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Posted: 27 Jul 07, 12:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


This is specially for Sebastian but also for all the song-analysis aficionados:

Since we exchanged a couple of interesting mails a few months ago about songwriting, and “who-played-what” in studio and “all that jazz”...

I remembered something that I wanted to share. As you might know (or not) I have a tribute band to Queen (well, we tribute the music and the musicians, so we don’t go into that rubbish of dressing alike nor putting fake mustaches.. if you want to listen someday.. you tell me).

Anyway, during one rehearsal with a choir (yes, we did perform BohRhap once in its entirety), me and the keyboard player were giving the chords and notes for the choir to play (it was a SATB choir) and I come across a certain resemblance between the chord progression of the “no no no no no no no” (each “no” has a different chord) in the operatic section, and WA Mozart’s Lacrimosa (from the Requiem). Of course, you really must play those chords in a much slower tempo (with the Lacrimosa cadence)

So, for those you understand what I’m talking about, try it.



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Posted: 27 Jul 07, 15:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember comparing it to Don Giovanni too, after a fellow musician's suggestion.

Thanks for the info, do you happen to have the exact chords in that bit of Lacrimosa?


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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 12:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Not at the moment Seb, but I can try to get them. :)

As a side note, as far as "perfection" goes and subjective as that concept is, Lacrimosa is for me, perfection. I can't think of any other piece of music more... "perfect".


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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 12:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


... However I confess I haven't heard any of QZ's Atheist stuff, just as same he's not familiar with that Mozart's stuff... ;)


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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 13:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd name Debussy's "La Mer" and "Claire De Lune" as well, and also Rachmaninov's vocalise.

There is really quite a lot of stuff I'd rank a lot higher than Mozart myself...


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