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One Man Military Band

Thanks to the development of music remixing and video editing technology, we now often see talented musicians across genres and instruments playing different parts of a piece and assemble them into a song. Among them, we notice one incredible production from Canadian Sam VanderWoude.

He did a synchronised video production of Gustav Holst’s Second Suite in F for military band, in which plays all the instruments and parts. He is literally a one man band, and a military one!

In this videos, he wizardly plays clarinet, oboe, piccolo, flute, alto clarinet, bassoon, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, bass saxophone, trumpet, hornet horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, snare drum, bass drum, and cymbal! That is 21 instruments for 39 parts.

It took Sam 18 months to produce this video, including planning, learning all the parts, recording and editing. We applaud to his talent to learn all the instruments and effort to make this video, and are glad to see young people exploring classical musical world through novel means.

Check out Sam’s YouTube channel for couple more videos of his one man military band.

Text by: Ellie Pai/Licha Stelaus Productions

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Disclaimer: We are fans of great sound and music. We are neither the agent nor presenter of the musicians featured on this post. We do not own the photos and videos in this blog - Licha Stelaus Productions


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