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Slow and deliberate, hauntingly beautiful classical piece (identify from score)

This is the second movement (the Allegretto) of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony (score). Your notation is slightly different from the Beethoven, but this is certainly the piece you're looking for. It's ...
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1978 disco song with lyrics "Keep on, keep on, keep on dancing"

I believe it’s Boney M's Dancing in the Streets (the “keep on, keep on” bit starts at 2:48).
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Flute melody from classical symphony

I would say it's "Morning Mood" from Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1. Peer Gynt started life as incidental music to the play of the same name by Henrik Ibsen; it included vocal as well as ...
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What is the origin of the common bell chime motif?

I thought I knew the answer to this - but a bit of research showed me I was only half right. I'd have said that the clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, the UK's Parliamentary building, was the ...
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What is the 70s/80s rock song that ends with this extended Mixolydian-based vamp?

Layla - Derek and the Dominoes
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What piano piece is this?

This is Ludovico Einaudi - Divenire, the quoted part starts around 2:00. A friend of mine plays this song. The original is much faster than the recording you supplied.
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Name of Irish-like Christmas song?

That's the old English carol "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," one of my own personal favorites. This is a bluegrass version. It more commonly sounds faintly medieval, probably because of being written ...
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What is the song of this guitar intro?

It's Billy Idol - White Wedding (1982) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAZQaYKZMTI Wikipedia: White Wedding (song)
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"Someone else's dream" - female voice, guitar

This is a cover of the song "Life in Mono" I was able to identify it from scraps of the lyrics: The stranger sang a theme From someone else's dream The leaves began to fall And no one spoke ...
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Classical piece used as hold music on call to local GP

This is the famous "Celebrated" Minuet, by classical composer Luigi Boccherini, frequently used in movies and on television as a signifier of elegance, class and refinement. For Suzuki-trained ...
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Source of accordion melody from "Vienna"

As far as I can tell, this isn't intended as a quote of a specific piece of music but rather to evoke the street musicians of Vienna. That particular accordion style actually originates as the "Bal ...
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What is this "famous" love song played in many American romantic/highschool ball movies?

Just a guess, but how about "Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Brothers? It's actually from 1965, but it's considered an iconic love song, and has appeared in countless movies.
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Music in Dunkview "Knack" review on YouTube (from the game soundtrack?)

That's Junior Senior – Move Your Feet, originally released in 2002 in Denmark, and becoming a huge hit across the world the next year.
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Identify Chopin Prelude or Rondo from sheet music snippet

It's Chopin's Prelude in B-flat minor, Op. 28, No. 16. Here's a video where it's performed just plain too damn fast.
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Music video comic/cartoon like, detective and woman and mob

Based on your edit. I believe it is The Alan Parsons Project - Don't Answer Me Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLvFbBR4XOg
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Classical piece performed on hammer organ

This is an original improvisation by the creator of this video, Brita falch Leutert. Source: I asked the author of the video (look at the YouTube comments).
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Song from the 60s-80s-ish?

Are you sure it's exactly I'm movin on multiple times? If not I think you mean Catch Me Daddy, by either Janis Joplin solo (1982) or originally Big Brother and The holding Company (1968). That song ...
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Theme from a classical ballet

The overture to Rossini's The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra).
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Song identification help, Big band tune

One of my big bands has just found the charts for this - and it's a great number! Birdland.
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Help identifying this piece of music

This is the second movement of Beethoven's Symphony no.7 in A major.
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Can you identify cello and piano piece in last scene of Agatha Christie ABC Murders (v. 2018 John Malkovich)?

This is part of the second movement of Franz Schubert's Piano Trio in E-flat major (D.929) arranged for cello and piano (originally for violin, cello and piano).
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Simon and Garfunkel - Song with Random Words

Is it possibly Art Garfunkel's solo rendition of the bossa nova classic The Waters of March?
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Identify the rock soundtrack on this Runscape video?

Found it by the way, its called Demilitarized Zone by Ethan Meixsell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P44UkFlTc8
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Japanese Folk Song "Sunayama"

北原白秋(Kitahara Hakushu) received an invitation to a concert of children's song from an elementary school in Niigata prefecture in June 1922. He receiveed a big welcome there from the children and he ...
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Help identifying this orchestral work

This is the fourth movement (Molto vivace) of the Serenade for strings in F major (Opus 6) by Felix Weingartner. The extract corresponding to your audio file can be heard here. The names of the ...
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Song from The Naked Gun?

It's "Louie Louie," originally performed by The Kingsmen. It's a really common piece played by pep and marching bands these days, as shown in the video.
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What is this song from The Santa Clause 3?

I don't recognize it as a traditional Christmas carol, but it does have hints of "I Saw Three Ships (Come Sailing In)."
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Mashup of several songs including "Africa", "No Woman No Cry" and "Sex and Candy"

Axis of Awesome "Four Chord Song". It's not so much the same "key" ( although it is all the same key), it the same chord progression. The joke is that all of the songs consist of the same four chords....
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Identify a rap song in the begining of a movie called Ink & Steel?

I contacted the producers and they informed me the song's title is Fear and Loathing In Long Island. They forwarded my inquiry to the artist and he sent me a link to the song at SoundCloud.com/...
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Identify this classical piece (possibly called Impromptu)

This is an Impromptu by Anton Arensky, Op. 25, No. 1. The score can be found here, and a video can be found here.
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