A Thousand Years – Live at Red Rocks – The Piano Guys

By: ThePianoGuys

Originally Published on Sepember 1st, 2017

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A Thousand Years – https://youtu.be/QgaTQ5-XfMM Let It Go/Vivaldi’s Winter – https://youtu.be/6Dakd7EIgBE

Beethoven’s 5 Secrets – https://youtu.be/mJ_fkw5j-t0

Titanium / Pavane – https://youtu.be/fz4MzJTeL0c

What Makes You Beautiful – https://youtu.be/0VqTwnAuHws

Coldplay – Paradise (Peponi) – https://youtu.be/Cgovv8jWETM

Hello / Lacrimosa – https://youtu.be/WZjFMj7OHTw

Story of My Life – https://youtu.be/yET4p-r2TI8

Fight Song/Amazing Grace – https://youtu.be/mOO5qRjVFLw

Without You – https://youtu.be/dfRtPbBFoGg

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This is exactly what you need to hear today – Okay – Official Video

 

By: ThePianoGuys

Published on Sep 19, 2016

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Story behind the song:
We’ve all had that phone call. That email or that message. That conversation.

Bad news.

We’re all struggling with something – a debilitating weakness or illness. Or someone we love is barely holding on.

We watch the news. We see the tweets, the Facebook posts. The YouTube comments!

We hear about hate, terror, and despair. But just because what sells, what goes “viral,” or what gets attention may try to drown out the good in the world, it doesn’t mean that goodness is gone. Just because choruses of controversy and scandal shout louder than quiet symphonies of service, it doesn’t mean that inside most of us still genuinely want happiness not only for ourselves, but also our family, our friends, and our fellow human beings.

Media can make the world look bleak. They’ve given themselves this job description, in part because there’s a darker side on the surface of human nature that feeds on fear and cynicism. But deep down, we are beings of light. And in the end, since darkness is merely the absence of light, light will inevitably overcome dark.

This is the essence of hope. And the essence of this song. “No matter what you’ve been through, no matter if you think you’re falling apart, it’s gonna be okay.”

Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But we believe that someday, somehow, all things will be made right. And as the Proverb says, “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.”

In the meantime, there are so many more things to hope for and to work at while we yearn for the outcome we want so badly – more gratitude for what we have, more love for those we’ve taken for granted, more faith in ourselves and those we hold dear, and more confidence in a Divine purpose.

We felt like the best way to spread the message of this song was to supplement our standard classically-influenced instrumental niche with a more pop-driven tune featuring Al’s superb vocal skills.

As Oscar Hammerstein once said, “It is a modern tragedy that despair has so many spokesmen, and hope so few.” Please share this song with someone you think might need it today. Thank you!

CREDITS

“Okay” written by Andy Grammar and Dave Bassett
The Piano Guys Arrangement produced and written by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson
Performed by The Piano Guys:
Al: Vocals
Jon Schmidt: Piano
Steven Sharp Nelson: Cello, cello percussion
Mixed and mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios, Utah
Video Produced by Paul Anderson
Filmed by Paul Anderson & Shaye Scott
Edited by Shaye Scott & Paul Anderson

Check out our Top 10 videos!
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri: https://youtu.be/QgaTQ5-XfMM
Disney’s Let It Go / Vivaldi’s Winter: https://youtu.be/6Dakd7EIgBE
Beethoven’s 5 Secrets – OneRepublic: https://youtu.be/mJ_fkw5j-t0
Titanium / Pavane David Guetta / Faure: https://youtu.be/fz4MzJTeL0c
What Makes You beautiful / One Direction: https://youtu.be/0VqTwnAuHws
Peponi – Coldplay – Paradise: https://youtu.be/Cgovv8jWETM
Cello Wars – Star Wars: https://youtu.be/BgAlQuqzl8o
Fight Song / Amazing Grace: https://youtu.be/mOO5qRjVFLw
Kung Fu Piano – Oogway Ascends: https://youtu.be/NCaH-qqTWpk
Story of My Life – One Direction: https://youtu.be/yET4p-r2TI8

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“Silent Night” Featuring Plácido Domingo -ThePianoGuys

 

By: ThePianoGuys

Published on Nov 30, 2015

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Meaning / Story behind the song:

Silent Night, Holy Night. All is calm, all is bright!

Sometimes it seems there is little in this world today that is silent, holy, calm, or bright. However noisy, unholy, frenetic, or dark it may appear to be, music such as the immortal hymn, “Silent Night,” carries with it a feeling that can remind us there is still an abundance of virtue all around us. There is hope and beauty. And there is light.

To properly paint this feeling we collaborated with none other than the tenor legend, Plácido Domingo, whose sublime vocal gift is rivaled by his kindness and sincerity. It was a joy to work with him. He is an artist whose illustrious, exalted career has not snuffed out his sweet disposition or his genuine love for the art of music. Joining us are the children from the Cathedral School Choristers, whose pure faith proclaim the profound message of this hymn. We filmed this during an East coast tour in the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, one of the largest cathedrals in the world, a colossal monument to greatest gift ever given, the Son of God.

May your Christmas this year be filled with serenity, spirituality, peace, and felicity.

Merry Christmas from The Piano Guys!

