Nelson Amos plays "Estrellita" by Manuel Ponce
Nelson Amos plays "Estrellita" by Manuel Ponce "Estrellita" by Manuel Ponce for classical guitar Professor Nelson Amos EMU Eastern Michigan University Purchase this song on Nelson's CD "Summer Serenade." Available on iTunes and CD Baby. www.cdbaby.com
Nelson Amos plays "Maria" by Francisco Tarrega
Nelson Amos plays "Maria" by Francisco Tarrega Professor Nelson Amos plays Francisco Tarrega's "Maria," a favorite work for classical guitar
Nelson Amos plays "Spanish Romance"
Nelson Amos plays "Spanish Romance" Spanish Romance, by an anonymous 19th century composer, is a favorite work for classical guitar. Played here by EMU professor Nelson Amos. Purchase this song (Romanza) on Nelson's CD "Summer Serenade." Available on iTunes and cdbaby. www.cdbaby.com
Steven Sharp Nelson - Moonlight - Electric Cello (Inspired by Beetho
Steven Sharp Nelson - Moonlight - Electric Cello (Inspired by Beetho Want to become a Piano Guys founder? Click link for all the exciting details www.thepianoguys.com Be first to receive our Limited Edition PianoGuys album! (Youtube hits) here: www.thepianoguys.com Get this song on iTunes here itunes.apple.com Get Dubhouse remix on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com Get this song on Amazon here: www.amazon.com Behind the Scenes: www.youtube.com Follow The Piano Guys at: www.facebook.com For Sheet Music to Moonlight, go here: www.stevensharpnelson.com Follow Steven Sharp Nelson at: www.facebook.com You can also purchase this song at www.stevensharpnelson.com Moonlight was inspired by the great composer Ludwig Van Beethoven and his masterpiece "Moonlight Sonata," written for piano. It was written for piano, of course, because the electric cello had yet to be invented... I used both of my 5-string electric cellos (one tuned extra high and one extra low) and the acoustic cellos to give this piece a unique feel and a high level of emotion. I used another melody from Beethoven -- try and guess what it is (guess before you scroll down to the credits where it is listed!) It starts at 1:21 and reoccurs throughout the tune. This melody happened spontaneous in the studio and saved the tune from a bad case of writer's block. Sheet music and minus track coming soon. Credits Written and performed by Steven Sharp Nelson Inspired by Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" and the melody from Beethoven's 7th Symphony, 2nd movement Music produced by Al van der Beek ...
Bonney, Howells, Johnson & Roberts - Haydn "Nelson Mass" Part lll
Bonney, Howells, Johnson & Roberts - Haydn "Nelson Mass" Part lll J. Haydn "Nelson Mass" Part lll Gloria ll Barbara Bonney - Soprano Anne Howells - Mezzo Soprano Anthony R. Johnson - Tenor Stephen Roberts - Baritone Richard Hickox - Conductor City of London Sinfonia London Symphony Chorus Illustrations - St Paul's Cathedral, London - St Paul's Cathedral - information part Ill 'Old St Paul's' Main article: Old St Paul's Cathedral Old St Paul's prior to 1561, with intact spire The fourth St Paul's, known when architectural history arose in the 19th century as Old St Paul's, was begun by the Normans after the 1087 fire. Work took over 200 years, and a great deal was lost in a fire in 1136. The roof was once more built of wood, which was ultimately to doom the building. The church was consecrated in 1240, but a change of heart led to the commencement of an enlargement programme in 1256. When this 'New Work' was completed in 1314 — the cathedral had been consecrated in 1300 — it was the third-longest church in Europe. Excavations by Francis Penrose in 1878 showed it was 585 feet (178 m) long and 100 feet (30 m) wide (290 feet or 87 m across the transepts and crossing), and had one of Europe's tallest spires, at some 489 feet (149 m). By the 16th century the building was decaying. Under Henry VIII and Edward VI, the Dissolution of the Monasteries and Chantries Acts led to the destruction of interior ornamentation and the cloisters, charnels, crypts, chapels, shrines, chantries and other buildings in St Paul's Churchyard. Many of these former ...
Tango - Isaac Albéniz
Tango - Isaac Albéniz Classical guitarist Nelson Amos plays Tango by Isaac Albeniz at his faculty recital given in 1988 at Eastern Michigan University.
