The Piano Guys' version of "Angels We Have Heard on High," with a few other Christmas favorites mixed in.
ALL the sounds you hear were created by different parts of the piano (except the vocals of course).
Arrangement written and produced by Jon Schmidt, Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson.
Performed by The Piano Guys: Paul Anderson, Jon Schmidt, Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson. thepianoguys.com
What do you get when you mix up a marketing genius that does video, a studio engineer that writes music, a pianist that had a successful solo career, and a cellist that does pretty much everything? The Piano Guys: a miraculous meeting of “guys” with the same intrinsic purpose – to make a positive impact in the lives of people all over the world through music videos.
Filmed at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Jerusalem Movie Set.
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“Low Down Dirty Christmas” featuring the Playing For Change Band, recorded live outside in Sao Paolo, during a recent tour in Brazil. This song, composed by Tom Canning, takes us back to our roots of the Blues and Soul music with feeling.
Creating positive change through music and arts programs...read more: playingforchange.org
Lou Reed, The day John Kennedy Died
I dreamed I was the president of these united states I dreamed I replaced ignorance, stupidity and hate I dreamed the perfect union and a perfect law, undenied And most of all I dreamed I forgot the day John Kennedy died I dreamed that I could do the job that others hadn't done I dreamed that I was uncorrupt and fair to everyone I dreamed I wasn't gross or base, a criminal on the take And most of all I dreamed I forgot the day john kennedy died Oh, the day John Kennedy died Oh, the day John Kennedy died I remember where I was that day...
This song was composed by Jason Tamba, PFC band member and recorded in Australia during the Peace through Music Tour in March 2013, when the Playing For Change Band was opening concerts for Robert Plant. The song is a fusion between Congolese rumba and reggae.
Learn more and join the PFC movement at playingforchange.com.
The radio microphones were present at a Boston Symphony Orchestra concert at an extraordinary moment in American history.
On November 22, 1963, conductor Erich Leinsdorf was leading the regular Friday afternoon BSO concert at Symphony Hall. Before the program began, it had been reported across the nation that president John F. Kennedy had been shot by a sniper while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. It was known, too, that his injuries were serious, but that was all the information that was available.
During the first half of the concert, what was feared became confirmed: Kennedy's wounds were fatal. Monitoring news reports backstage at Symphony Hall, orchestra officials determined to continue the concert, but with a change in the program. Librarians pulled orchestral parts to Beethoven's "Eroica" funeral march from the shelves and brought them down to the stage door. After learning of the tragedy himself backstage, Leinsdorf walked back onstage, relayed word to the audience, and led the BSO in a work in tribute to the nation's fallen leader.
Hong Kong Festival Orchestra Flash Mob 2013: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony - "Ode to Joy"
For decades, Hong Kong has been labeled as a cultural desert, despite the many musical monuments the city has established throughout the years. Planting the seeds of change deep into the streets of Hong Kong, HKFO premieres the city's first large-scale choral-orchestral "flash mob", bringing to the audience excerpts of Beethoven's Symphony No.9 at the heart of one of Hong Kong's densest malls, the Shatin New Town Plaza. A cry for universal brotherhood, HKFO enlists listeners far and wide in their campaign of revolution, innovation and change, to tend the once-desert into green pastures.
Dance with my Father written by Luther Vandross, sung by Aldrich Talonding, a 14 a year old from General Santos City, Philippines. Accompanied by cousin James Bucong on guitar.
A post-concert jam, totally unplanned at the train station in Wuppertal, Germany. Singing "Heyr himna smiður".
"Heyr, himna smiður" was written by Kolbeinn Tumason in 1208 and the music was composed by Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson (1938-2013, one of Iceland's foremost composers in the 20th Century) in the 1970s.
Germany, September 15, 2013. arstidir.com
University of Minnesota undergrad Daniel Crawford using his cello to communicate the latest climate science through music.
Thermometer measurements show the average global temperature has risen about 1.4 °F (0.8 °C) since 1880. Typically, this warming is illustrated visually with line plots or maps showing year-by-year changes in annual temperatures. As an alternative, Crawford used an approach called data sonification to convert global temperature records into a series of musical notes. “Instead of giving people something to look at, Dan’s performance gives them something they can feel.”
Crawford based his composition on surface temperature data from NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies. The temperature data were mapped over a range of three octaves, with the coldest year on record (–0.47 °C in 1909) set to the lowest note on the cello (open C). Each ascending halftone is equal to roughly 0.03°C of planetary warming.
In Crawford’s composition, each note represents a year, ordered from 1880 to 2012. The pitch reflects the average temperature of the planet relative to the 1951–80 base line. Low notes represent relatively cool years, while high notes signify relatively warm ones.The result is a haunting sequence that traces the warming of our planet year by year since the late 19th century. During a run of cold years between the late 1800s and early 20th century, the cello is pushed towards the lower limit of its range. The piece moves into the mid-register to track the modest warming that occurred during the 1940s. As the sequence approaches the present, the cello reaches higher and higher notes, reflecting the string of warm years in the 1990s and 2000s.
Crawford hopes other researchers and artists will use or adapt his composition to support science outreach, and has released the score and sound files under a Creative Commons license. “Climate scientists have a standard toolbox to communicate their data,” says Crawford. “We’re trying to add another tool to that toolbox, another way to communicate these ideas to people who might get more out of music than maps, graphs and numbers.” The video ends with a stark message: Scientists predict the planet will warm by another 1.8 degrees Celsius (3.2 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of this century. This additional warming would produce a series of notes beyond the range of human hearing.
Download the sheet music (PDF) | Download the audio file (MP3)
When I am Gone (cup song) (from Pitch Perfect movie) in Gaelic performed by a summer Gaeilge language immersion class in Ireland. The lead singer is 16 year old Laoise Nolan.
A cappella cover of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' done by a doctoral student working on his thesis in astrophysics. A Capella Science = Timothy Blais.
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Alabama Shakes performs You Ain't Alone.
Alabama Shakes is an American rock band formed in Athens, Alabama in 2009. The group consists of lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, keyboard player Ben Tanner, and drummer Steve Johnson. In 2012, the band released their first album, Boys & Girls and picked up two Grammy Award nominations for their debut record. www.alabamashakes.com
Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, 1963 March on Washington, sing
"When the Ship Comes In” and “Only a Pawn in Their Game”.
Jurassic Park Theme, Weissenborn Instrumental by Thomas Oliver.
Taken from Thomas's forthcoming album, "Beneath the Weissenborn", to be released 23rd August, 2013.
I'm a man on fire
Walking through your street
With one guitar
And two dancing feet
Only one desire
That's left in me
I want the whole damn world
To come dance with me,,,
US Fish and Wildlife Service. This is why we think wildlife is amazing - they know how to get down!