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  •  Good diary Dumbo (3+ / 0-)
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    Dumbo, MT Spaces, Amber6541

    and some cool music.

    The first video, Bach Brandenburg Concerto #2, movement 1 had some elements that sounded much like parts of the closing music while the credits roll by in the movie Star Trek IV, the Voyage Home.  Quite a surprise and interesting that the film's composer most likely borrowed from Bach.

    Anyways, listened to four of the videos while doing stuff on the computer and hope to listen to more tomorrow.  Thanks for the nice relaxing music that made my computer tasks go easier....

    •  I think I found the Voyage Home music. (2+ / 0-)
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      MT Spaces, Amber6541

      I think I know what you're talking about.  Bach has a lot of sections using what are called Circle of Fifths series of modulations.  There are versions of that in almost all Bach's music, athough Bach didn't really invent it or have a claim on it.  

      Here's a great youtube clip with examples of circle of fifths progressions, including one (I hear right now) by Bach.

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