Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks

There must be some classical musicians here, right? People who have played in high school or college orchestras, or are currently conductors or at least people who are classical music nerds. Please help me identify this piece of music:

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To clarify, this is my quick transcription of it from what's been running through my head for the last TWO MONTHS without me being able to remember what it is. I think it's actually in 2/4 and I have no idea if it's the right key or not. I may be missing some bits in between the first 4 and last 4 measures, and obviously it continues on after this, but if you know it, you should be able to get it from this snippet. Please, I'm begging of you, bring me sweet relief.


Edited to add: It had very much a Rimsky-Korsakov feel to it in my head. The Tsar's Bride Overture is really close but not quite it.

Edit again: Mystery solved! I feel like I can breathe again! It is the "Bacchanale" from Saint-Saëns' Samson and Delilah. If you haven't ever heard this piece before, make sure you listen to the end, as the last minute or so is truly epic. I played it in high school orchestra several times and one of my old friends finally was able to identify it.

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