This trombonist playing ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ on a watering can is the bee’s knees

3 August 2020, 14:25 | Updated: 4 August 2020, 09:11

Musician plays ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ on garden watering can
Musician plays ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ on garden watering can. Picture: Facebook / Martyn Stroud

By Sian Moore

One man, his watering can and an un-bee-lievably good attempt at one of the fastest classical music pieces of all time...

Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ is quite chaotic in itself.

But throw in an everyday, plastic watering can and a creative trombonist with an exceptional pair of lungs, and you get a very quirky rendition of the notoriously tricky piece.

Blowing into a trombone mouthpiece attached to the end of a watering can’s neck, Martyn Stroud manages to emulate the frantic sound of the buzzing musical bumblebee.

We’re very impressed.

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Just watching the performance makes us feel a little breathless.

“This is not an art form,” Martyn clarifies ahead of his garden performance. “It’s not even going to be accurate.

“But it is good fun,” he adds. And we certainly agree.

The combination of a watering can trombone, Martyn’s DIY bee costume and Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral interlude has left us absolutely buzzing.