It consists of long harmony notes in the background with the occasional harmonisation of the melody tastefully done. The song and video has been featured on platforms such as,, and Mashable. [Caution: It may get technical.]. I love the background vocals and the one without background vocals. A downward motion on ‘ha-lle’ brings us back to the calm in the chorus where echoes of ‘hallelujah’ can be heard by the supporting voices after the lead. Download the karaoke with lyrics. Not long after its release, the music video made its rounds on social media, complete with stunning cinematography and impeccable styling. As a long time pentaholic I am very familiar with the sound of their voices (I can even tell when it’s Mitch or Kirstin in their cover of frozen). Give it a 2 stars? What we hear is a deceptive IV (Eb) chord as opposed to the expected I (Bb) or VI (Gm). Hallelujah Lyrics: I’ve heard there was a secret chord / That David played and it pleased the Lord / But you don't really care for music, do you? This is done with a unison part in the vocals and a steady pulsating by the bass and percussion. So what was it about their Hallelujah that got us raving? Your No.1 source for MP3 instrumental tracks, This title is a cover of Hallelujah as made famous by Pentatonix, Duration: 04:28 - Preview at: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. This brings back the calm in the beginning. On top of the new rhythmic interest in the accompaniment, the change in timbre of the solo voice gives this section a different character. All files available for download are reproduced tracks, they're not the original music. Download it, sing it. The String Mob), White Christmas (with Pentatonix & The London Symphony Orchestra). This instrumental serves as accompaniment to the second verse, in which Avi Kaplan doubles as lead and bass, though the bass may be covered by Scott. What makes Pentatonix’s ‘Hallelujah’ great? (feat. I appreciate that Pentatonix have a deeply technical background to the harmonies we know and love. This is without a doubt the highest point in the song. A popular approach to this would be to utilise the technique of ‘layering’, which basically means adding layers of voices or parts as the song progresses. A point to take note would be that the last note of the melody from the previous chorus ends on the first bar of the instrumental. Pentatonix starts with nothing but Scott Hoying’s solo, then adding long hums from the third line of the verse. This section also brings back the hemiola of two ‘stomps’ against the triplet subdivision of the beat by Kevin, which was first introduced in Section C. It gives the song a stable drive. It is also ideal to start with as little as possible, providing more room for expansion. The basic form of Hallelujah may be broken down into a simple verse-and-chorus, with text to each verse different from the previous, similar to that of Amazing Grace. $1.99. Original songwriter: Leonard Cohen. Kirstin embellishes the melody towards the end with a note of anticipation, decorated with an upper auxiliary (Bb-C-D-C). This track was released in 1984. There is a slightly different tone to his voice that I recognize. Although I couldn’t follow all the terms, I loved this reading of their performance. Your No.1 source for MP3 instrumental tracks, Mary, Did You Know? These music files do not include lyrics. . Find the best workout music at Find the songs with BPMs to match your running, walking, cycling or spinning pace. There is no shortage of great arrangements and recordings of Hallelujah on YouTube, a cappella or not. Hallelujah - Pentatonix (Full Sheet Music w/ Lyrics) - YouTube Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Complete Pentaholic here (5 European concerts in 3 years), but one with no musical training. The biggest track on it is probably a cover of Leonard Cohen's most famous Hallelujah. 0. I can tell you with certainty that Scott does take over the bass from Avi after his short riff. The song finishes with a conclusive perfect cadence executed with a falling fifth in Avi’s bass to a Bb1, the lowest note in the entire song. 03:31. After bagging another award at the 58th Grammys, Pentatonix dropped their third Christmas album titled A Pentatonix Christmas. An analysis. They have proven once again how versatile the voice can be as compared to conventional instruments. Thanks again. Instrumental Version MP3. Format: MP3 320 Kbps I hope it comes off as more than a mere description. Christmas, Pop, In English How would you rate this track? It should be played at a tempo of 72 BPM. Not quite the expected ending to the last phrase of the final chorus. Here’s a personal analysis with my humble knowledge. This section ends on the final syllabus ‘jah’ but not on the tonic note. ( Log Out /  Key. The cover version is terrible, but that isn't important even though it is impossible to not notice. Hallelujah - Pentatonix - MP3 instrumental karaoke. