Published May 25, 2016Ontario's Flesherton Symphony Orchestra brings together community members and young musicians from the local elementary and high schools, and the ensemble recently revamped a track by some other talented Canadian musicians.
In a new video, the young orchestra cover Human Highway's "Duties of a Lighthouse Keeper." The track originally appeared on 2008's Moody Motorcycle, the debut album from the collaborative project between Jim Guthrie and Islands' Nick Thorburn.
The young players put their own twist on the song, bringing together strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion and even a full guitar section under the guidance of conductor Charles Glasspool.
Jim Guthrie has given the new take his own nod of approval, delivering a message to the group, which reads:
Thank-you so much for covering our song. It's the highest form of flattery, but more than that it's beautiful interpretation and super humbling to see and hear. From the haunting brass, woodwinds and singing right down to the sea fog (nice touch!). You guys really captured the "lost at sea longing" we were going for in the original. Be sure to give Mr. Glasspool a high five because he also did a great job conducting. He seems like a pretty cool guy for choosing such a cool song, don't ya think? ;) Keep up the great work!
The clip was filmed at St. John's United Church in Flesherton, ON, and captured to tape and film by Josh Richardson. Get your first look at the final results in the player below.