QUARANTUNES

Virtual Performances

Songs written and performed in isolation

GABRIEL'S OBOE | ENNIO MORRICONE

Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind, Heals the heart, and flows from heaven to the soul. Day 6 of the lockdown so decided to get my flute and play again after years. Sharing with you all this simple yet moving music by Ennio Morricone.

LOOSE YOURSELF | EMINEM

Quarantunes Op #1, when Eminem meets Ily Maniano. Quarantine Week 4 - finally got some time to write some jazzy harmonies.

WANNA BE | SPICE GIRLS

FEAT. LARA MAIGUE

Honored to have a lovely guest who's a good friend and one of the Philippines' top Sopranos - none other than the one and only Lara Maigue. Here's our chilled version of a very popular song during the 90s. Enjoy!

CLAIR DE LUNE | CLAUDE DEBUSSY

Here’s a freshly arranged best loved piano piece by Debussy - Clair de Lune. I’ve always wanted to play this but since my piano skills is comme çi comme ça, but I reckon singing it would be much easier. 🤣

ICH WILL ES AUF DIESE WEIßE | BACKSTREET BOYS

I WANT IT THAT WAY

Here's a new work entitled "Ich Will es auf Diese Weise" Quarantunes Op. #3 Motette für 8 Stimmen by Bachstraße Jungs, text by Google Übersetzung. In English, I want it that way by the Backstreet Boys, for 8 voices/2 choirs.  Tapping the 1800-1890s in me. If Backstreet Boys were famous during the Romantic Period.

 

Sure was a fun exercise to write this piece as it reminds me back during counterpoint classes with Schumann, Schubert and Mendelssohn.  I did miss singing period music though. I have attached the English translation and an unreadable score ) in the video in case you want to sing along with me. 

IN THE END | LINKIN PARK

 

For our rainy and chilled Sunday Quarantunes, I made Op. #4 an overly dramatic "Linkin Park rock song" .. DISCLAIMER: I really don't sing pop that much, so here's an attempt because in the end, it doesn't really matter. 😁

Happy Listening!

GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS | WILLIAM RUNYAN, THOMAS CHRISSHOLM

Here’s a freshly arranged classic hymn, Great is thy Faithfulness specially written and premiered last Sunday for our beloved mother’s 60th Birthday. Tapped the other 3 Ilys

for this special collaboration. Happy listening and a blessed Sunday to everyone!

NIGHT AND DAY | COLE PORTER

 

Quarantunes for tonight is a classic from Cole Porter. Here's a simple arrangement Night and Day for 6 voices, CTTBB + Solo Happy listening!

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