Barber's Adagio -- A Cappella Style

Just stumbled across this interesting a capella arrangement of Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings:”

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Barber’s piece was introduced to a whole new generation of listeners via its use as the opening music for 1986’s Platoon, but some of the tonalities in this arrangement very much remind me of the opening of “Vessels”, the choral piece that Philip Glass composed for 1982’s Koyaanisqatsi.


Of course, the ultimate use of Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” remains as the score for this almost equally violent — albeit infinitely tastier — production:

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