Huge surprise: adding sleigh bells to a Chopin prelude completely ruins it

10 December 2015, 10:10

sleigh bells chopin prelude

Two jokers took one of Chopin’s most solemn piano works and put sleigh bells all over it. On purpose.

These po-faced musical infidels took something perfect and painted it awful. Just listen to those gorgeous Manilow chords, chivvied along by the insistent, nagging pace of the sleigh bells:

We know it’s Christmas, but less of this please.

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