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Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends

Catalog Number N/A
Release Date Oct 04, 2013
Publish Format Commercial
Release Price 1.29 USD
Media Format Digital
Classification Arrangement
LabelPortrait / /
PublisherSony Music Masterworks / /


Composer / Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Henry Jackman, Frederick Chopin
Arranger / The Piano Guys (Al van der Beek, Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson)
Performer / The Piano Guys (Steven Sharp Nelson, Jon Schmidt, Al van der Beek), Gigi Romney
Recording Engineer / Al van der Beek
Mixing Engineer / Al van der Beek
Mastering Engineer / Al van der Beek


Disc 1

01 Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends 4:04
Disc length 4:04



Arrangement of Oogway Ascends (Zimmer/Powell/Jackman) from Kung Fu Panda and Chopin's Prelude No. 20.

Arranged and performed by The Piano Guys.

Steven Sharp Nelson plays his custom electric cello (named Bruce Lee) and Guqin with Jon Schmidt on piano.

Full credits:
"Oogway Ascends" from the Kung Fu Panda Soundtrack written by Hans Zimmer, John Powell & Henry Jackman
Published by DWA Songs (ASCAP)

ThePianoGuys arrangement produced & written by Al van der Beek, Jon Schmidt & Steven Sharp Nelson

Also based upon & inspired by Frederick Chopin's Prelude Op. 28 No. 20 in C minor

Performed by
Steven Sharp Nelson: electric, carbon fiber, acoustic & steel cellos; cello-percussion; Asian percussion
Jon Schmidt: Piano
Al van der Beek: Percussion

Additional Tanggu (Taiko) percussion by Gigi Romney
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios in Utah, U.S.A.

China Crew:
Ivy Song: Event Leader/Coordinator
Alex Xue: Event Consultant
Liu Sheng (Sean Liu): Fashion consultant and on-site coordinator
Zhang Xuewen: General Manager of Huang Yaguan Great Wall
Zhang Mingyu: Deputy General Manager of Huang Yaguan Great Wall
Liu Yanyun: Marketing Director of Huang Yaguan Great Wall
Zhu Mai: Photographer
Hu Guang: Camera Assistant
Peng Shuai: Camera Assistant
Sun Zhenning: Jib Operator
Cai Na: Manager of Yamaha Artist Service Beijing
Wang Weijun: Piano Technician
Jian Xin music Instrument Co: Moving Company
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