|Divertissement - Pizzicato (from the ballet Sylvia)
"Divertissement - Pizzicato (from the ballet Sylvia)"
Instruments: Orchestral - Pizz strings, Clarinet, Horn
Delibes. I am astounded that there are so few recordings of this piece on the net... for a few reasons. 1. Everyone knows this piece (but nearly no one knows what it is called). 2. It is very easy to record (Pizzicato strings have been one of the few samples that have sounded "real" for a long time). 3. The composer is long dead and his stuff is in the Public Domain (Léo Delibes; 1891). And for some background... Sylvia is a 3-Act ballet first produced in 1876. I'm pretty certain this particular piece has nothing to do with the plot - or it wouldn't be called a "divertissement".
Instruments: Orchestral - Full
Feel: Unnerving, Eerie, Mystical, Mysterious, Suspenseful, Somber
Lots of strings, a couple of winds carry the interest offset by a glockenspiel. 7-4 time. Slow and unnerving.
Feel: Mystical, Somber
Time ticks away in a far away place in this little new-age piece.
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Mystery! Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Instruments: Organs, Brass, Bells
Feel: Mysterious, Suspenseful
Theme song for a 1940's style radio show. Organs, brass, and bells with effects to increase the "age". Run time is closer to one minute without the record scratches.
|Modern Jazz Samba
"Modern Jazz Samba"
Instruments: Kit, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Flute
Feel: Bright, Driving, Bouncy
A nice little 85 BMP piece with guitar, piano, bass, and flute. Kind of jazzy and slightly blues-y with a more rocking beat. The bass in this piece is actually a sample from an 18th century double bass. Most latin players aren't likely to be on one of these... but it was the only one I had at the time.