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Impossible performed by 27 artists club together with the BBC Concert Orchestra

There is ‘God Only Knows’.

The BBC launched their new music initiative, BBC Music, last night with the broadcast of a new recording of the Beach Boys song ‘God Only Knows’. The video, which you can watch below (followed by a ‘making of’ video) features the BBC Concert Orchestra alongside Dave Grohl, Lorde, Alison Balsom, Pharrell Williams, Zane Lowe, Paloma Faith, Sam Smith, Eliza Carthy, Nicola Benedetti, Chris Martin, Martin James Bartlett, Danielle de Niese, Jaz Dhami, Stevie Wonder, Florence Welch, Kylie Minogue, Lauren Laverne, Brian Wilson, Jake Bugg, Katie Derham, Chrissie Hynde, Gareth Malone, Emeli Sande, Ethan Johns, Baaba Maal, One Direction, Elton John, Jools Holland, Jamie Cullum, Brian May and the Tees Valley Youth Choir. The song is available to download with profits going to Children in Need.

According to the BBC, ‘BBC Music will encompass TV and radio programming, digital services and schemes to support emerging talent including the introduction of classical music to UK primary schools.’ Bob Shennan, director of BBC Music, said: ‘This ‘impossible’ orchestra is a celebration of all the talent, diversity and musical passion found every single day throughout the BBC.’