I recently discovered an orchestra channel on YouTube that features an orchestra playing relatively recent pop/ rock music. When played with an orchestra and a choir, the songs immediately have more gravity. The arrangements are simple, yet effective. When listening to them, I find myself having a genuine emotional reaction to them (and I don’t usually listen to music typically found on the radio).
I think the beauty in these arrangements can be found in their simplicity. They use a variety of colors that enhance and amplify the songs and perhaps the emotional content. We should remember the power of simplicity.
*You can check them out here.