Imogen Heap’s Hide and Seek: the best classical covers

30 March 2017, 11:24

imogen heap

You might know it from THAT scene in The O.C., or you might know it from that Jason Derulo song - but Imogen Heap’s a cappella classic is beloved by classical musicians everywhere.

8-part cello version

Something about the cello’s sonorities and range suit this song perfectly, as this group from Cello Ireland show us, in an arrangement by Fiachra Trench.

Imogen Heap - Hide and Seek (for 8 cellos)

A stunning arrangment by Fiachra Trench, performed by NSO Cellos via Cello Ireland.



Bassoon quartet version

Again, it’s all in the sonority - bassoon quartet Breaking Winds have got this bang-on.


Piano and cello version

Brooklyn Duo are masters of the artfully planned pop cover version, so it’s no surprise they complete nail this one too.


One-man a cappella version

Dan Wright has dedication - we’ll give him that. And his attention to detail has resulted in a stunning effect.


Choral version

Proving The King’s Singers aren’t averse to a little crossover action, this is a beautifully nuanced version that captures a quite different spirit to the original.

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