Adele - Rolling in the Deep (Piano/Cello Cover)
Adele - Rolling in the Deep (Piano/Cello Cover) Want to become a Piano Guys founder? Click link for all the exciting details www.thepianoguys.com Be first to receive our Limited Edition PianoGuys album! (Youtube hits) here: www.thepianoguys.com Download from iTunes here itunes.apple.com Download on Amazon: www.amazon.com For this week's video we decided to challenge ourselves. We picked a pop tune at the top of the charts -- one that wouldn't be an obvious candidate for an instrumental cover. "Rolling in the Deep" jumped out at us. The writers, Paul Epworth and Adele, described it as a "dark blues-y gospel disco tune." What could be more challenging for a classically-trained cellist and pianist? We locked ourselves in the studio (ok, not literally) and began work on the introduction. It wasn't working. The end. Just kidding...:-) The song came alive when we found a destined matchup in the melody from Gustav Holst's classical piece "Jupiter"—a deep melody that rang out when layered on top of everything we were creating for this arrangement. To make a long studio-story short, it all came together after that. ALL sounds were created by acoustic & electric cellos (5 different cellos) and piano. By the time we were finished we had used 60 tracks. Here's a link to the VOCAL VERSION! www.youtube.com What song should we cover next? Leave a comment! Follow the Piano Guys at www.Facebook.com Follow Steven Sharp Nelson at www.Facebook.com Follow Jon Schmidt at www.Facebook.com Credits Rolling in the Deep written by Paul Epworth ...
Bach's Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello
Bach's Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello Steven Sharp Nelson's "The Cello Song", based on one of the most recognizable classical pieces ever written, J.S. Bach's Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1: Prelude. Steven decided that this piece needed some accompaniment. (Bach must have been busy and never got around to it?) :) Adding some original material and 7 more cello parts stacked on top of each other, Steve has created a cool new sound that embellishes all the features that have made Bach's work so popular.
Ella Fitzgerald - Love Is Here To Stay
Ella Fitzgerald - Love Is Here To Stay Ella Fitzgerald is my favourite singer of all time. "Love Is Here To Stay" is my favourite Gershwin song of all time. Nelson Riddle is my favourite arranger of all time. What a perfect combination! Here is an alternate version of the song set to a slideshow of original album covers from Ella's legendary song book series on Verve Records recorded 1956-1964. Enjoy!
Summertime - Piano Improvisation
Summertime - Piano Improvisation at the moment I live in Germany and here the summer is nearly always much humid one (RAIN), I hatred this type of summer and I have tried this my version of "Summertime" what mean's for me this 2007 German much rain summer. Many of his compositions have been used on television and in numerous films, and many became jazz standards. The jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald recorded many of the Gershwins' songs on her 1959 Gershwin Songbook (arranged by Nelson Riddle). Countless singers and musicians have recorded Gershwin songs, including Fred Astaire, Louis Armstrong, Al Jolson, Bobby Darin, Art Tatum, Bing Crosby, Janis Joplin, John Coltrane, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Sam Cooke, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Madonna, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Marni Nixon, Natalie Cole, Patti Austin, Nina Simone, Maureen McGovern, John Fahey, The Residents, Sublime, and Sting. About the composer: George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist whose early death brought to a premature halt one of the most remarkable careers in American music. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are universally familiar. He wrote most of his vocal and theatrical works in collaboration with his elder brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin. George Gershwin composed music for both Broadway and the classical concert hall, as well as popular songs that brought his work to an even wider public. Gershwin's compositions have been used in numerous films and on television, and many became jazz standards recorded in numerous variations. Countless singers and musicians have recorded Gershwin songs. Early life Gershwin was named Jacob Gershowitz at birth in Brooklyn on September 26, 1898. His parents were Russian Jews. His father, Morris (Moishe) Gershowitz, changed his family name to 'Gershvin' sometime after immigrating to the United States from St. Petersburg, Russia in the early 1890s. Gershwin's mother Rosa Bruskin had already immigrated from Russia. She met Gershowitz in New York and they married on July 21, 1895.[1] (George changed the spelling of the family name to 'Gershwin' after he became a professional musician; other members of his family followed suit.) George Gershwin was the second of four children.[2] He first displayed interest in music at the age of ten, when he was intrigued by what he heard at his friend Maxie Rosenzweig's violin recital.[3] The sound and the way his friend played captured him. His parents had bought a piano for lessons for his older brother Ira, but to his parents' surprise and Ira's relief, it was George who played it.[4] Although his younger sister Frances Gershwin was the first in the family to make money from her musical talents, she married young and devoted herself to being a mother and housewife. She gave up her performing career, but settled into painting for another creative outlet — painting was also a hobby of George Gershwin. Gershwin tried various piano teachers for two years, and then was introduced to Charles Hambitzer by Jack Miller, the pianist in the Beethoven Symphony Orchestra. Until Hambitzer's death in 1918, he acted as Gershwin's mentor. Hambitzer taught Gershwin conventional piano technique, introduced him to music of the European classical tradition, and encouraged him to attend orchestra concerts.[5] (At home following such concerts, young Gershwin would attempt to reproduce at the piano the music that he had heard.) Gershwin later studied with classical composer Rubin Goldmark and avant-garde composer-theorist Henry Cowell.