What is this tune?
April 25, 2005 4:36 AM   Subscribe

Can you identify this tune? It's really bothering me.

posted by cbrody to Media & Arts (12 answers total)
I have no idea as to what it actually is, but it sounds like a Strauss waltz or something similar to me. Are you sure it's in 6/8? It has a very 3/4 feel to me..
posted by Lotto at 4:54 AM on April 25, 2005

Entering a Parsons code of *rrudurrud at Musipedia.org doesn't give me an obvious answer.
posted by orthogonality at 5:00 AM on April 25, 2005

The best place for music questions is I Spit on Your Groove, at www.peoplesforum.com

Go to Member Forums at peoplesforum and then to Spit Groove. For this question, I'd suggest positing it at "Whozat? Whatzat? Wherezat? Ask The Music Geeks," or "I Said Classical, Dagnab It!"
posted by goofyfoot at 5:34 AM on April 25, 2005

Isn't that one of the Strauss Waltzes used in 2001?
posted by chill at 5:36 AM on April 25, 2005

orthog: That's the wrong Parson's code - tied notes don't count as repeats. Using *RUDURUDDR gives me:

Donizetti, Gaetano: La fille du RĂ©giment Act I: Chacun le seit, or

...neither of which are right. At a loss from here I'm afraid.
posted by benzo8 at 7:27 AM on April 25, 2005

What's the instrumentation? And are you sure about the key?
posted by horsewithnoname at 7:42 AM on April 25, 2005

I think the Parson's code is *RUDURUDDRUDDDDDUUDU.

Where'd you get this graphic? Did you make it? Did you transcribe this from memory, or from an audio source?
posted by jmcmurry at 7:48 AM on April 25, 2005

I'm pretty sure it's an orchestral piece and is quite possibly by Strauss (and in 3/4 time not 6/8). 2001 rings a bell - it's not the Blue Danube though. jmcmurry, I transcribed it from an untitled mp3 I must have downloaded some time ago. I'm not sure about the key - D major doesn't feel right, but the version I have (transcribed for two guitars) is in that key.
posted by cbrody at 8:22 AM on April 25, 2005

Try turning MusicBrainz on the mp3 to see if it finds a match?
posted by rfordh at 8:32 AM on April 25, 2005

It's not the main theme of the Blue Danube, but I'm fairly sure that piece contains melodies other than the famous Da Da Da Da Da - Ba Ba - Ba Ba bit.
posted by chill at 8:56 AM on April 25, 2005

It's the waltz from Gounod's opera Faust.
posted by chrismear at 10:30 AM on April 25, 2005

Thanks chrismear!
posted by cbrody at 4:00 PM on April 25, 2005

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