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The Official Strictly Non-Williams Favourite Short Musical Moments Thread™

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I've obnoxiously gushed countless times that no one does a finale like that Powell fella. Even the more 'minor' Powell works often build up to a dandy climax (the Rio scores come to mind). 

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4 second explosion of expressive chromatic dissonance.  Righteous organ fit for a prog rock band.  No other recording I've found has the organ so forward in the mix for this part, and its totally key to off-kilter effect in my opinion.

 

5:41 - 5:46

 

The Scherzo movement of his Organ Symphony is truly one of my absolute favorite Copland works.  I think the symphony in general gets kind of a bum rap.  Many critics are a little dismissive of it.

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The rhythm starting at 2:00. Sounds Kong-esque to me (not referring to a particular King Kong score, just...brings to mind King Kong in general).

The brass section really earned their paychecks in this score! If Solo's score is a glorious banquet fit for a king, this is a medium-well bacon cheeseburger cooked by a local greasy-but-cozy cafe.

 

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