A Harry Potter super-fan uses every woodwind instrument at his disposal in a John Williams anthem for the ages
18 September 2020, 14:56 | Updated: 18 September 2020, 15:21
You don’t need a full symphony orchestra when you can just play ‘Hedwig’s Theme’ yourself – on every woodwind instrument known to humankind.
Under the moniker JDWinds, this chap – proficient in keyboard as well as B-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, piccolo, C flute, alto flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone and jingle bells – gives us a multi-tracked rendition of ‘Hedwig’s Theme’, ‘Diagon Alley’, and other John Williams Harry Potter favourites.
“As [a] franchise that I grew up both reading and watching as a kid, I knew I just had to pay homage to Harry Potter,” the woodwind aficionado writes on YouTube. “There's just no one that does film scoring like John Williams does for this soundtrack!”
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JDWinds is Joe Di Fiore, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger who’s just released a self-published album, Out of the Woods. See more of Joe’s work above.
Witch’s hat off to you, JDWinds. Nice arrangement. Nice performance. And nice scar. You’ve done John Williams proud.