Friday Fun: Cello Wars: The Phantom Cellist (Steve Sharp Nelson / John Williams)

A bit of instrumental music today, just for a change, with Steve Sharp Nelson and his identical cellist twin fighting a cello lightsaber battle while playing around with John Williams’ music. Watch out for Darth Vader’s solo…

Honestly, I can’t think of a single thing to add to this.  It this speaks for itself.

You will start cello lessons now.

If you want to see Nelson being slightly more serious (but only slightly), I can also recommend his version of J.S. Bach’s Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1: Prelude, in which he undergoes mitosis into 8 versions of himself and plays both the Prelude and a fairly entertaining series of accompaniments.  I’m a bit of a sucker for the whole ‘cello used like a guitar’ thing, I must say.

Enjoy!  And may the force be with you!

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  1. […] (everyone writes operas based on Beaumarchais’s work). Friday’s bit of silliness was Steve Sharp Nelson’s Cello Wars. If you’ve ever wondered whether you could play a cello with a lightsaber, wonder no more! […]

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