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#2032220 - 02/13/13 01:09 AM Piece ID: help?
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It's a piano concerto, I'm pretty sure a slow movement. The theme that's in my head is G-C-D-E flat-C (or a transposition; I don't have perfect pitch). The rhythm is the G as eighth note pick-up, then dotted eighth on the C, the D-E flat are 32nds, and the last C is a long note (then it all repeats). I also remember a timpani playing under that theme, and a modulation to a nice major theme stated in the strings, with tinkly commentary in the piano.

Any help? Sorry for any approximations; I'm doing this purely by memory...

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#2032221 - 02/13/13 01:14 AM Re: Piece ID: help? [Re: CleverName]
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Must be the Dragnet concerto.

#2032226 - 02/13/13 01:23 AM Re: Piece ID: help? [Re: CleverName]
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Doesn't ring any bell. The shape of the melody is exactly the first few notes of the Brahms F minor Quintet, but the note values are different, there's no timpani, and it's not a slow mvt, so I guess that's not it. ha

I'll be interested to see what it is. As you describe it, it has beautiful haunting possibilities. I hear it as a C minor harmony the first time, then A-flat, then any number of possibilities for the third chord.

#2032255 - 02/13/13 03:30 AM Re: Piece ID: help? [Re: CleverName]
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