A hilarious duet for Renaissance bassoon and a very angry bird

20 August 2018, 17:26 | Updated: 18 September 2023, 11:29

This duet between an old woodwind instrument and an angry crow is unlikely – but strangely lovable.

In the video, Martin Chiang plays the dulcian, a Renaissance woodwind instrument not dissimilar to a modern bassoon. Its soft baritone rasp provides the perfect music to play to his neighbours outside.

But who is Martin's neighbour on this occasion? A harsh, squawking crow, who decides he wants to join in.

It may not be the most traditional windowsill serenade, but they both seem to enjoy it.