Unlike the cartoon, I decided to take the Christmas decorations down today- I always used to wait until 6th January but I just felt the need to move forward.. most people are back at work from tomorrow and the bright lights and trees seem out of place.
I'm sad to see them go - the house always looks so bare, but the music goes on !!
So to accompany the New Year here is some Bach with a new twist...
The Cello Song is based on one of the most recognizable classical pieces ever written, J.S. Bach’s Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1: Prelude.
Adding some original material and 7 more cello parts, Steven Sharp Nelson of The Piano Guys has created a new sound that embellishes all the features that have made Bach’s work so popular by adding 7 more cello parts and some new material.
The 7 new parts include melodies which soar above fast arpeggios, strumming chords from a guitar-like part, shaker sounds (accomplished by rubbing the sides of the cello), tremolo, and a cello-banging percussion part!
“Bach was an amazing composer — one of the best that ever lived. He wasn’t the greatest with titles though (smile)… As a consequence, no one can ever remember his Cello Suite’s name…so when I’m asked to perform his piece people always say, ‘hey, can you play that … um … that cello song?’
And so in Bach’s honor I name this adaptation of his amazing composition after what it has been naturally called for hundreds of years."
Steven Sharp Nelson