#1 The Flying Rabbit

The lowest note on the piano is played by this brilliant invention from Lydgate Junior School in Sheffield, realised by the children and our team from the University of Sheffield.

The original design is something our engineers would truly never have thought of - to shoot a rabbit out of a cannon at the piano in order to play the note! 

While we did feel that there might be too much paperwork involved in firing a real rabbit from a cannon, we felt that this would be the perfect bottom note on the piano and so set to work on creating the technical drawing which would guide the manufacture.



In the final record-breaking performance on 19th August 2019, the Flying Rabbit was used to play the final note of the composition. You can see this in all its glory in the final moments of the film on our homepage.