Are we sure it's something?
I'm guessing that indeed it is, but there are a couple of unusual things about it.
Pretty soon it sounds random-ish, doesn't it? I mean, like a kid seeing a piano for the first time and just playing notes? I don't mean that's what it is
, just that it seems almost random-ish.
And, isn't this unusually LONG for a thing that someone would remember and be able to play, without having any idea what it is?
Don't get me wrong, folks -- I'm not saying it isn't what it's supposed to be. From the other posts, I'm figuring that it is.
Just saying that there are these unusual things about it -- and so, maybe it isn't.
EDIT: It is!
I mean, it's for real!
I found this out in time to have deleted what I said up there, but hey, it's too good to get rid of.
By which I mean, too stupid.
To my surprise and mild shock, I was able to see what this is by trying to look up the melody in the "Dictionary of Musical Themes," which in my experience almost never is able to solve anything.
But in this case, to my astonishment, those notes of the opening melody are an exact match for a thing in the index at the back of that book -- uniquely
a match; there's no other piece in the index with those exact first few notes that are shown in the index -- and to my greater astonishment, when I turned to the page in the book where that example appears, I saw that the rest of the melody matches this audio too.
And not only that, but that the person playing it nailed it exactly. The whole thing matches.
It's by a composer I never heard of, Francis Thomé.
The piece is called Simple Confession, or Simple Aveu.
How about that, folks........