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user picture follow Author: rt
follow site Posted: Aug 22 2011 - 06:21 PM
Subject: re: re: Help identify symphnic piece [recording of climax]
sammich wrote:
Link bookmarked! I tried a few songs from memory and it got them! Impressive

I guess it would be great if someone (maybe, but not necessarily me) added the missing ones to the Musipedia collection. If one could search both collections at once, that would be even better.
Author: sammich
Posted: Aug 22 2011 - 06:19 PM
Subject: re: Help identify symphnic piece [recording of climax]
Link bookmarked! I tried a few songs from memory and it got them! Impressive
click here Author: Soma
Posted: Aug 20 2011 - 07:09 AM
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Your playing was easy to follow and I have CDs of all three Borodin Symphonies and know them well enough. It was therefore pretty dumb of me to jump in with a wrong guess.

That some good may come from my negligence, I will mention a very useful book resource that I could have used, namely, Barlow & Morgenstern: "Dictionary of Musical Themes". If I had written down the first few notes of your melody, transposed them into C major, I could have looked it up in the dictionary and found it listed under Borodin Symphony No.2 3rd movement. This is a great book with 10,000 musical themes. Barlow & Morgenstern also have "A Dictionary of Opera and Song Themes" containing 8,000 themes.

There is now an online version called "The Electronic Dictionary of Musical Themes" at

If you visit that site, choose Search by Notes (Solfeggio). Enter a few notes (any key) of your melody and it is named. You can click on it and play a midi file to confirm.
Author: sammich
Posted: Aug 19 2011 - 02:40 AM
Subject: re: Help identify symphnic piece [recording of climax]
Actually I just found it, the recording is from the 3rd mvmt of Borodin's 2nd.

I've never heard Prelude from Khovanschina, but I am listening to it now. A very beautiful piece!

Thanks for your help
Author: Soma
Posted: Aug 18 2011 - 04:17 PM
Subject: re: Help identify symphnic piece [recording of climax]
Prelude from Mussorgsky's opera Khovanshchina
Author: sammich
Posted: Aug 18 2011 - 01:19 AM
Subject: Help identify symphonic piece [recording of climax]
4 years ago in symphony orchestra, we performed a piece that I cannot recall the name of. All I remember is the climax of the 2nd to last movement.

I recorded myself playing it on violin, please forgive the quality as this is my first time playing in a few years!

I appreciate the help!
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