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I'm trying to identify the piece that begins at 1:13 from this study playlist by Yellow Brick Cinema: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0kl9xFVSnI. Shazaam and internet searches haven't yielded any results. Was hoping some knowledgeable musician could help me out.

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This is the neo-classical song "Circles" by Canadian composer Robert Bruce --a beautiful piece of music.

Listen to it on YouTube

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The description on the video suggests that the music is original to the producer, Yellow Brick Cinema. If true, that would be surprising --it's very well composed and performed, especially for this kind of project. Particularly given that nearly all famous classical music is out of copywrite, you might expect them rather to go with the well-known hits.

However, in this era of global cloudsourcing, it's possible they were simply able to find a good composer and string ensemble somewhere at a low enough price point to make it financially feasible. It's also possible the orchestra is digital, although to my ear it sounds like live instrumentalists.

The style reminds me quite a bit of Vivaldi's famous "Four Seasons Suite" but it definitely is distinctively different from that --not just a clone. The piece that comes in a few minutes later is very much like Bach's "Air on a G String" so I'm guessing they're going for a Baroque sound.

EDIT: I had originally deleted this answer, but it turns out it isn't entirely wrong. The song is actually part of "Audio Network" a licensing library for higher quality original music for commercial usage. It is available for purchase/licensing here: http://www.audionetwork.com/browse/m/track/circles_6585

  • Thank you very much for your comment. I too read that description and interpreted in that way, but came to the same conclusion that this seemed highly unlikely. – Conor Nov 25 '15 at 15:33
  • Following advice from a commentor I searched audionetwork.com's Period section and found it to be a piece called "circles" by Robert Bruce. Thanks for looking into it for me though! – Conor Nov 25 '15 at 15:34

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