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Italian Opera Question

  1. Jun 14, 2003 #1
    This is going to be a difficult question for people to answer. I'm looking for the name of an Italian-opera-esque song. It is commonly used for commercials when advertisers want to express the idea of paradise in a comical way. Basically it consists of two female voices harmonizing. There really aren't any words... just many ahh-ahh-ahhs. Could somebody give me some names of songs that might fit this description?

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  3. Jun 14, 2003 #2
    do you mean the flower duet from lakme?
  4. Jun 14, 2003 #3
    aka the bell aria?
  5. Jun 15, 2003 #4
    Baa Baa black sheep?
  6. Jun 15, 2003 #5
    To listen on your speakers, use the link below and search down to these two MIDI file links:

    DELIBES, Leo (1836-91); Fr. [18 files]
    [MIDI] Flower Duet [4:06] (G.Pollen)
    [MIDI] Flower Duet [1:07] For 2 oboes and piano (S.T.Chambers)


    The Classical Music Archives D list --->


    The Bell Song from the same opera is a different piece.
  7. Jun 15, 2003 #6
    Yes, that's it... the Flower Duet! Thanks, you kids are awesome!

    Now, can someone recommend a good CD to buy that has this song recorded... maybe by a famous singer?


  8. Jun 15, 2003 #7
    Rod stewart wails at the top of his voice to songs that he cant sing

    i think its a cd. it shoud be. it would be funny. especially if every copy bought took 5 minutes of rod stewarts life.
  9. Jun 15, 2003 #8
    I'm sure Guns N' Roses did a cover of it or maybe it was Metallica but whoever it was definetly worth looking out for was a very good version.
  10. Jun 16, 2003 #9
    No, I think it was actually another Michael Bolton original.

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