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BMW MINI Plays 'God Save the Queen' on Horn with London Philharmonic [VIDEO]

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Jul 05, 2012 12:04 PM EDT |

BMW MINI Plays "God Save the Queen" on Horn with London Philharmonic

BMW MINI Plays "God Save the Queen" on Horn with London Philharmonic (Photo : BMW)

MINI U.K. and London Philharmonic Orchestra put together an interesting performance of the country’s national anthem “God Save the Queen” ahead of the upcoming London 2012 Game.

Nine professional musicians from the orchestra got on special-edition models of BMW MINI vehicles. The “MINI Orchestra”, under the baton of Gareth Newman, performed the piece by honking on the pitched horn.

“The result was a rousing performance which will provide a musical fillip for the British Olympic team as they launch their bid for medals in the most important sporting event of the year,” said BMW in a statement Thursday.

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“It’s the first time that we’ve attempted to play a piece using just car horns as instruments, and it was a fun and unique experience for us as musicians,” said the conductor Newman after the recording.

Watch the video of the MINI Orchestra here:

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