Tubular Bells for Two

Music, Classical and opera
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Tubular Bells for Two
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Watch as two musicians play the famed theme of The Exorcist on 20 instruments at the same time

'Tubular Bells' is one of the most recognisable pieces of modern classical music. You know it as the theme song of The Exorcist, but Mike Oldfield's 1973 record was also the first release by Richard Branson's fledgeling Virgin record label. It was the third best-selling album of the 1970s in the UK, and Branson, well, he's done OK for himself since. 

But you have never heard 'Tubular Bells' like this. Musicians Daniel Holdsworth and Thomas Bamford will perform the famous piece at Arts Centre Melbourne on a whopping 20 – yes, 20 – instruments at the same time. 

It's a carefully choreographed performance, as the musicians scramble to dodge each other and their instruments without missing a beat. The show sold out at Edinburgh Fringe and has been performed all over the US, UK and Europe. 

By: Cassidy Knowlton

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