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WillHu

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What's the piece?
« on: January 06, 2016, 03:20:41 AM »
Title says it all.

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Re: What's the piece?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2016, 06:53:15 AM »
Hi Will,
I don't think anyone is going to get this. With no clef I can only guess that it is a 1st inversion D minor chord in the treble clef; or possible an inverted F major in the bass clef--or an E minor in the alto clef. And there must be a couple of zillion works that start with an inverted arpeggio in one of those keys.
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Re: What's the piece?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2016, 06:55:47 AM »
Take another look - it's not the notes themselves that are important. There's something pretty odd about that closeup and once you realise what kind of a piece it is, it's probably the most famous example of a piece of that kind and not too hard to find. Google search the right key word which isn't too hard to get from the screenshot and it's the first result.

I think this closeup, however closeup, is distinctive enough :)

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Re: What's the piece?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2016, 07:33:12 AM »
John Stump, Faerie’s Aire and Death Waltz

technically, not really a piece of music since it is a complete impossibility.
it's notational satire done by an engraver.
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Re: What's the piece?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2016, 07:36:40 AM »
Yup, that's correct.
It was actually performed once (you can find it on YouTube) but even that was done for the humorous effect.
You're right in saying it's not a piece of music - but I thought it'd be fun to post something a bit unexpected.

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Re: What's the piece?
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2016, 07:54:17 PM »
"John Stump, Faerie’s Aire and Death Waltz"

Wow, that was pretty impressive.  My Guess would have been, Ives, Penderiki or an abstract picture of Abe Lincoln.