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Sorry if this question is not eligible for this QA board, but I really need to know how would musicians classify the John Stump - Faerie's Aire and Death Waltz music? Is it classics? I need to find similar music, that's why I'm asking. Thank you in advance.

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It is important to note that there is a real piece on Youtube that is frequently titled "Faerie's Aire / Death Waltz". It is mislabeled, however, as it is more aptly called Flander's Theme (sometimes called "U.N. Owen was her"). It is the theme song of an extra stage boss in a Japanese video game called The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil.

See knowyourmeme for more information about this.

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This is a satire. I would classify it more as visual art than a musical composition because it fairly obviously not meant to be played (nor, I believe, is it possible to be played as written). Rather, it pokes fun at the complex musical direction that you tend to get from more involved (READ: insane) classical music scores. (My favorite instruction in that sheet is "Like a dirigible, 1 ms. after circle J).

I saw this floating on the net years ago, but despite a half-hearted search, was unable to find other satirical scores. Best of luck, and please post links under comments if you find anything like it!

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