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    If this kind of thread is not permitted here, then please excuse me.

    I am trying to find out the name of a piece of music i heard a small part of on a television trailer last night. I'll do my best to explain it:

    -It was predominantly violin, although i believe there was sparse orchestral scoring in the background. This leads me to believe it is part of a violin concerto.
    -The part i heard seemed to be very technically difficult due to its speed - perhaps a virtuoso concerto?
    -It was constructed of fast, arpeggiated chords, which were changing rapidly
    -From the structure and chords, i would say that it is from the late romantic period, but it could be later.
    -It had a very tormented feel to it. Perhaps a Stalin-era Russian composer?
    -If i compared it to anything it would be the Elgar cello concerto, not because of the style, but more because of the tormented, passionate feel of the music.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveo View Post
    If this kind of thread is not permitted here, then please excuse me.
    Don't worry, there is a whole thread dedicated to this.

    I am trying to find out the name of a piece of music i heard a small part of on a television trailer last night. I'll do my best to explain it:

    -It was predominantly violin, although i believe there was sparse orchestral scoring in the background. This leads me to believe it is part of a violin concerto.
    -The part i heard seemed to be very technically difficult due to its speed - perhaps a virtuoso concerto?
    -It was constructed of fast, arpeggiated chords, which were changing rapidly
    -From the structure and chords, i would say that it is from the late romantic period, but it could be later.
    -It had a very tormented feel to it. Perhaps a Stalin-era Russian composer?
    -If i compared it to anything it would be the Elgar cello concerto, not because of the style, but more because of the tormented, passionate feel of the music.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks!
    If you what the trailer was about, can you find a video somewhere, say, YouTube?
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    OK after a bit of research, i have found out that it was an advert for "The Mark of Cain".

    But as it hasn't been released yet, i can't seem to find any clips of it.
    Last edited by daveo; Apr-04-2007 at 18:35.

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    If you look on the page you linked to, it says "Music by Ben Bartlett". A quick search on the internet brings up IMDB website with a listing of Ben Bartlett's film compositions, and at the top of the list is The Mark of Cain. Here is the link: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0058777/ My guess is he composed the work you are looking for.

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    My feeling is that it isn't by him.
    I too noticed that he is listed as the composer for the film, but the music just has that classic "late romantic concerto" sound to it, and it makes me feel that this piece is an extra bit of music.
    Just like "The New World" was composed by a film composer, but the two most memorable pieces of music on it were by Wagner and Mozart. However, if you buy the soundtrack, those pieces aren't on it.

    Anyway, it's on channel 4 tomorrow, so hopefully it'll be on the film soundtrack. I fear, though, that it was just a piece of music used for the trailer.

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    Its got to be the Bruch violin concerto slow movement surely? Your description would fit that perfectly.

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    Sorry I didn't mean to say the slow movement.

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    It suggests the Mendelssohn concerto to me, especcially the bit about the chords.

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