We Have Heard on High,” with a few other Christmas favorites mixed in. Can you name them all?
We wrote and performed this in the same style of our music video “What Makes You Beautiful” http://thepianoguys.com/portfolio/one-direction-what-makes-you-beautiful/. ALL the sounds you hear were created by different parts of the piano (except the vocals of course).
We wanted this to be a fun music video full of “Christmas Spirit.” While the video primarily presents the “fun” side of Christmas (complete with cameo appearances by Christmas icons which “helped” us film), we wanted the music to portray what, to us, is the true meaning of the Holiday season. As we wrote it we imagined the “shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.” And how the Angel appeared to them, announcing the humble birth of the Savior of the World. How incredible it would have been when, “suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men!” (Holy Bible, Luke Chapter 2)
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We love you!
Check out our other Christmas videos:
O Come Emmanuel: http://thepianoguys.com/portfolio/o-come-emmanuel/
-Special Christmas version: http://thepianoguys.com/portfolio/o-come-emmanuel-christmas-version/
Carol of the Bells: http://thepianoguys.com/portfolio/carol-of-the-bells-for-12-cellos-thepianoguys/
We Three Kings: http://thepianoguys.com/portfolio/we-three-kings/
Where Are You Christmas: http://thepianoguys.com/portfolio/where-are-you-christmas-live-in-concert/
A special shout out to TEL STEWART — he joined us in our “What Makes You Beautiful” video. Tel helped us get The Piano Guys started. He is so talented that he now has his own production company: http://telstewart.com/. Once and a while we can still coax him to help us on projects. In fact, he helped us film this! If you watch closely you can see his hands flying the helicopter in the beginning.
Also special thanks to the England family, who so kindly and generously offered their beautiful home for the backdrop of this video. And to Paul Jensen our model train “consultant!”
Arrangement written and produced by Jon Schmidt, Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson
Piano recorded by Giles Reaves at Annex Recording Studio
Mixed & mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios
Performed by The Piano Guys: Jon Schmidt, Al van der Beek, Steven Sharp Nelson & Paul Anderson
Filmed by Shaye Scott and Tel Stewart
Video produced and edited by Paul Anderson & Shaye Scott
Piano Stunt Coordinator Jeremy Crawford
Assistant Piano Stunt Coordinator Frank Nelson