"Classical music" is a broad term used to describe a wide range of Western art music that has its roots in the European tradition dating from the 9th century to the 21st century. It encompasses a variety of styles and forms, including orchestral, chamber, choral, and solo music, and it is typically composed by trained musicians who have studied the traditional techniques and forms of the genre.

Classical music is known for its complex harmonies, counterpoint, and formal structures. It is typically written for specific instruments or groups of instruments, such as the orchestra, string quartet, or piano. Classical music is also characterized by its use of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre, and it often follows a specific musical form, such as the sonata or symphony.

Classical music is typically divided into several periods, including the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods. Each period has its own unique characteristics and is defined by the musical styles and forms that were popular at the time.

Composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Frédéric Chopin are considered some of the most important and influential composers in the classical tradition. Classical music is still widely performed and recorded today and continues to be a significant part of the world's cultural heritage.

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Broad minor chords moving slowly in parallel. Reminds me of Holst.
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Lots of strings, a couple of winds carry the interest offset by a glockenspiel. 7-4 time. Slow and unnerving.
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Mrs. Johnson's 4 grade band presents Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies"! Featuring: Jacob on Tuba, Hailey on Euphonium, Kaylee and Caleb on Trombone, Jayden and Joey on Trumpet, Riley on Bass Drum, Abigail on Snare Drum, Zoey on Cymbals, Aubrey on Glockenspiel, Ethan on Sleigh Bells, and Mrs....
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Never Surender Acoustic Guitar
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Piano, percussion, strings, woodwinds, electronics.
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A pretty weird song with strings constantly ducking in volume.
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The classic "here come the bride" piece written by Wagner for the opera Lohengrin. This is about as traditional a performance as you can get.
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This version of canon in D is so over-the-top, it has gone into orbit! Hah! Bit glitch reggae trap beat. You can tune out the instrumentals and just focus on the trap beat. It's a completely separate entity moving along with the melody like a rowboat following in the wake...
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A spaceship calls from afar. Suddenly it is in danger.
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Brass, percussion, timpani, shakers, suspense Theme for a political podcast, YT channel or controversy of your choosing. Photo courtesy of Jhefferson Santos -
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A sound track piece with Kit and Trombones/French Horns throughout. This piece includes sections from a public domain (librivox) reading of "The Second Coming."<BR> Remember! If you don't want the intro you can edit it out.
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You know Canon in D. You know what an old harp sound like... If you're into that combo - here you go! Wedding processional at a Ren Faire? Check! Background music for a period piece where the period isn't all that important? Check! Timelapse of growing mushrooms? Check!
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The autoharp is that instrument that has a pile of parallel strings that you strum while pushing buttons to make different chords. I remember these from 5th-grade music class along with flute-o-phones and recorders. What I didn't know back then, is that you can pick individual strings too! You don't...