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The brilliantly insane sheet music for Faerie’s Aire and Death Waltz by the late John Arthur Stump.

Intended more as an unplayable parody – an ‘incredibly creative, erudite and rigorous act of nonsense’ – many have nevertheless attempted to ‘bring it to life’. To wit:

MORE: John Stump, composer of Faerie’s Aire and Death Waltz (Lost In The Cloud)

UPDATE: Just to clarify, as pointed out by fake John Stump in comments, the Synthesia video above bears no relation to the completely unplayable John Stump sheet music. It’s merely an oblique tribute to the Death Waltz meme/legend.