Watch 28 Trombonists Perform an Epic Cover of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Queen Cover Songs with Trombones

Queen lead vocalist Freddie Mercury had an amazing voice (even according to science), and the band itself produced iconic tunes that have stood the test of time. One of their most well known—and epic—songs is “Bohemian Rhapsody,” a dramatic six-minute performance that includes a ballad segment, a hard rock part, as well as a reflective ending. Many bands and musicians have covered “Bohemian Rhapsody,” but trombonist Christopher Bill has thought of one of the most creative ways yet. He, along with 27 of his fellow trombonists, assembled to perform the song using only their musical instruments.

The incredible cover took place at the 2018 International Trombone Festival. Bill called it his “secret project,” and he boasts that it gathers some of the most talented trombonists today—many of whom play in symphonies around the world. It lives up to the hype; watching and listening to the musicians record in unison is incredible. If you’re unfamiliar with the trombone, you’ll be impressed with how well the single instrument matches the highs, lows, and rocking parts of the song. You can practically hear Mercury singing with them.

Watch the entire performance below.

Trombonist Christopher Hill and 27 other talented professional trombonists recorded a cover of Queen's iconic song, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Watch them play in unison.

Christopher Hill: YouTube
h/t: [Laughing Squid]

All images via YouTube video.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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