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This cellist has rearranged Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah into the most spine-tingling chamber piece

13 February 2017, 12:14

This might be the most passionate classical cover of the iconic song we've heard.

Among the many losses from the world of entertainment during 2016, in November we lost the inspiring singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. 

In tribute, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has released a stunning recording of Cohen's world-renowned track 'Hallelujah'. The piece was performed at last night's BAFTA Awards in memory of the many talented people we lost last year:

Sheku Kanneh-Mason BAFTA performance


In the music video below, the talented 17-year-old cellist performs the arrangement by film composer Tom Hodge alongside a chamber group in the famous Abbey Road Studios.

And if you want to listen to this recording again, you can download Sheku’s debut EP release here or follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or check out his website.

If you enjoyed this beautiful piece of music then tune in to Smooth Classics, every evening from 10pm-1am, for more relaxing classical music.

And if you need more cello versions of Hallelujah, check out this one from Brooklyn Duo:

Brooklyn Duo's beautiful cover of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah

This version for cello and piano is just perfect


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