I'm pretty confident that this will unnerve most of you more than anything else you will have seen and heard on All Hallows' Eve. So, it's 20000 days off purgatory if you get all the way through it without passing out.

However, there are some of you out there who are so perverse and, well, basically weird, that you will actually enjoy this. You get no days off purgatory.



  1. The ghost of Ravel appeared to me and said, “If you don’t shut that damn thing off right now, I will haunt you for the rest of your life.”

  2. I could not stop laughing, so I suppose that I get nothing, even though I played it all of the way through.

    Kazoos! Who woulda thunk it?

    It was accurately done of what I remember of the original.

  3. Well, it is funny, but it gets old in a hurry, sort of like Henny Youngman’s jokes.

    VW =nallaise = nasal malaise
    This version of Bolero causes nallaise.

  4. Funny!

    I stuck it out mainly out of curiosity; I wanted to see how they handled the horn part at the end where Ravel “laughs”!

    So I guess I don’t get any time off either, since I’m one of those perverse people who actually enjoyed it. Give it to my cat, Leroy, who was unmistakably annoyed by it all.

    By the way, where DID you find it????

  5. Perfect pitch, on someone’s part, would have helped – a lot. Just sayin’……

  6. I claim my 20,000 days off purgatory (brrrrrrrr). What in the name of God was the real harp doing in there with the kazoos and the toy piano( uggggghhhhhh)?

  7. At last, a worthy setting for the Bolero! My Music History 101-02 professor used to say, “If he had taken one more step he would have had to marry the girl.” Maybe it’s my A.D.D. but, listening to that is something akin to the Chinese water torture. I really earned the 20,000 days. Although, I did think the toy piano was a nice touch.

  8. Indeed where did you find it, and is there a score for it? I’d like to perform this arrangement with my church choir, or with a town chorus, or whatever. Maybe with the high school orchestra, bands various choruses? I love this thing. You can’t hurt it.

  9. Best Ravel ever! A bit more effort to stay on pitch wouldn’t have hurt this inspired awfulnes, but what can you expect from kazoos and toy pianos?

    No days off purgatory for me. Of course, if I could play one of the kazoos in this, it might be worth sticking around.