Paul Anderson, Jon Schmidt, Al van der Beek, and Steven Sharp Nelson performed Angels We Have Heard On High on just one piano, with a mix of other classic Christmas tunes seamlessly blended in.
All the beautiful sound comes from just the piano.
“MERRY CHRISTMAS Everyone! Here’s our version of “Angels We Have Heard on High,” with a few other Christmas favorites mixed in. Can you name them all?
We wrote and performed this in the same style of our music video “What Makes You Beautiful” http://thepianoguys.com/portfolio/one…. ALL the sounds you hear were created by different parts of the piano (except the vocals of course).
We wanted this to be a fun music video full of “Christmas Spirit.” While the video primarily presents the “fun” side of Christmas (complete with cameo appearances by Christmas icons which “helped” us film), we wanted the music to portray what, to us, is the true meaning of the Holiday season. As we wrote it we imagined the “shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.” And how the Angel appeared to them, announcing the humble birth of the Savior of the World. How incredible it would have been when, “suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men!” (Holy Bible, Luke Chapter 2)
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We love you!”
–Paul Anderson, Jon Schmidt, Al van der Beek, and Steven Sharp Nelson – The Piano Guys