Credits

Silent Night written in 1818 by Franz Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr
The Piano Guys arrangement produced by Jon Schmidt and written by Jon Schmidt, Al van der Beek and Steven Sharp Nelson
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios in Utah
Plácido Domingo’s vocals recorded by Nick Patrick
Children’s choir recorded by Leszek Wojcik
Performed by
Plácido Domingo: Vocal solo
Jon Schmidt: Piano, vocal textures
Steven Sharp Nelson: Cellos, vocal textures
Al van der Beek: Vocal textures
The Cathedral School Choristers at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC, under the direction of Malcolm Merriweather, Choral Associate & Raymond Nagem, Associate Organist
Additional vocals by members of the “TPG Children’s Choir,” Holland & Avea van der Beek; and Elias & Lucy Nelson

Filmed on location at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

A special thank you to our managers David Simone and Winston Simone, and our record label Sony Masterworks

Video produced by Paul Anderson and Shaye Scott
Edited by Shaye Scott
Piano Stunt Coordinator: Jeremy Crawford
Project Manager & Behind the Scenes: Kyle Fisher

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Coldplay – A Sky Full of Stars – The Piano Guys Founders Thank You Video

 

By: ThePianoGuys

Originally published on Oct 3, 2015

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It was 2011. Late in the year. What started as a small town ambition to sell pianos through social media had shown some promise as a standalone YouTube music video channel. We had a few videos under our belts. We had a handful of subscribers. We were building steam. We were loving it! But one looming, sour-faced, obstinate obstacle stood in the way.

Reality.
How could we sustain this? How could we keep this pace? We had robbed too much time away from family, day jobs; we were living two lives — nocturnal and diurnal — in an attempt to write music and film videos in every spare second. Our day jobs, including the Piano Store itself, saw a sharp decline due to negligence. Reality hit. It hit hard. Our music videos were not providing near enough to provide for our families, our number one priority. They say that the only difference between a large pizza and a professional musician is that a large pizza can feed a family of four!

So we hatched this crazy idea.

What if our genesis, as official full-time “Piano Guys,” could be “crowd funded?” What if we offered special packages to people in exchange for their support to help us get our wheels off the ground? We launched the “Founders” program. We were cautious in our optimism, but we were completely overwhelmed. The generous support… READ MORE… http://thepianoguys.com/portfolio/sky…

Credits

Music
“Sky Full Of Stars” written by Coldplay & Swedish DJ Avicii
The Piano Guys arrangement produced by Jon Schmidt & Steven Sharp Nelson; written by Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson & Giles Reaves
Performed by: Jon Schmidt: Piano, Steven Sharp Nelson: Cello, cello percussion
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Giles Reaves at Annex Recording Studios www.annexrecording.com

Video Produced & Filmed by Paul Anderson & Shaye Scott
Edited by Shaye Scott
Special Effects: Nathan Christofferson
Production Assistants: Kyle Fisher & Jeremy Crawford
Drone pilot: Paul Anderson, Shaye Scott
Piano Stunt Coordinator: Jeremy Crawford

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“Jurassic Park Theme” – 65 Million Years In The Making! – The Piano Guys

 

By: ThePianoGuys

Originally Published on Jun 10, 2015

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ThePianoGuys Cello Wars (Star Wars Parody) Lightsaber Duel

 

By: ThePianoGuys

Originally Uploaded on Dec 2, 2011

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Long ago in a galaxy far, far away…

We bring you CELLO WARS! A result of 6 months of production…our most ambitious undertaking by far! Why Star Wars Cello? Because of our unending admiration of George Lucas, John Williams, and the most EPIC movies and film score ever created. The idea originated when Tel Stewart was editing THE CELLO SONG here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry4Bzo…. As a joke he decided to add light sabers to Steven Sharp Nelson’s bow during the outtakes. Fans cried out for more. Al van der Beek and Steven Sharp Nelson storyboarded the song and the video concept while they were scouting locations for MOONLIGHT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRVvFY…. But it was Steven Sharp Nelson’s son Eli (6) that was the true inspiration for the project — his enthusiasm for Star Wars, light sabers, and watching his daddy wield one while playing cello fueled the project continually.

We announced CELLO WARS on September 19, 2011 thinking we’d be able to deliver on our promise within a few weeks. We had NO IDEA. 70 days later, more than 7,000 frames, 72 audio tracks, 24 hours of filming through the night in front of a green screen, the most props and costumes we’ve ever used, several broken bows and strings, and over 1,000 hours of editing and rendering — we felt like we had taken on the entire EMPIRE!

Tel Stewart is THE MAN. He is the reason this worked. He is the man behind the green screen — behind the editing bay — behind all the cool effects. He had to edit every single frame in order to make the light sabers work (a total of over 7,000 frames)! We now have a Piano Guys Hall of Fame and he was recently the first inductee.

Original music composed by the AMAZING John Williams
Arrangement written and produced by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios
Steven Sharp Nelson: Electric Cellos/Vocals/Percussion
Al van der Beek: Vocals/percussion
Starring Steven Sharp Nelson and his Doppelganger (Jedi/Sith),
Al van der Beek as Darth Vader
Paul Anderson as Chewbacca

Costume Designer: Alison Morris http://www.legendaryattire.com (An AMAZING Costume designer!)

Special thanks to
CEC-TV in St. George for the use of their green screen studio
CMI at Dixie State College letting us use their Sony F3
Ben Braten For the constant advice for visual effects
Will Stucki for letting us borrow the cymbals and gong!

Special thanks to Video Copilot (http://www.VideoCopilot.net) for the education and training they provide on their website. (Go buy Optical flares! It is amazing) Their tutorials are so good. If you want to get into what Tel did here go watch all their stuff.

Video produced by Paul Anderson & Tel Stewart
All filming, effects and editing by Tel Stewart

We used the following John Williams Star Wars Movie Themes (in order of appearance)
The Imperial March (Empire Strikes Back Theme)
Duel of the Fates (From Episode 1)
May the Force Be With You
Star Wars Main Theme
Cantina Band (from Episode 4)

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