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       Also Sprach Zarathustra - intro theme (Strauss-Richard) featuring Timpani

1    Also Sprach Zarathustra - intro theme

       Fanfare for the Common Man (Copland) featuring Timpani

1    Fanfare for the Common Man

       Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor (Borodin) featuring Timpani

1    Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor - introductory theme on flutes


2    The first main theme (and most well-known fragment 'Stranger in paradise') is the Gliding Dance of the Maidens, introduced by the oboe, with the harp in the background, then joined by clarinets and bassoons, then taken up by the strings.


3    The second theme is the Wild Dance of the Men, a sort of dervish, with extremely rapid clarinet passages, later joined by oboes and bassoons, then by violins.


4    The third theme is a General Dance, dramatically introduced by the timpani, then tutti. At this point in the opera, a chorus sung praises to the tribe's Glorious Khan.


5    The fourth theme is a slow chromatic tune on the strings, which later acts as a counter-melody to the General Dance.

       Portsmouth featuring Timpani

1    A hornpipe tune on flute.

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