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Comedian leads orchestra in hilarious waltz using Microsoft Windows-themed sounds
This will have you laughing from start to finish!
Randy Aragon
09.03.20

Some stuff is just universally funny.

Rainer Hersch is a British actor, comedian, and conductor, who’s known for his hilarious take on classical music. The 57-year-old BBC broadcaster has the crowd at the Royal Festival Hall in London bursting at the seams with laughter when he gives them his take on the waltz using Microsoft Windows XP.

Rainer and Orkestra take to the stage.

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This will have you cracking up from start to finish!

Comedian conductor Rainer Hersch and the Philharmonia Orchestra give a hysterical explanation of the waltz using sounds from Windows XP.

The Philharmonia Orchestra is a world-renowned musical group, led by Principal Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. They teamed up with Rainer Hersch to deliver an incredible performance full of hysterical puns.

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At the start of the video, you can see Rainer Hersch as he begins to talk about Microsoft Windows related stuff.

Right away, you can tell it’s going to be a hilarious show when he begins using the Philharmonia Orchestra to make the computer sounds.

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Hersch and Philharmonia start off by playing the start-up music to Microsoft Windows, followed by the sound for “you’ve got mail.”

The crowd bursts into laughter as the Philharmonia Orchestra mimics the sound Windows makes when starting up and alerting you that you have new mail. Next, Hersch instructs them to make the sound your computer makes when it crashes and can’t take anymore.

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After that, they mimic the sound a Windows computer makes when it’s closing down and it’s spot on!

Their ability to duplicate the sounds as an orchestra is baffling, but they’re far from done and it only gets better. Now that they’ve identified the Windows sounds, they’re ready to put them to good use.

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Next, the conductor explains that they have a certain theory about the Windows sounds.

He starts to explain the whole point of the Windows sounds, letting the audience in on the secret of why they believe they’re so important.

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Hersch explains it to the crowd:

“And what we found ladies and gentlemen, if you put all those sounds together, you end up with the waltz. A waltz which is made out of the sounds you get on Windows. This is going to be the very first performance of the Windows Waltz.”

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That’s when Hersch leads the orchestra in playing everything together, and you won’t believe the sound it creates!

When the Philharmonia Orchestra begins playing all the sounds together, it makes a truly gorgeous sound that you could actually waltz to! While playing the awesome Windows Waltz, Hersch makes one final joke as he slows them down before making the sound of your computer overloading.

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People on the internet went absolutely nuts for the comical take on the classical Window Waltz—you won’t believe how many times this performance has been viewed.

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The video of Hersch and the Philharmonia Orchestra making Windows sounds has been viewed over 24.1 million times.

On top of that, 743,000 have also liked the funny performance and hundreds of people have left comments for the hysterical duo. Don’t forget to check out Rainer Hersch’s social media, to stay updated on his brilliant content.

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Rainer Hersch is a man of many talents, from his stand up comedy to phenomenal music.

If you’ve ever used a Windows computer, these sounds will seriously blow your mind.

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To see them turn Windows XP sounds into a magical waltz, just watch the video below!

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By Randy Aragon
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Randy Aragon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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