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The Piano Guys 2

Piano Guys
Release Date: 05/07/2013 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 371094   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Al Van Der BeekSteven Sharp NelsonHoward ShoreJon Schmidt,   ... 
Performer:  Steven Sharp NelsonJon SchmidtAl Van Der BeekLindsey Stirling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Piano Guys
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 43 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

THE PIANO GUYS began making music videos for fun and their “hobby” turned into a worldwide phenomenon as their self-made YouTube videos amassed over 197,000,000 views. Their self-titled debut album has been #1 on the Billboard New Age Chart for 21 weeks along with 13 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. They have performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Katie, Fox & Friends, CBS This Morning and their PBS pledge show, Live from Red Butte Garden, aired nationally in March and will re-air throughout June. Online media coverage for The Piano Guys has included YouTube Celebrity Playlist, The Huffington Post and RyanSeacrest.com amongst others.

The Piano Guys are back with their new album, The Piano Guys 2, with their
Read more unique take on music from Pachelbel to The Turtles to Bruno Mars, featuring songs never before available on CD. The Piano Guys 2 features more of the imaginative mash-ups and arrangements that made their last album so successful, creating an incomparable style that appeals to audiences from all walks of life and across generations. For the song “Begin Again,” pianist Jon Schmidt says “We found inspiration from a classical piece, J.S. Bach’s ‘Sheep May Safely Graze’ (Cantata No. 208) and we combined it with Taylor Swift’s ‘Begin Again.’ There were moments when the two seemed to play off and echo each other naturally.” On “Mission Impossible” The Piano Guys are joined by fellow YouTube sensation, violinist Lindsey Stirling, for their own version of this famous musical theme.The album also includes TPG’s interpretations of The Lord of the Rings movie theme, “Without You” by David Guetta and more.
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Works on This Recording

1. Begin Again by Al Van Der Beek
Performer:  Steven Sharp Nelson (Cello), Steven Sharp Nelson (Percussion), Jon Schmidt (Piano),
Al Van Der Beek (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Piano Guys
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
2. Rockelbel's Canon by Steven Sharp Nelson
Performer:  Steven Sharp Nelson (Cello), Steven Sharp Nelson (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Piano Guys
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
3. Lord of the Rings: Theme by Howard Shore
Performer:  Al Van Der Beek (Percussion), Steven Sharp Nelson (Cello), Steven Sharp Nelson (Steel Cello),
Jon Schmidt (Piano), Steven Sharp Nelson (Percussion), Steven Sharp Nelson (Voice),
Steven Sharp Nelson (Electric Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Piano Guys
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2001 
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
4. Berlin by Al Van Der Beek
Performer:  Steven Sharp Nelson (Cello), Al Van Der Beek (Percussion), Steven Sharp Nelson (Steel Cello),
Steven Sharp Nelson (Electric Cello), Steven Sharp Nelson (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Piano Guys
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
5. All of Me by Jon Schmidt
Performer:  Jon Schmidt (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Piano Guys
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
6. Just the Way You Are by Al Van Der Beek
Performer:  Steven Sharp Nelson (Cello), Jon Schmidt (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Piano Guys
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
7. Nearer, my God, to Thee by Lowell Mason
Performer:  Steven Sharp Nelson (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Piano Guys
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
8. Waterfall by Jon Schmidt
Performer:  Jon Schmidt (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Piano Guys
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
9. Me and My Cello (Happy Together) by Al Van Der Beek
Performer:  Steven Sharp Nelson (Voice), Steven Sharp Nelson (Cello), Al Van Der Beek (Percussion),
Steven Sharp Nelson (Percussion), Al Van Der Beek (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Piano Guys
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
10. Twinkle Lullaby by Al Van Der Beek
Performer:  Jon Schmidt (Piano), Steven Sharp Nelson (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Piano Guys
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
11. Mission Impossible (after Shifrin) by Al Van Der Beek
Performer:  Steven Sharp Nelson (Electric Cello), Steven Sharp Nelson (Percussion), Lindsey Stirling (),
Lindsey Stirling (Violin), Jon Schmidt (Piano), Al Van Der Beek (Percussion),
Steven Sharp Nelson (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Piano Guys
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
12. Charlie Brown Medley (after Guaraldi) by Al Van Der Beek
Performer:  Jon Schmidt (Piano), Steven Sharp Nelson (Cello), Steven Sharp Nelson (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Piano Guys
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Begin Again
Rockelbel's Canon (Pachelbel Canon in D)
Mission Impossible
Lord of the Rings
Berlin
All of Me
Just the Way You Are
Nearer My God to Thee
Waterfall
Charlie Brown Medley
Me and My Cello (Happy Together)
Twinkle Lullaby

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