Who knew that one video could have so much joy? In the following clip from The Piano Guys. The Piano Guys are an American musical group consisting of Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson, and Al van der Beek. They gained popularity through YouTube, where they posted piano and cello renditions of popular songs and classical music. Schmidt and Nelson’s music is accompanied by professional-quality videos shot and edited by Anderson.
Most of their songs are composed of several audio tracks that are mixed together. Occasionally, they superimpose the videos of the previous audio tracks to give the impression that many identical instrumentalists are playing at once.
These talented musicians put on a show for the residents at the Stirling Court retirement home in Utah that will have you smiling in no time.
If you’ve never experienced a performance by The Piano Guys, you’re in for quite the treat. Their rendition of the classic Peanuts theme “Linus And Lucy,” by Vince Guaraldi is incredible.
“Linus and Lucy” is a popular jazz piano composition written by Vince Guaraldi, appearing in many of the Peanuts animated television specials. Named for the fictional siblings Linus and Lucy van Pelt, it was released in 1964 on the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s album Jazz Impressions of a Boy Named Charlie Brown.
You can tell by the residents’ reactions just how powerful music can be. It’s like the music is taking them back to the first time they heard this tune. It really is amazing the power that music has on all of us, it gives us the ability to time travel.
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