Category Archives: Musical Instruments

Guinness World Record for Fastest Oboe Player

Jack Cozen Harel breaks the Guinness World Record for ‘fastest oboe playing’. Flight of the Bumblebee (409 notes) in 26.1 seconds. Watch this video to see and hear him play the oboe this fast.

The Man From Snowy River Australian Banjo’s Poem Video

Banjo Paterson wrote the poem ‘The Man From Snowy River’. It is as Australian as you can get. He tells the story of the tough horsemen of Snowy Mountains. Footage is from the movie ‘Man From Snowy River’ presented by Michael Edgley International & Cambridge Films – perhaps the greatest movie ever made in Australia by Australians. It stars Tom Burlinson, Jack Thompson, Sigrid Thornton and Kirk Douglas (for US distribution purposes & the money men), he did a pretty good job all in all. For those of you who have not seen the movie do yourselves a favor and go get the DVD. You will not regret it.

Rice Bassoon Studio Recital Spring ’08 – Weissenborn Polka

Julius Weissenborn’s Polka for bassoon trio. Rice bassoon studio recital in Duncan Recital Hall at the Shepherd School of Music.


The opening scenes of Woody Allen’s “Take The Money And Run” including the cello marching band scene.

Fireflies on Clarinet Music Video

Link to my transcription: (melody) (for woodwind quintet) It’s not perfect, but it’s fun, and that’s good enough for me.

“Every Breath You Take” played on Hammered Dulcimer

This song is, quite obviously, not of my composition. All credit for the original goes to the Police. This video is just me playing my arrangement of “Every Breath You Take” on the Hammered Dulcimer. Also, I’m aware that there are parts of the original not present in this arrangement. The faster “Since you’ve gone…” part didn’t work too well with the pace of the rest, but I’m working on it.

[Clarinet] Rolling In The Deep – Adele

For Bb Clarinet (The chords/bass part is hidden). Print here: