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What A Wonderful World - Piano + Cello Cover (Brooklyn Duo)

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Published on 16 Nov 2019 / In Music

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What A Wonderful World, originally sung by Louis Armstrong, arranged and performed on cello and piano by Brooklyn Duo.

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Hi guys! Since our last video (Can't Help Falling In Love) went over so well with you all (thank you so much for the views and comments on that one...we were blown away!), we were inspired to stick with the classics again this week. We hope you love What A Wonderful World as much as we do! (Too bad we can't see any trees of green or red roses yet here on the east coast, where it still might SNOW next week ❄️????????‍♀️, but this song is helping us pretend Spring has actually arrived. ????????????????????????????) Hope it does the same for you. Happy Spring! ❤️

Brooklyn Duo:
Marnie Laird, piano
Patrick Laird, cello

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Lyrics:

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you
I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world

Brooklyn Duo Bio:

Founded in 2014, Brooklyn Duo has quickly established itself as one of today’s most successful classical crossover ensembles. Through its creative arrangements and live video performances, the piano and cello duo has garnered a huge following, with over 750,000 YouTube subscribers, and over 150 million streams annually on platforms such as Spotify and Pandora Radio.

In 2014, on a whim, the couple arranged and recorded two pop covers and released them on YouTube. Shakira noticed the duo’s cover of her song Empire and promoted it to her 130 million-plus fan base, saying: “We're loving Brooklyn Duo's piano/cello cover of Empire! Great work guys." The boost that resulted from that exposure and the positive response they were getting on YouTube encouraged the couple to continue creating videos.

Since then, Marnie and Patrick have released over 90 videos on their Brooklyn Duo YouTube channel and 8 albums of covers, spanning artists from The Beatles to Metallica to Taylor Swift (who also tweeted about them, saying their cover of her song “Blank Space” sounded "like a song people should walk down the aisle to"). In 2016, the couple started a second YouTube channel, Brooklyn Classical, with the goal of introducing classical music to a larger audience. With this new channel, Marnie and Patrick aim to showcase high quality, live performances of classical music. Brooklyn Classical often hosts high-profile guest artists, including the world-renowned Dover and Escher string quartets and percussionist Ivan Trevino.

In 2017, Marnie and Patrick partnered with Carnegie Hall and Ensemble Connect, a collective of some of the best young musicians in the U.S., to produce a cover of a-ha’s “Take On Me”. The video went viral and garnered millions of views in just a few months. Popular classical music stations Classic FM and WQXR regularly share Brooklyn Duo’s music on their social media pages, with Classic FM calling the duo “masters of the artfully planned pop cover.” One of their covers was also recently featured in an episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy.

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