I'd like to know the name of the baroque piece in the scene where Al Gorky plays the recorder.

  • To help others who may be searching: I've tried two things that didn't pan out: (1) looking at the end credits, which lists details for some of the jazz numbers but doesn't seem to mention this song and (2) a melody search on Musipedia (and the associated "contour search"): musipedia.org/…
    – mlibby
    May 9, 2017 at 18:11
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    Since it's not credited, it might be a composition made for this film (in baroque style).
    – Arsak
    May 10, 2017 at 17:23
  • What is a recorder flute? Do you mean recorder? Can you be sure that it's baroque?
    – Restioson
    May 11, 2017 at 15:04
  • Yes, I mean recorder. Have you watched the link ? They mention it's baroque.
    – mwa1
    May 11, 2017 at 20:44

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The original music in the movie was composed by Lennie Niehaus, and, as Arsak suggested, that includes this baroque-style piece, according to Sonya Jason, who writes that she was one of the clarinetists in that scene. I can't find evidence that the movie piece was anything but. For any more information, including answering your original question about the title, I suggest starting with his publisher(s) and/or estate.

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