionals, but you might want to look it over and check spots first if you're planning to sightread it. I promise it'll be worth it! :)

Sarah "Cellobat" Chaffee earned her bachelor's degree in cello performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and is now based in Las Vegas. She currently performs with Aerosmith in their "Deuces Are Wild" residency at The Park MGM Theater on the Las Vegas Strip. Sarah is also the principal cellist in David Perrico's Pop Strings Orchestra, a 14-piece band that performs every Friday and Saturday at Caesars Palace, and she plays regularly for Premiere Wedding Music and Bella Electric Strings. Sarah has performed and recorded with many other artists including Halsey, Disturbed, Mötley Crüe, Celine Dion, Kygo, Ricky Martin, Sarah Brightman, Il Divo, and Lady Antebellum. She can be found at:

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