In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
Released on September 28, 2012 in the United States, Pitch Perfect grossed over $65 million domestically and 45 million dollars internationally, as well as peaking at #3 at the box office. The film became the second highest grossing musical comedy film behind School of Rock.
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Review: Remember the scene in Pitch Perfect where Beca first teaches the Barden Bellas how to sing a mashup? This is that exact arrangement of "Just the Way You Are/Just a Dream " from the movie, distilled into 4-part harmony plus duet. Vocal percussion optional. "Cups" is the irresistible break-out hit by Anna Kendrick from the Pitch Perfect soundtrack has a sweet folky flavor and the fun "cup" accompaniment will be a hit with your choir! Now crossing over to YouTube and mainstream radio, the song is getting major attention in the media. May be performed a cappella or accompanied. "Bellas Finals" - Perhaps the biggest a cappella moment in modern cinema, the Barden Bellas win the ICCAs with this exact full-length arrangement from the movie Pitch Perfect, distilled into 4-part harmony plus solo. Vocal percussion optional.
Songlist: Just the Way You Are/Just a Dream , Bellas Finals, Since U Been Gone, Party in the U.S.A., Cups
Review: The film Pitch Perfect presents the world of collegiate a cappella groups with a comedic flair and musical sassiness that your pop ensembles will love to recreate! Whether a cappella or accompanied, here is the Bellas' terrific mash-up, including: Don't You (Forget About Me), Give Me Everything (Tonight), Price Tag. The irresistible break-out hit "Cups" by Anna Kendrick has a sweet folky flavor and the fun "cup" accompaniment will be a hit with your choir! Now crossing over to YouTube and mainstream radio, the song is getting major attention in the media. May be performed a cappella or accompanied. Kelly Clarkson's mega hit "Since U Been Gone" rocks out in this a cappella rendition!
Songlist: Since U Been Gone, Cups, Bellas Finals
Review: Pitch Perfect's Treblemakers win the regionals with this rowdy, rollicking arrangement of "Right Round" originally made popular by the Tufts Beelzebubs on NBC's The Sing Off Season One. 4-part harmony plus duet. Vocal percussion optional. Pitch Perfect starts with a bang - The Treblemaker's arrangement of the modern Rhianna classic "Don't Stop the Music". A perfect show opener or closer for your male a cappella group (4-parts plus solo, vocal percussion optional). The Kelly Clarkson's mega hit "Since U Been Gone" rocks out in this a cappella rendition from the Pitch Perfect soundtrack! Your guys will love performing this authentic a cappella mash-up of Bright Lights Bigger City / Magic.
Songlist: Right Round, Don't Stop the Music , Since U Been Gone, Bright Lights Bigger City / Magic
Review: In Pitch Perfect, GQ editor Mickey Rapkin follows a season in collegiate a cappella through all its twists and turns, covering the displays of vocal talent, the groupies (yes, a cappella singers have groupies), the rockstar partying (and run-ins with the law), and all the bitter rivalries. Along the way are encounters with boldfaced names such as President George W. Bush, Prince, David Letterman, Barack Obama, Barbra Streisand, Hillary Clinton, Marisa Tomei, Amanda Bynes, Nick Lachey, Merv Griffin, Jim Carrey, Microsoftas Paul Allen, John Legend, and Jessica Biel. At the heart of the narrative are three a cappella groups whose interactions are anything but harmonious: the historic Tufts Beelzebubs, founded more than forty years ago with 40,000 albums sold since and struggling to record a new album that lives up to the hype; Divisi of the University of Oregon, a relatively new, all-female group attempting to overcome a loss in the 2005 championship; and the University of Virginia Hullabahoos, the so-called bad boys of collegiate a cappella, who will attempt to compete on a higher level this year while retaining their casual soul. Bringing a lively new twist to Americaas fascination with talent showdowns and peerless performers, Pitch Perfect is sure to strike a chord with readers.
Songlist: Divisi Gets Snubbed, The Belzebubs Face Crisis, Meet The Hullabahoos , Divisi Struggles With More Than Music, The Explosion of Collegiate A Cappella, The Hullabahoos Origin, The Belzebubs And The Hullabahoos Collide, Divisi Gets A Lesson, The Beelzebubs Record, The Hullabahoos Go To LA, Divisi and the ICCA Ladies, "Feuding", The Beelzebubs' Spring Break, The Hullabahoos' Laziness Bites Back, ICCA goes International, Divisi Spring 2007, The Beelzebubs Release Pandaemonium, Hullabahoos Spring 2007, Epilogue, Acknowledgments
Review: One of the highest grossing musical comedies of all time, Pitch Perfect tells the story of The Barden Bellas, an all-girl college a cappella group, as they compete against another group from their college to win Nationals.
Songlist: Bright Lights Bigger City, Cups, Don't Stop The Music, Don't You (Forget About Me), Eternal Flame, Feels Like The First Time, Give Me Everything (Tonight), Hit Me With Your Best Shot, I'll Make Love To You, Just A Dream, Just The Way You Are, Let It Whip, Let's Talk About Sex, Like A Virgin, Magic, Mickey, No Diggity, Party In The U.S.A., Price Tag, Right Round, S&M, The Sign, Since U Been Gone, Turn The Beat Around
Since U Be Gone
Review: Set in the world of collegiate a cappella the hit new movie Pitch Perfect features made-for-movie a cappella groups The Treblemakers, The Barden Bellas and the BU Harmonics. This well-produced CD includes all the a cappella singing from the movie and loaded with new takes on old favorites, to hits of right now that are seamlessly mixed together, mashed-up and fabulously arranged.
Songlist: Don't Stop The Music, Let It Whip, Since U Be Gone, Cups, Riff Off, Micky, Like A Virgin, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, S&M, Let's Talk About Sex, I'll Make Love To You, Feels Like The First Time, No Digerty, The Sign, Eternal Flame, Turn The Beat Around, Right Round, Just The Way You Are, Just A Dream, Party In The USA, Bright Lights, Bigger City, Magic, Price Tag, Don't You (Forget About Me), Give Me Everything, Just The Way You Are