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Love On The Brain - String Quartet - Rihanna arr. Cellobat

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By Rihanna

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Violin, Viola, Cello, String Quartet - Advanced - Digital Download
By Rihanna. Arranged by Sarah Cellobat Chaffee. Score, Set of Parts. 15 pages. Published by Sarah Chaffee (H0.588839-SC001322627).

Item Number: H0.588839-SC001322627

Written for Rihanna's eighth studio album "Anti" and inspired by 50's and 60's doo-wop soul music, "Love On The Brain" is a powerful 6/8 ballad depicting the powerful pull of a stormy relationship. This huge hit became Rihanna's 22nd single in the Billboard top 5, showcasing her vocal versatility and earning her comparisons to Amy Winehouse and Mariah Carey. In this beautiful arrangement for string quartet, the first violin part is the virtuosic vocal line, with a part spanning several octaves and including many of Rihanna's tricky, almost-improvised, off-the-cuff rhythms. Commissioned for a wedding reception, this arrangement stays true to the soulful feel and dynamic intensity of the original song and is just as much fun to play as it is to listen to! The 2nd violin, viola, and cello parts of this chart are more of an early-intermediate level, but I'm rating it as advanced for all the unconventional rhythms in the 1st violin part - this will be sightreadable for professionals, but V1 might want to take a look at it first!

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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