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Re: Holst
• Posted by: Rolan   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, February 25, 2007, at 10:41 a.m.
• IP Address: r36h36.res.gatech.edu
• In Response to: Re: Holst (roybatty)

>I've also read somewhere that the melody
> from Schindler's List is derived from one of Mahler's symphonies.

You're correct. I wrote that post sometime back when I said that part of Schindler's List theme is similar to Mahler's 8th symphony (part where the tiefen glocken in A (bells) introduces the strings playing oscillating descending fifths.) I thought it was brilliant what Williams did. Then again he may not necessarily have derived it from that, but that is just one possible theory. The two-note motif from Jaws (minor second) is a basic interval and doesn't necessarily mean copy from Dvorak's 9th. But in general I do think that Williams pays tribute to these dead composers in his works and uses their brilliance to augment his. Nothing wrong that.




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  • Holst  (11578 views)
       Rolan - Sunday, July 9, 2006, at 8:07 p.m.
    •    Re: Holst  (11479 views)
         futuremartymcfly - Thursday, August 3, 2006, at 2:42 p.m.
      •    Re: Holst  (1605 views)
           Arne Barnard - Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at 8:25 p.m.
      •    Re: Holst  (11387 views)
           Rolan - Monday, September 4, 2006, at 1:38 p.m.
        •    Re: Holst  (11411 views)
             roybatty - Thursday, October 5, 2006, at 7:54 p.m.
          •    Absolutely Wrong  (11095 views)
               S.Venkatnarayanan - Monday, May 12, 2008, at 3:39 a.m.
          •      Re: Holst  (12499 views)    We're Here
               Rolan - Sunday, February 25, 2007, at 10:41 a.m.
          •    Re: Holst  (11577 views)
               Alice Keymer - Sunday, December 31, 2006, at 5:53 p.m.
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                 Mister Frodo - Wednesday, February 7, 2007, at 9:07 p.m.
          •    Re: Holst  (12285 views)
               Steen Kaargaard Nielsen - Saturday, October 7, 2006, at 2:39 a.m.


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