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What composition makes everybody happy? #1497295
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I was curious. For me personally it's always the Hexameron. What about everyone else?


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Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: TheHappyMoron] #1497298
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The Ketchup song ofcourse.


Currently working on: Perfecting the Op 2/1, studying the 27/2 last movement. Chopin Nocturne 32/2 and Posth. C#m, 'Raindrop' prelude and Etude 10/9
Repetoire: Beethoven op 2/1, 10/1(1st, 2nd), 13, 14/1, 27/1(1st, 2nd), 27/2, 28(1st, 2nd), 31/2(1st, 3rd), 49/1, 49/2, 78(1st), 79, 90, 101(1st)
Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: Victor25] #1497302
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This one does it for me every time!



So catchy! smile


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Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: Victor25] #1497303
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whats the ketchup song?


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Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: TheHappyMoron] #1497304
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hahaha Borat was a pretty funny film until the naked wrestle they had. that song always makes me laugh, but not as much as the bear in the ice cream van! HAHAHAHA!!!


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Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: TheHappyMoron] #1497305
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Except for the naked wrestling? That was the funniest scene in the movie! smile


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Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: eweiss] #1497307
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haha yeah it was just a bit too twisted!


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Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: TheHappyMoron] #1497309
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Brahms intermezzo op 119 no 3 grin

Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: WinsomeAllegretto] #1497322
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ahh yes Brahms is a good choice.


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Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: Victor25] #1497323
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Originally Posted by Victor25
The Ketchup song ofcourse.


One interesting thing about the Ketchup song (info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ketchup_Song) is how its chorus is broken up into groups of *6* measures, not the usual 4. I'm always fascinated by non-standard phrase lengths; I feel there's a connection to their catchiness. Mozart did this a lot.

The other interesting thing about this song (which I just learned from its wikipedia page) is that it's in the key of D# minor / Eb minor. Six accidentals is not standard world-wide pop practice. I wonder if Bach would have heard the passion on the cross in this music....

-J


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Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: beet31425] #1497328
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it always catches me out when things are in D sharp min. or similar. I used to know them so well but forgot them for their equivilent in flats as most pieces i played tend to be presented as such.


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Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: TheHappyMoron] #1497358
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Oh, celeste Aida


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Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: dolce sfogato] #1497381
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Hmm...

Beethoven tempest sonata 3rd movement.



Ok now seriously.

Bach's D major prelude and Fugue BWV 532 (the one where the pedal plays the fast D major scale and the inverted chords with the hands)

Oh thats so much fun!


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Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: Brandon_W_T] #1497392
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Liszt's 6th Hungarian Rhapsody laugh .


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Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: Kuanpiano] #1497396
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Schumann, The Happy Farmer. Of course!


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Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: DameMyra] #1497401
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Originally Posted by DameMyra
Schumann, The Happy Farmer. Of course!


You took the words right out of my mouth!
That's one of those pieces that get stuck in my head.

Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: Mattardo] #1497406
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I think I had mentioned the "Happy Farmer" in another thread about happiness. I am not sure it really makes me happy, but it is a happy piece!



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Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: TheHappyMoron] #1497408
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Today it's Er ist's by Hugo Wolf.


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Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: currawong] #1497416
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Many, many pieces by Mendelssohn. Ultimately, he was just a sunny guy. Just listen to the last chorus from "Elijah." Sure, it's a fugue, but if that work doesn't bring a smile to your face, just from the sheer glory of the music, something is wrong with you.

I think the fellow woke up every morning with a scherzo in his heart, and went to bed every night the same way. He might have been the happiest successful composer ever. Only the early death of his sister seemed to mar his otherwise comfortable life.

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Does Opera count? ha




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Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: ChopinAddict] #1497464
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I suppose I'll be cliche and say Canon in D major and Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 in C sharp minor put me in the best moods.

The solo piano version of the song "Wait for Sleep" by Dream Theater also does the trick.

Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: sportsdude2060] #1497473
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AAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOT THE Pachelbel!

Lol

That is bringing back super haunting memories of last year in orchestra of a 15 minute version of Pachelbels Canon in D.


I am a double bass player... Need I say more?


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Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: Brandon_W_T] #1497474
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Anyone up for Priere By Boellmann?

This song makes me feel more Fuzzy inside than happy I guess. Hehe. smile



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Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: Brandon_W_T] #1497476
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If you notice I like Organ happy music more than piano music.

For the piano, all I really do play tends to be more dark/mysterious pieces. Moonlight sonata. Sonata Pathetique, Ballade no 1 in G minor. Passacaglia in C minor for the organ.

thats just me. smile


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Originally Posted by Brandon_W_T
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOT THE Pachelbel!

Lol

That is bringing back super haunting memories of last year in orchestra of a 15 minute version of Pachelbels Canon in D.


I am a double bass player... Need I say more?


shocked


Haha, I bet you'll have those 8 notes engrained in your head for the rest of your life.

Also, I forgot Mozart's K.545 Sonata and his 40th symphony.

Re: What composition makes everybody happy? [Re: sportsdude2060] #1497491
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Many years ago, I was having a horrible horrible day, and I retreated to the sanctuary of my car for a while to get away from everyone. I popped in a recording of Mozart's K448 Sonata for two pianos. That second movement transported me, and instantly erased my foul mood. To this day, if I'm ever frustrated or agitated, I first try counting, and if that fails, I take a deep breath, and play through that in my mind. Works every time.

I'll also throw in the finale of Beethoven's 7th Symphony. I heard a performance a few nights go, and I was almost dancing to it. If that can't lift your spirits, nothing will.

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Well, I think this John Philip Sousa piece might do it:



If you insist on piano music, you might try this piece, which demonstrates that a minor mode piece can be cheerful.



And finally, a piece that causes me to think of music for accompanying silent movies:




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The last movement of Beethoven's 5th Symphony, Schumann's Toccata, Rossini (and Rossini/Liszt) Overture to William Tell, Alkan's cello sonata, Rachmaninoff's cello sonatas, just about any other piano-cello sonata, and obviously Busoni's piano concerto. laugh

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Hey Brandon, your "ack!" made the page go super-wide. smile How about editing out a few of the superfluous letters for us so we don't have to keep scrolling? Pretty please? smile


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