“Paint it black” reOrchestrated.

“Paint it black” by Rolling Stones is a song that I really love. I was looking for a descend acapella version of Mick Jagger voice for a long time without any success. Finally, I decided to use a cover acapella version that I believe it worked quite well.

So, here is “Paint it black” reOrchestrated.


Some notes about the “orchestration:

For this orchestration I used a mid size orchestra and a SATB choir. The song follows the verse-chorus form and I kept it that way. I orchestrate the the verse in a different way for every repetition (I think that the verse is the most interesting part of this song) and the chorus with only one orchestration repeating the same every time. This creates a monotonic fealing that also derives from the mood  and the lyrics of the song.

'Paint it Black' Lyrics

Writers: Jagger/Richards

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

I see a line of cars and they’re all painted black
With flowers and my love, both never to come back
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
Like a newborn baby it just happens ev’ryday

No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
I could not forsee this thing happening to you
If I look hard enough into the setting sun
My love will laugh with me before the morning comes

I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door and it has been painted black
Maybe then I’ll fade away and not have to face the facts
It’s not easy facing up when your whole world is black

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

Hmm, hmm, hmm…

I wanna see it painted black, painted black
Black as night, black as coal
I wanna see the sun, blotted out from the sky
I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black
Yeah

Hmm, hmm, hmm…

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