> Does anyone else hear a very strong resemblance to Howard Shore's Gondor
> Theme from LOTR:ROTK in Sayuri's Theme? Mainly, the three main notes in
> the same order and tempo?
Three notes... That's not much of a strong resemblance. And considering the number of different variations of both Sayuri's theme and the Gondor one, it's wrong to say they share the same tempo or notation value.