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I sometimes have a piece of classical music stuck in my head and I just can't identify it. I just downloaded a free composing software so I can transcribe what I hear in my head. So please forgive any errors. The notes should be correct, though the key is probably not. For some reason, I hear cellos playing this melody, at least in parts. I believe it is from a symphony by one of the masters. Thank you for any help.

  • If it helps, this excerpt sounds like it's in A major. That should narrow things down some.
    – Dekkadeci
    Aug 23, 2021 at 12:14

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Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5 (op. 64), Movement 2, First theme.

Horn part, measures 8–17 (SOURCE: IMSLP)

Measures 8–10
Measures 11–17

  • Thank you. Funny thing, I was driving home from work tonight and heard it on the radio. I had forgotten to check back to my question for a response until now, to see if anyone answered.
    – user11244
    Aug 31, 2021 at 2:29

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