Music Land (1935)


DisneyChris

Member
Been everywhere online, and on iTunes, and cannot figure out the names of all of the pieces of classical music used in the 1935 Silly Symphony Music Land. They are pieces of music that everyone is familiar with, but where they come from is not common knowlege. I know that the "Ride of the Valkyries" is used during the battle scene, and that the "Bridal Chorus" aka "Here Comes the Bride" closes the cartoon, but what about the waltz that is played when we first visit the Land of Symphony, and what about the peppy little song that plays as the little girl violyn and the little boy tuba run through the castle courtyard. If anyone can name these tunes I would be greatful. Also, if the jazz music played in the cartoon was not just music writen specifically for the cartoon itself, if you could name those songs as well I would also appreciate it. Thanks.
 

DisneyChris

Member
I figured out the name of the first song, Minuet in G by Bach. Now all i need to find out is the song from the garden scene. Anyone out there a classical music expert??
 
I figured out the name of the first song, Minuet in G by Bach. Now all i need to find out is the song from the garden scene. Anyone out there a classical music expert??
My husband knows a lot of classical stuff. He listens to classical all the time. I don't think I have a copy of Silly Symphonies that I could view to see which song you are talking about. Is there some place where that section is on-line somewhere? If it is on you-tube or something, then I might be able to help you out.
 

Joseph

Member
I figured out the name of the first song, Minuet in G by Bach. Now all i need to find out is the song from the garden scene. Anyone out there a classical music expert??
I know that part of the chase scene in the garden is a popular tune from the 1880's called "Peekaboo".
 
Sorry! My husband only recognized the first piece that you have already figured out, the Minuet by Bach. Hope someone else might be able to help!
 

scottlens

New Member
I believe the name of the remaining unidentified piece is the Gavotte No. 2 from the opera Rosine, ou L'épouse abandonnée by Gossec.
 

RobertKilbride

New Member
The minuet is actually Beethoven's Minuet in G, not Bach's. It is from "Six Minuets WoO 10" "WoO" means without Opus meaning it was not published during his lifetime and therefor not in his original catalog thus having no opus number. It could also be referred to as "Minuet in G major WoO 10, No. 2. I think I had a similar thread here probably about 10 years ago when the first Silly Symphonies set came out.
 

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