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Kissing You (Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet) - String Quartet - Des'Ree arr. Cellobat

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Violin, Viola, Cello, String Quartet - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
By Des'ree. Arranged by Sarah Cellobat Chaffee. Score, Set of Parts. 15 pages. Published by Sarah Chaffee (H0.644065-SC003604016).

Item Number: H0.644065-SC003604016

"Kissing You," a song originally written for a scene in Baz Luhrmann's feature film Romeo + Juliet where the title characters meet each other at a ball, was released both on the film's soundtrack and on the third studio album of its singer Des'Ree. This beautiful pared-down ballad (whose instrumentation features only the vocals, a pianist, and strings) earned Des'Ree critical acclaim, with many praising the emotional depth the song brought to the movie. Ever since its release, "Kissing You" has become a fan favorite and a very popular choice for weddings. This arrangement for string quartet captures the beauty of the original, with many layers of lush (and sometimes unexpected) harmonies, a full range of dynamic intensity, the passionate melodic vocal line in the first violin, and the etherial piano line in violin 2. Perfect for wedding ceremonies, receptions, proposals, vow renewals, solo & ensemble contests or any other occasion when your quartet wants to give your audience chills! Rated advanced-intermediate -- most of this chart remains in first position and is fairly simple to play, but there are some interesting rhythms to take a look at. The hardest thing about the song is that it sometimes lacks an evident beat, so listen closely to your group to make sure you're always together!

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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