Can anyone identify this tune?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by sarahwallen, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. sarahwallen

    sarahwallen New Member

  2. I'm not too sure what the actual piece itself is but an excerpt of it is used in Jules Levy's "Grand Russian Fantasia"
  3. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    The first part of it is Bozhe Tzarya Khrani (God Save the Tsar), the Imperial (pre-1917) Russian Anthem; a minor key version of it was what Tchaikovsky used in the 1812 overture.

    (Authentic Warbly-voiced Russian choir singing it on Youtube)

    Not sure that the original would have been in that jaunty march arrangement though and I dunno what the next bit is. It may be that is some sort of "Russian Tunes" medley?
  4. bigE

    bigE New Member

    the music is part of march slav by Tchaikovsky - but a differant arrangement
  5. sarahwallen

    sarahwallen New Member

    Thankyou very much!