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    Posted: April 10 2016 at 00:38
The tune is very very slow, and the lyrics very very VERY sad. IIRC critics said it was over-emoted.
It starts with vocal tones:
da da da da da DAAAA da
repeated several ties with a different pitch.

The words are just out of my memory & its driving me nuts.

I just heard the tune in this song, after about the first 30 seconds. Jim Hall, Lament For A Fallen Matador. From 1976, so I'm wondering who got it from who. Or if both got it from a classical piece. It starts after the first ~30 seconds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFgvd7oYCMk

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 10 2016 at 00:57
I wasn't familiar with Jim Hall's version, but it's based on Tomaso Albinoni's Adagio as is Renaissance's Cold Is Being. Interestingly, it seems that Albinoni biographer Remo Giazotto composed most, if not all, of the piece.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 10 2016 at 03:44
Yea, that's it. Thanks, the earwig was driving me nuts.
Is there a different version that's more over the top emoting "sad?"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 10 2016 at 04:53
The original classic piece is the best. I don't like the Renaissance's version as lyrics don't fit well IMO. There's also a parody by "Elio e le Storie Tese" which can be ignored. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2016 at 17:24
Agreed, the original classical piece is the best. That being said, I can't hear this piece with out thinking of the movie Rollerball - the original 1975 James Caan version.  I'm sure this image is not quite what Albinoni had in mind. Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2016 at 17:29
Two guitar versions (Dominic Miller, Gustavo Montesano):





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2016 at 21:44
Originally posted by octopus-4 octopus-4 wrote:

The original classic piece is the best. I don't like the Renaissance's version as lyrics don't fit well IMO. There's also a parody by "Elio e le Storie Tese" which can be ignored. 

well, as someone who heard the Renaissance piece first, I think the lyrics and music fit really well Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2016 at 22:41
Ekseption’s version (on “Beggar Julia’s Time Trip”) was titled simply Adagio.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 23 2016 at 10:04
Renaissance´s "Cold Is Being" fits very well the Albinoni tune, Annie sings so beautifully that she makes that sad tune almost a hymn, in a positive way. Man needs to accept his loneliness, it´s the only way. That´s the message of Renaissance´s version. Because it´s absolutely true that all humans are so alone indeed, souls unite very seldom so gold is being for man in the vast Universe.
Renaissance here is in the heart of progressive music, and this is one of their finest moments actually.
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