Two Halo Fans Play Classical Instruments During a Firefight


The fan video features geek culture favorite Lindsey Stirling on violin, and pianist William Joseph playing the piano in a flak jacket.

When we last heard about violinist Lindsey Stirling, she was melting hearts with her hip-hop Zelda medley. Now she’s back to tackle Halo‘s widely praised orchestral score, along with pianist William Joseph.

The video shows the two musicians doing a duet medley of famous Halo tracks, all whilst in the midst of a firefight. It’s equal parts awesome and bizarre to see Joseph playing the piano while dressed in full tactical military gear, and Lindsey dodging bullets through the trees without missing a single note.

What’s probably the most amazing is that this video is in no-way associated with Microsoft or Bungie. It’s just the work of a lot of dedicated fans who really love Halo. Filmmaker Devin Graham extends his thanks to the 405th for providing the Spartan costumes and weapons, Tim Winn for organizing all of the actors, and various others involved in the film, including, of course, Joseph and Stirling. If you’re interested in how the film was put together, be sure to check out the making of video.

The video is a little bit silly (how they heck did they drag that grand piano out there in the first place), but the music is definitely worth listening to and the effects and costumes are really well made. If nothing else it’s a reminder of just how epic Halo‘s soundtrack was, something that seems to have been lost with the latest games in the series.

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