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    Hi!

    I'm a newbie here, and to classical music in general. I've been trying for weeks now to identify a tune that's been etched in my mind for years, but have been unsuccessful so far. A very rough midi of the main melody is in http://www.dogsleep.net/UnknownButGreat.mid.

    Can anyone tell me what the title and composer are? I'd be eternally grateful if you could.

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    Oh jeez, I`ve heard this piece loads of times. Isn`t it by Mozart? Maybe from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik- maybe the menuet and trio? It`s not the first movement. Or maybe a divertimento? One thing`s for sure; it`s a piece for strings.
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    Got it! It`s Boccherini's Minuet from the String Quintet Op.13 No.5

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    Whoa! Thanks a lot!

    How did you find it?

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    Well, I went off on the wrong track with Mozart, but then I decided to check a list of composers from the classical era, just to see if anything would jump out at me, and Boccherini did. So I had a quick look around at Boccherini pieces, and there it was. It`s a fairly well-known theme, actually. But I hadn`t heard it in a while, so I had forgotten who had composed it.

    Anyway, have fun with it!

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