The BBC’s ‘lockdown orchestra’ wants you to play along

By Mark Savage: “People across the UK are being invited to dust off their instruments and film themselves playing along to the track.

Those without musical skills can submit paintings, videos and photos showing their creativity during the lockdown. The results will be edited into a “massive, awe-inspiring” performance, premiering on TV and radio on 14 May. “You don’t have to be a virtuoso, just join in and have a go, and be part of something really special,” said BBC Radio 3’s Katie Derham.

Sheet music for You Got The Love is available to download on the BBC’s Get Creative website. A video of the backing track (which you can see at the top of this story) can also be downloaded to play along with. It features more than 100 musicians from the BBC Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers and the Ulster Orchestra.

Source: BBC