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Thanks so much everybody for listening!
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Puzzles / Re: June 2019: name the work
« Last post by Ron on June 16, 2019, 10:44:33 AM »
Whatever it is, the first chord makes me want to hear more.
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Puzzles / Re: June 2019: name the work
« Last post by Jerry Engelbach on June 16, 2019, 10:39:58 AM »
Sounds like it could be the beginning of the word "Kyrie."
 
So I was thinking a mass. But that would have more than four movements.
 
But it sure sounds like Bach's Mass in B minor.

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Puzzles / Re: June 2019: name the work
« Last post by Michel.R.E on June 16, 2019, 12:05:59 AM »
the various parts of the work are actually drawn from multiple sources during the composer's latter years  of his career.
so no suite.
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Puzzles / Re: June 2019: name the work
« Last post by Patrick O'Keefe on June 15, 2019, 09:41:25 PM »
Hmm.  A well known composer.  A piece at nearly 2 hours long may be the longest of that form.  Took 30 years (!) to complete.  And the first note gives it away so the work must be pretty familiar (or have a notorious reputation).

Does the "30 years" include time between the original composition and the extraction of a suite or some similar trick?

There are some very long symphonies, but not by well known composers.
The longest concerto I know of is a mere 70 minutes and took only a few years to compose.
As you said, it's obviously not an opera, and I assume there are ballets well over 2 hours.
I've heard there is a string quartet lasting 5 hours so that's out.

Very odd.

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Puzzles / Re: June 2019: name the work
« Last post by Michel.R.E on June 15, 2019, 12:31:50 PM »
If you don't want to know the answer right away, don't listen to the 1st note of this piece, probably the best known first note in the entire repertoire.

Mystery Piece (don't listen if you want to keep guessing)
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Puzzles / Re: June 2019: name the work
« Last post by whitebark on June 15, 2019, 12:01:36 PM »
Well the composer isn't Beethoven or Brahms, for sure. Must be a person more exotic but still well-known. Messian perhaps?  He wrote a Concert a Quatre that was not finished in his lifetime. But I see that it is only 26 minutes long. So that's not it.

Jay
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Chit Chat / Re: The "What are you working on?" thread
« Last post by sandalwood on June 14, 2019, 12:48:35 PM »
Thanks a lot, Jer! So, I was right to be suspicious. Funny thing is, I would think the themes in the Tchaikovsky suites were all familiar to me. It seems it was familiar, though, but lacked a name plate.

Thanks again!
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Chit Chat / Re: The "What are you working on?" thread
« Last post by Jerry Engelbach on June 14, 2019, 12:19:31 PM »
Reha,
 
It starts the same as the Pas d'Action in the second movement of Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty Suite, but then goes in a different direction.
 
The melody is at 6:11 in this YouTube clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tHEXbdZQjE
 
Cheers,
Jer
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Chit Chat / Re: The "What are you working on?" thread
« Last post by sandalwood on June 14, 2019, 10:57:53 AM »
This melody has been aging in the cellar for ever. There is a possibility I may attempt to use it as countermelody etc in the next couple of years :) Can I have inadvertently stolen it? Have you heard it before?
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