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do you know this piece of music?

Pauline

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Does anyone know the name and composer of a piece of classical music which involves the performers gradually departing?

My husband would like this for Christmas but he can't remember the composer and I've never even heard it before.

(I bet OG knows!)
 

jadoube

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I'll find out tonight - if nobody responds before my lesson.

My teacher's orchestra did it recently. Solemnly getting up one by one, bowing the conductor and walking off stage. Culminating in the 11 year old alto walking to the front pushing the conductor off stage, nicking the stick and waggling it for the final few players to depart.

Highly enjoyable.
 

Taz

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I think it may be Haydn's "Farewell" Symphony I've attached this. I hope it's the right one.




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old git

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There is also a jazz / bigband equivalent, 'Farewell Blues'. Believe it was used as the 'close' of the first half of Ted Heath concerts, where they did a one chorus solo and then walked off. Have seen it used in reverse for the start of the second.

Might make a stocking filler but as CaSLM's Official Moll, we all know your leg would be better. ;}

Oh dear, I've blushed.:blush:
 
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kevgermany

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If you're looking for an excellent performance of this, the Vienna Philharmonic's New Years Concert 2009 has it. There's also a hilarious performance of the Radetsky March, Barenboim at his funniest.... DVD: Decca 074 3317.
 
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