SONGFILTER: Need to ID song only using notes of melody
December 8, 2005 5:45 PM   Subscribe

SONGFILTER: need people who can read musical notes to help me find the name of this opera-esque song!

There's a song I heard recently on a CD which had a very peaceful, dramatic opera-sounding melody. It didn't sound like it was sung in English, but it was definitely a man with a fairly high opera voice singing it. I don't think it's that old because I heard it in a hotel one day.

The only other way I can describe it is by giving the notes of part of the melody, which you guys can hum or play on the piano or something to hear what it sounds like.

A C B G.......G (1 octave higher) F# D G F# D
posted by beammeup4 to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
If you heard it in a hotel and it sounded modern, there's a good chance it was Andrea Bocelli or (maybe, probably not) Josh Groban -- they are two of the very few commercially successful classical singers these days (and much less the latter than the former). Not that it's 100% -- probably more like 50% at best -- but I'd check out some samples on Amazon from Bocelli.
posted by rossination at 6:13 PM on December 8, 2005

Best answer: I played it on the flute and I'm almost certain that it's "Con Te Partiro" by Andrea Bocelli (sample on this page).
posted by feathermeat at 6:16 PM on December 8, 2005

I love questions like this--they're so much fun!
posted by feathermeat at 6:18 PM on December 8, 2005

Feathermeat -- I don't have Finale on my computer anymore, and was trying to plunk out the notes with my mouse on the lousy Garageband midi interface. Nice work with the flute; my trombone isn't around, otherwise I may have had a go.
posted by rossination at 6:26 PM on December 8, 2005

Just discovered that a friend of mine has this CD (thanks, iTunes sharing!) and it is most definitely Con Te Partiro, from the CD "Romanza".
posted by rossination at 6:33 PM on December 8, 2005

feathermeat got it. What's odd is that the written snippet was in the middle of a phrase and in the right key.
posted by horsewithnoname at 9:54 PM on December 8, 2005

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