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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Knights of the Cydonian Orchestra

Sometimes if you really want to hear something in a specific way you have to make it yourself. This took around 3 months to make, but that includes lots of time spent wondering why the hell I started it. It is an orchestral cover of the brilliant Knights of Cydonia by Muse. (All rights of the original go to them, of course. (No suing plz.))

If you want to recreate this piece you will need around 8 violins, 8 more violins, 6 violas, 2 cellos, 1 double bass, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 3 french horns, 1 clarinet, 1 flute, 1 bassoon, a choir of exactly 43 people (just to be awkward), a piano, a conductor and snare drum. And of course people to play them. Or robots. Or even more appropriately, knights!


For Volcol, Gooby, and those musicians on the beach of Sidmouth who inspired this idea.




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