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27 March 2019, 12:31 | Updated: 27 March 2019, 15:51
From Boogie-woogie to Liszt, this talented piano duo has arranged ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ in 10 different musical styles.
‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ is likely to conjure up memories of days spent singing it as a round at primary school, or hours spent watching the awesome Louis Armstrong version on YouTube.
The song is a Black spiritual and is often played by jazz bands. But how might ‘The Saints’ sound in a Latin jazz style, or even as a classical piece?
A few years ago, pianists Eyran Katsenelenbogen and Tal Zilber filmed a sketch in Weifang, China, in which they improvised on the tune in 10 different styles.
Ranging from boogie-woogie and Latin jazz to Mozart and Bach, this is certainly a different interpretation of the great spiritual.
We’ll take suggestions for new styles in their next video – Schoenberg, perhaps?