Flight of the Bumblebee… played on an organ’s pedals

This version of Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ is not only played on a church organ, it’s actually mostly played on its pedals.

Flight of the Bumblebee played on an organ’s pedal

Organist and suspected purveyor of foot-performance-enhancing steroids Dr. Carol Williams shows just how nimble she is with this incredible version of Rimsky-Korsakov’s notoriously fiendish piece:

It’s long been a party piece for instrumentalists of all stripes, but to see it performed like this on such a comparatively difficult and cumbersome instruments is pretty mind-boggling.

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