I watched Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind recently, and I was really struck by the beginning of this piece:

In the movie it's rendered instrumentally; it is well-described on Cue by Cue as 'Orchestral, regal, resolute string rhythm with melody on winds'; I haven't been able to find a full orchestral version online but there is a meaningful excerpt here at the 6:44 mark. (Spoilers for the movie on both links.)

Now, I could swear that I've heard similar progressions somewhere in the classical canon, but I've not been able to identify it. The composition is obviously new, but I have the strong impression that parts of the pieces it brings together are adaptations of existing music. Can anyone point me in the right direction if this is the case?

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  • I hope this fits within this site's purview; apologies if it doesn't. – E.P. Sep 3 '18 at 14:10

The short section sounds quite similar to the beginning of Handel's Sarabande in D minor. For instance:

  • Yep, that's exactly what I was thinking of. I have a huge blind spot with Handel, I never would've found it on my own. Thanks =). – E.P. Sep 3 '18 at 19:03

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