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I'm trying to remember a piece that I've heard once or twice. It's in my head but I can't recall specifically what it is.... possibly Schumann.

I'll try to describe it, and see if someone can identify it based on my description. If not, a picture is worth a thousand words, and I'll write out a brief excerpt of it and figure out how to post the image here.

Here goes....

It's fairly slow, possibly mm = 50. In 3/4 time. In C# minor (or possibly C minor).

First measure:

In the r.h.: slow chords around middle C (from the bottom: G# + C# + E). Rhythm: half note + dotted 8th + 16th. The l.h. is interesting: a low C#, jumping up on G# to the G# above the r.h. chord.

The second measure is similar, with r.h. chord F# + C# + D#.

The piece starts easy, but gradually becomes more involved and technically difficult, though I think still at the slow tempo.

This is what I remember, maybe not all correct. Obviously this description won't make sense to anyone who doesn't know the piece, but maybe someone can recognize it from the description.

If you're still reading... thanks!


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Sounds like it could be the 2nd movement of the Schubert Bb sonata D960.


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Bingo! That's it!

(I feel like I'm emceeing a quiz show!)

Thanks very much. I'd been searching for pieces in C# minor, but of course a Google search, or Wikipedia, or YouTube would describe this as a piece in B-flat, and not show the middle movement.

C# minor seems an odd key for a piece in B flat major. Those two keys (C# minor or E major) are the maximum distance from one another in the circle of keys. But Schubert often does surprising modulations into unexpected keys.

This is great. Thanks very much.


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Originally Posted by Eric NYC
But Schubert often does surprising modulations into unexpected keys.
He certainly does. One of the things I absolutely love about his music.


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i didn't know emceeing is a word.

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Originally Posted by jeffcat
i didn't know emceeing is a word.
And now you do. grin


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Originally Posted by currawong
Sounds like it could be the 2nd movement of the Schubert Bb sonata D960.

Great job, curra!!!! thumb

I tried to solve it before looking at the replies and didn't immediately come up with anything, even though this is a beloved movement for me and I was sort of imagining the music correctly.

I think I would have gotten it if the first post gave G# rather than E as the top note in the first right-hand chord.
But, great work by you, that you did it even without that!

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Originally Posted by jeffcat
i didn't know emceeing is a word.

You can verb any word you want if you try hard enough!

*ducks and runs before BruceD smacks me*

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Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
Originally Posted by jeffcat
i didn't know emceeing is a word.

You can verb any word you want if you try hard enough!

*ducks and runs before BruceD smacks me*

The NYT crossword often 'verbs' "emcee". smile

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Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
Originally Posted by jeffcat
i didn't know emceeing is a word.

You can verb any word you want if you try hard enough!

*ducks and runs before BruceD smacks me*

The NYT crossword often 'verbs' "emcee". smile

Cheers,

Per Marriam Webster dictionary, either noun or verb

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emcee


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This comment is probably off-topic, but I hope you'll indulge me....

Can someone explain how the partial quoting works? For example, in dogperson's post, immediately preceding mine. I sometimes want to reply to on a single sentence or two, rather than the whole post.

As far as I can tell, Reply just adds a "normal" post. Or, Quote quotes the entire post and puts it in darker brown in a special format. I suppose that that quote can then be edited to show the sentence or two that I'm responding to. Is that the way to do it? Or is there a better way?


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Originally Posted by Eric NYC
This comment is probably off-topic, but I hope you'll indulge me....

... I suppose that that quote can then be edited to show the sentence or two that I'm responding to. Is that the way to do it? Or is there a better way?


Yes, use the quote function then edit the quoted text.


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Originally Posted by dogperson
Yes, use the quote function then edit the quoted text.


Thanks!


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It ain't no part of speech at all -- it's just some people's initials. grin


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