Music

Notes On the Cello (Or: Great Moments in Pop-Soul Strings)

Roberta Flack

hide captionWho's That Diva? You've heard her biggest hits. But there's at least one you should really listen to.

In today's Song of the Day, my office-mate Stephen Thompson celebrates a wistful little Laura Gibson tune, not least for what the Portland Cello Project does by adding its "army of cellos" to what had been a bare-bones original.

"There's something about the instrument's soft, rich tone that supplies a sort of intravenous warmth, adding shading and texture without overwhelming the arrangement," Stephen writes.

Which made me think: Best chart-topping string arrangement ever?

My answer, plus where to submit yours, after the jump...

You'll have your favorite, I expect — and

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Theme from "A Summer Place!"

Sent by Andy Jukes | 4:15 PM | 8-28-2008

Almost anything from the cd of John Barry's music for "Somewhere in Time", but especially the theme song.

Sent by Fred Rabel | 9:32 PM | 8-30-2008

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