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We just can't wait to see the brand new live-action Beauty and the Beast, but in the meantime, here are some of our favourite covers of the soundtrack!
Beauty and the Beast - Forest Piano Cover
Here's a wonderfully evocative instrumental interpretation by Adam Gordon Herd. The pianist says "2°C and raining - perfect weather to lug a 104 year old piano out into the Finnish forest and do some filming." It's his own piano arrangement - get the sheet music here.
Prologue - Izzie Naylor
21 year-old self-taught singer/songwriter from the UK Izzie Naylor shot this stunning piano cover in equally amazing locations such as Durham Cathedral (which was also used as parts of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movies) and the Disney Store on Oxford Street, London.
Tale as Old as Time - JHMJams
As a way to explore and share his passions aside from his classical training at Julliard, Ken Kubota founded JHMJams and initially gained attention from his unique approach of strumming the cello like a guitar. JHMJams does not have a set instrumentation or members as Ken values the collaboration with his diverse and talented friends and colleagues, as well as his fans. We found the pairing of the string and clarinet in this particular cover of Tale as Old as Time from Beauty and the Beast to be especially beautiful.
Ken Kubota, cello
Mitch Lyon, cello
John Hong, clarinet
Yoonah Kim, clarinet
Brandon Ilaw, piano
Something There - Susie Brown
We are such big fans of the new trend of duetting with yourself (someone needs to come up with an official word for this)! Susie Brown has done just that with her violin arrangement of Something There - the editing is so good you'd think she was playing with her twin! At such a young age, Susie is just getting started as a singer, songwriter and performer, yet her YouTube videos already have over 9million views!
Tale as Old as Time - Aaron Medina
This arrangement of the Beauty and the Beast theme on solo classical guitar was encouraged by Aaron Medina's girlfriend, Lanora.
Tale as Old as Time - The Overtones
The five-piece vocal harmony specialists' soulful version of Ariana Grande and John Legend's updated Tale as Old as Time has racking up thousands of views since it was posted, and you can hear why...