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts. For this analysis, the song will be split into six sections, titled A to F. Timings of each section have been listed. Release date: 2016 As a classically-trained musician, I’m fascinated by how PTX is able to incorporate classical practice into their modern act. A two-bar instrumental section succeeds the first chorus. It shines light on the depth of current music, which is essential in art, commercial or not. The rest of the section is hummed, giving the overall sound a better blend. This was also executed in the first verse and will occur in the subsequent verses. Much like our eyes, our ears are attracted to motion. The second chorus has Kirstin, Mitch, and Scott singing in triads with each ‘hallelujah’ going higher than the previous. Download and print in PDF or MIDI free sheet music for hallelujah by Pentatonix arranged by GeorgeWu for Drum Group, Soprano, Tenor, Alto & more instruments (Mixed Ensemble) SKU: MN0169974 Surprise! Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I’m glad you enjoyed the piece. The first chorus is almost in plain homophony, with Scott belting and exhibiting his soulful voice. This keeps the song fresh despite the similar melody and format in every section. The verse takes a whole new accompaniment in this section. Also, you manage to analyse and explain without losing the point of it all – enjoying a fabulous performance. Thinking back, we are after all talking about the group that revolutionised Little Drummer Boy and Mary, Did You Know. Instead of a perfect or interrupted cadence, this section is a repeat of the chorus but without the first ‘hallelujah’. Another feature would be Mitch Grassi’s 4-3 suspension of Bb to A in the quasi cadential 6/4 (Bb 6/4, but just Bb in this case) to the dominant chord (F) on the final ‘hallelujah’ of the chorus. Avi is left to echo the higher voices with his own line before joining them in a culminating chord V (F). But after listening to it, it is safe to say that Pentatonix retains its streak of bringing epicness to its covers. It is a passive way of drawing attention from the ear. The biggest track on it is probably a cover of Leonard Cohen’s most famous Hallelujah. This would pose a difficulty for arrangers to keep the song interesting as it goes on. Mitch does it again with a 9-8 suspension followed by a lower auxiliary (F-Eb-D-Eb) in the third phrase, then a final 4-3 as mentioned in Section B. Review: Pentatonix enchants at Thai debut, Review: Musings of an Artiste by Kris Foundation featuring Khoo Hui Ling. The pensive chorus in this section is a classic Pentatonix build-up before the climactic end. Print and download Hallelujah sheet music by Pentatonix. Create a free website or blog at Key of Bb Major Hallelujah by Pentatonix is in the key of Bb Major. It further supports the pendulum motion of the melody. Pat A, Thank you for the kind words. Hello, Genres: A nifty tonicization into the relative minor occurs on ‘drew the hallelujah’ right before the chorus, which acts as a temporal rest-stop before proceeding. I fantastic version unlike all the others. Throughout the song, Avi has executed numerous octave leaps which enhanced the effect of the build-ups. Also, ‘minor’ on the minor VI (Gm) chord and ‘major’ on the major IV (Eb) chord. After bagging another award at the 58th Grammys, Pentatonix dropped their third Christmas album titled A Pentatonix Christmas. ( Log Out /  It provides a subtle tension-and-release before the conclusive perfect cadence. A change in the syllabus in the accompaniment from the brief ‘ooh’ to ‘ah’ gives the overall sound more resonance and intensity, and aids the build up to the chorus with mild aggression. It consists of two choruses as opposed to the verse-chorus format of previous sections. These harmonic details are better felt than heard. I was minutely concerned when I saw the song on the track list. Not long after its release, the music video made its rounds on social media, complete with stunning cinematography and impeccable styling. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account.