So today, I was sitting in class marking math tests and lesson planning while waiting to go home. Of course, I was listening to classical music again. Suddenly, a piece came on and it sounded, really, really familiar. Not just "I've heard it before" familiar but like, "This was kind of a big deal and it was part of something" familiar. Then I remembered where I had heard it!
It was the whale song from Fantasia 2000!
This piece was kind of a big deal because I love whales. A lot!
While I was searching for this video, I also found a re-scored version which was pretty good. Although I like the original better.
Anyways, after listening to this clip, I realized that it wasn't the same at all. I had heard it somewhere before, though.
What I was looking for was Dvorak's 9th Symphony! More specifically, the first movement, an adagio in E minor. (P.S. Sorry for the lack of accents on his name.) But then it hit me! I totally know where I heard this song before. It was in Barbie as Rapunzel which my youngest sister used to love (almost as much as I love the whale video). That's right folks, I have watched Barbie as Rapunzel often enough to recognize a piece of classical music from it.
You hear part of it in the intro during the narration of the story and other parts of the intro when the movie's theme isn't playing.
And you also hear it when she first goes to the village, which I heard it is supposed to represent (you know, since it is also called From the New World, according to Wikipedia). You can hear it if you go to about the five minute mark in this next video.
As a matter of fact, bits and pieces of the piece play pretty much throughout the whole movie. It is kind of sad that I know this movie well enough to pinpoint specific parts where the song is noticeable. Oh well! That's me.
Either way, the piece is absolutely beautiful. So here is a more complete, not Barbie-full version of it! Enjoy!