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Now Available - Geek Wedding Vol. 2: The Sequel

By Jessica Apperson



Geek Wedding is back! The sequel to our wildly popular Geek Wedding Collection features more VSQ renditions of music from your favorite Movies, TV Shows and Video Games and is perfect for the couple who zigs when everyone else zags. Thrill your guests by having your wedding party enter to the “Raider’s March” from Raiders of the Lost Ark, experience an unforgettable first dance with the beautiful “Cara Mia Addio” from Portal 2, and leave your wedding in serious style with our rendition of Huey Lewis and The News’ “The Power of Love” from the Back to the Future trilogy.

  1. Halo - Opening Suite
  2. Raiders of the Lost Ark - Raiders March
  3. Doctor Who - Theme
  4. The Power of Love (Originally performed by Huey Lewis and The News)
  5. The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough (Originally performed by Cyndi Lauper)
  6. Linus and Lucy (Originally performed by Vince Guaraldi Trio)
  7. Star Wars - Cantina Band
  8. Final Fantasy X - To Zanarkand
  9. Portal 2 - Cara Mia Addio
  10. Howl’s Moving Castle - Merry-Go-Round of Life
  11. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind - Nerevar Rising
  12. As The World Falls Down (Originally performed by David Bowie)

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Five Fridays: VSQ Performs The Walking Dead Theme

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1151_300dpi 5 Fridays is an ongoing series that features the release of a brand new single every Friday during months that happen to have, well, five Fridays. Each monthly series is based around a unique theme and every single released reflects that theme. For our October 2015 series, we will be celebrating our favorite holiday with some of the best scary music pop culture has to offer. For the third week of the series, we are paying tribute to one of the biggest hits of the last decade and everyone’s favorite zombie TV show.  We Are VSQ and We Are The Walking Dead…




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Today's Soundtrack Kings

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Yesterday's kings of soundtracks were the composers of iconic themes for cash cow franchises. These were people whose work drew just as much attention as the films they scored, like John Williams on Star Wars or Danny Elfman on Batman. While they're still around today, composing for films every year, it seems that the most acclaimed, attention-grabbing scores go to a different set of composer and producer. Not necessarily younger, but the mass media eye has shifted to people whose work we'll look back on the way we look at the Jaws theme. Hans Zimmer You Know Him From: The Lion King, The Thin Red Line, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight, Inception Hans Zimmer is one of the most prolific and award-winning composers working today, whose place as an icon in the film scoring industry has been cemented for a few years now. Despite this, his impact and accolades aren't slowing. Because of Inception, he has been single-handedly responsible for the current trend of dramatic tuba hits that is currently sweeping movie trailers. It showed that an iconic theme doesn't always have to be a rousing, beautiful climax. Sometimes you just need a repeated, harrowing bass note. Clint Mansell You Know Him From: Requiem for a Dream, Moon, The Fountain Like the aforementioned tuba trend, a mark of a popular composer is when others borrow from him. In the case of Clint Mansell, people decided it would be easiest to just buy out the use of his theme from Requiem for a Dream and use it over and over again. The epic Lux Aeterna has been reused, remixed and redone for everything from Lord of the Rings to soccer games. While Mansell isn't as prolific as the others on his list, his work has built a fan base. He's been working on challenging himself as he works on his first video game soundtrack for Mass Effect 3, which requires him to compose pieces that can react and change on the fly. Jon Brion You Know Him From: Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I Heart Huckabees, Step Brothers Brion is more of a jack of all trades, who functions as a musician, songwriter and producer of songs by the likes of Fiona Apple, Of Montreal and Aimee Mann. But the majority of his work, and some of his best, comes from the quirky, pop film scores he creates for quirky, pop films. While many composers will go to big, epic orchestras, Brion works well on smaller and more intimiate scales. His work has been so admired that he even has soundtrack commentary on the Step Brothers DVD, and his score for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind has been sampled by rapper Jay Electronica and dream-pop duo Memoryhouse. There's something about the experience of listening to film scores that brings you back to not just the scene it complemented, but the emotion the story evokes. For VSQ renditions of some of the most famous and evocative soundtrack work, see the compilations below:

Vitamin String Quartet Tribute to Star Wars Available at iTunes and Amazon

Blood-Curdling Strings! VSQ Pays Tribute To Horror Classics Available at iTunes and Amazon

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