Take to the air and soar with Flight of the Silverbird!
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Composed by Thomas Bergersen
Arranged and performed by Andrew Wrangell
Flight of the Silverbird is an incredible track from the Two Steps From Hell album “Battlecry”, released on April 28, 2015. That’s EXACTLY TWO YEARS AGO as I upload this video, how about that!
This track has ADVENTURE written all over it! It’s absolutely one of my favourites from the Battlecry album, probably in my top 3. When I listen to the original track, I can just imagine the feeling of flight, the sense of thrill! That’s what epic music is for.
Full disclosure: This video was not recorded in one take! I piece the multiple parts together because I want to play every single note just right. To be able to put out a new video every week on YouTube, I just can’t practice for as long as it takes to be able to play it all at once. If I tried to get Flight of the Silverbird in just one take, I’m not sure I’d ever get it at all! So forgive my video magic! 😛
I’m pretty happy with the way this one turned out! I was worried I wouldn’t be able to upload it in time because I had so much difficulty playing it. That’s because a section at the beginning of this arrangement was killer. I kid you not, I spent 14 hours practicing just that part at 0:42, with the intricate right hand notes. After 8 hours of practice and five and a hours of recording, I couldn’t get a good take. It’s practically never happened because I tend to keep at it until I get it. I don’t know last time I swore that much in a day. But yes, over 170 takes just for that one part. That’s what seems to be necessary to play epic music on the piano!
Some of the rest of this video may look a little harder but by God, 0:42 – 1:06 vanquished me. I haven’t had that much trouble recording any part of a video since High C’s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGjjnZdK4HA)! And that’s is the video that sidelined me for two weeks to recover from playing something so damn difficult, haha!
The image used in the thumbnail is something from Legend of the Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole. One of my treasured favourite movies of all time. It’s one of these special movies that are few and far between – at least to me! The shot I used is from when Soren flies through the tornado – very cool and absolutely in the epic spirit of Flight of the Silverbird!
Two Steps From Hell is hands down my favourite trailer music. The way Thomas Bergersen crafts this music is incredible and it’s an absolute pleasure to arrange it for piano, it works so well! I try my best to get that big sound too, as best I can because the originals are such epic music and I have to pick and choose which parts to keep on the piano. I only have two hands after all!
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Please enjoy Flight of the Silverbird by Two Steps From Hell!
Previous video: Evergreen by Two Steps From Hell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnZutitlPFg
Piano: Casio CDP-100
Sound: East West Pianos Gold Yamaha C7
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