What song is this?
December 19, 2010 11:11 PM   Subscribe

Help me identify this song from a movie or TV soundtrack.

I've had the first couple of bars of a song stuck in my head for a day or so, and I know it's from a soundtrack, but I can't place it. It's either solo piano or piano over subtle orchestration. I think it's from a movie, but could be TV. Here it is as best as I can remember: the transcribed melody, a generated MIDI from that transcription, and that MIDI converted to an MP3.
posted by andrewpendleton to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
Do you have any other contextual information at all (e.g. when you might have heard it)? It feels almost Ken Burnsy but I don't think it's from The Civil War.
posted by Sutekh at 5:42 AM on December 20, 2010

It sounds like the background music for Drunk History specifically the beginning :10 of the first episode.

Which is pretty much Ken Burnsy.
posted by spec80 at 6:54 AM on December 20, 2010

spec80, that's definitely the song, though I'm still curious where it came from. Ken Burns is a good guess; I'll investigate further.
posted by andrewpendleton at 8:15 AM on December 20, 2010

Figured it out from the comments on the Drunk History thing. It's from the Cold Mountain score: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q94_xysbTQ

I had actually considered Cold Mountain, but figured it would be the main titles song, and it wasn't, so I moved on. Anyhow, thanks, all.
posted by andrewpendleton at 8:44 AM on December 20, 2010

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