Just finished watching Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra. Its classic Bill Bailey, with the addition of the BBC concert orchestra and rhythm section. Enjoy the cockney classics with full orchestral illustrations, details of key instruments, ‘insect nation‘ as you’ve never heard it before, Doctor Qui (with full rhythm section) and a master performance of Saint-Saen‘s Swan … using alpine cow-bells!
Excellent stuff. You have a few days left to see it on iPlayer (so don’t hang about)! Until someone posts it to YouTube of course …
Oh, and if you’re a trombone player, lookout for the performance of William Tell at the 25 minute mark! Pure, brilliant, Bill Bailey!
I do so like Bill Bailey, he tends to really make me laugh. Something made me look him up on youtube today, and sure enough, all my favourites are there:
- The Cockney Classics
- Magic Roundabout
- Foreign Emergency Sirens
- News Themes
- Kraftwerks (doing the, well, you’ll see)
Of course, one of the nice things about looking up this sort of thing for a blog post, is that you find new ones. I’d not seen the U2 one before.
He is one very clever and talented guy. I’d also really love to know where you get one of those MIDI Theremins!