2-part arrangement of the pop-culture anthem by Leonard Cohen
This is a 2-part arrangement of “Hallelujah”, which was written by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen in 1984, and released on his album entitled “Various Positions”. For the next 10 years, he continually modified the verses, adding new ones, and deleting others. There are perhaps more than 80 variations of lyrics. Still, the song did not gain much notice/popularity until John Cale recorded a cover version of it in 1991. His soulful interpretation won immediate acclaim, and it has since been recorded over 300 times by such disparate artists as Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright III, and K D Lang. It has been featured in the sound tracks of over 50 television shows and movies, including the 2001 animated feature film “Shrek”.