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Never Gonna Give You Up

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By Rick Astley

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String Orchestra - Level 2 - Digital Download
By Rick Astley. By Matthew Aitken, Peter Waterman, and Mike Stock. Arranged by Ellen Harle. Contemporary. Score and parts. 21 pages. Fireworks Music #6010593. Published by Fireworks Music (A0.767820).

Item Number: A0.767820

Made popular in the past decade, the "rickroll" is a classic bait and switch prank, whereby someone is tricked into listening to Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" when expecting something different. Your students will love to "Rickroll" their audience! This arrangement starts with a snippet of Pachelbel's timeless "Canon in D", to lull the audience into a false sense of seriousness - the bass plays the usual cello part here, with the cello leading the canon. After a few bars, we pause on a dominant chord, before launching into the upbeat strains of this classic 80's pop anthem. To leave out the prank, just omit the first two lines, and commence from rehearsal mark A. Arranged into D major for ease of playing. Cello, bass and viola parts include limited position work. The melody is passed between parts with the exception of the double bass, who opens the Pachelbel's "Canon in D" snippet. Included in purchase is the score and all parts, including Violin 3 (Viola part in treble clef). A great piece for school ensembles.

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